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As a professor in a... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
As a professor in a professional faculty in the local university, my friend is asked each year to wr
In the movie, Mass Appeal... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
In the movie, Mass Appeal, the parish priest dares to have a Sunday series titled, "Dialogue Sermons
This time of year provides... -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
This time of year provides multiple opportunities to become worried and dispirited.
Have no anxiety about anything... -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Have no anxiety about anything?!
The very recent tragedy of... -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
The very recent tragedy of the tornadoes which wrought widespread destruction in Georgia and the Car
Ed went to the hospital... -- Philippians 4:4-7 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Ed went to the hospital to visit his friend Jack. "How's it going, Jack?" Ed asked.
Stephen W. Hawkins, the brilliant... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
Stephen W.
How can we grasp the... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
How can we grasp the sheer joy of the day of the Lord?
It was two weeks to... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
It was two weeks to the end of the school year when three seniors decided to tempt fate and skip sch
One of the basic principles... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
One of the basic principles of science is known as the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
When two football teams are... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
When two football teams are battling for victory in a close contest, most fans get pulled into the m
It is different to get... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
It is different to get excited about celebrating a promise in a day when promises are cheap.
We are no different from... -- Zephaniah 3:14-20 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
We are no different from the people of Israel: we prepare for the Lord's coming with a song in our h
Have no anxiety about anything... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let
One of my favorite Russian... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
One of my favorite Russian authors is Fyodor Dostoevski who spent years of exile in Siberia.
The bus was crowded and... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
The bus was crowded and the driver was in a bad mood.
Napoleon said, If they want... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Napoleon said, "If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots."
John's answers to the question... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
John's answers to the question, "What then shall we do?" to prepare for the coming of God's Messiah
Veterans of the police force... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Veterans of the police force have probably heard all the phony excuses for speeding that one can ima
John warns the Jordan river... -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
John warns the Jordan river congregation, "Don't suppose you're above the law because you have a ped

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Prepare Or Beware! -- Luke 3:7-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Something To Get Excited About -- Luke 3:7-18, Philippians 4:4-7, Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Zephaniah's exhortation to rejoice and exult in God's salvation gives us something to rejoice in.

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Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
George Reed
Mary Austin
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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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