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Lost child -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
The Temple library -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers: Since this is the last Sunday of the year, a good connecting activity to the lesson is to
Who's the smartest? -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers or Parents: What is wisdom? There is much confusion
"Learning like Jesus learned" -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Teachers or Parents: You teach your children a valuable

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

Commentary

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Growing Up Holy -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Sandra Herrmann -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
The theme for this Sunday is holiness (dedication of one’s life to God).
A tale of two boys -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
If we are familiar with both stories, the one inevitably reminds us of the other.
Lord of the strong reaction -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- David Kalas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The New Testament gives us only one peek into Jesus' childhood.
Wise child -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Often a child's perspective is uncannily wise because his/her logic is so direct. A woman
Abundant Love -- Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
One of the fundamental characteristics of human development is inquisitiveness.
Growing in wisdom -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
In the second century, some Christians produced popular literature that told stories of Jesus as a y
Living in faith -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
After Christmas, with its striking combination of trying human circumstances and glorious divine rev
Humanity and Divinity -- Psalm 111, Hebrews 2:10-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
As has been observed in one of the lessons, the discussion of JesusÕ humanity and divinity seems nev
Joy Versus a High -- Jeremiah 31:10-13, Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Surely one of the central themes of the Christmas season is the theme of joy.

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Fluffy Cat Gets Wrong -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Call to Worship:

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Growing Up! -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Arley K. Fadness -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years and in divine and human favor.”
Grow in the Lord -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
The Point: You can grow in many ways, but the most important is to grow in the Lord
My Father's Business -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Anna Shirey -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
First Thoughts
Lost child -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to
The Temple library -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever been to a story hour at a library?
Who's the smartest? -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! I have a picture here of a man who is well
Learning like Jesus learned -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! Some of you are in school, aren't you? Who here goes to school?

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A New Outfit for the New Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
For December 30, 2018:
What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

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Jesus At Twelve -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Elaine M. Ward -- 2002
Mary said to Joseph, "I thought Jesus was with you!" Joseph replied, "I thought Jesus was with you."
My Father's House -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The sanctity of the church.

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Learning like Jesus learned -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Good morning! Some of you are in school, aren't you? Who here goes to school?

Children's Story

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The Spider's Web -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
When wise men from the East travelled many miles to see the new baby Jesus, they first visited K

Devotional

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Christmas 1 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for First Sunday after Christmas Day (2018) -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Sermon Illustrations for First Sunday after Christmas Day (2015) -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Ron Love, R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
Sermon Illustrations for First Sunday after Christmas Day (2012) -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
NULL -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The belief of a military apocalyptic Messiah that would come from the House of David was so dominant
NULL -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
The boy Jesus was focused on the things of God, so much so that he even overlooked his parental ties
Jesus' family has been to... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Jesus' family has been to Jerusalem for Passover and they've stayed seven or eight days --
One preacher took this text... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
One preacher took this text and preached a sermon on: "'Tis a Pity the Kittens Have to
Losing a child is every... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare. Most parents have experienced this at
Seated among the learned rabbis... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Seated among the learned rabbis in the temple, the young Jesus displays a remarkable
On his visit to the... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
On his visit to the temple, Jesus amazed the Jewish teachers with his intelligent answers
Seated among the learned... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Seated among the learned rabbis in the temple, the young Jesus displays a remarkable awareness
Jesus' parents came to... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Jesus' parents came to the rescue of the temple teachers just in time.
On his visit to... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
On his visit to the Temple, Jesus amazed the Jewish teachers with his intelligent answers, and
Losing a child is... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Losing a child is every parent's worst nightmare.
After a panic-stricken three... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
After a panic-stricken three-day search for their twelve-
There are many father-son... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
There are many father-son relationships which catch our attention.
Our first parish was in... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Our first parish was in the country, two hours from the closest city.
Inspiration comes and goes mysteriously... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
Inspiration comes and goes mysteriously.
We know nothing about the... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
We know nothing about the youth of Jesus except his visit to the Temple in Jerusalem at the age of t
Luke provides a priceless glimpse... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
Luke provides a priceless glimpse into the family life of Jesus' boyhood, providing us with untold h
A little boy who had... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
A little boy who had lost his tooth asked his mother, "Why do I get money if I put my tooth under my

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A New Outfit for the New Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
For December 30, 2018:
What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,

Intercession

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Father God... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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The value of Christmas nurture -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Dennis Koch -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:The value of Christmas nurtureGospel Note:
FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 111, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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A New Outfit for the New Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
For December 30, 2018:
What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

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First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
First Sunday After Christmas/Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeThe Savior is born into the human world and circumstances.
First Sunday After Christmas / Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 (C)
Christmas 1 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
This is the only story that Luke tells from Jesus' childhood.
First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday After Christmas -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Christmas 1 -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Christmas 1 -- Sirach 24:1-4, 8-12, Colossians 3:12-21, Luke 2:41-52 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
The Lessons1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 (C)

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A New Outfit for the New Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
For December 30, 2018:
What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

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Tradition Can Be Changed -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
Tradition is defined as an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought or action.
Our Task: Acceptance And Challenge -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Tom M. Garrison -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
What do our children need of us really, as adults, as parents, and as the community of faith called
God Communicates In Humanly Understandable Terms -- Luke 2:41-52 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
One Christmas morning, a young widow was doing her best to make Christmas happy for her two little b
Home For The Holidays -- Luke 2:41-52 -- William G. Carter -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Laura was going home for the holidays.
Home And Templ -- Luke 2:41-52 -- James T. Garrett -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1991
Columnist Erma Bombeck tells of a Supermom who is perfection itself.
My Father's Business -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Roy C. Nichols -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1985
Jesus was a precocious twelve-year-old with an inquiring mind. Many parents wish for such a child.

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Growing In Wisdom And Stature -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
There's a wonderful children's book by David McKee, called "Not Now, Bernard." (Published by Rando

Stories

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Sacrifices -- Luke 2:41-52, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Psalm 148 -- Keith Hewitt -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
Hannah held the bundle in the palm of one hand and carefully opened the folds of coarse linen that c
Make Your Heart A Manger -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
A Story to Live ByMake Your Heart a Manger
The Song Still Sings -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- C. David Mckirachan, Sil Galvan -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week

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Home Not Alone -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover.
Twelve-Year-Old Wisdom -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Constance Berg -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Twelve years on earth isn't much time. Many people who live today reach eighty years of age.

Worship

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A New Outfit for the New Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2018
For December 30, 2018:
What We Do, Who We Are -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, Jesus slips away from his parents and their traveling party as they prep
Old Clothes -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2012
What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Dear Fellow Preacher,
You Are The Person Of The Year -- Luke 2:41-52, Colossians 3:12-17, 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Psalm 148 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The new year -- this is a good time for taking a few steps back seeking to discover our place in God

SermonStudio

Christmas 1 -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52, Psalm 148 -- Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2009
The wonderful cycle of the year,
First Sunday After Christmas -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 2:41-52Theme: Talk To Me, Not Through Me
First Sunday After Christmas/The Holy Family -- 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26, Colossians 3:12-17, Luke 2:41-52 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2003
Theme: The Boy SamuelCall To WorshipLeader: Praise the Lord, all peoples.
Christmas 1 -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Wayne H. Keller -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: WhiteGospel: Luke 2:41-52
Praise for the blessing of parents -- Luke 2:41-52 -- James R. Wilson -- 1997
Call To WorshipLeader: Let us come together giving honor to Almighty God!
Parent's Days -- Luke 2:41-52 -- James R. Wilson -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: Let us come together giving honor to Almighty God!
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Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, 
“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (vv. 28-29)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.) We have another story about Jesus today, are you ready? (Let them respond.)

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Frank Ramirez
There’s all this cool stuff and most times we can get exactly what we want, when we want it. During the pandemic there were shortages, however, which we took with ill grace.

David has abused his position as king to murder a man and steal his wife. His greatest concern seems to have been keeping up appearances. Even he can see the injustice, however, when confronted by the prophet Nathan’s parable. Nathan reminds David of all God has done for him, but he has not lived a life worthy of his calling
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2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a
David was certainly not the last powerful man to take sexual advantage of a woman. We think of Bill Clinton and Matt Lauer (and Donald Trump has indicated he would like to do it). Martin Luther says that such behavior is the essence of sin:

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Contents
“Seeing Your Sin” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Finally Home” by David O. Bales
“It’s How You Speak the Truth” by David O. Bales
 

Seeing Your Sins
by Peter Andrew Smith
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a

Sally watched Joe make his way toward the group of other preschoolers playing in the church hall. She started forward when he stumbled and looked like he was going to fall but stopped when he stayed upright. She stepped back as he laughed upon reaching his friends.

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Janice B. Scott
"Do you want a sandwich?" asked Tony's mum. Tony was eyeing the cake, but he thought it was unlikely his mother would let him have any cake until he'd eaten a sandwich or two.

"Oh, all right," he muttered, ungraciously. He reached across the picnic table for a ham sandwich. He removed the top layer of bread to check whether there was mustard on the ham. He didn't like mustard. The ham was clear, so Tony lifted it out of the bread and ate it. While his mother wasn't looking, he crumbled the bread and tossed it to the seagulls.

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Marti Kramer Suddarth
Scripture Reference
The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.
-- Ephesians 4:11

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William G. Carter
We had a very tasty meal. So when the tour guide said, "Let's load the bus and visit the site," I think I was near the front of the line. Lunch that day was pita bread and tilapia, a round thin fish that resembles a sunfish. Our destination was Tabgha, a spot on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is a couple of stones' throw from the ruins of Capernaum, at the bottom of the hill where Jesus gave the Beatitudes.

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