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The French painter, Henri Matisse... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
The French painter, Henri Matisse, sometimes created art that left his admirers scratching their hea
There's a story about a... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
There's a story about a group of women who were studying Malachi 3.
Niagara Falls is a most... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Niagara Falls is a most popular and beautiful spot to visit.
Few things are as powerful... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Few things are as powerful as the power of recollection.
Reluctantly the young man went... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Reluctantly the young man went to the worship service. Jim was all alone in a new town.
Many will remember the adages... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Many will remember the adages from Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac: "Haste makes w
Bible scholar and preacher Eugene... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Bible scholar and preacher Eugene Peterson tells of a time when he experienced wonder at the birth o
Those who encountered John the... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Those who encountered John the Baptist must have been astonished by his costume.
Each year, the government of... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Each year, the government of Australia sets aside one day as a National Day of Forgiveness.
One wonders if the work... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
One wonders if the work of a leveler is always fraught with danger.
There was a congregation that... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
There was a congregation that placed an advertisement in the local newspaper.
My first internship was in... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
My first internship was in a tiny parish in Northwestern Ontario which was off the beaten track.
Giang A Ca, a North... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Giang A Ca, a North Vietnam Hmong tribesman, was sentenced to three years imprisonment (1997).
Paul's prayer for his beloved... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Paul's prayer for his beloved Philippian Church that has literally been faithful in good days and ba
When I was a teenager... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
When I was a teenager I attended an ecumenical gathering called an Ashram.
Mr. Starr was the high... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Mr. Starr was the high school journalism teacher.
David Gonzalez, in his I... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
David Gonzalez, in his New York Times column "About New York," once wrote about Father John F
When a tornado warning sounded... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
When a tornado warning sounded in Jarrel, Texas, on May 27, 1997, two young members of the high scho
A pastor and psychologist co... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
A pastor and psychologist co-hosted a radio call-in counseling program.
One of the most inspiring... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
One of the most inspiring songs in the musical Godspell is the marvelous opening lyric titled
Rachel is an energetic little... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Rachel is an energetic little girl. At age three she discovered magic markers.
There was a man who... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
There was a man who called up the highway department to complain about the condition of the road in
God is faithful to complete... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
God is faithful to complete the good work he began in you.
In 1939, a German professor... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
In 1939, a German professor left Union Seminary in New York to return to war-torn Germany.
Americans live life on the... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Americans live life on the run. A cartoon shows the picture of a frustrated young man.

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The Last Piece Of The Puzzle -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In our house, things change at Christmas.
Getting Ready -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
A great and wise man once called one of his workmen to him saying, "Go into the far country and bu

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The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
For June 23, 2019:
  • Faith Outside the Box by Bethany Peerbolte — Boxes are convenient. In the home, they make moving easier, they hide our clutter, and they separate one thing from another. But if the boxes we put people in are inflexible they prevent us from coming to know someone’s divine worth.
  • Second Thoughts: A Zero Sum Gospel? No Way! by Dean Feldmeyer — Life need not be a zero-sum game, despite how the swineherd feels.

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Raw power is stunning, but rarely is it warm and personal in the way we think of strength. Power explodes, while strength is channeled energy. Power unleashes force, but strength controls ability in very specific ways.

Someone has even defined the gentle concept of meekness as “strength under control.”
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C. David Mckirachan
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“Legion” by C. David McKirachan

Legion
by C. David McKirachan
Luke 8:26-39

This passage invites us on so many contemporary journeys. ‘Legion’ is an appropriate name.

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Arley K. Fadness
So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Praxis had a problem. It wasn't a problem shared by any of the other pixies, it was his alone. And it was often very embarrassing.

SermonStudio

Richard A. Jensen
This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.

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