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Night fell upon them like... -- 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1997
Night fell upon them like a soft, thick velvet veil. Sgt.
One Sunday morning at the... -- 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1997
One Sunday morning at the end of the service, a little boy came up to the minister and handed him a
A friend who taught in... -- 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
A friend who taught in public school explained her frustration at not being allowed to mention any
Bob was a young man... -- 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Bob was a young man who always listened to his parents and would never rebel against their wishes.
Instead of using a verbal... -- 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Instead of using a verbal (oral, wordy) illustration for this passage this time around, go to the l
One man was very upset... -- 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
One man was very upset with his co-worker who witnessed to everyone who came into their garage.
New oil fields were discovered... -- 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
New oil fields were discovered in central Michigan in the 1930s and great tracts of land lying north
EmmanuelI close my... -- 1 Kings 19:9-18 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
EmmanuelI close my eyes,envisioning the beautyof enormous snowflakes
What do prophets, Christians, men... -- 1 Kings 19:9-18 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
What do prophets, Christians, men, Jews, women, children, clergy, and the population at large hold i
A college choir and orchestra... -- 1 Kings 19:9-18 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
A college choir and orchestra was on a concert tour of Europe.
This is an interesting passage... -- Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
This is an interesting passage, and one would normally think that it makes a lot of sense to keep le
Leprosy was mostly an issue... -- Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Leprosy was mostly an issue of being ritually unclean.
As a pastor, one of... -- Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
As a pastor, one of the most painful experiences is to come to the hospital room of a parishioner a
Just a few hours after... -- Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Just a few hours after midnight one night, someone, using a powerful firecracker or a small explosiv
In the last book of... -- 2 Kings 2:1-12 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
In the last book of The Chronicles Of Narnia series The Last Battle, there is a scene where a group
Cool Hand Luke is a... -- 2 Kings 2:1-12 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Cool Hand Luke is a Paul Newman movie that really is a paradigm of the life of Jesus.
Time and again Elisha had... -- 2 Kings 2:1-12 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Time and again Elisha had to tell Elijah and the company of prophets that yes, he knew Elijah would
Sometimes it is better to... -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Sometimes it is better to keep quiet and hidden about the good things that happen to us.
The story of the assumption... -- 2 Kings 2:1-12 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
The story of the assumption of Elijah is told in a style of the loftiest poetry, with an imagination
What is clean or unclean... -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
What is clean or unclean? It's largely in how you look at it. Alcohol can be good.
Much is made of secrets... -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
Much is made of secrets.
In the book Conceptual Blockbusting... -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
In the book Conceptual Blockbusting, A Guide to Better Ideas, author James L.
No date or place is... -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
No date or place is given for this healing, Mark inserts it here as an example of Jesus' activity on
I am greatly indebted to... -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
I am greatly indebted to a book by Ross Parmenter, The Awakened Eye, published in 1968 by Wesleyan
A family attended a week... -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 1994
A family attended a week-long retreat at a church camp in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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John Jamison
After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

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Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
The sense of urgency and immediacy conveyed in this week’s readings is somewhat akin to the mad dash Midwesterners make to grocery stores in advance of snowstorms. Instead of buying eggs and milk, God’s people are called to sense the Kairos moments of God. Jonah, fresh from the beach, walks about Nineveh preaching God’s impending judgement. In 1 Corinthians, Paul reminds his readers that the time is growing short — perhaps not as short as Donald Trump’s tenure as president, but still short. Mark impresses upon us that the time for Christ’s mission has been fulfilled.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
Recently, British researchers discovered that 42 percent of the church-goers in that country fall asleep during the sermon. The numbers may be astounding, but the habit is as old as Eutychus’s fatal nap in Acts 20.

Even the great eighteenth-century evangelist John Wesley noticed that a number of people in his congregation were fast asleep. Without a warning, he suddenly broke his train of homiletic thought, and yelled out at the top of his voice, “FIRE! FIRE!”
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
On New Year’s Day, 1929, Georgia Tech played University of California in the Rose Bowl. In that game a man named Roy Riegels recovered a fumble for California, but became confused, however, and ran 65 yards in the wrong direction. One of his teammates outran him and tackled him at their own one-yard line. Cal attempted to punt on the next play, but Tech blocked the kick and scored a safety.

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John E. Sumwalt
Frank Ramirez
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“Yes, God Speaks to Us Directly” by John Sumwalt
“Not Getting Any Credit” by Frank Ramirez


Yes, God Speaks to Us Directly
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 62:5-12

On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.” (v. 7)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott

One of the interesting features about this story of the calling of the first disciples, is that they all immediately left everything to follow Jesus. It was as though they instinctively knew where they would find Life with a capital L.

Donovan Duckling is instinctively tied to his mother's apron strings. When the time is right, will he have a strong enough desire to cut those ties? Read on...

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Constance Berg
The prophet Jonah was commanded by God to go to Nineveh; Joel Fil‡rtiga was inspired to go to Paraguay. Jonah knew the journey and its destination would not be kind; Paraguay has not been kind to Joel Fil‡rtiga. Jonah obeyed God's call and went to Nineveh, even though he knew he it would be difficult; Joel Fil‡rtiga obeyed God's call and went to Paraguay, and his life would never be the same.
Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Once upon a time, a diamond was born. He was nothing striking, but rather rough, like the rest of his family. He lived in the darkness and was very content to do just that. As a young diamond he heard tales of how some of his ancestors had left the darkness to a place of light, but that didn't concern him. One day he began to hear noise in the distance, and it came progressively closer. It was the sound of machinery with men talking and often yelling over the roar of the equipment. As time progressed, an opening was made in the cave where he lived.
James R. Wilson
Call To Worship
Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord gather this day for worship!
People: We were once condemned by our sins and now we know the mercy of God.
Leader: God sent the prophets to call us back into God's will.
People: And God is true and faithful to all who hear and obey the Holy Word.
Leader: Let us proclaim the righteousness of the Lord for all the world to hear!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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