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GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD

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Hear the Good News

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Contemporary Worship Resources For Lent

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From Life To Life

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SYMBOLS OF SACRIFICE

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HOLY WEEK CONFESSIONS

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Visions Of Lent

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Restore Me

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Tenebrae For Modern Times

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Returning Home

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Life On The Edge Of Faith

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Lenten Resources For Worship Leaders

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And The Sea Lay Down

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Bright Intervals

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The Word Has Come Down

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Living in the Light

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Sermon

BIBLICAL PICTURES OF WATER

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THE SEVENFOLD PATH TO PEACE

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BIBLICAL PICTURES OF BREAD

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SOUNDS OF THE PASSION

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THE FOLLOW THROUGH ON FOLLOW ME

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Paradise Restored

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The Glory Of Our Weakness

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The Psalms Were Made For Lent

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The Victory of the Cross

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SIX NAILS OF THE CROSS

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An Idle Tale Becomes Good News

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The Roads Jesus Traveled

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The Vine and the Branches

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Restore Me

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The Isolated Jesus

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Leading To Easter

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THE VICTORY OF FAITH

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Turning Points

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The Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ

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The Gifts Of Lent

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Come Dine With Jesus

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Behold The Man

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At The Cross With Jesus

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Affirming The Ash Heap

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A Clearer Vision

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Wounded For Us

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Experiencing Easter

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The Challenge of Starting All Over Again

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Preaching

If a Sermon Falls in the Forest...

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Monologues

The Attributes Of Lent

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MY TOMB WAS EMPTY

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Lent/Easter

Traveling Calvary’s Road

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Traveling Calvary's Road

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Easter

The Road to Victory

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Drama

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PASSION

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DATELINE: Jerusalem

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Watch And Pray

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The Last Covenant

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VOICES

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Visualizing The Parables

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Why Did Jesus Die?

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ThespianTheology

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Roll Back The Stone

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MEDITATIONS FOR THE SIX DAYS OF HOLY WEEK

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Hey Joseph!

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From My Point Of View

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Conversations With The Savior

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From A Soldier Of Rome To A Soldier For Christ

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Voices Of Repentance

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Who Is This Man -- This Jesus?

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Holy Moses

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Living in the Light

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Children's sermon

The Glory Of Our Weakness

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Speaking With Signs

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Children's Sermons A To Z

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Alleluia!

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Bible Study

The Critical Questions... And More

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The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For August 18, 2019:
  • Seeing the Signs, Taking the Steps by Mary Austin — Jesus tells the crowds listening to him to see the signs, and watch for change in the world. We can interpret the weather, but seeing change in our communal life is much harder.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
The Desert Fathers told of a father and a son who were traveling together. They came to the edge of a forest. Some of the bushes were loaded with berries. They looked so delicious that the son asked if they could stop for a while and pick berries.

The father was anxious to be on his way, but he saw the desire in his son’s eyes and agreed to stay there for a short while. The son was delighted. Together they searched the bushes for the biggest, plumpest, juiciest berries.
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 5:1-7
In the passage from Isaiah, God is the owner of the vineyard, which represents God's people. The coming destruction (verses 5-6) results from the people's failure to do what God "expected," and hoped for (verses 2, 4, 7). That is, the failure to enact and embody justice and righteousness invites catastrophe.

God’s judgment is just and would ultimately come for the recipients of the prophecy by means of the Assyrians (if the recipients were, as many suggest, the Northern Kingdom).

StoryShare

Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“A Cloud of Witnesses” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Mind of Their Own” by Frank Ramirez


A Cloud of Witnesses
by Peter Andrew Smith
Hebrews 11:29--12:2

Pastor Will stormed out of the board room.

“Is everything okay, Pastor?” Linda called from the office. “Are you finished already?”

“We’re just taking a break,” he said. “We all need a few minutes”

Will walked into the sanctuary, sat in a pew, and closed his eyes.

CSSPlus

Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

SermonStudio

Lee Ann Dunlap
Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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