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Children's Activity

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Chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
We must learn to confess -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Read the Gospel lesson (Luke 13:1-9) to the children and ask
"Produce or perish" -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus told this parable to make the
Second chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Teachers or Parents: It is important for children to learn

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

When Will They Ever Learn? -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Are you paying attention?
Growing in faith -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- David Coffin -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Growing in faith need not entail giving up chocolate, donuts, or red meat for Lent.
Fork in the road: emptiness or fulfillment -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- David Coffin -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
About this Third Sunday of Lent, Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are memories for those in the broader
Trivial pursuit -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Gary Thompson, Schuyler Rhodes -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
Have you ever played the game Trivial Pursuit? Millions of people have.
Lessons from the edge -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Years ago, we took a trip to Chicago and whizzed up the super-fast elevators of the Sears
Call to repentance -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
There is more and more conversation these days about road rage and how rude our culture has become.
Repent and bear fruit -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
All three lessons for this day challenge our perception of the good life, calling us to ask whether
A word out of fashion -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Invitations, imperatives and warnings sound forth in the readings for this Sunday.
Deliverance -- Exodus 3:1-15, Luke 13:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
By Ross Marrs
Tumbling towers -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
I still remember that morning, and I imagine that I will for the rest of my life.
Grace -- Psalm 103:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Somewhere along the line religious bodies become anxious and lose their confidence in the grace of G
Mystery and revelation -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
The revelation of God, as described in the call of Moses, still leaves a great deal unexplained.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

When Anna Died -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Call to worship:

Children's sermon

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Second Chances -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
 “Sir, let it alone for one more year...”
Repent And Trust In God's Grace -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The Point: Bad things happen in life. Look to God and trust in his grace.
Waiting for Fruit -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Anna Shirey -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Testing, testing -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he
Chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Leah Thompson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
"Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them -- do you think that the
Our strength -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful,
Disasters -- Luke 13:1-5 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them -- do
Passing tests -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning, boys and girls.
But God, it's too heavy for me! -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
(Choose a child from the group.) Danny, could you come up
We must learn to confess -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
I want to read you something. You may have heard this or
Like a rock -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! What do I have here in my hand? (Show the rock
Produce or perish -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! I'd like to show you a picture this morning.
The test -- I Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Today I'd like to test you. I want to see how
Second chance -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Today I have a branch from an apple tree (or

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Worst Pixie In The World -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
In today's reading, Jesus showed that God's forgiveness is always available, although sometimes

Devotional

SermonStudio

Lent 3 -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not s
Lent 3 -- Psalm 63:1-8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.
Lent 3 -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
... do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem?

Drama

SermonStudio

Unfair -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
Theme

Quit complaining about your life. Repent and trust God.

Summary
Pruning Season -- Luke 13:6-9 -- Pamela Urfer -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Cast: LANDOWNER, HEAD GARDENER, and TREE. The HEAD GARDENER, representing Jesus, should be male.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2019) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Rarmirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Isaiah 55:1-9
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2016) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Rarmirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Isaiah 55:1-9
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2013) -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Isaiah 55:1-9
NULL -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Water is life!
NULL -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Bob Ove -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Reading this passage, you wonder if your thoughts can contain what God has said.
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
This is a Sunday historically related to the theme of repentance, when candidates for Baptism held o
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Ron Love -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
George Washington, though he may have had a dour look because of his false teeth, was a man who enjo
NULL -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
When the Twin Towers collapsed in New York City after the 9/11 terrorist attack, many were wondering
NULL -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Bob Ove -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
The innocent often die with the guilty.
Isaiah 55:1-9 Rosemarie... -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2010
Isaiah 55:1-9
Past performance does not guarantee... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Past performance does not guarantee future returns. This statement is necessary to
When Christians gather for Sunday... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
When Christians gather for Sunday worship, it often seems we have arrived for a
Have you ever really been... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Have you ever really been thirsty? Today in the USA almost every community large and
Many scholars think that Isaiah... -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Many scholars think that Isaiah 55 was written during the end of the terrible years of
If you feel God has... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
If you feel God has gone away on vacation and left you on your own, go straight to him.
The children of Israel experienced... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
The children of Israel experienced hard times as they trekked from Egypt to the promised
Bill and Tom are cousins... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Bill and Tom are cousins born only ten days apart. Growing up they became best friends
It's an assumption we make... -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
It's an assumption we make often. We're standing firm. We know we're right and God's
A Christian said to a... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
A Christian said to a suffering person, "God must have a reason." Such speculation ranks
Hope -- I was visiting a... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Hope -- I was visiting a patient one day at the hospital following a major setback
In Luke 13, Jesus answers... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
In Luke 13, Jesus answers a question everyone struggles with. Are disasters God's way of
Since the book of Job... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Since the book of Job, people have been pointing fingers at the sufferer. The old Jewish

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Forgiveness... -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

God's patience and punishment -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Dennis Koch -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

God's patience and punishment

Gospel Note:
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT -- Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 103:1-13, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

SermonStudio

Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Lent 3 -- Psalm 63:1-8 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Psalm 63 is particularly well-suited for helping Christians take stock of their commitment.
Third Sunday in Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
On this third Sunday in Lent, all three of our lessons have to do with repentance, but we will look
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus and his disciples move toward Jerusalem and the cross.
The Fruitless Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
1. Text
Seek Reconciliation: God's Judgment Is Near -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had m
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 55:1-9 (C)

The Barren Fruit Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- William E. Keeney -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
1At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate h
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Lent 3 -- Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

SermonStudio

RSVP -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- David Kalas -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
When you and I send out invitations to events we are hosting, we typically include at the bottom of
Passing The Test -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
"Students, it is time to get out your pencils, close your books and remove any notes from your desks
The Tower Of Siloam -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
It was over forty years ago, in the middle of December 1963, when my aging father retired from the N
More Time -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Who can speak of "justice" in any long-standing and helpful way?
Minding The Store Of Our Lives -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
A man lived in an old stone cottage that was badly in need of repair.
He Will Abundantly Pardon -- Isaiah 55:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Perhaps you have taken a vacation with the intention of seeking out some historical or national monu
The Invitation -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
I don't know about you, but I love receiving invitations.
Headlines And Holiness -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Imagine for a moment that Jesus is watching television with his twelve disciples.
Moment By Moment -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
The Christmas-Easter-only people do have a point.
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
And Now The News -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John N. Brittain -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
I know that they didn't have CNN or Walkmen back in Jesus' day, but if they had, they would have bee
Don't Look For Any Benches -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Henry F. Woodruff -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Let your imagination run with it; it is a riddle: What are the numbers 28, fourteen, and five all ab
Planted For A Purpose -- Luke 13:1-13 -- John M. Braaten -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
A hole is blown open in the cargo area of a 747 jumbo jet, and nine people are sucked out and killed
A Fireside Chat -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
Radio and television have introduced the nation to the fireside chat: dignitaries who sit down befor
Love Over Logic -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Carl L. Jech -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Reward and punishment! A basic fact of life!
The Power To Defy Evil -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1988
Every evening the six o'clock news reminds us of the crime, the corruption, and the catastrophies of
Truth in the Inward Being -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
Let Us Pray: We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves.
The Godness Of God -- Exodus 3:1-8b, 10-15 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1976
Ex-Senator Sam Ervin tells about a man known as the most ignorant man of Burke County, North Carolin

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And Now The News -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John N. Brittain -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
I know that they didn't have CNN or iPods back in Jesus' day, but if they had, they would have been

The Village Shepherd

We Are What We Eat -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is t

Stories

StoryShare

Something Worthy -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Contents
“Something Worthy” by Peter Andrew Smith
Thou Shalt Not ... Generally Speaking -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Contents
"Thou Shalt Not ... Generally Speaking" by Keith Hewitt
Game Changer -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez, Keith Hewitt -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Contents
"Game Changer" by Frank Ramirez
"The Gift" by Keith Hewitt
The Hungry Heart -- Luke 13:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Third Sunday in Lent - C

In the "Story To Live By" section this week you will find a piece that would ordinarily be in
God's Dinner Bell -- Luke 13:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Rick Mccracken-bennett, David E. Leininger, Richard A. Jensen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"God's Dinner Bell" by Rick McCracken-Bennett

SermonStudio

The Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
An intriguing text.
Second Chances -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for
The Adversity Antidote -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Dr. Charles J.
Sound Grace -- Psalm 63:1-8 -- John E. Sumwalt, Lucinda Alwa -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Twenty-four years ago, my younger sister Charlotte died.
A Word About Fig Trees -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Constance Berg -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Fig trees are one of the most important plants in the Bible as they are mentioned over sixty times.
A Modern Day Job -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1994
American culture is a culture of fixing blame -- fixing blame on others.
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- John Steward -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Most people think of AIDS as being transmitted sexually or through intravenous drug use.

Worship

The Immediate Word

No cuts, no buts, no coconuts -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 24, 2019:
Water: Bottled, Filtered, And Living -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
The imagery of Christ as the living water that satisfies the thirst of our souls is a thread that ap
Fast Food Christianity -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
A major theme in the lectionary texts this week is nourishment of the body and soul.
A Working Faith -- Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
Many of our everyday religious words are notoriously difficult to define, which suggests that we oft
A Skeleton In God's Closet -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9, Isaiah 55:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday in Lent - C
As you are no doubt aware, the controversy over the "Jesus family tomb" has generated quite a bit of

SermonStudio

Lent 3 -- Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9, Psalm 63:1-8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Isaiah 55:1-9

Theme: For God Will Abundantly Pardon
Third Sunday In Lent -- 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Theme: There's Always A Way Out
Third Sunday In Lent -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 13:1-9

Theme: Towers Fall, God Endures
Third Sunday In Lent -- Isaiah 55:1-9, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Luke 13:1-9 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: God's Mercy

Call To Worship
Ho! -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Leader: "Ho!" God surprises us.
Lent 3 -- Luke 13:1-9 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Purple

Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
Seek ye first the Lord -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- James R. Wilson -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
Lent 3 -- Psalm 103:1-13 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
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