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Prepare yourself isn't what you... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
"Prepare yourself" isn't what you like to hear. You expect next, "Sit down, I have bad
The author of Luke was... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The author of Luke was careful to establish the exact dating of the events he records.
Our Lukan text for today... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Our Lukan text for today is a marvelous passage. It could well be a page out of USA
Christian writer Tony Campolo tells... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Christian writer Tony Campolo tells the story of a man who used to make his wife miserable.
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.

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The Refiner's Fire: From Failure To Forgiveness -- Luke 3:1-6, Philippians 1:3-11, Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In Advent, we live with a truth that is already here and not yet here.

The Village Shepherd

The Importance Of Preparation -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Now that most of the population of the UK, even in rural areas like this, have access to pri
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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John Jamison
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. (vv. 1-2)

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Quantisha Mason-Doll
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For December 5, 2021:
  • Advent Roadwork by Chris Keating — Our repentance clears the ground so that the foundations of grace and reconciliation can be set. These are the first steps to be undertaken before the massive rebuilding can occur.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
We knew it all along, but it takes good messengers if we are to hear it again.

Baruch 5:1-9
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Baruch 5:1-9
Referring to this lesson, the ancient theologian Irenaeus wrote:

... the prophet has pointed out, that as many believers as God has prepared for this purpose, to multiply those left upon earth, should both be under the rule of the saints to minister to this Jerusalem.  (Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol.1, p.565)

The text is about the fresh start God affords us in Christ.  The coming son is like a bridge to this new reality.  About Christ’s role in this way, the medieval mystic Catherine of Siena once wrote:

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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“The Real Messenger” by Frank Ramirez
“The Unforgiving Manure Spreader” by John Sumwalt


The Real Messenger
by Frank Ramirez
Malachi 3:1-4

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me…. (Malachi 3:1)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Roly lay down with his head on his paws and felt lonely. But he wasn't lonely for long, for lots of people came to the entrance to the maze and petted him and patted him and stroked him and spoke to him. Roly perked up, and wondered for the hundredth time what went on in a maze. Still, the family had told him very firmly to stay at the entrance in case he got lost in the maze, or worse, because he was so small, tripped people up by darting between their legs.

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Alex A. Gondola, Jr.
Have you ever noticed that many people seem to feel they either have "too much" Christmas or "not enough" Christmas? Television commentator Andy Rooney is one who thinks he has had "too much" Christmas. Andy Rooney, in fact, has proposed a "Christmas Holidays Limitations Act." These are some of the provisions of that Act:

1. Capital punishment would be mandatory for anyone caught selling Christmas ornaments before Thanksgiving.
Cynthia E. Cowen
Every Sunday, a church broadcasts a one-hour service over the waves of 1450 WMIQ, the local radio station. It begins with this announcement, "From the shores of beautiful Crystal Lake, we bring you Our Saviour's morning service."

One Advent season, the pastor had selected an "in the sandals" sermon series. The first biblical character to be heard from was John the Baptist. As John entered clothed in the prophet's clothing, a reader announced: "Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight" (Luke 3:4b).
J. Will Ormond
The setting and shape of this sermon are obvious. It was preached at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of that congregation.

The church was officially organized on January 30, 1949. I was the first pastor. I remained pastor until May, 1964.
Robert S. Jarboe
Second Sunday In Advent

For Luke 1:68-79

(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)


Date:
Reader A:
Reader B:

Introit
(As the introit is being sung, Readers A and B come forward and stand by the Advent wreath until the music is finished.)

Litany
Reader A:
Please turn to the Advent litany in your bulletins.
(Pause as they do so.)
If we keep our minds steadfast and trust in God,
we will be kept in perfect peace.

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