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A Knotty Marriage -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Objects needed: A six-inch piece of thread and two twenty-four inch pieces of rope with slip-loops o
Making a House Into a Home -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Objects needed: A toy house, some furnishings, and the items mentioned below.
A House Or A Home? -- Joshua 24:14-15 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
A family moved to a new city where the father's company had transferred him.
When a Member of the Family Dies -- John 11:17-36 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had been buried four days before.
Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage -- Genesis 2:18-24 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Then the Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to live alone.
One Plus One Equals One -- Matthew 19:1-9 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
When Jesus finished saying these things, he left Galilee and went to the territory of Judea on the o
Discipline Hurts But Helps -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Object needed: A Doctor's Syringe
The Household Leader -- Leviticus 6:1-9 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Perhaps you have heard this old story, but I feel it bears repeating on this Father's Day.
Gifts Bring Responsibilities -- Psalm 127:3-5 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing.
All Are Needed -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Objects needed: Dinner plate, fork, knife, spoon
What Children Owe Their Parents -- Matthew 15:1-9 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
Then some Pharisees and teachers of the Law came from Jerusalem to Jesus and asked him, "Why is it t



Mother's Day Gifts -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- R. E. Lybran -- 1985
(A Mother's Day Sermon)

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Note: This installment is still being edited and appended, but for purposes of immediacy we are posting it for your use. Please excuse any errors or omissions. We’ll have it cleaned up soon.

For October 28, 2018:
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“Hearing the News” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Rejecting the Darkness” by Frank Ramirez

Hearing the News
by Peter Andrew Smith
Mark 10:46-52


Arley K. Fadness
“And immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.”  (v. 52b)

Good morning whoever is out there.

I hope you boys and girls are here this morning. Since I can't see you, let me know if you are actually present. (have the children touch and/or speak and/or sing) (Humor works, like have the children repeat something silly like, “Good morning fantastic, awesome, most highest lord pastor/teacher”)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Job 42:1-6,10-17
It is not Job’s or our deep faith which leads to faith and repentance. Famed 20th-century Reformed theologian Karl Barth made that clear:
Frank Ramirez
Most translations have it wrong. Job doesn’t repent in dust and ashes. He repents from dust and ashes, turning away from a false view of life, and turning toward a positive image of humanity.

In Hebrews we’re called to turn away from a false view of the need for the Temple. In Mark we turn away from a false view of defining people by a disability.

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22)

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I remember going to a Lent group years ago, where the priest gave all us lay folk a piece of paper and a pen and asked us to write down what we knew about Jesus. He didn't want us to write down what we'd been told about Jesus or read about Jesus, but simply what we knew for ourselves from our own experience.

I ended up with a blank sheet of paper, but one person wrote, "I know that Jesus saves me." That led onto an interesting discussion along the lines of: saves you from something? Or for something?


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