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Scandalous behavior! -- Exodus 20:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Note: This piece was originally published in 1994.
New Creations -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

In each of our lessons today, we encounter God’s people starting over and finding their way into

Foolish wisdom -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
I'm not that old, but I am still old enough to remember "Blue Laws" from my adolescence in northwest
Cut it out! -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
We began Lent with our baptisms and proceeded to a discussion of the faith that both motivates and s
Scandalous behavior! -- Exodus 20:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Robert A. Beringer -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
When Paul wrote, "We preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to the Gentiles,"

Children's sermon

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From the Outside In -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
For March 4, 2018:
Wiser Than Wisdom, Stronger Than Strength -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

As we know all too well from the headlines, many places in our world are extremely dangerous.

Should We Give Up Calm Instead Of Chocolate? -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary gospel passage features Jesus's celebrated outburst in which he clears out
Reverence At Ballgames -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Carter Shelley -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Nothing Hid From Its Heat -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Carlos Wilton, George L. Murphy, Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
It's the nature of the news business that gripping human interest stories and immediate crises domin

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It's smart to love God -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to ask you a question.
Not so foolish! -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! I want you to look at this old wallet. It's
Foolishness! -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning! Today I want to show you a medication. It
What the signs tell -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I have a question for you. When
A special love -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you think that your mother and father love you?

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Lent 3 -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Exodus 20:1-17

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2018) -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
Exodus 20:1-17
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2015) -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17 -- Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

Exodus 20:1-17

Sermon Illustrations for Lent 3 (2012) -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Exodus 20:1-17
Billy Graham in his book Angels: God's Secret Agents... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Ron Love -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Billy Graham, in his book Angels: God's Secret Agents, affirms the existence of these servant
Exodus 20:1-17br... -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009

Exodus 20:1-17
Charlie, Alan, and Lorelei wound... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Charlie, Alan, and Lorelei wound up lost on a trip. They stopped to ask for directions.
I was in a dither... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
I was in a dither of details, preparing for a funeral, which seemed to necessitate moving everything
Imagine entering a room full... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Imagine entering a room full of strangers whose central focus is a guillotine, a hangman's noose, or
On a recent Saturday on... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
On a recent Saturday on Long Island, a dozen men and women of various ages sat around a fire pit und
In his autobiography Just As... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
In his autobiography Just As I Am, Billy Graham shares this anecdote: An old Methodist preacher came
A few years ago, a... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
A few years ago, a couple in Tennessee had a frightening experience.
If I had been there... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
If I had been there, if I had heard Jesus teach, if I had seen his miracles, if I had watched him di
One day Mother Teresa went... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
One day Mother Teresa went into a grocery store in India and put 800 dollars-worth of groceries into
Hearing Paul's words in 1... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- 1997
Hearing Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 reminds me of how Greek I am.
The story is told of... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
The story is told of Rabbi Joshua, who was a very ugly man, so much so that children were sometimes
At a youth retreat, the... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
At a youth retreat, the young people were gathered around a large cross that stood on a hill at a ch
Archaeologists uncovered on the wall... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Archaeologists uncovered on the wall of an ancient Greek school house an interesting piece of graffi
It was Canon Robert Bohaker... -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
It was Canon Robert Bohaker whom I first heard use the expression, "(Your problems) can be your stum

The Immediate Word

From the Outside In -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
For March 4, 2018:
Wiser Than Wisdom, Stronger Than Strength -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

As we know all too well from the headlines, many places in our world are extremely dangerous.

Should We Give Up Calm Instead Of Chocolate? -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary gospel passage features Jesus's celebrated outburst in which he clears out
Reverence At Ballgames -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Carter Shelley -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Nothing Hid From Its Heat -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Carlos Wilton, George L. Murphy, Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
It's the nature of the news business that gripping human interest stories and immediate crises domin

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The Immediate Word

From the Outside In -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
For March 4, 2018:
Wiser Than Wisdom, Stronger Than Strength -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

As we know all too well from the headlines, many places in our world are extremely dangerous.

Should We Give Up Calm Instead Of Chocolate? -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary gospel passage features Jesus's celebrated outburst in which he clears out
Reverence At Ballgames -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Carter Shelley -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Nothing Hid From Its Heat -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Carlos Wilton, George L. Murphy, Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
It's the nature of the news business that gripping human interest stories and immediate crises domin

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Lent 3 -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Look! God doesn't do things our way.
Foolishness Of The Resurrection/Limits Of Rationality -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- 2006
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being s
Third Sunday in Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Carlos Wilton -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Exodus 20:1-17
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
John 2:13-22

Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 20:1-17 (C, RC, E)
A call to spiritual renewal and cleansing -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: A call to spiritual renewal and cleansing.
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
The 10 commandments are unconditional demands of God. They are
Third Sunday in Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
In the ancient liturgy, this Sunday was known as Oculi - "Eyes" or "Vision" Sunday - from the fourte
Third Sunday in Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
In the ancient liturgy, this Sunday was known as Oculi - "Eyes" or "Vision" Sunday - from the fourte
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Seasonal Theme

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From the Outside In -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
For March 4, 2018:
Wiser Than Wisdom, Stronger Than Strength -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

As we know all too well from the headlines, many places in our world are extremely dangerous.

Should We Give Up Calm Instead Of Chocolate? -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary gospel passage features Jesus's celebrated outburst in which he clears out
Reverence At Ballgames -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Carter Shelley -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Nothing Hid From Its Heat -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Carlos Wilton, George L. Murphy, Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
It's the nature of the news business that gripping human interest stories and immediate crises domin

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The Wisdom Of The Cross -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Nancy Kraft -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
There are some people who have the gift of persuasion.
True Wisdom -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Proverbs 2:1-8, Psalm 111 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For recognizing true wisdom

True Wisdom
Finding Our Salvation In Today's World -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- John T. Ball -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
One of Louis Armstrong's vocal hits went like this:
The Holiness Of The Sacred -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Paul E. Robinson -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
In the April 7, 1999, issue of The Upper Room, Merial Scott of South Dakota wrote the following:
The Scandal Of The Cross -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- John A. Stroman -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
The preaching of the cross in the first century world was repulsive and odious.
The Word Of The Cross Is The Power of God -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- 1997
When Neil Armstrong was on the moon, an American flag was planted to signify the accomplishment of h
True Wisdom -- Psalm 111, Proverbs 2:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 20:1-18 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
I have a friend who is a Roman Catholic nun.
The Paradox Of The Cross -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- 1993
It was a few years ago that I spoke of the little cross in my
The Day God Cried -- Romans 1:18-32; 3:23-26; 5:6-11, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
She was only sixteen years old when the court sentenced her to death for her crime.

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How Intelligent Is Intelligence? -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Janice B. Scott -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
There once was a report in "The Sunday Times" about the claims of Francis Crick to have located

Stories

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The Test -- John 2:13-22, Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Contents
"The Test" by Keith Hewitt
"Glory Days" by C. David McKirachan
Reasons For Rules -- John 2:13-22, Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Larry Winebrenner, Craig Kelly, John S. Smylie -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Reasons for Rules" by Larry Winebrenner
Traffic Control -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales, Constance Berg, Charles W. Byrd -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2006
This week's readings can be very unsettling, as Paul advises us to be fools for Christ while Jesus g

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Traffic Control -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales, Constance Berg, Charles W. Byrd -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2006
This week's readings can be very unsettling, as Paul advises us to be fools for Christ while Jesus g

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Foolish Is As Foolish Does -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Foolish Is As Foolish Does


The Portrait -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Constance Berg -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Paul couldn't stand it anymore. The constant ringing in his ears was deafening.

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From the Outside In -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2018
For March 4, 2018:
Wiser Than Wisdom, Stronger Than Strength -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015

As we know all too well from the headlines, many places in our world are extremely dangerous.

Should We Give Up Calm Instead Of Chocolate? -- John 2:13-22, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
This week the lectionary gospel passage features Jesus's celebrated outburst in which he clears out
Reverence At Ballgames -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Carter Shelley -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Nothing Hid From Its Heat -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Psalm 19 -- Carlos Wilton, George L. Murphy, Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Third Sunday in Lent - B
It's the nature of the news business that gripping human interest stories and immediate crises domin

SermonStudio

Third Sunday in Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22, Psalm 19 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
Psalm 19:1-2
Leader:
You Shall ... -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Third Sunday In Lent -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- James R. Wilson -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: Let all of God's people come together for worship and praise!
Christ The Power And The Wisdom Of God -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT -- Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP
God calls us to faith in the Christ nailed to the cross, as

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Thomas Willadsen
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Bethany Peerbolte
For February 24, 2019:

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Keith Hewitt
Wilton Lewis stood with his hands on his hips, studying the sanctuary wall, not trusting himself to speak. He wanted to spit, was thwarted by the fact that he was inside, and instead swallowed hard and said, “This is vile. Disgusting and vile.” He turned to his right and added, “I apologize, Reverend Cashmore. This does not represent the good people of Port William. You know that, I hope.”

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Frank Ramirez
Since Albert Einstein is considered the genius above all geniuses, he is often credited quotes he never said. (If Einstein said it, it must be true.) That includes the saying that insanity is defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result. Actually, it wasn't until the 1980's that he was first connected to that saying, but it doesn't matter who actually said it, because these three scriptures seem to validate the saying.

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Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
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Genesis 45: 3-11, 15

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“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (v. 27)

Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.

The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.

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David Kalas
Seven years ago, our family moved from southern Virginia to northeast Wisconsin. As you might expect, spring comes later here. Fall comes earlier. And winter is a much different experience in northeast Wisconsin than it was in southern Virginia. The same temperatures that seemed bone-chilling in Virginia are good reason to leave the mufflers and mittens at home in Wisconsin. Of course, many of the retired folks in my congregation here take their cue from the geese and fly south for the winter each year.

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