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Caiaphas -- Exodus 40:12-16, Matthew 26:57-68 -- Scott A. Bryte
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The Centurion -- 2 Timothy 2:1-7, Matthew 27:45-54 -- Scott A. Bryte
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John -- Job 19:23-25, Acts 8:14-17, John 21:20-25 -- Scott A. Bryte
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Mary Magdalene -- Luke 8:1-3 -- Scott A. Bryte
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Peter -- Habakkuk 1:14-15 -- Scott A. Bryte
Good evening. We return tonight to the ongoing story of Jesus of Nazareth.
Pontius Pilate -- Romans 13:1-7 -- Scott A. Bryte
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We climb the corporate ladder... -- Genesis 28:10-19a -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2014
We climb the corporate ladder.
When Charles Babbage... -- Exodus 14:19-31 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
When Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is remembered at all, it is as the inventor of the first programmab
Bearded darnel... -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2014
Bearded darnel (Lolium temulentum) is a weed that grows everywhere in the world where wheat g
The entire mathematical system... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2014
The entire mathematical system of the Yanomama, who live simply in one-building villages in the Vene
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 (2014) -- Genesis 29:15-28, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2014
Genesis 29:15-28
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Exodus 12:1-14
If you were to draw... -- Romans 8:26-39 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2014
If you were to draw a line on a whiteboard, right down the middle from top to bottom, and then draw
Leonardo da Vinci once designed... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) once designed a timepiece that could wake a sleeping person by brushin
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 (2014) -- Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5, Matthew 14:13-21 -- Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
Genesis 32:22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Transfiguration Sunday (2014) -- Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Exodus 24:12-18
It is said that the... -- Genesis 32:22-31 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
It is said that the story of Jacob wrestling with God on the banks of the Jabbok River was one of Ma
Brussels sprouts are... -- 2 Peter 1:16-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Transfiguration Sunday - A -- 2014
Brussels sprouts are disgusting. Star Wars movies are better than Star Trek.
Most of the time we... -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2014
Most of the time we mess up the math. We don't include everything. We quit counting too soon.
Sermon Illustrations for Ash Wednesday (2014) -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2014
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2014) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl Keffer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
We come together... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2014
We come together for birthday parties, weddings and funerals, and retirement celebrations.
We write letters and emails... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
We write letters and emails, editorials and blogs. We tweet and we message and we text.
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 (2014) -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
Genesis 45:1-15
The old saying goes... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2014
The old saying goes that if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.
Facebook is a good place... -- Genesis 45:1-15 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
Facebook is a good place to see it. People cross paths in ways you'd never expect. It's no
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2014) -- Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11 -- Bob Ove, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
There aren't patterns to... -- Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
There aren't patterns to make hand-me-down clothes. You can't go to a factory somewhere
You can make a call... -- Romans 5:12-19 -- Scott A. Bryte -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
You can make a call without first having to build your own telephone.
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 (2014) -- Exodus 1:8--2:10, Romans 12:1-8, Matthew 16:13-20 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Scott A. Bryte, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2014
Exodus 1:8--2:10
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 2 (2014) -- Genesis 12:1-4a, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, John 3:1-17 -- Scott A. Bryte, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Genesis 12:1-4a

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Begging And Bragging -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2009
He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded
Getting Back Into Shape -- John 8:31-36 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Reformation Sunday - C -- 2009
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly m
Saint Who? -- Luke 6:20-31 -- Scott A. Bryte -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the king
Just Deal With It -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2009
He entered Jericho and was passing through it.
Trick Questions, Big Answers -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2009
Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, "Te
Not Just Being Polite -- John 6:25-35 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2009
When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, "Rabbi, when did you come he
Can't Stay Away -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
What a bunch of ingrates, those guys -- all nine of them!
Knowing Who's In Charge -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2009
When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the crimina
Will He Find Faith? -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
It's that last line that's the hard part.
Forecast -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedi
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In the sometimes-tiresome debate over science and scripture with respect to creation, it’s easy to become distracted. While the argument typically requires a focus on the how, we may lose sight of the what. And so, for just a moment, let me invite us to think for a moment about what God created.
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As a local church pastor, I was often asked if I would baptize a child whose family were not members of the church. Some churches rebelled against this, but I remember this scripture -the hunger for understanding and inclusion of the Eunuch and Philp’s response – to teach and share and baptize in the name of our God. How could we turn anyone away from the rite of baptism?

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“Dad, I think you worked a miracle.” Rolf slowly walked around the tree. “After that windstorm, I assumed this tree was as good as gone.”

“We just needed to give the branches time to heal and come back,” Michael replied.

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Object: A live plant that produces fruit, and a broken branch from that plant. I used a tomato plant from a local greenhouse. Ideally, find a plant with blossoms or small fruit already growing. If you use a different kind of fruit-producing plant, just change the script to fit.

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus is the vine, we are the branches. In our service today, let us absorb from the vine all the nourishment we need.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our branches become cut off from the vine.
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Jesus, sometimes our branches are withered.
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Stan Purdum
We will meet Psalm 22 in its entirety on Good Friday, but here the lectionary designates just verses 23-31. The lectionary psalms generally illuminate the week's First Lesson, which in this case is about the covenant initiated by God with Abraham and Sarah in Genesis 17. The nine verses from this psalm, while not inappropriate, nonetheless leave us looking for an obvious connection with the First Lesson.

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I think some people are natural-born gardeners. Our Lord grew up in a society that was familiar with agriculture. The images that he used to explain the ways of his Father in heaven are familiar to his audience. Growing up, my closest experience to agriculture was living in, "the Garden State." Most people, when they pass through New Jersey, are surprised to see that expression on the license plates of vehicles registered in New Jersey. Most folks traveling through New Jersey experience the megalopolis, the corridor between New York City and Washington DC.
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A pastor in Indiana went to visit an 87-year-old man named Ermil, who was a hospital patient. A member of his church told the pastor about this old man who was an acquaintance. "He's not a believer, but he is really in need," the church member said. "I met him at the county home for the elderly. He's a lonely old man with no family and no money."

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"Love is a many splendored thing...." Or so we heard Don Cornwall and the Four Aces sing time and again. Of course you or I might have other words to describe love, depending on our situation.

Love. "I love you." "I love to play golf." "I just love pistachio lush!" "It's tough to love some people." "Jesus loves me, this I know."

Love.

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