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Rooted In Love -- Ephesians 3: 14-19 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a blended family)
Love - Gift Of God -- 1 John 4:7-12 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a couple with a baby)
Garments Of Marriage -- Colossians 3:12-14 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a formal wedding)
Faith, Hope, And Love -- 1 Corinthians 13 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Listen to these words of encouragement from Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13 (TEV)
Eternal Love -- 1 Corinthians 13 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Paul, the Apostle, once wrote a letter to his Christian friends in Corinth about the nature of true
Building A Marriage -- 1 Corinthians 13 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a couple fixing up a house)
Deciding To Love -- 1 Corinthians 13 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a marriage after divorce)
On The Right Track -- 1 Corinthians 13; 14:1 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a long--time relationship)
To Join Your Paths -- 1 Corinthians 13, Ruth 1:16-17 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a widowed/divorced, older couple)
Miracles Of Marriage -- 1 Corinthians 13, Genesis 2:18-24 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Listen to these words from Genesis 2:18--24 (TEV):
Leaving, Uniting, Becoming One -- Genesis 2:18-24 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Hear these words from the first book in the Bible, Genesis, chapter 2, verses 18--24 (TEV):
Ceremony 1 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Pastor: In the beginning days of creation, God was pleased with all He had created.
Ceremony 2 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
The Prologue
For Older Couple, Who Have Been Married Previously -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
The Prologue
Ceremony 4 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
The Prologue
Wedding With Communion -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Pastor: Welcome to the wedding of (Groom) and (Bride).
Ceremony 6 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Pastor: The world we live in changes constantly; governments rise and fall; institutions expand and
For Second Marriage With Children -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Pastor: Mr. and Mrs. (Groom's parents' name), Mr. and Mrs.
Weddings Can Be Beautiful -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
The Christian envisions marriage as a God--given direction for life.
Lighting The Unity Candle -- 1 Corinthians 13 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
Paul, the Apostle, once wrote a letter to his Christian friends in Corinth about the nature of true
Growing A Marriage -- Ephesians 3:14-19 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for an outdoor setting)
Beginning A New Climb -- Ephesians 3:14-19 -- Derl G. Keefer, Cheryl Rohret -- 2000
(for a marriage after divorce)
Happy Fear -- Psalm 128, Philippians 4:4-7 -- John V. Carrier, Anthology -- 1994
Today's psalm, which __________ and __________ chose, is both a blessing and an admonition.
Marriage: Endearing And Enduring -- Charles R. Leary, Anthology -- 1994
For A Medical Student
Three Building Blocks To A Happy Marriage -- Trevor Herm, Anthology -- 1994
I'd like to take a few moments to reflect on our scripture, as we think about the building blocks to
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The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
For December 6, 2020:
  • Hype Man for Disruption by Mary Austin — John the Baptist kicks off Mark’s gospel as the hype man for Jesus, drawing the crowds out to the Jordan River, and proclaiming that something new is coming.
  • Second Thoughts: We Need A Little Comfort by Chris Keating — Isaiah declares the promised tenderness of a God who has heard the cries of suffering and whose comfort is beyond measure.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Back in the 80’s, when I pastored a multiracial church in Chicago, there was one African American family with Cajun roots who had the tradition of preparing a huge pot of filé gumbo every Christmas Eve. Gumbo includes just about everything imaginable, and all the flavors slosh around to create something even greater than all the great stuff that goes into it.
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
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Isaiah 40:1-11
Wilfred Brimley died on August 1, 2020, at the age of 85. The actor was gruff and burly, yet very lovable. His best-known movie role was in Cocoon. Others may remember him for his Quaker Oats commercials with his famous tagline, “It’s the right thing to do.” He was also in the movies The Natural, The China Syndrome, and played Shannen Doherty’s grandfather on NBC’s Our House. Once when he was asked how he prepares for a role, Brimley replied, “I get up in the morning and I get dressed.”

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The Estranged
by Keith Hewitt
Isaiah 40:1-11

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John Jamison
Note: This sermon is the second in a series you can continue through Advent. This is a great opportunity to have some fun with the children as you lead up to Christmas. The series is designed to end on Christmas Eve, but you can end it on the 4th Sunday of Advent if you do not have a children’s cermon on Christmas Eve. The most important part of this series is that the more fun you have with it, the more fun everyone else will have too!

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Sam was the envy of all his friends. His dad was a farmer, so he drove a tractor. On rare occasions Sam was allowed to sit in the tractor cab and even help drive.

Sam's dad was entering a ploughing competition, so he was spending quite a lot of time in the tractor practising ploughing in straight lines.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
To understand this rich passage, the preacher must first understand its setting. Historically, this is the message addressed to the Judean exiles in Babylonia, between 550 and 538 B.C., and it takes the place of the call of the prophet known as Second Isaiah, who is himself among the exiles. That prophet's preaching is found in Isaiah 40-55.
Robert J. Elder
The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ.
-- Mark 1:1a

The four gospels each have very different ways of introducing the story about Jesus. Matthew begins his gospel with a long genealogy, tracing Jesus' lineage -- "son of David, son of Abraham" (Matthew 1:1-16) from the time of Abraham through fourteen generations, through the line of Mary's husband, Joseph, all the way to Jesus.

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