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Bethlehem of Judea is small... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Bethlehem of Judea is small in size but great in importance.
It is from one of... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It is from one of the smallest towns of Judah the ruler of Israel will come.
A marginal, struggling congregation in... -- Micah 5:1-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
A marginal, struggling congregation in a small midwestern town had suffered at the hands of several
Christ says, I have come... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Christ says, "I have come to do thy will. (vv.
The Son came to do... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
The Son came to do the Father's will, bringing the gifts of faith, happiness, peace, and hope.
The tradition of animal sacrifice... -- Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
The tradition of animal sacrifice as an offering to God starts in the earliest days of the Old Testa
A few weeks before Christmas... -- Luke 1:39-55 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
A few weeks before Christmas several years ago, a local department store received a large shipment o
It had been a harrowing... -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It had been a harrowing day and night in a blizzard on the island of Matinicus in the outer reaches
On this Christmas day the... -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
On this Christmas day the voice of the prince of prophets, Isaiah, trumpets the arrival of the Princ
This portion of scripture is... -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
This portion of scripture is like a sandwich.
It was a bitterly cold... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
It was a bitterly cold Christmas Eve.
In many ways God communicated... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
In many ways God communicated his love and expectations to his people: Through the Law, the Prophets
When humans speak the language... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
When humans speak the language of love, they often get foolish or nonsensical.
Some will find this opening... -- Hebrews 1:1-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Some will find this opening prologue of the Epistle to the Hebrews a rather heavy theological statem
We do not really appreciate... -- John 1:1-8 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
We do not really appreciate light until we don't have it.
There is a difference in... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
There is a difference in family gatherings.
Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote... -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Irish playwright Oscar Wilde wrote in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" this rather remarkable statement;

The Immediate Word

The Hope For Peace -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.

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For February 24, 2019:

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Keith Hewitt
Wilton Lewis stood with his hands on his hips, studying the sanctuary wall, not trusting himself to speak. He wanted to spit, was thwarted by the fact that he was inside, and instead swallowed hard and said, “This is vile. Disgusting and vile.” He turned to his right and added, “I apologize, Reverend Cashmore. This does not represent the good people of Port William. You know that, I hope.”

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Frank Ramirez
Since Albert Einstein is considered the genius above all geniuses, he is often credited quotes he never said. (If Einstein said it, it must be true.) That includes the saying that insanity is defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result. Actually, it wasn't until the 1980's that he was first connected to that saying, but it doesn't matter who actually said it, because these three scriptures seem to validate the saying.

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Bonnie Bates
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Mark Ellingsen
Genesis 45: 3-11, 15

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Arley K. Fadness
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (v. 27)

Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.

The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.

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David Kalas
Seven years ago, our family moved from southern Virginia to northeast Wisconsin. As you might expect, spring comes later here. Fall comes earlier. And winter is a much different experience in northeast Wisconsin than it was in southern Virginia. The same temperatures that seemed bone-chilling in Virginia are good reason to leave the mufflers and mittens at home in Wisconsin. Of course, many of the retired folks in my congregation here take their cue from the geese and fly south for the winter each year.

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