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Baptism Pictures -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In some Christian traditions the expectation is that babies should be baptized.  In other Christi
On the other side -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
When our children were younger, I would often wash their feet for them when they came inside from pl
Where shall we begin? -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
We may find it hard sometimes to know where to begin.
God remembers in a rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
"Pastor," he began, "I want to tell you how distressed I am that we continue to have a prayer of con
Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Surely most readers know that the original meaning of the word "Lent" is associated with springtime

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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A special one-time event -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about things that only happen once.
That's not fair! -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! I brought a clipping from the newspaper to
A good exchange (for us) -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! On this first Sunday in Lent I'm going to give
Baptism cleanses us -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you remember Peter and some of the things he did?

Devotional

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Lent 1 -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Genesis 9:8-17

Drama

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Symbol And Reality -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13, Psalm 25 -- John A. Tenbrook -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Thespian Theological Thoughts

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2015) -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Genesis 9:8-17
Genesis 9:8-17br... -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Genesis 9:8-17
Sometimes the Old Testament may... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Sometimes the Old Testament may seem like a waste of good paper.
Many kinds of organisms called... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Many kinds of organisms called flukes can infect humans.
Peter compares the church with... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Peter compares the church with Noah's ark, which was saved by water.
I once heard it said... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
I once heard it said that we have lost sight of the "once for all" dimensions of life.
The young lady is totally... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
The young lady is totally frustrated: Her favorite tennis outfit is dirty and she is sure that it wi
Genesis 9:8-17 Fred... -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Genesis 9:8-17
As Peter speaks of the... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
As Peter speaks of the all-sufficiency of Christ, he considers the incredible efficacy of such a sac
In this passage, Peter alludes... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
In this passage, Peter alludes to the saving power of water.
When Charles Lamb, the English... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
When Charles Lamb, the English poet and essayist, was a small child, his sister, Mary, took him for
I struggle daily with sin... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
I struggle daily with sin! I don't mean that little annoying sins creep into my life.
In his book The Wounded... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
In his book The Wounded Healer, Henri Nouwen tells the story of a fugitive who entered a village whe
During the Christmas season of... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
During the Christmas season of 1997, Land's End -- a mail-
The little child is voicing... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
The little child is voicing the usual fear about graveyards.
The laundry was endless! How... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The laundry was endless!
The restaurant was one of... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
The restaurant was one of those theme restaurants.
Verse 21 points out that... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Verse 21 points out that baptism must be more than just the removal of dirt.
Peter, the Jew, is searching... -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Peter, the Jew, is searching for some analogy to describe what the resurrection and baptism means to

The Immediate Word

What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 9:8-17 (C, E); Genesis 9:8-15 (RC)
God's good news -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Russell F. Anderson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: God's good news.
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Humankind became so corrupt that Yahweh had to destroy it
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Historically, most of the liturgical churches celebrate the First Sunday in Lent as Invocabit, as th
First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Historically, most of the liturgical churches celebrate the First Sunday in Lent as Invocabit, as th
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

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What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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The Width And Depth Of God's Grace -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Nancy Kraft -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the number one wilderness boxing event of all time.
Listening To Minority Voices -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- John T. Ball -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
The endurance of humanity and even the whole cosmos could depend upon giving a serious listening of
Too Good To Miss -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Paul E. Robinson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
C. S.
Adoption Into God's Family -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- 1997
Any parent who has adopted a child knows the joy of bringing a new member into the family.

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The Water Of Baptism -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - B
A week or two ago I was privileged to visit Sweden with a group of Anglican clergy from our dioc

Stories

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Cousins -- Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Keith Hewitt, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Contents"Cousins" by Keith Hewitt "A Crying Shame" by John Sumwalt
Shining On The Hill -- Mark 1:9-15, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner, Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Shining on the Hill" by Peter Andrew Smith
Upon The Waters -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Frank R. Fisher, Sil Galvan, Gregory L. Tolle, Constance Berg, Henry Scholberg -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Based on Revised Common Lectionary texts: Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10

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Baptism -- 1 Peter 3:18-22 -- Constance Berg -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
"Oh, Mom, don't be silly. I don't need Erin baptized.

Worship

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What's Your Good News Source? -- Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
In this week’s lectionary text from Genesis, God tells Noah that “I am establishing my covenant w
From Ashes To Rainbow -- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
When God tells Noah that "I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you" (Ge
My Big Fat Greek Religion -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

First Sunday in Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Never Again -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Call To WorshipLeader: When all seems hopeless, there God is.
First Sunday In Lent -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15 -- James R. Wilson -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: Come, let all who have known God's mercy gather now for worship!
FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15, Psalm 25:1-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPLook for signs of the covenant which God makes with us and our
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The hymn, “The Church’s One Foundation” was written by Samuel J. Stone around 1866. It was part of a collection of twelve hymns that emphasized a part of the Apostles’ Creed. “The Church’s One Foundation” speaks specifically to article nine of the Apostles’ Creed, and it emphasizes that Jesus is the one upon whom the church is built. According to C. Michael Hawn, the song became known as the “battle song of the church.”

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John E. Sumwalt
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. (v. 4)

Are there angels among us who save people in danger?

One of the stories I tell in response to this question, was sent to me by Robyn Bradley of Oxford, Wisconsin. She’s a therapist and licensed clinical social worker who is the Director of Psychological Health for the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

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John Jamison
Object: A hearing aid.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story today? (Let them respond.) Great! Let’s go!

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Janice B. Scott
There was a farmer living in a remote part of the Norfolk countryside who had been burgled a number of times. On the last occasion he was disturbed in middle of the night, he went downstairs with his gun and when a torch was shone into his face, he pulled the trigger several times.

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Stan Purdum
(See Lent 4, Cycle A, and Easter 4, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)

If asked how many images of God this most familiar of all psalms includes, most people would probably say one, that of shepherd. (And, while saying it, there's a good chance they'd actually be picturing Jesus with a lamb in his arms, thanks to the famous painting of that scene hanging in Sunday school rooms all over America.) But, in fact, there are two images of God in this psalm -- the shepherd (vv. 1-4) and the host at a banquet in the temple (vv. 5-6).

Richard E. Zajac
... the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

Doctor Bernie Siegel claims that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

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I have spent nine years here at the hospital. In the course of those nine years I've witnessed and experienced many strange things. I've watched events occur that made me stop and think and wonder. I've found myself doing something or I've found others doing something that made me scratch my head. I've come across many coincidences that made me wonder if indeed they were coincidences.
David H. Webb
It is hard to find a more bold expression of the Easter faith than what we hear from Peter today in our first lesson.

Peter and John had just healed a lame beggar at the gate of the temple. Without hesitation Peter proclaimed to the astonished crowd that the healing was the work of God who had raised Jesus from the dead. Almost immediately, the Sanhedrin arrests Peter and John and puts them on trial. They ask. "By what power or by what name did you do this?" (v. 7).

Mark J. Molldrem
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