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Children's Activity

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Seeing God -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
Materials
Small dowel rods or craft sticks
The True Light -- John 1:1-18 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Teachers (preparation for class): Prior to class create your

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 1:1-18 -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 1:1-18 -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B

Commentary

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Aha! -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, John 1:1-18, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
Sometimes when I watch some Christians, I get the idea that they have a major spiritual affliction c

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 1:1-18 -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 1:1-18 -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- John 1:1-18, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

SermonStudio

God Became Human -- John 1:1-18 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach the incarnation.

Props: Fingers and Toes.
You Can't Hide The Light -- John 1:1-18 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a box with a hole in one end and a blanket that will shut out the light attached to t

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Seeing God -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
Good morning! Did any of you see God this morning when you came into church?
The true light -- John 1:1-18 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A
Note: To prepare for this lesson take a small grocery bag.

Drama

SermonStudio

Money Business -- John 1:1-18 -- Robert F. Crowley -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 1999
Theme

Giving to others is the real spirit of Christmas.

Summary

Illustration

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The Nature Of Light -- John 1:1-18, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

We again celebrate the light... -- John 1:1-18 -- 1990
We again celebrate the light which has come into the world never to be overcome.
Born in the darkness of... -- John 1:1-18 -- 1990
"Born in the darkness of interstellar space some 4.6 billion years ago, our solar system emerged fro
The movie The Mission has... -- John 1:1-18 -- 1990
The movie "The Mission" has its setting in South America in the year 1750.
(P)What... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(P)
(P)A... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(P)
(P)The... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(P)
(P)This... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(P)
(L,M,C)B... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(L,M,C)
Garbage, cats, and the children of God.
(L,M,C)B... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(L,M,C)
(L,M,C)B... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(L,M,C)
L,M,C)br... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1982
(L,M,C)
Stephen W. Hawking, professor of... -- John 1:1-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Stephen W.
God sent his own Son... -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
God sent his own Son into the world. What a drastic step. With what can we compare it?
In the Eighteenth century, a... -- John 1:1-18
In the Eighteenth century, a German artist, Stenberg, was walking through the market place of his ho
You might go down to... -- John 1:1-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C
You might go down to a railroad station and look at the shining bands of steel on which the train tr
John says that, though the... -- John 1:1-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
John says that, though the law was given through Moses, "grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."
And the Word became flesh... -- John 1:1-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
"And the Word became flesh and lived among us...."
This passage talks of Christ... -- John 1:1-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
This passage talks of Christ being the light of the world, a light which the darkness of the world c
God sensed our need and... -- John 1:1-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A
God sensed our need and the word, God's self-expression, became flesh to assure us and to empower al

Poems

SermonStudio

Christmas 2 -- John 1:1-18 -- Andrew Daughters -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1990
In the beginning,
Before the beginning,
Within all beginning,
Christmas 2 -- John 1:1-18 -- Andrew Daughters -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1990
In the beginning,
Before the beginning,
Within all beginning,

Prayer

SermonStudio

The enlightening, enlivening Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The enlightening, enlivening Word

Gospel Note:
Jesus is the incarnate Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Dennis Koch -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
The Word is God in his pre-Jesus existence and his coming
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- B. David Hostetter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
Sing out your praises and say,
GOD HAS SAVED HIS PEOPLE.

Preaching

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The Nature Of Light -- John 1:1-18, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

SermonStudio

Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Jeremiah 31:7-14 (C, E)
God's immeasurable grace -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 -- Russell F. Anderson -- 1996
Theme For The Day: God's immeasurable grace.
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1993
Yahweh promises to rebuild the nation of Israel. God's word is
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Christmas 2 -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
Second Sunday After Christmas

Revised Common
Jeremiah 31:7-14

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Nature Of Light -- John 1:1-18, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

SermonStudio

Accepting The Lord Once Again -- John 1:1-18 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- 2005
He came softly, unobserved and yet, strange to say, everyone knew him.
Christmas And The New Family -- John 1:1-18 -- J. Ellsworth Kalas, David Kalas -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2003
When Wilbur and Orville Wright completed their historic flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec
Our Hope For Years To Come -- John 1:1-18 -- Paul E. Flesner -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2002
On January 1, 2001, our world marked the beginning of a new millennium in human history.
Light Of The World -- John 1:1-18 -- William G. Carter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
One of the striking features of the Gospel of John is the way it depicts the life and ministry of Je
Words, Words, Words -- And The Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1999
One of my favorite cartoons appeared in The New Yorker magazine.
God Is Down To Earth -- John 1:1-18 -- John A. Stroman -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1996
William Barclay is convinced that John wrote the fourth gospel for the sake of this fourteenth
We Interrupt This Service -- John 1:1-18 -- Thomas G. Long -- 1996
It was question and answer time at the worship workshop.
Light In Darkness, Speech From Silence -- John 1:1-18 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1995
This season, the boundaries of darkness are pushed back.
Getting Ready: Past, Present And Future -- John 1:1-18 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1993
Jesus was born 2,000 years ago and is yet to be born in the
Watch Your Language -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1992
Everyone liked Linda. There was no reason not to like her.
The Gospel Of Christmas -- John 1:1-18 -- James T. Garrett -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1991
A wife gave her husband two ties for Christmas.
A Pause That Refreshes -- John 1:1-18 -- Thomas Slavens -- 1990
In the Christian year are kept the major events surrounding the life of the Christ.
When God's Mind is Spoken -- John 1:1-18 -- Joe E. Pennel, Jr -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1989
I went to see him at the hospital where he was recuperating from a scary illness.
Behold His Glory -- John 1:1-18 -- Roy C. Nichols -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1985
In the fullness of time, every parent must pass the test of good parent-child communication.
Grace and Truth -- John 1:1-18 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 1985
Since we have already considered the first fOurteen verses of this first chapter of John's Gospel, i

Worship

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The Nature Of Light -- John 1:1-18, Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2014

Many congregations will be observing this Sunday (Jan.

You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

SermonStudio

Firstborn -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
In The Beginning was The Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use as an anthem or before the pastoral prayer.
5 readers - women
John's version of the Christmas story - The Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the Celebration

Suggestion:
God's nurturing salvation -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: This portion of a homecoming hymn, part of the so-called "Book of Consolation," loo
CHRISTMAS 2 -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Psalm 147:12-20, Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18, John 1:1-18 -- Norman A. Beck -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1986
The most significant concept within these texts is probably the concept of the word of God objectifi

New & Featured This Week

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Thomas Willadsen
Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For December 16, 2018:
  • Joice Again! by Tom Willadsen -- Rejoice! I can’t hear you, rejoice!! Joice again. “Joice” isn’t a verb in English, but “rejoice” is. Oh, and rejoicing is commanded. Just take a look at the Philippians reading.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Wow, how can things get any better. God has not only taken our punishment, he has turned back our enemy. What more can we ask. We shouldn’t have to fear anything. God says this to Jerusalem. Can this apply to America also?

Isn’t it love that takes away our worry? When we were little kids we didn’t worry about anything as long as our parents were near us. God is bigger and more powerful.

David Kalas
My wife, who thrives on organization, has a motto: “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” It’s an expression of her passion for keeping a room, a house, or a garage orderly. But I think the principle extends still further. It goes beyond just physical spaces. For what is true of cupboards and closets is even more profoundly true of a human life.

StoryShare

David O. Bales
Contents
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A Rainy Road To The Jordan
by David O. Bales
Luke 3:7-18

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Arley K. Fadness
“...but one who is more powerful than I is coming..” (V. 16a)

Good morning girls, good morning boys!

My, it’s so fun to see you today.  Happy Advent! Know why I (say, sing, shout, chant) Happy Advent? (children may respond)

Advent means “a coming.” Something or somebody is coming. Just around the corner. Know what it is? (children respond)

Yep. It’s Christmas, and John the Baptist is here to help. (show sketch)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I've had many reports of the Remembrance Sunday service held at Dickleburgh (in Norfolk, England) this year, mostly about the preacher. Since Dickleburgh has a historic connection with the Americans from the time of Second World War, they always invite the American Air Base at Mildenhall in Suffolk to join them for the service, and always invite the current American air force chaplain to preach.

SermonStudio

Robert S. Crilley
On the Sunday afternoon following Thanksgiving, when I was in seventh grade, it began to snow. It started slowly and undramatically -- much like any number of other snows I had experienced growing up in Detroit. The sky turned the shade of dirty wool and the flakes danced through the wind as in one of those glass balls that you invert. Little by little the sidewalks whitened, and soon the neighborhood was alive with the rasping sound of shovels. Before long the roads were filled and you could no longer see the curb.

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