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When Will They Ever Learn? -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Are you paying attention?
Growing in faith -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- David Coffin -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Growing in faith need not entail giving up chocolate, donuts, or red meat for Lent.
Fork in the road: emptiness or fulfillment -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- David Coffin -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
About this Third Sunday of Lent, Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are memories for those in the broader
Trivial pursuit -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Gary Thompson, Schuyler Rhodes -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
Have you ever played the game Trivial Pursuit? Millions of people have.
Lessons from the edge -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Years ago, we took a trip to Chicago and whizzed up the super-fast elevators of the Sears
Call to repentance -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
There is more and more conversation these days about road rage and how rude our culture has become.
Repent and bear fruit -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
All three lessons for this day challenge our perception of the good life, calling us to ask whether
A word out of fashion -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Invitations, imperatives and warnings sound forth in the readings for this Sunday.
Tumbling towers -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
I still remember that morning, and I imagine that I will for the rest of my life.

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

Devotional

SermonStudio

Lent 3 -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not s

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2019) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Rarmirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Isaiah 55:1-9
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2016) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Rarmirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Isaiah 55:1-9
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2013) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Isaiah 55:1-9
NULL -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Water is life!
NULL -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Bob Ove -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Reading this passage, you wonder if your thoughts can contain what God has said.
Sermon Illustrations For Lent 3 (2010) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
Isaiah 55:1-9
Past performance does not guarantee... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Past performance does not guarantee future returns. This statement is necessary to
When Christians gather for Sunday... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
When Christians gather for Sunday worship, it often seems we have arrived for a
Have you ever really been... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Have you ever really been thirsty? Today in the USA almost every community large and
Many scholars think that Isaiah... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Many scholars think that Isaiah 55 was written during the end of the terrible years of
The subject of a radio... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The subject of a radio talk show was the condition of the world.
In Reynolds Price's book, A... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
In Reynolds Price's book, A Whole New Life, he tells the story of his struggles with cancer of the
Is it possible that God... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Is it possible that God plays the game of hide-and-seek with us?
The world's largest shopping mall... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The world's largest shopping mall is in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, not far from the church I current
When an athlete exercises rigorously... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
When an athlete exercises rigorously for conditioning or competes in a contest, there is bound to be
God's glorification of Israel draws... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
God's glorification of Israel draws the nations to the Lord.
An advertisement mailed by Bottom... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
An advertisement mailed by Bottom Line Publishing insists that "Starting today, nothing is impossibl
I have tried most of... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
I have tried most of the popular (and weird) diets at least once in my adult life.

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

Preaching

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

SermonStudio

Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Third Sunday in Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
On this third Sunday in Lent, all three of our lessons have to do with repentance, but we will look
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus and his disciples move toward Jerusalem and the cross.
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 55:1-9 (C)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

SermonStudio

RSVP -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- David Kalas -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
When you and I send out invitations to events we are hosting, we typically include at the bottom of
The Invitation -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
I don't know about you, but I love receiving invitations.
While He May Be Found -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Isaiah issues a four-part injunction to the people of Judah to return to God, to renounce their iniq

The Village Shepherd

We Are What We Eat -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is t

Stories

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Something Worthy -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Contents “Something Worthy” by Peter Andrew Smith
Thou Shalt Not ... Generally Speaking -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Contents "Thou Shalt Not ... Generally Speaking" by Keith Hewitt
Game Changer -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez, Keith Hewitt -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Contents"Game Changer" by Frank Ramirez "The Gift" by Keith Hewitt
The Hungry Heart -- Luke 13:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
In the "Story To Live By" section this week you will find a piece that would ordinarily be in
God's Dinner Bell -- Luke 13:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Rick McCracken-Bennett, David E. Leininger, Richard A. Jensen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "God's Dinner Bell" by Rick McCracken-Bennett

Worship

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

SermonStudio

Lent 3 -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Isaiah 55:1-9Theme: For God Will Abundantly Pardon
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: God's MercyCall To Worship
Ho! -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Call To Worship Leader: "Ho!" God surprises us.
Seek ye first the Lord -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- James R. Wilson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
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While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)

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Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

SermonStudio

John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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