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Preaching The Psalmbr... -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
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Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
It was one of the... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
It was one of the strangest and most marvelous things ever to happen in the city of New York: a city
A telemarketer called a home... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
A telemarketer called a home one day, and a small voice whispered, "Hello?"
For the last decade, Beth... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
For the last decade, Beth has invited her neighbors to her home the first week in January.
One of life's frustrating mysteries... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
One of life's frustrating mysteries: Why is it so hard to swat a fly?
When the writer of Ephesians... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
When the writer of Ephesians speaks of the "mysteries" of the Christian faith, he is not
I have a friend who... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
I have a friend who, for everything she doesn't understand or can't explain, has a simple
Julie and Craig looked forward... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Julie and Craig looked forward to their winter vacation for months. It would be the first
Unsearchable riches. In the history... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Unsearchable riches. In the history of humankind, there have been several commodities
As I write this, some... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
As I write this, some secret plans to blow up airplanes are making headlines. In contrast,
Tom was vaguely disturbed. He... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
Tom was vaguely disturbed. He felt it all day, starting at the office. He thought for sure
Many people today are prisoners... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
Many people today are prisoners. No, they are not living at a correctional facility, or in
They had tried everything -- new... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
They had tried everything -- new worship styles, bigger ads in the Yellow Pages, evangelism programs
Have you ever wondered just... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
Have you ever wondered just what it was that enabled Paul to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Two young adults met, and... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
Two young adults met, and it was love at first sight.
One evening in the town... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
One evening in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, the father of poet Emily Dickinson hurried to his
Pastor Li was a mite... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
Pastor Li was a mite of a man, but he carried a mighty message.
In small towns people frequently... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
In small towns people frequently identify people by their family connections.
Charles MacArthur sighed as he... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
Charles MacArthur sighed as he entered the church.
Dr. Viktor Frankl was an... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
Dr. Viktor Frankl was an imprisoned Jew in World War II.
A local church produced a... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
A local church produced a brochure about itself with the caption, "The Church with the open doors."
There was an old custom... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
There was an old custom which was a part of the communion service in some churches.
Was God's plan of salvation... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
Was God's plan of salvation to include the Gentiles (non-

The Immediate Word

A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.
You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

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“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (v. 21b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm practically bursting with joy to see you in this hour. Know why? I get to show my love for you by telling a good news story from the Bible.

But first, what do I have here? (show series of objects) I want to know what is the purpose of, for example, a fly swatter? (children answer)
What is the purpose of a cup? (children answer)

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Keith Wagner
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“The Challenge to be Humble” by Keith Wagner
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The Challenge to be Humble
by Keith Wagner
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

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Sandra Herrmann
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”

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Janice B. Scott
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
The church as the body of Christ is dynamic, unified, and organic.

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Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
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