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I suspect that if we... -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
I suspect that if we were to ask people to talk about memorable Christmases we would be surprised at
A little boy was visiting... -- Galatians 4:4-7 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
A little boy was visiting his aunt and uncle.
The angel who appeared to... -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
The angel who appeared to Joseph in a dream, was of course instrumental in saving Jesus and his eart
C. P. Snow in his... -- Galatians 4:4-7 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
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The slaughter of the innocents... -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
The slaughter of the innocents is one of the hardest stories in the life of Jesus for us to deal wit
While we like to think... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
While we like to think that we are a people, a society more advanced, more cultured than our ancesto
Once upon a time in... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Once upon a time in a land not so far away, a movie actress was asked to be the spokesperson for the
For more than a year... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
For more than a year, the nation has been convulsed by the arrest and beating of Rodney King in Cali
Natural scientist Aldo Leopold once... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Natural scientist Aldo Leopold once studied the inter-relationships of rabbits, lady-slippers, deer
In this account it seems... -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
In this account it seems about all the baby Jesus did was hide out by being moved from spot to spot.
Theodore Roethke begins his poem... -- Isaiah 63:7-9 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Theodore Roethke begins his poem, "In A Dark Time" with these words: "In a dark time, the eye begins
I recently purchased a computer... -- Isaiah 63:7-9 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
I recently purchased a computer.
In a Georgia town back... -- Isaiah 63:7-9 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
In a Georgia town back in the 1920s a baby was born in the house where the Hunters lived.
Because of his love for... -- Isaiah 63:7-9 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Because of his love for them he rescued them.
Andrew could not help but... -- Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
Andrew could not help but notice a homemade wooden plaque hanging in his grandfather's garage.
The other day as I... -- Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
The other day as I was visiting with a friend, she began to speak about her mother who is dying of c

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One Sin At A Time -- Matthew 2:13-23, Hebrews 2:10-18, Isaiah 63:7-9, Psalm 148 -- Carlos Wilton, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
When we hear of atrocities and other deplorable acts in our world, it is easy to imagine that we are

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Frank Ramirez
God’s persistence results in changing the basics of the covenant — sour grapes and written on the heart. Paul calls for us to be persistent in faithfulness, in holding to the truth in a confusing world. Jesus calls us to be as persistent approaching a just and loving God in prayer. If a woman with no power can persist in pestering an unjust judge until justice is done, won’t it be more likely that God will respond to our prayers?

Jeremiah 31:27-34
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
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Jeremiah 31:27-34
A 2018 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 61% of Americans believe in a God who judges them based on what they have done. This was in line with an earlier Baylor University poll finding 47.4% of Americans have an angry god. Most of us have not really heard the word of this lesson about a New Covenant with a God who will remember our sin no more (v.34).

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Arley K. Fadness
“Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray and not lose heart.” (v. 1)

Good morning girls and boys,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Are you ready to hear my children’s message today? (children respond)  Ears and hearts open?

Let’s suppose you want to use your neighbor’s bicycle for an errand. Your neighbor is selfish and sometimes a bully. But you keep on asking and asking. Finally he/she relents and says, “Okay you have been bugging and bugging me, you may use my bicycle.”

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Peter Andrew Smith
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“Written On Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith


Written On Our Hearts
by Peter Andrew Smith
Jeremiah 31:27-34

“Okay guys, good practice.” Coach blew the whistle and waved at the players to gather around him. “You’re starting to really come along. Chapel service is in thirty minutes so you’ve got time to get yourself a drink or a snack after hitting the showers.”

The players cheered and headed off the field to get ready for the next activity. .

“Hey Coach?” Johnson asked.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Anyone who has suffered any sort of trauma in life will know what it is to have bad dreams. Nightmares often start early in life so that quite small children can be deeply disturbed by them. Sometimes they seem to occur for no reason, but at other times they follow a traumatic experience, or are the result of some worry or anxiety.

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J. Will Ormond
This sermon is a retelling in a contemporary setting of the Parable of the Widow and the Judge. The harsh character of the Judge is exaggerated. The imaginary law clerk is made especially wimpish to highlight the arrogance of the Judge.

The Widow, as in the original parable, is the strongest character in the drama, although outwardly she appears to be the weakest.

This sermon emphasizes the biblical theme of the reversal of roles, and the triumph of faithfulness over human power.


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