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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Reading the other side of the New Testament -- Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:35-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
It is important that we never forget that the New Testament was written in the midst of real life, r
Learning from cancer -- Luke 24:36b-48, 1 John 3:1-7, Acts 3:12-19 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
For the past seven years, cancer has been part of my journey.


Emphasis Preaching Journal

Recently a television special recounted... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Recently a television special recounted the life of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
The human eye is like... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
The human eye is like a built-in camera.
First of all, the chain... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
First of all, the chain had come off the sprockets on his bicycle.
One of the mini-vacations... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
One of the mini-vacations that my wife and I enjoyed so much was a weekend trip to Monticello to vis
If you take a pig... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
If you take a pig from his mud-wallow in the farm yard, wash him, sprinkle on a little perfume, tie
In the original stage version... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
In the original stage version of "Godspell," the Gospel spirit of love is beautifully conveyed.
The common expression is, Like... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
The common expression is, "Like father, like son." When I am giving a children's sermon in church, I
A little boy was helping... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
A little boy was helping his mother make gingerbread men.
There's an old story about... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
There's an old story about three boys who got into a bragging contest about whose dad was the greate
Some of Charles' friends tease... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Some of Charles' friends tease him and accuse him of being "gay." The reason is that the he does not
In a day and age... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
In a day and age when people need positive role models, the church is often the place to look.

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The Immediate Word

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Note: This installment is still being edited and added to. For purposes of immediacy we are posting this for your use now with the understanding that any errors or omissions will be corrected between now and Tuesday afternoon.

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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Wow, how can things get any better. God has not only taken our punishment, he has turned back our enemy. What more can we ask. We shouldn’t have to fear anything. God says this to Jerusalem. Can this apply to America also?

Isn’t it love that takes away our worry? When we were little kids we didn’t worry about anything as long as our parents were near us. God is bigger and more powerful.

David Kalas
My wife, who thrives on organization, has a motto: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s an expression of her passion for keeping a room, a house, or a garage orderly. But I think the principle extends still further. It goes beyond just physical spaces. For what is true of cupboards and closets is even more profoundly true of a human life.


David O. Bales
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“A Freshman Experience” by David O. Bales

A Rainy Road To The Jordan
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Arley K. Fadness
“...but one who is more powerful than I is coming..” (V. 16a)

Good morning girls, good morning boys!

My, it’s so fun to see you today.  Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)

Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)

Yep. It’s Christmas, and John the Baptist is here to help. (show sketch)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I've had many reports of the Remembrance Sunday service held at Dickleburgh (in Norfolk, England) this year, mostly about the preacher. Since Dickleburgh has a historic connection with the Americans from the time of Second World War, they always invite the American Air Base at Mildenhall in Suffolk to join them for the service, and always invite the current American air force chaplain to preach.


Robert S. Crilley
On the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving, when I was in seventh grade, it began to snow. It started slowly and undramatically -- much like any number of other snows I had experienced growing up in Detroit. The sky turned the shade of dirty wool and the flakes danced through the wind as in one of those glass balls that you invert. Little by little the sidewalks whitened, and soon the neighborhood was alive with the rasping sound of shovels. Before long the roads were filled and you could no longer see the curb.

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