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Chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Give it a chance -- Luke 13:1-9
Teachers: Children may be interested in seeing and tasting the figs mentioned in today's lesson.
We must learn to confess -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Read the Gospel lesson (Luke 13:1-9) to the children and ask
"Produce or perish" -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus told this parable to make the
Second chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: It is important for children to learn

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

Commentary

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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.
Deliverance -- Exodus 3:1-15, Luke 13:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
By Ross Marrs

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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When Anna Died -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Call to worship:

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The Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John Jamison -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
Object: Figs, usually dried.
Second Chances -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
 “Sir, let it alone for one more year...”
Repent And Trust In God's Grace -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: Bad things happen in life. Look to God and trust in his grace.
Waiting for Fruit -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Anna Shirey -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them -- do you think that the
Give it a chance -- Luke 13:1-9
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought an apple so we could talk about apples this morning.
We must learn to confess -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
I want to read you something. You may have heard this or
Produce or perish -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! I'd like to show you a picture this morning.
Second chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Today I have a branch from an apple tree (or

The Immediate Word

Hungering and Thirsting for God's Peace -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 20, 2022:
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

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I'll Do Better Next Time -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To explain that God is patient with us when we don't live as we should.
Bearing Fruit For God -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: some fertilizer

Children's Story

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The Worst Pixie In The World -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
In today's reading, Jesus showed that God's forgiveness is always available, although sometimes

Devotional

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Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
... do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem?

Drama

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Moses The Fig Tree -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 103 -- John A. Tenbrook -- 2004
Perhaps I was too hard on Moses. But you have to admit, Moses was a bit of a whiner:
Unfair -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
ThemeQuit complaining about your life. Repent and trust God.Summary

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2022) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen, Frank Rarmirez, Bill Thomas -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
Isaiah 55:1-9
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 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
When the Twin Towers collapsed in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attack, many were wondering
NULL -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Bob Ove -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
The innocent often die with the guilty.
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
A Christian said to a... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
A Christian said to a suffering person, "God must have a reason." Such speculation ranks
Hope -- I was visiting a... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Hope -- I was visiting a patient one day at the hospital following a major setback
In Luke 13, Jesus answers... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
In Luke 13, Jesus answers a question everyone struggles with. Are disasters God's way of
Since the book of Job... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Since the book of Job, people have been pointing fingers at the sufferer. The old Jewish
While coaching a girls softball... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
While coaching a girls softball team, I was determined that one girl should be cut.
A church was having a... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
A church was having a youth retreat.
Galileo, 1564-1642, the great Italian... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Galileo, 1564-1642, the great Italian astronomer and physicist, challenged Aristotle's position that
Thirty-three-year-old Gary... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Thirty-three-year-old Gary Hawkins had always lived in the fast lane.
When you are invited to... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
When you are invited to a wedding, it is expected that you will show up in the appropriate attire.
1) A young student, studying... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
(1) A young student, studying in America, zeroed in on American thinking about heaven when he said,
A Christian family was once... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
A Christian family was once traveling by airplane.
Why? is a favorite question... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
"Why?" is a favorite question we often ask when unjust suffering shatters innocent lives.
Fruit growers have years of... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Fruit growers have years of expenses before they reap even one harvest.
Condemnation of others may be... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Condemnation of others may be a judgment upon ourselves.

The Immediate Word

Hungering and Thirsting for God's Peace -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 20, 2022:
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.

Intercession

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God Of Forgiveness... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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God's patience and punishment -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Dennis Koch -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:God's patience and punishmentGospel Note:
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT -- Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 103:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Hungering and Thirsting for God's Peace -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 20, 2022:
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

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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, 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.
The Fruitless Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
1. Text
Seek Reconciliation: God's Judgment Is Near -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had m
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)
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
This week's text, with its appropriate Lenten theme of repen-tance, is assigned for the Lenten seaso
The Barren Fruit Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- William E. Keeney -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
1At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate h
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Lent 3 -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Hungering and Thirsting for God's Peace -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 20, 2022:
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

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The Tower Of Siloam -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
It was over forty years ago, in the middle of December 1963, when my aging father retired from the N
Experiencing Second Chances -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- 2007
Why is it that if someone says there are a billion stars out, we never question the accuracy?
More Time -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Who can speak of "justice" in any long-standing and helpful way?
Headlines And Holiness -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Imagine for a moment that Jesus is watching television with his twelve disciples.
And Now The News -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John N. Brittain -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
I know that they didn't have CNN or Walkmen back in Jesus' day, but if they had, they would have bee
Love Over Logic -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Carl L. Jech -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Reward and punishment! A basic fact of life!
Truth in the Inward Being -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
Let Us Pray: We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves.

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And Now The News -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John N. Brittain -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
I know that they didn't have CNN or iPods back in Jesus' day, but if they had, they would have been

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Justice Or Forgiveness? -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
During the 1987 Remembrance Day ceremony in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, a bomb planted by the I

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

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The Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
An intriguing text.
Second Chances -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for
A Word About Fig Trees -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Constance Berg -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Fig trees are one of the most important plants in the Bible as they are mentioned over sixty times.
A Modern Day Job -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
American culture is a culture of fixing blame -- fixing blame on others.
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John Steward -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Most people think of AIDS as being transmitted sexually or through intravenous drug use.

Worship

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Hungering and Thirsting for God's Peace -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 20, 2022:
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

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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 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 13:1-9Theme: Towers Fall, God Endures
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
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: PurpleGospel: Luke 13:1-9
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John Jamison
“When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Quantisha Mason-Doll
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For July 3, 2022:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30
David Kalas
(This installment was originally published in 2007.)

The Philippian jailor does not appear in any of our selected readings for this Sunday, but his fundamental question reverberates through our texts. "What must I do to be saved?" he asked Paul and Silas (Acts 16:30). It is an elemental question, and our selected passages can help us elucidate the answer.

What do I need to do? This is the pragmatic question of the would-be home buyer sitting with the loan officer in the bank. It is the poignant question of the husband who wants to

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Peter Andrew Smith
John sat in the front seat of his car and looked at the door of the apartment building. Every mile of the five-hour journey he had thought about his mother and the last time they spoke. They had gotten into a screaming match about something he couldn’t even remember anymore. The yelling had ended when he stormed off and swore that he would never speak to her again. Now three years later, he was sitting in the parking lot looking at the door he had slammed behind him so long ago. He was looking at it and wondering how he could possibly go through that door.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few." In our worship today, let us ask God to equip us and send us out into his harvest.



Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we fail to notice your harvest, because our eyes and ears are closed.

Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes the task of acting as your harvesters seems too overwhelming for us.

Christ, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-Sumwalt
We would all be well advised to be careful where and how we tell this story.

I stand before you today as one in need of healing, as Naaman was, as we all are.

We come here in our brokenness, suffering as we all do from the diseases of racism, sexism, nationalism, denominationalism and homophobia. Some of us come bearing the scars of dysfunctional families: sexual, physical and emotional abuse - both abusers and abused - some of us hurting from wounds we have received from brothers and sisters sitting in these same pews.
Schuyler Rhodes
Sometimes it seems like God has taken a powder. No matter how theologically astute or disciplined in spiritual practices one might be, it seems that everyone comes to a moment where it feels like God is somewhere else. In a firefight in Baghdad or an AIDS clinic in South Africa it would be possible to wonder, wouldn't it? As genocide stamps out a people in Darfur and grinding poverty consumes millions, it is tempting to wonder if God is hiding his face (v. 7). But this is the big picture. Such feelings emerge, also, in times of more personal struggle.
Gary L. Carver
It was many years ago now, right after I had first started in the ministry that Sharlon and I traveled to Little River Canyon in Fort Payne, Alabama. Somehow along the trail we were separated and I found myself alone standing on the rim of the canyon viewing a vast expanse of indescribable beauty. Looking across to the other side, I shouted at the top of my voice, "Baloney!" Nothing came back. This is my chance, I thought to myself.
W. Robert Mcclelland
Christian thinking about salvation has divided itself into two main streams which I like to think of as: "Monkey-hold" salvation or "Cat-hold" salvation. The difference in theological viewpoint is seen in how monkeys and cats protect their young. A mother monkey will sound the alarm when danger lurks. The baby monkeys come running to her and hold tightly to her fur as she runs to safety. A mother cat, on the other hand, picks her kittens up by the nape of the neck and carries them in her mouth out of harm's way. So, which is it? Monkey-hold salvation or Cat-hold salvation?

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