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A number of prominent people... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
A number of prominent people attended a party many years ago in London.
Out of the ashes ... many... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Out of the ashes ...
The small church had been... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
The small church had been neglected for many years; all but a few of the congregation were dispersed
Rabbi Kushner's runaway bestseller asked... -- 2 Chronicles 36:14-23 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Rabbi Kushner's runaway bestseller asked the searing question, "Why does a good God let bad things h
Just as it often happens... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Just as it often happens in traveling by airplane, two strangers sitting side by side struck up a co
Let me share with you... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Let me share with you the parable of the forgetful minister ...
The man who taught me... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
The man who taught me high school science was a runner, a jogger, in the early sixties before it was
In this passage we have... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
In this passage we have a very early instance of inoculation.
The theme of grace... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
The theme of grace pervades Paul's writings.
Karl Menningen, the renowned psychiatrist... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Karl Menningen, the renowned psychiatrist, attracted considerable attention with his book Whateve
But God, who is rich... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
"But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead
Adults have a hand time... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Adults have a hand time accepting gifts.
Once there was a congregation... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Once there was a congregation that was having a meeting to discuss a building expansion program.
Jamie just got his learner's... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Jamie just got his learner's permit, and took his dad's car out alone for a joyride before he was le
Joanne was a worker in... -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Joanne was a worker in the church.
Russ, his wife, and his... -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Russ, his wife, and his children all volunteer at the local food pantry where unemployed families an
Russ, his wife, and his... -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Russ, his wife, and his children all volunteer at the local food pantry where unemployed families an
The movie, Dead Man Walking... -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
The movie, Dead Man Walking, came out in 1995.
Maewyn Succat, although born to... -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Maewyn Succat, although born to Christian parents, did not follow in their faith.
Ten-year-old Freddie went... -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
Ten-year-old Freddie went out in his backyard for some batting practice.
There are many things in... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
There are many things in life that never end. There is dishwashing. There is getting the car fixed.
After his young brother's terrible... -- John 3:14-21 -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B
After his young brother's terrible accident and death, Craig could no longer believe in a God who wo

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In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” (vv. 14-16)

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David Kalas
At the beginning of his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, John Milton articulates a part of his task in writing as to “justify the ways of God to men.”1 That may be an ongoing task for us. Fallen humanity is like a perpetual adolescent, always questioning and challenging (and disobeying) the parent. And so there is a continual need for the ways of God to be explained and justified to human beings.
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Exodus 20:1-17
None of us are thieves. And so the commandment forbidding stealing does not condemn us! Oh, but it does if you have ever tried to cut a smart business deal, suckered someone to get them to buy your product, or failed to help those in need. Jonathan Edwards explained it this way in his exposition of dishonesty and theft:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There once was a report in "The Sunday Times" about the claims of Francis Crick to have located "the cells of our soul." Fifty years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson won a Nobel prize for their discovery of the DNA double helix, which has been responsible for huge leaps forward in health care and criminal detection.

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Elaine M. Ward
It was a new church for Sam. It was his grandmother's church, and because Sam loved his grandmother, he sat on the edge of the pew and tried hard to listen. "Are you saved?" the preacher asked from the pulpit far away. Sam remembered when he had saved pennies for a new plant for Mother on Mother's Day. "Maybe Mother saved pennies for me," Sam thought. The preacher continued, "Will you give your heart to Jesus?" Sam wondered where his heart was. But if Jesus needed Sam's heart he would be glad to give it.
Elizabeth Achtemeier
In this season of Lent, we are Sunday by Sunday approaching the foot of that executioner's cross on Golgotha. And I think that sometimes we wonder why it is necessary for us to make that journey. After all, it does not have a pleasant destination. To be sure, human beings often have a morbid curiosity about disasters. We flock to the site of an auto wreck, thereby holding up the traffic with our rubber--necking. Winston Churchill told of the time when a woman remarked on the crowd that had gathered to hear him speak.
Nancy Kraft
There are some people who have the gift of persuasion. If you've ever seen the Music Man, it's a gift that Professor Hill had as he sold musical instruments to all the kids in town by convincing everyone that they could make beautiful music by just thinking the notes. He was what you'd call a smooth talker, which is a valuable skill for a salesperson. There are also other professions where it helps to have strong verbal skills that can be used for persuasion. Take politicians, for example. Bill Clinton was known as a smooth talker.
David T. Ball
Jesus in the temple -- oh, didn't he show those money-changers who were desecrating the temple grounds with their money-grubbing business? Not to mention the mess that all the livestock were making! Out! Out! Out! He cleared them all out, those traders in things that didn't belong in God's house. And he had every right to do it, we tend to think. Serves them right, despoiling sacred space with their commerce -- profiting off of the desire of the faithful to do something pleasing to God. Exploitation. Good riddance!

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