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Children's Activity

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Perfect -- Luke 2:1014 (15-20) -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Jesus' birth certificate -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Christmas angels among us -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
The Census Bureau -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Commentary

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The real world -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
All that he is -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- David Kalas -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
The surprise of Baby Grace -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
This is Christmas -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
The surprise of Baby Grace -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
The gift of receiving -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Psalm 98 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
A time to receive -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
Light in the darkness! -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
From God to us -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), John 1:1-14, Psalm 98 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Children's sermon

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What A Suprise! -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Pondering Things in Our Hearts -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Anna Shirey -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
Light in the darkness -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Perfect -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
The greatest -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Jesus is God! -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Jesus' birth certificate -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
The greatest gift -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Tell the story -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Merry Christmas! -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
What are we celebrating? -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Blessed hope -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Christmas angels among us -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
A reflection of God -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
A sign for you -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
The best gift -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Freshening our breath and our spirits -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Simple strips of cloth -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013

Devotional

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Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Psalm 96 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Drama

SermonStudio

What's The Word? -- John 1:1-14, Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-12, Psalm 98 -- John A. Tenbrook -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Orders Are Orders -- Luke 2:1-14 -- Robert F. Crowley -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Christmas Day (2016) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Sermon Illustrations for Christmas Day (2013) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
The people... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Bob Ove -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
God's grace... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Derl G. Keefer -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
Twentieth-century... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
The European... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
This passage... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bob Ove -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
NULL -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
NULL -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Craig Kelly -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
NULL -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
NULL -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
NULL -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Craig Kelly -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
At the entrance to the... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve is always a... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Kevin and Samantha were scheduled... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
It is precisely when every... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
I was at a clergy... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
People have been stopping to... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Have you ever been down... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Even if our culture didn't... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
A generation ago, many preachers... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
An English farmer told a... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013

Intercession

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God's Family Christmas -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - A, The Nativity of our Lord - B, The Nativity of our Lord - C
Will You 'open That Sack Called Your Heart, And Share...'? -- John 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - A, The Nativity of our Lord - B, The Nativity of our Lord - C

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013

SermonStudio

Nativity Of The Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Christmas Day -- Psalm 98 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2006
Christmas Eve -- Psalm 96 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2006
Christmas Day -- Psalm 97 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2006
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- John R. Brokhoff -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Christmas Eve Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Upside Down Christmas -- Luke 1:46-53 -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2002
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
The Good News of Christ's Birth -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Russell F. Anderson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14 -- John R. Brokhoff -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
The Nativity of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1989

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013

SermonStudio

The Best Gift of All -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Timothy J. Smith -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
A Shepherd's Story -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
What About The Baby? -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Tony S. Everett -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
A Little Theology At Christmas -- Titus 2:11-14 -- John N. Brittain -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Grace Has Appeared -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Vital Vulnerability -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Susan R. Andrews -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
The Truth Of Christmas -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John T. Ball -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
The Taste Of Joy! -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Does Your Grace Still Matter, God? -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Good News! -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Linda Schiphorst Mccoy -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Rejoice! -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- R. Glen Miles -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
Hoofs, Paws, And Christmas Pause -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Frank Luchsinger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
The Right Child -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Paul E. Robinson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
For All The People -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
Your Choice -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
What Christmas Is About -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert A. Beringer -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
Away with the Stable -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Joe E. Pennel, Jr -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1989

The Village Shepherd

Will You 'open That Sack Called Your Heart, And Share...'? -- John 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - A, The Nativity of our Lord - B, The Nativity of our Lord - C

Stories

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A Holy Birth -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Sandra Herrmann, Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Arms Of Stone -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Keith Hewitt, Sandra Herrmann -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
Taking His Joy Unto Ourselves -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Christmas Absence -- Titus 2:11-14, Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 96 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A

SermonStudio

All I Want For Christmas -- Titus 2:11-14 -- David E. Leininger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Presence -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Silent Night, Holy Night -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Gregory L. Tolle -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
The Reason For The Season -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Constance Berg -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Vicki's First Christmas -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Timothy J. Smith -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
In A Land Of Deep Darkness ... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992

Worship

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The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013

SermonStudio

Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Thom M. Shuman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), John 1:1-14 -- Thom M. Shuman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- John 1:1-14 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve -- Psalm 96 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- Psalm 98 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Bulletin Insert for Christmas Eve for Year A -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Bulletin Insert for Christmas Day for Year A -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Psalm 98 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Bulletin Insert for Christmas Day for Year A -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), John 1:1-14, Psalm 98 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
A Great Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Christmas Eve/Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Beverly S. Bailey -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Christmas Eve / Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Christmas Eve / Day -- Titus 2:11-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Christmas Eve / Day -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Christmas Eve / Day -- Psalm 96 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Birth -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Wayne H. Keller -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
Christmas Eve/Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998

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David O. Bales
John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Peter’s Painful Memories” by David O. Bales
“The Promise” by David O. Bales
“Name Change” by John Fitzgerald


Peter’s Painful Memories
by David O. Bales
Mark 8:31-38

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Arley K. Fadness
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” (v. 35)

Good morning boys and girls,

How many smiling faces do I see this morning? If you held a mirror up to your face what would you see? A frumpy frown, a peculiar pout, a sassy sneer, or a Sunny Smile? Let's make today a Sunny Smiling Sunday. You're on camera. Everybody smile. Click.

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
For February 25, 2018:
  • Much more than a promise by Chris Keating -- God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is a promise received and a promise believed. It’s much more than a typical and easily broken promise. Like the voices of some of the young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they choose to believe now is the time to move forward in faith.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Derl G. Keefer

Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
I heard this joke and thought it was funny and perhaps had a point.

 "Where are you going mom?" asked the youngest of five children.

"I'm going to a surprise party, my dear," answered the mother.

"Are we all going, too?"

"No, dear. You weren't invited."

After a few moments' of deep thought, the child spoke again.

"Hey mom, then don't you think they'd be lots more surprised if you did take us all?"

Mark Ellingsen
The Second Sunday in Lent was typically devoted to the theme of “remembering” [Remiscere]. The texts for this Sunday would have us remember the spiritual roots of our faith – especially the grace of God and its nurturing, surprising character.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was an interesting drama series on television recently about a family who had given up conventional suburban life to run a market garden in the country.

As well as the parents, there was a grown-up son and his fiancee, a daughter home from university, and a younger daughter aged about twelve. The son married his fiancee and they set off on their honeymoon, but on the way home from the wedding, the father had a road accident and was killed.

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Richard A. Jensen
We will treat these texts as one. In examining them we have entered what many commentators believe is the central section of Mark's story: 8:22„10:52. The immediate context for this central section of material is the climax of the section that precedes it: Mark 6:35„8:21. We need to say a few words about 8:1-21, as it is omitted from the lectionary. Mark 8:1-9 is the story of the Gentile feeding of the multitude with bread which we have discussed in an earlier chapter. The response to Jesus' feeding of this second multitude is ironic and filled with comedy.

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