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One winter day a Roman... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
One winter day a Roman soldier called "Martin of Tours" observed a beggar shivering and asking for a
I was awakened by a... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
I was awakened by a call from the County Attorney (a member of the church I served).
Margaret Mead, the famous anthropologist... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
Margaret Mead, the famous anthropologist, was once asked what she believed was the first sign of civ
When the writer of Revelation... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
When the writer of Revelation reports God's promise to make all things new, he is holding out the ho
Televisions today are all solid... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
Televisions today are all solid state. They don't have any tubes, except the picture tube.
The trouble with most New... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
The trouble with most New Year's resolutions is that they are so quickly and easily broken.
Most of us look to... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
Most of us look to nature for God. We head to the country for vacations.
But when the time had... -- Galatians 4:4-7 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
"But when the time had fully come, God sent his son, born of a woman...." God does not appear as we
A young teenager was rummaging... -- Galatians 4:4-7 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
A young teenager was rummaging through some old family records in a closet.
Outside the study of my... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
Outside the study of my new pastorate was a memorial garden honoring a family rich in the history of
Shig Ikeda, a commercial photographer... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
Shig Ikeda, a commercial photographer turned artist from New York City, prefers the advantages of bl
I unlocked the church door... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
I unlocked the church door to let in a young woman wearing shorts, t-shirt, and baseball cap.
These words from the Revelation... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
These words from the Revelation are a promise that all things will be made new.
Helen had suffered enough and... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
Helen had suffered enough and told her children she was ready to be with Jesus.
In this passage, Jesus said... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
In this passage, Jesus said that one of the good works done by those who are a part of the Kingdom
A Witness and Outreach Committee... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
A Witness and Outreach Committee set church growth as their priority for the new year.
On January 12, 1828, an... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1999
On January 12, 1828, an engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was caught with a number of other divers
Do you remember what happened... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
Do you remember what happened just prior to the Melbourne Olympics?
Almost every child of God... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
Almost every child of God has had the experience of seeing or being confronted by a person in need.
Rick was quite the party... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
Rick was quite the "party animal" in his college years.
Revelation has the reputation of... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
Revelation has the reputation of being a hard book to understand. Here's a specific example.
There will be a day... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
There will be a day when all things will be made right by God Himself.
Americans spend more on state... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
Americans spend more on state lotteries than they give to their churches.
Who can fail to be... -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C -- 1998
Who can fail to be thrilled with the vision of a future age when "death will be no more; mourning an
What team are you on... -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- New Year's Day - B -- 1997
What team are you on? Or what team do you root for? Whose side are you on?

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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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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:

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Janice B. Scott
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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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