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Promises Kept -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 -- David Coffin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
The 1989 Christmas Vacation movie features Clark Griswold, his wife Ellen and two children
Then and Now -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
“Current Events” can be very significant at the time they happen, but they can change and/or grow in
Born a child and yet a king -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
One morning in 1872, David Livingstone wrote this in his diary: “March 19, my birthday.
Looking for a king in a democratic age -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
One morning in 1872, David Livingstone wrote this in his diary: “March 19, my birthday.
The Christmas crisis -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:47-55 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
This Sunday, more than most, the heat is on to get the meaning right, hit our stride, and
The Christmas visitor -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- David Kalas -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
If some visitor from another part of the universe came to Earth during the Christmas season, I wonde
The best is yet to come -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
The concept of pregnancy lends itself rather naturally to metaphorical usage.
Mary, sister of the poor and oppressed -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1994
It is not the resplendent Queen of Heaven that we meet in Luke's nativity story but a flesh and bloo
Christmas Comes All the Time -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Probably the worst thing we do at Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Redirect Our Longing? -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Katy Stenta, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
For December 19, 2021:
All I Want for Christmas is You -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
For December 23, 2018:
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
The Untold Christmas Story -- Matthew 2:16-18, Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The news was stunning and almost unimaginable -- a bustling elementary school in a well-to-do commun
The Hope For Peace -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.

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It happened in Bethlehem -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been
It happened in Bethlehem -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been

Devotional

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Advent 4 -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
And he shall be the one of peace.-- Micah 5:5a

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The Face Of Salvation -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Psalm 80 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Advent 4 (2021) -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
Micah 5:2-5a
Sermon Illustrations for Advent 4 (2018) -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
Micah 5:2-5a
Sermon Illustrations for Advent 4 (2015) -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
Micah 5:2-5a
The earliest Jewish belief shared by the Greeks... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Ron Love -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The earliest Jewish belief, shared by the Greeks, was that the firmament was a solid dome.
This lesson is a prophecy of the Messiah... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
This lesson is a prophecy of the Messiah.
Sermon Illustrations for Advent 4 (2012) -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Micah 5:2-5a
People throughout history have said... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
People throughout history have said they wanted peace. So many people have stated their
Bethlehem, which in Hebrew means... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Bethlehem, which in Hebrew means "house of bread," was indeed a small town. But
Micah, scholars tell us, was... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Micah, scholars tell us, was a younger contemporary of Isaiah. The world of God's people
Every year, right after... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
Every year, right after Thanksgiving, television stations across the country start running the
Every town has its... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
Every town has its claim to fame.
The year is 1941... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
The year is 1941, and Hitler's armies are on the march.
The prime minister of... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2003
The prime minister of Australia, Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, was running for re-election when,
The strength of great nations... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- 1994
The strength of great nations is rallied during times of great crisis and moral controversy.
We all know many stories... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- 1994
We all know many stories of people of "great expectations," of whom much was expected.
God's Top Ten Unlikeliesbr... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- 1994
God's Top Ten Unlikelies 10. Little David takes on Goliath.
Christmas was only a week... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- 1994
Christmas was only a week away and Mary was caught in the strength-draining vortex of demands that s
The day that Joellen joined... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
The day that Joellen joined our congregation she asked if she could sing in the choir.
The shuttle bus rounded a... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
The shuttle bus rounded a curve along the west rim of the Grand Canyon.
In Porbandar, India, a small... -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
In Porbandar, India, a small, remote, seaside town in the Kathiawar Peninsula, Mohandas Karamchand G

The Immediate Word

Redirect Our Longing? -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Katy Stenta, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
For December 19, 2021:
All I Want for Christmas is You -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
For December 23, 2018:
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
The Untold Christmas Story -- Matthew 2:16-18, Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The news was stunning and almost unimaginable -- a bustling elementary school in a well-to-do commun

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FOURTH SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- B. David Hostetter -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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Redirect Our Longing? -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Katy Stenta, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
For December 19, 2021:
All I Want for Christmas is You -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
For December 23, 2018:
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
The Untold Christmas Story -- Matthew 2:16-18, Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The news was stunning and almost unimaginable -- a bustling elementary school in a well-to-do commun
The Hope For Peace -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.

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Fourth Sunday Of Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Carlos Wilton -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
Theme For The DayAdvent is a time for seeing the promise.
Fourth Sunday in Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
In the prophecies of Second Isaiah, the Lord God declares, "My thoughts are not your thoughts, neith
Fourth Sunday Of Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Fourth Sunday In Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Fourth Sunday In Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Advent 4 -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Redirect Our Longing? -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Katy Stenta, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
For December 19, 2021:
All I Want for Christmas is You -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
For December 23, 2018:
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
The Untold Christmas Story -- Matthew 2:16-18, Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The news was stunning and almost unimaginable -- a bustling elementary school in a well-to-do commun
The Hope For Peace -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.

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Born At Bethlehem -- Hope -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Derl G. Keefer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
Ellyn Sanna was twelve years old when she went on a camping trip to New England with her family.
Making Room For Christ -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 2:1-7 -- William Powell Tuck -- 2007
The story of Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is one of the most familiar parts
A Little Town Of Great Renown -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
The name Johann Sebastian Bach has been familiar in church music circles for many years.
Don't Forget The Child! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- 2004
Most of us are familiar with the blockbuster movies, Home Alone and Lost in New York: Home
The Regenerating Power Of A Little One -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Steven E. Albertin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Regardless of the size of a town, it is important for the residents to have a sense of civic pride.
Celebrating The Lord's Day -- Micah 5:2-5a -- David M. Oliver -- 2003
Opening SentenceMicah 5:2, The Message
Don't Forget The Child! -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:46b-55 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2001
Most of us are familiar with the blockbuster movies, Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In
A Town Of Promise -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
Sometimes little towns, ordinarily only dots on the map, achieve great fame.
The Quest And The Question Of The Way -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Ron Lavin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
Life is a quest. For some, life is a quest for power.
The Happy Hour -- Micah 5:2-5a -- James H. Bailey -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
There is nothing lonelier than standing on the railroad track in a small town waiting for a train to

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Don't Forget The Child! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Alex A. Gondola -- 2004
Most of us are familiar with the blockbuster movies, Home Alone and Lost in New York: Home

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Micah And Matthew -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Janice B. Scott -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
While I consider myself to be very much in tune with the modern era, well into technology and all th

Stories

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First Encounter -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:46b-55 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
Contents “First Encounter” by Keith Hewitt
By Hickory -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:46b-55 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
Contents "By Hickory" by Frank Ramirez
Becoming Holy -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:46b-55 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Lamar Massingill -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
Contents"Becoming Holy" by Peter Andrew Smith
Packing Christmas -- Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:46b-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Contents Christmas Stories
Larry's Lesson -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stan Purdum, C. David Mckirachan, James T. Garrett, David Michael Smith -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week Stories: "Larry's Lesson" by Stan Purdum

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Bethlehem Hope -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Bethlehem in December, 1995, was a far cry from Bethlehem of 4 B.C., or even the Bethlehem of 2003.

Worship

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Redirect Our Longing? -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Katy Stenta, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2021
For December 19, 2021:
All I Want for Christmas is You -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10 -- Mary Austin, Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2018
For December 23, 2018:
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
Can We Be The (Peaceful) True Believers? -- Luke 2:14 (15-20), Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a -- Robin Lostetter, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
As we continue to come to terms with a recent spate of mass shootings -- capped by seemingly sensele
The Untold Christmas Story -- Matthew 2:16-18, Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 5:2-5a, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2012
The news was stunning and almost unimaginable -- a bustling elementary school in a well-to-do commun
The Hope For Peace -- Luke 1:47-55, Hebrews 10:5-10, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
Hope is all around us this time of year.

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Advent 4 -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Psalm 80:1-7 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2009
The truth, Dumbledore sighed It is a beautiful and terrible thing and
Fourth Sunday In Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Robert S. Jarboe -- 2006
Fourth Sunday In AdventFor Micah 5:2-5a
Fourth Sunday Of Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a -- Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Micah 5:2-5aTheme: Can So
Songs Of The Season/Advent -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55), Micah 5:2-5a -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to WorshipWe come ready to receive what God shall give.
Fourth Sunday Of Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2003
Theme: God Promises A Ruler From BethlehemCall To Worship
Fourth Sunday of Advent -- Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Micah 5:2-5a Theme: The Advent-ure Of Joy
The Savior is coming -- Micah 5:2-5a -- James R. Wilson -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 1997
Call To WorshipLeader: Come now and know the presence of the Lord God of Hosts!
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Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
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Quantisha Mason-Doll
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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today. Are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

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David Coffin
All of today’s texts address times along the faith journey where a mature faith is helpful. Modern examples include a church which has just completed a major building project. The ribbon cutting celebration is in the past. It is time to make payments to the creditors. Also, there are maintenance and upkeep costs along with knowing the state will be making inspection visits to assure building safety standards remain current.
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26
John Calvin well describes the distress and doubt which this lesson depicts:

...for there is nothing more difficult for men than to preserve their minds in a state of peace and tranquility, undisturbed by any disquieting fears, whilst they are in this world, which is subject to many changes. (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.V/1, p. 18)

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Janice B. Scott
Alice loved ballet. She'd been given a ballet video for her birthday, and she spent hours watching it. When she'd been attending ballet classes for three weeks, she announced to the assembled family that she was going to be a ballet dancer when she grew up.

Alice's mother and father exchanged meaningful glances. "Ballet means a lot of hard work," warned her father.

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John S. Smylie
David O. Bales
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Where Have All the Churches Gone?" by John Smylie
"Caught Not Taught" by John Smylie
"Oh, Mulberries!" by David Bales

Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

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Where Have All the Churches Gone?
By John Smylie
Lamentations 1:1-6

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David E. Leininger
A couple of years ago, a fascinating book by Mitch Albom hit the bestseller lists, Tuesdays with Morrie. The author had learned that his old teacher was slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, and after an absence of many years, the two reconnected and began to get together every Tuesday. The book shares some of the great lessons that emerged from those weekly conversations. For example:

"Okay, question," I say to Morrie. His bony fingers hold his glasses across his chest, which rises and falls with each labored breath.

"What's the question?" he says.
Carlos Wilton
The little-known book of Lamentations was likely composed in the ashes of Jerusalem, following the Babylonian invasion which carried the leaders of the Jewish community off into exile. It speaks to the concerns of the Jerusalem community for their long-term survival under occupation by a foreign power. While the book's title sounds grim, and its setting is dark, the book is fundamentally life-affirming. It is a testimony to the steadfast love of God that may be discovered through renewed faith, even in troubled times.

Dallas A. Brauninger
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The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" [6] The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
John W. Clarke
In most congregational settings, the name Habakkuk does not bring people to their feet. He is not considered famous biblically speaking, like the more recognized names of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others. In point of fact, most people do not know who Habakkuk is or what he did.

Habakkuk was a prophet who undertook to sustain the faith of the nation through one of the most hopeless periods of Hebrew history.
Robert R. Kopp
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.

It's about an English teacher named John Keating who returns to his stodgy old alma mater named Welton Academy -- the students call it "Hellton" -- and challenges students to live extraordinary lives.

Mr. Keating tells a few students about a secret organization called The Dead Poets Society.

"The Dead Poets Society," he reveals with eyes aglow, "was a society dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life. That phrase is by Thoreau and was invoked at every meeting."

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