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I have a good friend... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
I have a good friend who once served as a college chaplain. She has many great stories to
There's a remarkable item on... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
There's a remarkable item on the shelves of our local supermarket. It's a milk carton --
James Lloyd Breck was a... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
James Lloyd Breck was a great missionary who took the gospel message to Wisconsin,
On Thanksgiving, we remember the... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
On Thanksgiving, we remember the story of the Pilgrims having a feast with the Indians.
Lynceus of Samos, was a... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
Lynceus of Samos, was a classical Greek author of comedies, letters, and humorous
According to a recent Yale... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
According to a recent Yale University study, bad hair days are a cause of low self-esteem.
Paul instructs us not to... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
Paul instructs us not to have any worries. But often that seems to be easier said than done.
Gavin de Becker in his... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
Gavin de Becker in his book, The Gift of Fear, states that the biggest fears Americans have a
I have a good friend... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
I have a good friend who once served as a college chaplain.
The Holy Eucharist is expressed... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
The Holy Eucharist is expressed in many different rituals within the world-wide Christian community.
When my brothers and I... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
When my brothers and I were teenagers, our Monday-to-Friday afternoon ritual rarely varied.
The Wadi Quelt is a... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2001
The Wadi Quelt is a dry ravine running from Jerusalem toward Jericho. For hundreds of years, St.
So often in this world... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
So often in this world we figure that the only response to violence is more violence.
John Bunyan describes Christ's peace... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
John Bunyan describes Christ's peace in Pilgrim's Progress, following the Christian's having
A promising student, nearing the... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
A promising student, nearing the end of his formal education, suddenly found his life full of worry,
It was their dream home... -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
It was their dream home in the suburbs.
The original copy of the... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
The original copy of the U.S.
William L. Stidger tells the... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
William L.
In Northville, Michigan, and in... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
In Northville, Michigan, and in other cities across the country, a corporation called "Great Harvest
The five-year-old boy... -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1998
The five-year-old boy, wearing a miniature hard hat and looking pensive, knelt over his project.
For what shall I thank... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1995
For what shall I thank the Lord? For my health? But I've always been healthy!
Insurance has become a major... -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1995
Insurance has become a major concern of our lives.
Two staunch churchgoers were vehemently... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1995
Two staunch churchgoers were vehemently arguing over the definition of the tithe.
Getting up at 4:30 a.m... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1995
Getting up at 4:30 a.m.
In upper Thailand, there is... -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1995
In upper Thailand, there is a good deal of poverty.

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The Immediate Word

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Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
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Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
There is a powerful scene in Herman Melville’s great epic, Moby Dick, where Captain Ahab stands peg-legged on the deck of the Pequod during a violent storm (chapter 119). His obsession with the White Whale has carried the craft and crew to exotic and frightening locales, and now it seems as if divine providence might be unleashing furious anger against this ill-fated quest.
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Isaiah 11:1-10
There is something about the past that, I think, attracts us. It seems that deep in human heart is a desire to recreate some pleasant time gone by long ago. Though it rarely works out quite like we envision it, there is a hope that the thrill can be recaptured, and the excitement felt all over again.

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Frank Ramirez
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? (v. 7)

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John Jamison
Object: You need just a few pieces of clothing to dress six children. A fancy scarf and fancy hat for a “star”, a suit jacket and phone for a successful businessperson, a crown or tiara for a king or queen, a huge book for a super intelligent person, a sword and shield for a fighting person, and an old piece of burlap and rope belt for a powerless, “nobody special” person.

If you can dress each child as you introduce them, or if time is short, you could select and dress them before the message, and have each child stand as you introduce them.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
John the Baptist called people to repent, for he told them that the kingdom of heaven had come near. In our worship today let us explore what it means to be close to the kingdom of heaven.

Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, remind me to turn towards you.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, make me aware of your kingdom.
Christ, have mercy.
Jesus, nudge me into the kingdom of heaven.
Lord, have mercy.

Reading:
Matthew 3:1-12 (NRSV)

SermonStudio

Schuyler Rhodes
A wise teacher once pointed out that much of scripture is said in dialogue. It is a confusing point, at first. Certainly narrative and conversations between biblical figures are communicated throughout our Bible, but scripture itself as dialogue? How so? Well, think of it this way.
Michael D. Wuchter
"On that day," promised wild Isaiah, "on that day when things are finally set right, the wolf shall live with the lamb, the calf and the lion together, the cow and the bear will graze together, the time of violence will be over, God's harmony will prevail. On that day there will be peace -- when the true 'anointed one' rules -- when the genuine Messiah comes; it will be 'God with us' -- Immanuel -- peace, at last."
-- Isaiah 11:1-10 cf
Linda Schiphorst Mccoy
Have you ever been on a plane and heard the captain tell the cabin crew to "prepare for arrival"? That announcement lets everyone know that the plane is approaching the gate, and the doors are about to open. When the passengers hear it, they immediately start to gather their belongings, put on coats, and prepare to de-plane.
Dallas A. Brauninger
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From: KDM
To: God
Subject: Embracing Hope
Message: I would not mind a little encouragement, God. Lauds, KDM

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