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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Retrospect and prospect -- Numbers 6:22-27, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:15-21 -- 1995
The shepherds return to their flocks and the tasks of shepherding.

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Mr. Skillett And Mrs. Round Make Changes -- Luke 2:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Call to Worship:

In our worship today, let us praise and glorify God for all we

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

God's Messenger -- Luke 2:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
"Oi!" said the angel.


Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sending a representative is one... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
Sending a representative is one thing. Showing up in person is quite another.
Five doctors went duck hunting... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
Five doctors went duck hunting one day.
John MacQuarrie is one of... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- New Year's Day - B -- 2000
John MacQuarrie is one of the great theologians and lecturers of the twentieth century.
The shepherds were an important... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1999
The shepherds were an important group of folks to Luke.
Anna and Pepe rejoiced over... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1999
Anna and Pepe rejoiced over the birth of their youngest child.
Christmas is about news happening... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1999
Christmas is about news happening and how we respond to what we hear and see, like the shepherds who
Many young children have treasure... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1995
Many young children have treasure boxes filled with little bits of string, pretty stones, birds' nes
Names given to Native-American... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1995
Names given to Native-American children are almost always very carefully selected by parents and eld
The young couple were excited... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1995
The young couple were excited about their pregnancy.
A Yankelovich survey published in... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- 1995
A Yankelovich survey published in Emerging Trends in January 1994 reported that 69% of American adul
In the movie, Karate Kid... -- Luke 2:15-21
In the movie, Karate Kid, Part II, the old instructor has just allowed the arrogant instructo


The Village Shepherd

Prince Of Peace... -- Luke 2:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:


The Village Shepherd

Encounters With Jesus -- Luke 2:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
In 2000, I visited the Holy Land.



The power of God's name -- Numbers 6:22-27, Philippians 2:9-13, Luke 2:15-21, Psalm 67 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- 1989
Exegetical note: The famous tripartite (so-called "Aaronic" or "Priestly") blessing in this passage
Holy Name of Jesus -- Psalm 67, Numbers 6:22-27, Philippians 2:9-13, Luke 2:15-21 -- Norman A. Beck -- 1986
For some people there is great joy in the selection of the name for their child.

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Wilton Lewis stood with his hands on his hips, studying the sanctuary wall, not trusting himself to speak. He wanted to spit, was thwarted by the fact that he was inside, and instead swallowed hard and said, “This is vile. Disgusting and vile.” He turned to his right and added, “I apologize, Reverend Cashmore. This does not represent the good people of Port William. You know that, I hope.”

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Since Albert Einstein is considered the genius above all geniuses, he is often credited quotes he never said. (If Einstein said it, it must be true.) That includes the saying that insanity is defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result. Actually, it wasn't until the 1980's that he was first connected to that saying, but it doesn't matter who actually said it, because these three scriptures seem to validate the saying.

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“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (v. 27)

Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.

The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.


David Kalas
Seven years ago, our family moved from southern Virginia to northeast Wisconsin. As you might expect, spring comes later here. Fall comes earlier. And winter is a much different experience in northeast Wisconsin than it was in southern Virginia. The same temperatures that seemed bone-chilling in Virginia are good reason to leave the mufflers and mittens at home in Wisconsin. Of course, many of the retired folks in my congregation here take their cue from the geese and fly south for the winter each year.

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