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What, Then, Did You Go Out To See? -- Matthew 11:2-11, Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, Psalm 146:5-10 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
When President Bush came to Canada last week, he was met by John the Baptist.

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And a little child shall... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
"And a little child shall lead them" (Isaiah 11:6c). A pioneer in California during the time
The great benediction of Romans... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
The great benediction of Romans 15:13 begins and ends with hope. Here is an example of
On Hour, one of the... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
On Hour, one of the television "news magazines" many years ago, the host,
Early in December, Jack found... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Early in December, Jack found himself feeling low. He felt despair but was not able to
Katie was the unofficial church... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Katie was the unofficial church welcomer. She didn't wear a greeter's tag. She wasn't on
The poet, R. S. Thomas... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
The poet, R. S. Thomas, describes Wales as a place with no future but only a past. His
John the Baptist used a... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
John the Baptist used a word rarely heard anymore. The New York Times
A part of our preparation... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
A part of our preparation for Christmas should include a word of joy. Some of you have
Isaiah describes a new leader... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Isaiah describes a new leader who will bring permanent peace.
In my early years at... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
In my early years at the Hollywood church, some young men planted a small tree at the west end of th
And a little child shall... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
"And a little child shall lead them" (Isaiah 11:6c).
The great benediction of Romans... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
The great benediction of Romans 15:13 begins and ends with hope.
On Hour, one of the... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
On Hour, one of the television "news magazines" many years ago, the host, Gary Collins, asked
Early in December, Jack found... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Early in December, Jack found himself feeling low.
Katie was the unofficial church... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Katie was the unofficial church welcomer. She didn't wear a greeter's tag.
My kids fight like cats... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
"My kids fight like cats and dogs!" If you haven't said that, then you've heard it.
A youth pastor was trying... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
A youth pastor was trying to inspire his youth group and get them in to the right spirit so he taugh
Our Advent hope is uniquely... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Our Advent hope is uniquely expressed in our music, a universal language that breaks down barriers.
Including four generations, there were... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Including four generations, there were lots of people to invite to a family reunion.
Live in such harmony....br... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
"Live in such harmony...."
A grounding in holy scripture... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
A grounding in holy scripture, according to Paul, makes possible our living in hope through patience

The Immediate Word

Illustrations For December 9, 2007 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 3:1-12, Romans 15:4-13, Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
The process of metamorphosis changes the whole being into something entirely new.
An Unlikely Time -- Matthew 3:1-12, Romans 15:4-13, Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Advent is a time of waiting, of expectation. But what are we waiting for?
The Message On A Postcard -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
December 5, 2004Second Sunday in Advent / Cycle A
What, Then, Did You Go Out To See? -- Matthew 11:2-11, Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, Psalm 146:5-10 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
When President Bush came to Canada last week, he was met by John the Baptist.

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What, Then, Did You Go Out To See? -- Matthew 11:2-11, Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, Psalm 146:5-10 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
When President Bush came to Canada last week, he was met by John the Baptist.

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The Christian Use Of Anger -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
There was an incident some years ago, when an elderly lady in some village parish in England was
Preparing The Way -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
I recently watched a biography of Sir Winston Churchill on television.
Heavenly Peace -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
In the film, "Big Fish", the hero Edward Bloom stumbles into a dark and terrifying swamp-like wood,

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The Messiah is endowed with God's Spirit -- Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13 -- Heth H. Corl -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 1986
Call to WorshipPastor:
ADVENT 2 -- Psalm 72:1-8 -- Norman A. Beck -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 1986
This psalm is a prayer to God in behalf of an Israelite king and even more in behalf of the people o

The Immediate Word

The Message On A Postcard -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
December 5, 2004Second Sunday in Advent / Cycle A
What, Then, Did You Go Out To See? -- Matthew 11:2-11, Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, Psalm 146:5-10 -- Chris Ewing -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
When President Bush came to Canada last week, he was met by John the Baptist.
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The Immediate Word

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George Reed
Thomas Willadsen
For July 19, 2020:
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The happy surprises of faith — a word we need in the midst of the despair and suspicions of others which have characterized 2020.

Genesis 28:10-19a
The First Lesson is the product of one of the four distinct oral traditions which gave rise to the first five books of the Bible. This account of Jacob’s dream of the ladder is likely the work of the 8th-century BC source designated as E, for its use of the Hebrew term Elohim to designate God. 
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I love questions like, “ How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” I realize that speculative exegesis, like angelology, is not everybody’s cup of tea. It is so easy to dismiss these kinds of question as idle speculation that edifies nobody. But, for me, it is exactly these “idle questions about stuff that doesn’t matter” that have revealed some of the most earth-shaking and paradigm-shifting theological insights.

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The Invaders
by Keith Hewitt
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The suns were still high in the sky when Jessica Pike landed on the roof of the Colonial Administration Building, cut the engines, and waited for the rotors to stop. The parking attendant rolled up to her window and tapped on it, asked solicitously, “How can I help you this afternoon?”

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John Jamison
“Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ (v. 30)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Nobody liked Jennifer. She'd come from another country to join the class and it was difficult to understand what she said. And she had such odd ideas. Rosie discovered that instead of eating cereals from her bowl at breakfast time, Jennifer drank hot chocolate from her bowl - having first dipped her toast in it!

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Richard A. Jensen
Matthew 13 contains the parabolic ministry of Jesus as Matthew tells the story. The first three of these parables are seed parables. Last week's text was the Parable of the Sower who went out to sow the seed (Matthew 13:1-9 [10-23]). This week's appointed text is the parable of the one who sowed good seed in his field along with Jesus' explanation of the parable of the weeds (vv. 36-43). A few of the omitted verses (vv. 31-33) are appointed for next week.

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