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Reproach Rolled Away -- Joshua 5:9-12 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
After wandering in the wilderness 39 years, braving many dangers, toils, and snares, and after watch
When God Does A New Thing -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
The woman whose heart is broken because her husband cheated on her cannot get past that experience a
Sustaining The Weary With A Word -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Passion Sunday - C -- 2000
Those who are beleagured can be strengthened by the prophet, for his words sustain and encourage the
A Blood That Passes Over -- Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Maundy Thursday - C -- 2000
In our lesson the Lord gives precise instructions to Moses and Aaron on the content and preparation
A Sense Of Urgency -- Acts 9:36-43 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
In the world we appear to be in a hurry to go nowhere and be on time.
You Shall Receive Power -- Acts 1:1-11 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2000
Luke gives a telling account of Jesus' instructions to the apostles before his ascension into heaven
With All Your Heart -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2000
The poignant words of the prophet Joel should have deep relevance and meaning for this Ash Wednesday
He Commanded Us To Preach -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
Opposition to preaching the risen Christ and reaching the Gentiles emerged early in the ministry of
Obeying God Rather Than Men -- Acts 5:27-32 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
How many times have we borne witness to this scene?
Blind Man's Bluff? -- Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Who would believe it?
Out Of The Box -- Acts 11:1-18 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Why do some people always want to put Christians into a tight little box?
The Hospitable Servant: A Woman Named Lydia -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
One of the great problems of our time particularly in some clergy circles is the myopic, antiquated,
Twelve O'Clock Rock: When The Jailhouse Is Rocked -- Acts 16:16-34 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
The prisoners and the jailers had their world rocked one midnight 2,000 years ago.
Deformed, Disfigured, And Despised: A Marred But Magnificent Messiah -- Isaiah 52:13--53:12 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Good Friday - C -- 2000
The prophet gives the report, but who will believe it? The servant will act wisely.
Not Your Leftovers But Your First Fruits -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
In the text, Moses exhorts the people to offer unto God their first fruits in remembrance and thanks
The Promise Of A Son -- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
A son was a symbol of the strength of the inheritance.
While He May Be Found -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Isaiah issues a four-part injunction to the people of Judah to return to God, to renounce their iniq
Black Preaching: A Four-Cornered Universe -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
The four elements of black preaching might also be called the four corners of the art.
African-American Spirituality: The African's Gift To America -- Exodus 3:1-10 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
As we commence celebrations of Black History this month, I want to say what a wonderful thing that w
Hang Time: A Good Friday Sermon -- Matthew 27:45-55 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
Lent is a season for recalling the suffering and triumph of our Lord, Savior and Liberator, Jesus Ch
Black Preaching: A Four--Cornered Universe -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
The four elements of black preaching might also be called the four corners of the art.
Hang Time: A Good Friday Sermon -- Matthew 27:45-55 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
Lent is a season for recalling the suffering and triumph of our Lord, Savior and Liberator, Jesus Ch
Advent's "Invisible" Man -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
The idea of-the invisibility in our culture is no new thing. The great H.G.
Advent's"Invisible" Man -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- 1997
The idea of the invisibility in our culture is no new thing. The great H.G.

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When God Does A New Thing -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
The woman whose heart is broken because her husband cheated on her cannot get past that experience a
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