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Paul unashamedly voices his love... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Paul unashamedly voices his love of other Christians.
A voice crying in the... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
A voice crying in the wilderness, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord!" It is the voice of John the Bapt
Even before he was old... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Even before he was old enough to speak, Danny had loved construction equipment.
Suppose today you threw a... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Suppose today you threw a large, rough rock into a stream of water.
Have you ever traveled on... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Have you ever traveled on the West Virginia turnpike?
During a term break, 10... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
During a term break, 10 Princeton students went to Philadelphia to live at the St.
In 1765 John Fawcett was... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
In 1765 John Fawcett was called to pastor a very small congregation in Wainsgate, England.
Many legends have grown up... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Many legends have grown up about King Richard I "the Lionheart" of England, largely due to the even-
As parents, we have assisted... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
As parents, we have assisted in bringing forth another life into this world.
The animated movie The Nightmare... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
The animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas attracted considerable attention when it first app
Cassie had been outside all... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Cassie had been outside all morning, playing with her cat, and having a tea party in her mother's ga
Marja Sklodowska was born in... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Marja Sklodowska was born in Poland in 1867.
In parades through the city... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
In parades through the city streets of Austria at Christmastime, the figure of Saint Nicholas is see
Recall with me a beautifully... -- Baruch 5:1-9 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Recall with me a beautifully dressed young lady standing at the top of a staircase.
And it is my prayer... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment."
Being a messenger for God... -- Philippians 1:3-11 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
Being a messenger for God is not an easy task, even if you're St. John the Baptizer or St. Paul.
John the Baptizer, having received... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
John the Baptizer, having received the word of God in the wilderness, moved to the Jordan to proclai
It seems that the Jews... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
It seems that the Jews in their suffering were looking many times in their history for the Messiah.
John the Baptizer preached a... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
John the Baptizer preached a hard message. It was prophetic and confronting.
We owe Luke a great... -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
We owe Luke a great debt for his emphasis on the world-significance of the Gospel.
With what can we compare... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
With what can we compare the refining of silver and gold in our day?
In the dictionary the word... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In the dictionary the word “messenger” immediately precedes the word “Messiah.” This alphabetized se
And yet, Dr. McCabe said... -- Malachi 3:1-4 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
"And yet," Dr.
In the midst of a... -- Baruch 5:1-9 -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
In the midst of a world filled with despair and human suffering, the writer of Baruch sees a time wh

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The Message On A Postcard -- Luke 1:68-79 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - C
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Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
George Reed
Mary Austin
For December 9, 2018:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Baruch 5:1-9
For they went out from you on foot,
    
led away by their enemies;
but God will bring them back to you,
    
carried in glory, as on a royal throne. (Baruch 5:6)

Psalm 137 gives us a heart-rending picture of the people being led away into exile on foot by their enemies (by the willows we hung up our harps -- that whole thing.). The captives no doubt suffered torment and death reminiscent of native Americans on the Trail of Tears or the American POWs in the Bataan Death March.
Wayne Brouwer
Advent reminds us of the power in Jesus’ words to his disciples. God never denies us the light we need. As Joyce Kilmer wrote:

Because the way was steep and long,
and through a strange and lonely land,
God placed upon my lips a song
and put a lantern in my hand.

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Arley K. Fadness
Good morning boys and girls,

It’s really awesome to see you this beautiful morning. Thanks for joining me. Are you ready to hear a special message I have just for you children?  (children respond)

Has your mom or dad ever reminded you, “It’s time to go to bed?”  Have they ever shouted, “It’s time to hurry up and get ready” for something? (children respond)

Ever hear, “Time to catch your bus for school? Time to go shopping? Time to go fishing? Time to go to church?”

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Peter Andrew Smith
Keith Wagner
Contents
“Shining in the Darkness” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Growing Richer Love” by Keith Wagner
“Possibilities Unlimited” by Keith Wagner


Shining in the Darkness
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 1:68-79

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
In our house, things change at Christmas. On Christmas Day we eat at totally different times, we snap open crackers and wear silly hats, we roar with laughter at the awful jokes inside the crackers, all members of the family meet together for one of the few times each year, and we play with puzzles.

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Schuyler Rhodes
Known among scholars as the "Benedictus," Zechariah's prophecy is a powerful and beautiful commentary on what is about to take place. The coming of the Messiah is recounted here in an incredible merger of spiritual, social, and political realities. The people will be delivered from their enemies, and they will gain knowledge of salvation. The sins of the people will be forgiven by God's tender mercies as the light of a new dawn guides "our feet into the way of peace."

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