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Emphasis Preaching Journal

(A)The... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1982
The three visitors brought Jesus... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
The three visitors brought Jesus distinctive gifts. We have gifts to return to God as well.
We have been warned about... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
We have been warned about evil in many ways.
Grandma was telling the story... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Grandma was telling the story of the Magi.
When Peter was about ten... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
When Peter was about ten years old, his family went on a trip to Tijuana, Mexico.
One of the most remarkable... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C
One of the most remarkable theological documents in the world is the Theological Declaration of Barm
Sixteen-year-old Robyn Stevens... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C
Sixteen-year-old Robyn Stevens decided to give her father, Arthur, a flashlight for Christmas.
The only man-made building... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
The only man-made building that can be seen from outer space is the Great Wall of China.
A pastor received a letter... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
A pastor received a letter from a woman in which she recounted her life experience of the past year.
And the search goes on... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
And the search goes on ...
To paraphrase Shakespeare ... There is... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B
To paraphrase Shakespeare ...

The Immediate Word

Killing Pain -- Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, Matthew 2:1-12, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
January 2, 2005

Second Sunday After Christmas, Cycle A








New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
On the Fourth of July, the neighbors in my tiny town come out to the curb with lawn chairs and lemonades, united in the fun of watching the local parade. The high school band goes by, followed by the mayor in a convertible. Classic cars fill the air with the kind of exhaust fumes that are now banned, and the small kids throw candy to the spectators. Then we all walk down to the park and admire the baked goods in the bake-off, and eat hot dogs grilled by the Recreation Department. Police officers blow up balloons for kids.


Arley K. Fadness
“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (v. 21b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm practically bursting with joy to see you in this hour. Know why? I get to show my love for you by telling a good news story from the Bible.

But first, what do I have here? (show series of objects) I want to know what is the purpose of, for example, a fly swatter? (children answer)
What is the purpose of a cup? (children answer)


Keith Wagner
“The Challenge to be Humble” by Keith Wagner
“Forgiveness Without Limits” by Keith Wagner

The Challenge to be Humble
by Keith Wagner
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sandra Herrmann
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.


Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
The church as the body of Christ is dynamic, unified, and organic.

Old Testament Lesson
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Ezra Reads The Law To The People

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