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Children's Activity

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Not ordinary, but special -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
The spark of life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Commentary

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Beginnings -- Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Aha! -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, John 1:1-18, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
God Fulfills His Promises -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Sermon Illustrations for Christmas 2 (2016) -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Odd Bunch In The Street -- John 1:10-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Word, Light, And Life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 1:3-14, Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2016
Living Among Us -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- James Evans -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

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No beginning or end -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Not ordinary, but special -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
A new leaf -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
The spark of life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Jesus, God's Love Among Us -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Spider's Web -- John 1:10-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Devotional

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Christmas 2 -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
Christmas 2 -- Psalm 147:12-20 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
Christmas 2 -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
Christmas 2 -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009

Illustration

The Immediate Word

Word, Light, And Life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 1:3-14, Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2016
Living Among Us -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- James Evans -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Who knows where faith will... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Do you believe Sirach 24:8... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
A friend of mine traveled... -- Jeremiah 37:7-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
A visitor to the shop... -- Jeremiah 37:7-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Do not deceive yourselves. We... -- Jeremiah 37:7-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
G. William Jones wrote a... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Kipling's classic story, Letting... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Separation anxiety afflicts the lives... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Glendon Harris* reported the tragic... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
As the persecution of the... -- Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
After Martin Luther made his... -- Matthew 2:13-15 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
When the wicked King Herod... -- Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
In the movie, Robin... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
When Sirach speaks of wisdom... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Dr. E. Stanley Jones tells... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
A little boy once asked... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
There is an old proverb... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Wisdom was considered a highly... -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Paul gives thanks for the... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
In his recent book, The... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
The relationship between fathers and... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Recently I met two parents... -- Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
God sent his own Son... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Prayer

SermonStudio

The enlightening, enlivening Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1994
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1985

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Word, Light, And Life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 1:3-14, Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2016
Living Among Us -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- James Evans -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

SermonStudio

Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
Christmas 2 -- Psalm 147:12-20 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
Christmas 2 -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1988

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Word, Light, And Life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 1:3-14, Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2016
Living Among Us -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- James Evans -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

SermonStudio

From Tragedy To Salvation -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
The Hidden Gifts Of Christ -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
Fire! Fire! -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
Never Just Words -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
Christmas And The New Family -- John 1:1-18 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
God's Benefactors -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Robert S. Crilley, Dallas A. Brauninger, Gary L. Carver -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
The Children Of Promise -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
Light Of The World -- John 1:1-18 -- William G. Carter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
A Secret Is Finally Revealed -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
The Gospel Of Christmas -- John 1:1-18 -- James T. Garrett -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
Mourning Turned To Joy -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Ron Lavin -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
The Shepherd Guards His Sheep -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- James H. Bailey -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1985
Grace and Truth -- John 1:1-18 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1985

The Village Shepherd

The Word -- God's Message To Humanity -- John 1:10-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
The Lot Of The Chosen -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
God The Father -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

Stories

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The Reassuring Word -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Keith Wagner -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2016
Star Of Bethlehem -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Ephesians 1:3-14, Psalm 147:12-20 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

SermonStudio

God's Picture -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
A New Paradigm For Christmas -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
God's Resolutions -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
We Are God's Temple -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Constance Berg -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000

Worship

The Immediate Word

Word, Light, And Life -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 1:3-14, Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2016
Living Among Us -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- James Evans -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C

SermonStudio

Christmas 2 -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18, Psalm 147:12-20 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2009
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
Second Sunday After Christmas -- John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2006
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
A Stronger Hand -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
Christmas 2 -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
In all seasons have faith -- Jeremiah 31:7-14 -- James R. Wilson -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1997
Christmas 2 -- Psalm 147:12-20 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991

New & Featured This Week

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David O. Bales
John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Peter’s Painful Memories” by David O. Bales
“The Promise” by David O. Bales
“Name Change” by John Fitzgerald


Peter’s Painful Memories
by David O. Bales
Mark 8:31-38

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Arley K. Fadness
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” (v. 35)

Good morning boys and girls,

How many smiling faces do I see this morning? If you held a mirror up to your face what would you see? A frumpy frown, a peculiar pout, a sassy sneer, or a Sunny Smile? Let's make today a Sunny Smiling Sunday. You're on camera. Everybody smile. Click.

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
For February 25, 2018:
  • Much more than a promise by Chris Keating -- God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is a promise received and a promise believed. It’s much more than a typical and easily broken promise. Like the voices of some of the young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, they choose to believe now is the time to move forward in faith.

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Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Derl G. Keefer

Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
I heard this joke and thought it was funny and perhaps had a point.

 "Where are you going mom?" asked the youngest of five children.

"I'm going to a surprise party, my dear," answered the mother.

"Are we all going, too?"

"No, dear. You weren't invited."

After a few moments' of deep thought, the child spoke again.

"Hey mom, then don't you think they'd be lots more surprised if you did take us all?"

Mark Ellingsen
The Second Sunday in Lent was typically devoted to the theme of “remembering” [Remiscere]. The texts for this Sunday would have us remember the spiritual roots of our faith – especially the grace of God and its nurturing, surprising character.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was an interesting drama series on television recently about a family who had given up conventional suburban life to run a market garden in the country.

As well as the parents, there was a grown-up son and his fiancee, a daughter home from university, and a younger daughter aged about twelve. The son married his fiancee and they set off on their honeymoon, but on the way home from the wedding, the father had a road accident and was killed.

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Richard A. Jensen
We will treat these texts as one. In examining them we have entered what many commentators believe is the central section of Mark's story: 8:22„10:52. The immediate context for this central section of material is the climax of the section that precedes it: Mark 6:35„8:21. We need to say a few words about 8:1-21, as it is omitted from the lectionary. Mark 8:1-9 is the story of the Gentile feeding of the multitude with bread which we have discussed in an earlier chapter. The response to Jesus' feeding of this second multitude is ironic and filled with comedy.

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