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Katrina knew he would be... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- 1995
Katrina knew he would be waiting.
A group of young children... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- 1995
A group of young children were playing "Hide and Seek." One child would shut his eyes and count to 1
A small-town pastor in... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
A small-town pastor in the midwest earned a reputation for consistently visiting all his members on
In rural parts of the... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
In rural parts of the country, where farmers buy their gas in bulk, theft is always a concern.
On March 6th, 1991, a... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
On March 6th, 1991, a plane carrying country music star Reba McEntire's band and her tour manager cr
Remaining alert can keep us... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
Remaining alert can keep us out of trouble, and ready for what is sure to come upon us.
Sometimes nature reflects the unexpectedness... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
Sometimes nature reflects the unexpectedness of Christ's second coming.
The idea of readiness permeates... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
The idea of readiness permeates our lives.
You do not know the... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
You do not know the hour or the day. At any time a thief could break in.
God sometimes acts suddenly and... -- Matthew 24:36-44 -- First Sunday of Advent - A
God sometimes acts suddenly and there seems to be little warning.

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Is Peace Possible? -- Isaiah 2:2-5, Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44, Psalm 122 -- Carter Shelley -- First Sunday of Advent - A
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God’s persistence results in changing the basics of the covenant — sour grapes and written on the heart. Paul calls for us to be persistent in faithfulness, in holding to the truth in a confusing world. Jesus calls us to be as persistent approaching a just and loving God in prayer. If a woman with no power can persist in pestering an unjust judge until justice is done, won’t it be more likely that God will respond to our prayers?

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Jeremiah 31:27-34
A 2018 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 61% of Americans believe in a God who judges them based on what they have done. This was in line with an earlier Baylor University poll finding 47.4% of Americans have an angry god. Most of us have not really heard the word of this lesson about a New Covenant with a God who will remember our sin no more (v.34).

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“Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray and not lose heart.” (v. 1)

Good morning girls and boys,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Are you ready to hear my children’s message today? (children respond)  Ears and hearts open?

Let’s suppose you want to use your neighbor’s bicycle for an errand. Your neighbor is selfish and sometimes a bully. But you keep on asking and asking. Finally he/she relents and says, “Okay you have been bugging and bugging me, you may use my bicycle.”

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“Written On Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith


Written On Our Hearts
by Peter Andrew Smith
Jeremiah 31:27-34

“Okay guys, good practice.” Coach blew the whistle and waved at the players to gather around him. “You’re starting to really come along. Chapel service is in thirty minutes so you’ve got time to get yourself a drink or a snack after hitting the showers.”

The players cheered and headed off the field to get ready for the next activity.

“Hey Coach?” Johnson asked.

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Anyone who has suffered any sort of trauma in life will know what it is to have bad dreams. Nightmares often start early in life so that quite small children can be deeply disturbed by them. Sometimes they seem to occur for no reason, but at other times they follow a traumatic experience, or are the result of some worry or anxiety.

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This sermon is a retelling in a contemporary setting of the Parable of the Widow and the Judge. The harsh character of the Judge is exaggerated. The imaginary law clerk is made especially wimpish to highlight the arrogance of the Judge.

The Widow, as in the original parable, is the strongest character in the drama, although outwardly she appears to be the weakest.

This sermon emphasizes the biblical theme of the reversal of roles, and the triumph of faithfulness over human power.


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