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The days are short and... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
The days are short and dark now, but it is a season of lights.
It is precisely when every... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
"It is precisely when every earthly hope has been explored and found wanting, when
I was at a clergy... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
I was at a clergy conference in a remote, rural location when lightning struck and all the
People have been stopping to... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
People have been stopping to see Mr. Green's Christmas lights for many years. Each year
Have you ever been down... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Have you ever been down a cave? The tour guide leads you down into the bowels of the
It is precisely when every... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
"It is precisely when every earthly hope has been explored and found wanting, when every possibility
I was at a clergy... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
I was at a clergy conference in a remote, rural location when lightning struck and all the electrica
People have been stopping to... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
People have been stopping to see Mr. Green's Christmas lights for many years.
Have you ever been down... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Have you ever been down a cave? The tour guide leads you down into the bowels of the earth.
Laser surgery is a... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
Laser surgery is a remarkable development in eye care.
This passage layers epithets... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
This passage layers epithets of praise.
Aldous Huxley, British novelist... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
Aldous Huxley, British novelist, essayist, and critic, in a little article titled, "New-Fashio
From the day Tyler... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
From the day Tyler was born, "Pap" has referred to him as "The World's Greatest Grandson." And
A young girl showed her... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
A young girl showed her Christmas list to her father before sending it to Santa.
When our oldest grandson was... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
When our oldest grandson was very young, he would awaken at night for changing and feeding.
Imagine the darkest place you... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
Imagine the darkest place you have ever been.
We forget just how dependent... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
We forget just how dependent we have become on the electric company until there is a power failure.
Only once did a person... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
Only once did a person present an Acadamy Award to himself, and that was before television.
Perhaps those of us who... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
Perhaps those of us who are primarily city dwellers do not understand the full measure of rejoicing
The prophet Isaiah points the... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1993
The prophet Isaiah points the people of God not only to the fact of the darkness in the world but to
My daughter teaches in western... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
My daughter teaches in western Kenya in a small village near the border of Uganda.
David had enlisted in the... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
David had enlisted in the Marines, full aware of the possibility of combat, especially with all of t
A great light has been... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
A great light has been shining on people who lived in the shadows, says Isaiah.

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The Prince Of Peace In A World Of Violence -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), John 1:1-14, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
(Originally published for December 24-25, 2005)

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The King And The Maiden -- Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Constance Berg, Frank R. Fisher, John E. Sumwalt, Paul Lintern, Stan Purdum -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
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The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
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The Right Child -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Paul E. Robinson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver" (Proverbs 25:11).
Just A Whisper -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Frederick C. Edwards -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1993
A newborn child is such a small and fragile thing. Can it have
What Christmas Is About -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert A. Beringer -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
Charlie Brown isn't the only one who asks, "What's Christmas all about?" Real people also ask that s
Redemption Near And Dear -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 21:25-28 -- Erskine White -- 1990
A few years ago, a rather well-known preacher wrote a book called Shaping a Successful Life, and as
Redemption Near And Dear -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 21:25-28 -- Erskine White -- 1990
A few years ago, a rather well-known preacher wrote a book called Shaping a Successful Life, and as
Redemption Near And Dear -- Luke 21:25-28, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Erskine White -- 1990
A few years ago, a rather well-known preacher wrote a book called Shaping a Successful Life, and as
Peace as Shalom -- Psalm 72:1-7, Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 10:1-12 -- Alan Bacon Bond -- 1986
Our bus pulled off the highway onto an overpass, where it stopped.

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The power of God's presence -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: This joyous coronation anthem probably celebrated the enthronement rather than the
Unto us a child is born -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14 -- Heth H. Corl -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1986
Call to WorshipPastor:Rejoice! For God's light has come to dispel our darkness!
CHRISTMAS EVE/DAY -- Psalm 96, Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Norman A. Beck -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1986
The birthday of Jesus is celebrated more than any other birthday in the world.
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