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Freedom! -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2019
The theme for this celebration of the Reformation is, appropriately enough, Freedom!
Re-forming the church -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
Was the Christian church ever one?
God's justice -- Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 1998
Last week, the Gospel lesson and the Second Reading were in perfect sync, sounding a call to persist
Faithful finances -- Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10, Psalm 119:137-144 -- Reformation Sunday - C
They are almost universally despised and ridiculed in our country, but it is impossible to avoid at
Faithful finances -- Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10, Psalm 119:137-144 -- Reformation Sunday - C
They are almost universally despised and ridiculed in our country, but it is impossible to avoid at

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What Fun To Be Free! -- John 8:31-36 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2019
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (v. 36)
The gift of God -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Good morning! I'm sure all of you have gone to a birthday
The truth -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Good morning! I'd like to talk with you this morning about
Falling apples -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought an apple today because I wanted
Truth -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is called Reformation Sunday.
Not good enough! -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C
Imagine that you are walking on a hiking trail and you come to
Freedom! -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C
When we think about freedom, we think of our country. We even

Drama

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Listening To God -- John 8:31-36 -- Pamela Urfer -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 1994
Cast: Two people of either gender, PAT and LEE, VOICEOVERLength:7 minutes

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Reformation Day (2019) -- Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2019
Psalm 46
Sermon Illustrations for Reformation Day (2013) -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 31:31-34
This is a passage... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Bob Ove -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
This is a passage that bears repeating. It has been used and will be used again.
Just as Jeremiah... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
Just as Jeremiah was called by God to speak a reforming word to the people of his day who were livin
This text gets us... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
This text gets us to the heart of the Reformation; it is about the righteousness of God and Martin L
Leona Helmsley was... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Ron Love -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
Leona Helmsley was a real estate entrepreneur who was worth $8 billion when she was convicted in 198
Jesus is talking... -- John 8:31-36 -- Bob Ove -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
Jesus is talking to Jewish believers and makes the promise that if they are faithful to his teaching
One of the best... -- John 8:31-36 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
One of the best illustrations of freedom in Christ comes from the life of Zacchaeus.
My mother was dying, and... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
My mother was dying, and even though she was in a coma, her youngest brother, Bob, had driven four h
Frequently at amusement parks there... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Frequently at amusement parks there are devices to measure the height of persons before they are per
In the final analysis, it... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
In the final analysis, it is very risky to put one's confidence and sense of worth solely into one's
There is a fine line... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
There is a fine line between confidence and overconfidence.
The tax collector is to... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
The tax collector is to be admired because he was forthright in admitting his sin.
Britain's only Christian radio station... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Britain's only Christian radio station is launching an online "confession box" for sinful Web surfer
Florendo Visitacion was a martial... -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Florendo Visitacion was a martial-arts master who was not only proficient at many of the world's dea
The United States lived through... -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
The United States lived through the Clinton presidency with many questions about what constituted ap
My heart was filled with... -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
My heart was filled with sympathy as I walked up Allan's sidewalk.
It is a powerful thing... -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
It is a powerful thing to set people free. James G.
Basil of Caesarea was a... -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Basil of Caesarea was a bishop of the church in the fourth century A.D.
Every time there's a natural... -- Joel 2:23-32 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Every time there's a natural disaster -- a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, or earthquake, some peop
Inspiration is the internal motivation... -- Joel 2:23-32 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Inspiration is the internal motivation that enables us to do that which we might not otherwise be in
Leonora Howard King as a... -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Leonora Howard King as a child desperately wanted to be a doctor.
Medical studies have shown that... -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
Medical studies have shown that you have a better chance of surviving a heart attack if only one per
A magazine ad for altavista.com... -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
A magazine ad for altavista.com shows a weary doctor sitting beside a man on an operating table.
When American cyclist and Tour... -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2001
When American cyclist and Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was first diagnosed with cancer, one

Preaching

SermonStudio

Reformation Sunday -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2003
Theme For The Day
Reformation Sunday -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

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Put Within Us -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- R. Kevin Mohr -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2009
Note: This text was also dealt with earlier in the exposition of the first reading for Proper
Saint And Sinner -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Scott Suskovic -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2009
"Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23).
Getting Back Into Shape -- John 8:31-36 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2009
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly m
The Freedom To Interpret -- John 8:31-36 -- John W. Clarke -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2006
Reformation Sunday is one of those unique times in the church year when we take a moment to remember
Falling Short (Of The Glory Of God) -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2006
Sam Goldwyn, the great picture maker, said of one of his movies, "I don't care if the picture makes
Preaching God's Reformation -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- John W. Clarke -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2006
On this Reformation Sunday, it is useful to look back in time and remember one of the most important
Living A Transformed Life -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2003
Reformation Sunday provides the opportunity to recall the great events of the sixteenth century that
How To Break A Bad Habit For Good! -- John 8:31-36 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2003
After helping his child with homework, a man said to his wife, "I wish we still had those kinds of p
Targets And U-turns -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Robert S. Crilley -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2003
His father had once served as the pastor of the largest Baptist Church east of the Mississippi River
The Time Is Coming -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Paul W. F. Harms -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 1985
This prophecy does not have the sound and fury of many another.

Stories

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In The Heart Of The Sea -- Psalm 46, Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- David O. Bales -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2019
Contents “In The Heart Of The Sea” by David O. Bales
Right Place, Right Time -- John 8:31-36, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, Psalm 46 -- Frank Ramirez, Keith Wagner -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2013
Contents"Right Place, Right Time" by Frank Ramirez
A Change Of Heart -- John 8:31-36, Romans 3:19-28, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46 -- Scott Dalgarno, Gary L. Carver, Stan Purdum, David E. Leininger -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "A Change of Heart" by Scott Dalgarno

SermonStudio

A Faith That Matters Between Sundays -- Romans 3:19-28 -- David E. Leininger -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2009
On October 31, 1571, an Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther marched up to the castle churc
The Parthenon Paradox -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2003
As you read this, the 2004 Summer Olympics held at Athens, Greece, are history.
Set Free Through Grace -- John 8:31-36 -- Constance Berg -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2000
A seal, known as Martin Luther's Seal, is a world-wide symbol for many Lutherans.

Worship

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Reformation Day -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36, Psalm 46 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2009
Who is this king that forms another king out of the ground,
Reformation Sunday -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Frank Ramirez -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34Theme: The New In The Heart Of The Old
Reformation Sunday -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Frank Ramirez -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Romans 3:19-28Theme: Rock Solid And Sure
Reformation Sunday -- John 8:31-36 -- Frank Ramirez -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 8:31-36Theme: Here's The Key -- Let Yourself Out
Reformation Sunday -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2003
Theme: The New CovenantCall To Worship
All Shall Know God -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2000
Call To Worship Leader: From the least to the greatest among us, all will know God.
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Frank Ramirez
These scriptures remind us that a life worth living must be worthwhile. Meaning and purpose is found in what we do. Part of the new world envisioned in these scriptures includes the ways what we do gives us a sense of self-worth and value. This is true for us as Christians and as the church. We are saved by our faith in Jesus, not by our works, but our work in Christ is its own reward.


Isaiah 65:17-25
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Isaiah 65:17-25
This lesson promises that children will no longer be born for calamity, that there will be no more premature deaths in the city (vv.vv.21,23). As of late April, there had been 711 murders in 2019 in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Brookings Institute found in 2013 that a child’s income level is closely related to the income his/her parents made. The lesson assures us that better days lie ahead, but not because of what we do. Martin Luther well expressed this point:

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Luke 21:5-19

“Repent for the end is near!” the wild looking man thrust a pamphlet into Vera’s hands. He then moved back to the edge of the sidewalk. “Stop wasting your time!”

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Arley K. Fadness
“Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am He!’” (v. 8a)

Hello children,

It is fun and exciting to see you today. I hope you are happy to be here. I have a special message to share with you from the Bible and particularly Jesus’ words.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Trevor was in trouble again. He had never been in trouble in year six, but now he was in year seven, everything had changed.

It seemed to start with the new school. Trevor had arrived on the first day proud and smart in his new school uniform, but one of the teachers had shouted at him for having his blazer unbuttoned. Trevor had stared in amazement, his mouth open. He couldn't believe anyone could be so stupid as to care whether or not he wore his blazer undone.

"Do your blazer up boy, don't stand there looking like a half-wit," the teacher had snarled.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
This text forms the last portion of the long judgment-salvation oracle that is contained in Isaiah 65. It comes from Israel's post-exilic period, when for the first time in the Old Testament, the Lord divides his covenant people into two groups, those who will be judged and those who will be saved. The difference between them is that one group has depended on the Lord for its life, while the other has not and has deliberately turned away from its Lord (cf. 65:1, 11-12). Trust, faith marks the way by which God's saving acts will be received.

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