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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Late in his career... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003

Late in his career, the British actor, A. E.
In our health-conscious... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003

In our health-conscious society, more and more people are concerned about purity, especially i
Military boot camp is... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003

Military boot camp is demanding.
Imagine the darkest place you... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
Imagine the darkest place you have ever been.
A young girl showed her... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
A young girl showed her Christmas list to her father before sending it to Santa.
Any birth is special, but... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
Any birth is special, but the arrival of a first child is doubly so.
When our oldest grandson was... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
When our oldest grandson was very young, he would awaken at night for changing and feeding.
We forget just how dependent... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
We forget just how dependent we have become on the electric company until there is a power failure.
Only once did a person... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
Only once did a person present an Acadamy Award to himself, and that was before television.
Perhaps those of us who... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
Perhaps those of us who are primarily city dwellers do not understand the full measure of rejoicing
The prophet Isaiah points the... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
The prophet Isaiah points the people of God not only to the fact of the darkness in the world but to

The Immediate Word

The Hope For Peace -- Luke 2:1-7, 8-20, Titus 3:4-7, Isaiah 62:6-12, Psalm 97 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- The Nativity of our Lord - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.







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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
George Reed
Mary Austin
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Baruch 5:1-9
For they went out from you on foot,
led away by their enemies;
but God will bring them back to you,
carried in glory, as on a royal throne. (Baruch 5:6)

Psalm 137 gives us a heart-rending picture of the people being led away into exile on foot by their enemies (by the willows we hung up our harps -- that whole thing.). The captives no doubt suffered torment and death reminiscent of native Americans on the Trail of Tears or the American POWs in the Bataan Death March.
Wayne Brouwer
Advent reminds us of the power in Jesus’ words to his disciples. God never denies us the light we need. As Joyce Kilmer wrote:

Because the way was steep and long,
and through a strange and lonely land,
God placed upon my lips a song
and put a lantern in my hand.


Arley K. Fadness
Good morning boys and girls,

It’s really awesome to see you this beautiful morning. Thanks for joining me. Are you ready to hear a special message I have just for you children?  (children respond)

Has your mom or dad ever reminded you, “It’s time to go to bed?”  Have they ever shouted, “It’s time to hurry up and get ready” for something? (children respond)

Ever hear, “Time to catch your bus for school? Time to go shopping? Time to go fishing? Time to go to church?”


Peter Andrew Smith
Keith Wagner
“Shining in the Darkness” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Growing Richer Love” by Keith Wagner
“Possibilities Unlimited” by Keith Wagner

Shining in the Darkness
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 1:68-79

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
In our house, things change at Christmas. On Christmas Day we eat at totally different times, we snap open crackers and wear silly hats, we roar with laughter at the awful jokes inside the crackers, all members of the family meet together for one of the few times each year, and we play with puzzles.


Schuyler Rhodes
Known among scholars as the "Benedictus," Zechariah's prophecy is a powerful and beautiful commentary on what is about to take place. The coming of the Messiah is recounted here in an incredible merger of spiritual, social, and political realities. The people will be delivered from their enemies, and they will gain knowledge of salvation. The sins of the people will be forgiven by God's tender mercies as the light of a new dawn guides "our feet into the way of peace."

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