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The finance committee decided to... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The finance committee decided to review the church's insurance needs.
Some ways of talking about... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Some ways of talking about God's actions in the world scare me. This passage is a case in point.
During one of the worst... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
During one of the worst snow-winters in Marine City, Michigan, the snow came with both force and qua
Snakes had never been one... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Snakes had never been one of her favorite creatures, so when the real estate agent showing the house
Once there lived a man... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Once there lived a man who was always looking down.
When they were interviewed on... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
When they were interviewed on various television talk shows and news programs, the family appeared o
Traveling is stressful. Traveling with... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Traveling is stressful. Traveling with a family is not any different.
Should we be surprised that... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Should we be surprised that the Israelites complained?
How common it is for... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
How common it is for people to complain.
The snake to this day... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
The snake to this day fills most of us with a sense of dread.
Sent into exile. The phrase... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Sent into exile. The phrase contains the sound of destruction and loss which are almost unbearable.
They polluted what God had... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
They polluted what God had hallowed. And they lost it. It almost always happens this way.
The Nazi movement was one... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
The Nazi movement was one of the greatest evils of this millenium.
The fire started silently and... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
The fire started silently and mysteriously.
During the great depression, an... -- John 6:4-15 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
During the great depression, an elderly farm widow was greatly concerned about some of her neighbors
In the face of hungry... -- John 6:4.15 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
In the face of hungry people Jesus used what he had.
Louise Degrafinried of Mason, Tennessee... -- John 6:4-15 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Louise Degrafinried of Mason, Tennessee, astounded the nation in 1984 when she persuaded an escaped
A century or so ago... -- John 6:4-15 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
A century or so ago when a Christian missionary went to a foreign land and encountered a heathen rel
Dare we preach on it... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Dare we preach on it again? Or have we ever really preached on it?
God -- the greatest Loverbr... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
"God" -- the greatest Lover"So Loved" -- the greatest degree
Begin to greet thy mother... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
"Begin to greet thy mother with a smile, O baby-boy!
When a person dies there... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
When a person dies there are frequently people who have known that person who have done those things
Good works are the fruit... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Good works are the fruit of salvation.
Like every newly-appointed pastor... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Like every newly-appointed pastor, I was looking forward to my new assignment.
Last summer I met a... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Last summer I met a classmate of mine who had been passing through the deep waters of affliction and

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John Jamison
Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me... (v. 34)

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Oscar Wilde penned a powerful story about behaviors and definitions and justice called The Picture of Dorian Gray. Dorian was a handsome young man, a model of physical beauty and moral virtue. People complimented him on his good graces. Parents pointed to him as an example to their youth. One artist even painted an exquisite portrait of him.
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Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

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John E. Sumwalt
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Breaking Jesus’ Heart” by John Sumwalt
“Wade In the Water” by Frank Ramirez


Breaking Jesus’ Heart
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 22:23-31

For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.
(Psalm 22:24)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
"Have you seen it?" whispered the Barbie doll to her next door neighbour.

The next Barbie doll in line was instantly alert. There were five different Barbie dolls, who lived jumbled together in the toy cupboard but who were so jealous of each other that they rarely spoke. "Seen what?" asked the second Barbie doll, blue eyes darting all round the room.

"The Princess," replied the first Barbie with glee. "Caitlin's done her hair and it looks terrible!"

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Russell F. Anderson
Theme For The Day: The road to God's kingdom is the way of obedience, suffering and death, the way of the cross. Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him.


BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 17:1--7, 15--16 (C)
John W. Clarke
These verses from Mark's gospel are a call to commitment, a call to sacrifice, and a call to give up everything of earthly value in life. To say these are difficult verses is truly an understatement. It is pretty clear that the disciples are not at all ready for what Jesus is saying. They are not ready for Jesus to die and they certainly are not ready to die themselves.

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