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A couple of years ago... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
A couple of years ago there was a roofer who was hired to replace the roof at a house in Newbury Par
Jesus, now exalted above the... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
Jesus, now exalted above the heavens, destroyed the empire of evil in order to present us blameless
A young student asked an... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
A young student asked an aging pastor for advice on how to live a pure and holy life.
Perennials versus annuals. The debate... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
Perennials versus annuals. The debate goes on.
Reverend John Cook was getting... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
Reverend John Cook was getting quite full of himself.
Many of you will remember... -- Isaiah 59:(1-4) 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Many of you will remember the movie, Paint Your Wagon, which starred Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin.
Social chaos had led the... -- Isaiah 59:(1-4) 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Social chaos had led the people of Israel to believe that God didn't care.
I will lead them beside... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
"I will lead them beside streams of water."
We love to celebrate. At... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
We love to celebrate.
In the mini-series, War... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
In the mini-series, War And Remembrance, Professor Jastrow is a Jewish American philosophy professo
Recently the parents of our... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Recently the parents of our school children came to help us repair a path that had been washed into
There is a link between... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
There is a link between Job 42:1-6 and the gospel lesson for today.
Our church had a class... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Our church had a class for high school students and there were perhaps 15 of us.
The adult Sunday school class... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
The adult Sunday school class was discussing the book of Job.
When a man or woman... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
When a man or woman decides to go to Alcoholics or Overeaters Anonymous, they are presented with a p
Go, said Jesus. Your faith... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
"Go," said Jesus. "Your faith has healed you."Ruth A. Morgan wrote:
In a recent baseball game... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
In a recent baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees the Yankees trailed by
A dedicated, staunch Christian hired... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
A dedicated, staunch Christian hired a new Christian to work in his fabric store.
When we were children we... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
When we were children we never tired of asking each other, "If you had three wishes, what would you
A wealthy man I know... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
A wealthy man I know made his fortune in the building construction business.
These first century words about... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
These first century words about Christians locked into entry level discipleship are still pertinent.
For though by this time... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
"For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic el
Those who have lived with... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Those who have lived with autistic children have learned a special kind of patience and live with a
The story is told of... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
The story is told of a search committee that could not fulfill its obligation to select a pastor fro
When I was a young... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
When I was a young child, perhaps three or four years old, I made a dreadful mistake.

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Wayne Brouwer
There is a powerful scene in Herman Melville’s great epic, Moby Dick, where Captain Ahab stands peg-legged on the deck of the Pequod during a violent storm (chapter 119). His obsession with the White Whale has carried the craft and crew to exotic and frightening locales, and now it seems as if divine providence might be unleashing furious anger against this ill-fated quest.
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Isaiah 11:1-10
There is something about the past that, I think, attracts us. It seems that deep in human heart is a desire to recreate some pleasant time gone by long ago. Though it rarely works out quite like we envision it, there is a hope that the thrill can be recaptured, and the excitement felt all over again.

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Frank Ramirez
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? (v. 7)

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John Jamison
Object: You need just a few pieces of clothing to dress six children. A fancy scarf and fancy hat for a “star”, a suit jacket and phone for a successful businessperson, a crown or tiara for a king or queen, a huge book for a super intelligent person, a sword and shield for a fighting person, and an old piece of burlap and rope belt for a powerless, “nobody special” person.

If you can dress each child as you introduce them, or if time is short, you could select and dress them before the message, and have each child stand as you introduce them.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
John the Baptist called people to repent, for he told them that the kingdom of heaven had come near. In our worship today let us explore what it means to be close to the kingdom of heaven.

Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, remind me to turn towards you.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, make me aware of your kingdom.
Christ, have mercy.
Jesus, nudge me into the kingdom of heaven.
Lord, have mercy.

Reading:
Matthew 3:1-12 (NRSV)

SermonStudio

Schuyler Rhodes
A wise teacher once pointed out that much of scripture is said in dialogue. It is a confusing point, at first. Certainly narrative and conversations between biblical figures are communicated throughout our Bible, but scripture itself as dialogue? How so? Well, think of it this way.
Michael D. Wuchter
"On that day," promised wild Isaiah, "on that day when things are finally set right, the wolf shall live with the lamb, the calf and the lion together, the cow and the bear will graze together, the time of violence will be over, God's harmony will prevail. On that day there will be peace -- when the true 'anointed one' rules -- when the genuine Messiah comes; it will be 'God with us' -- Immanuel -- peace, at last."
-- Isaiah 11:1-10 cf
Linda Schiphorst Mccoy
Have you ever been on a plane and heard the captain tell the cabin crew to "prepare for arrival"? That announcement lets everyone know that the plane is approaching the gate, and the doors are about to open. When the passengers hear it, they immediately start to gather their belongings, put on coats, and prepare to de-plane.
Dallas A. Brauninger
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Subject: Embracing Hope
Message: I would not mind a little encouragement, God. Lauds, KDM

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