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Christian Faith

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Choose Your Belief -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Today's Wilderness Of Beliefs
The Faith Of The Creeds -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
What a Christian believes is expressed in the creeds. What is a creed?
The Holy Trinity -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Christians of all denominations love to sing Reginald Heber's "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty .
I Believe -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
When Vince Lombardi came to take over as coach of the Green Bay Packers, he held his first meeting w
God The Father -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
In the Apostles' Creed a Christian confesses, "I believe in God the Father Almighty." Many consider
God The Creator -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
A surgeon, an engineer, and a politician were arguing which profession was the oldest.
The Human Jesus -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Who is Jesus?
The Divine Christ -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Though it is important, it is not enough to say that Jesus was a fully human being.
Christ The Redeemer -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Some years ago a Japanese business executive living in South America was kidnapped.
The Christian's Unknown God -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Like the Greeks of Saint Paul's day, Christians today have an unknown God.
The Spirit And The Church -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
When we say in the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in the Holy Spirit," we confess our faith in "the hol
The Forgiveness Of Sins -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Years ago an evangelist, Dr.
The Word -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
The Means Of Grace
Holy Baptism -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Nature Of A Sacrament
Holy Communion -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Before going to the electric chair a criminal indicates what he would like for his last meal.
The Resurrection Of The Body -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
According to a traditional teaching in the Bible, Christ will return unexpectedly to earth, and all
The Life Everlasting -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
"If a man die, shall he live again?" (Job 14:14).
A Service Of Faith Renewal -- John R. Brokhoff -- 1999
Dear Friends in Christ: At an earlier time in our lives, we were received by grace into God's Kingdo

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Proper 4 -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24, Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28, Matthew 7:21-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 6:9--22; 7:24; 8:14--19 (C)
The Baptism Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17 -- John R. Brokhoff -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 42:1--9 (C, E); Isaiah 42:1--4, 6--7 (RC)
Before Preaching From The Lectionary -- John R. Brokhoff -- 2004
What Is A Lectionary?
Proper 25 -- Deuteronomy 34:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Deuteronomy 34:1--12 (C)
Proper 5 -- Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4:13-25, Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 12:1--9 (C)
Preaching From Matthew's Gospel -- John R. Brokhoff -- 2004
1. Matthew Is Featured In Cycle A Of The New Lectionary
Proper 26 -- Joshua 3:7-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13, Matthew 23:1-12 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Joshua 3:7--17 (C)
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 18:1--15 (C)
Christ The King -- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 25:31-46 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS
Proper 27 -- Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Joshua 24:1--3a, 14--25 (C)
Proper 7 -- Genesis 21:8-21, Romans 6:1b-11 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 21:8--21 (C)
Corpus Christi Roman Catholic -- Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, John 6:51-58 -- John R. Brokhoff -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Deuteronomy 8:2--3, 14--16
Proper 28 -- Judges 4:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Judges 4:1--7 (C)
Proper 8 -- Genesis 22:1-14, Romans 6:12-23, Matthew 10:40-42 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 22:1--14 (C)
The Easter Season -- John R. Brokhoff -- 2004
Easter is the old English adaptation of the pagan name, "Eastre," which was the name of a Teutonic g
Reformation Sunday -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Reformation Sunday - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Jeremiah 31:31--34
The promise of a new covenant.
Proper 9 -- Genesis 24:34-38, Romans 7:15-25a -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2004
Proper 9 (C, E)
14th Sunday In Ordinary Time (RC)
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
The Resurrection Of Our Lord -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Jeremiah 31:1-6 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 10:34--43 (C, E); Acts 10:34, 37--43 (RC)
The Transfiguration Of Our Lord -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 24:12--18 (C); Exodus 24:12 (13--14) 15--18 (E)
Proper 10 -- Genesis 25:19-34, Romans 8:1-11, Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 25:19--34 (C)
Second Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 2:14a, 22--32 (C, E)
First Sunday after Christmas Day -- Isaiah 63:7-9, Hebrews 2:10-18, Matthew 2:13-23 -- John R. Brokhoff -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 63:7--9 (C); Isaiah 61:10-62:3 (E)
Proper 11 -- Genesis 28:10-19a, Romans 8:12-25, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Genesis 28:10--19a (C)
Third Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 2:14a, 36-41, 1 Peter 1:17-23, Luke 24:13-35 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS
Proper 20 -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 16:2--15 (C)

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God's Promises, Promises! -- John 14:2-3 -- John R. Brokhoff, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
A funeral meditation

God's Promises, Promises!
What Ever Happened to Wisdom? -- Job 28:20-28 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1990
Does gray hair bring wisdom or slower reflexes or both?
OK, God -- You Win! -- Job 42:1-6 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1990
Did you ever pick a fight with God?
Adam's Prime Rib -- Genesis 2:18-24 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 1990
When William Jennings Bryan went to the father of the young woman whom he loved to ask her hand in m
We All Sin -- So What? -- Genesis 3:9-19 (20-21) -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1990
One day a young skeptic knocked on the door of a rectory. A priest opened the door.
Stooping Is a Divine Posture -- Isaiah 23:7-12 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
Long ago and far away there was a land that could have been called "the richest little country in th
Here They Come, Singing -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1990
When six nations of eastern Europe were freed from the domination of totalitarian Communism in 1989,
Can We Love Too Much? -- Deuteronomy 6:1-9 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 1990
Can we love each other too much? How much is too much?
Forever and Ever -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 1990
On August 20, 1977, there was launched an 1819 pound space craft, Voyager 2, at Cape Canaveral.
Renewal of the New -- Jeremiah 31:31-32 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 1990
"What's new?" is the question we often ask of a person whom we haven't seen for some time.
God's Great Final Day -- Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 1990
Those who do weekend sailing on a very wide body of water have a way of charting their course.
I Saw a New Heaven -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- All Saints Day - B -- 1990
Two ninety-five-year-old sisters died at the same time and went to Heaven.
God's Kind of King -- Jeremiah 23:1-6 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1990
About three centuries ago, Spaniards besieged a small French town, St. Quentin.
Wisdom for the Living of These Days -- Proverbs 2:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
Four men were in a plane: the president of the United States, a college professor, a preacher, and a
Read the Directions -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
Late in the evening before his little son's birthday, a father was trying to put together a complica
Rent and Rebels -- Matthew 21:33-43 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1989
Some time ago I paid a good price for a rosebush to be placed on our patio.
The Rejects and the Rejected -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 1989
In 1971 the Shah of Iran gave a banquet in Persepolis in observance of the 2500th anniversary of the
The Wise and the Foolish -- Matthew 25:1-13 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 1989
Today's parable is commonly known as the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins.
Sheep and Goats -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 1989
The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats is the last parable in Series A of the Lectionary.
Shepherds and Sheep -- John 10:1-10 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
It appears to be a gross anachronism to deal with shepherds and sheep in the last decade of the twen
Sand and Stone -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1989
Beachfront property runs the danger of being built on sand, for the beach naturally consists of sand
Weeds and Wheat -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 1989
"This is a perplexing parable." This is George Buttrick's first sentence in the chapter discussing t
The Forgiven Forgive -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1989
In 1988 former Texas governor, John Connally, auctioned off his personal belongings ranging from sad
Hours and Wages -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1989
In 1988 my Seminary class celebrated its fiftieth reunion.
The Yes and No Sons -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1989
The parables are like mirrors. You can see yourself in them.
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