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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

God has a plan -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
How many times are we told that “God has a plan”? A plan for your life. A plan for this earth.
By what authority? -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- David Coffin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
It is the first week of classes at a small college or university in the 1970s and 1980s in Midwest A
Sez who? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
"Sez who?"

"Sez me, that's who!"

"Yeah, well, how do you know?"
Obedience -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
When Sadie and Bessie, the famed "Delany Sisters," were in the early years of their
Sez who? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
"Sez who?"

"Sez me, that's who!"

"Yeah, well, how do you know?"
What pleases God? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1999
Throughout the Scriptures the will of God is asserted again and again, particularly in the preaching
To love is to serve -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
The scenario continues from a week ago. Then it was complaining for lack of bread and meat.

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage, Paul invokes the example of Jesus as model of behavior fo
Cash, Credit, or Your Life? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a curious parable about greedy vineyard tenant
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014

As if the NFL didn’t already have enough on its hands dealing with the uproar over the video clip

Paying Up -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2014

While

Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Judging by events in Washington, the French proverb seems more true than ever: "The more things chan
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Rise -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
For it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Special gifts -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
For it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for
Knee-bending faith -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you brought a friend today?
It needs power -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning! Can any of you tell me what this is? (Show the
A nice tune -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning! How many of you like to play a musical

Devotional

SermonStudio

Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / OT 26 -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
... Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
-- Philippians 2:12

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2017) -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
Exodus 17:1-7
Americans are not inclined to practice... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Americans are not inclined to practice humility.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was known... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was known as the "prince of preachers." As the pastor of Metropolitan Tabern
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2014) -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Exodus 17:1-7
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2011) -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Exodus 17:1-7
When Wayne Muller was ordained he invited Henri Nouwen to preach... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
When Wayne Muller was ordained he invited Henri Nouwen to preach his ordination sermon.
We live in a society dominated by the American dream... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
We live in a society dominated by the American dream.
How is it possible for... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
How is it possible for two people to share the same love -- let alone for an entire
Let the same mind be... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, Paul tells us.

Sherry shared with her small... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Sherry shared with her small group how she became a Christian. At the time she had only
Bill was assigned to be... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Bill was assigned to be Debbie's mentor. For the next month, Debbie would shadow Bill
Exodus 17:1-7 Moses... -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Exodus 17:1-7
A small group of worshipers... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
A small group of worshipers in a mainline denomination began raising their hands in the Sunday morni
Our good neighbor in one... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
Our good neighbor in one of our parishes was a keeper of bees.
Jesus set the quintessential pattern... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
Jesus set the quintessential pattern for humility.
She sat paralyzed. The news... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
She sat paralyzed. The news had crushed her. Her son was dead.
When followers of the Ayatollah... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1999
When followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini overran the U. S.
in humility consider others better... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1999
"...
Someone said recently, People are... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1999
Someone said recently, "People are not waiting in line to be humble." I am rather sure that is true.
Our confirmation class was asked... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1999
Our confirmation class was asked to do four things. 1.

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage, Paul invokes the example of Jesus as model of behavior fo
Cash, Credit, or Your Life? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a curious parable about greedy vineyard tenant
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014

As if the NFL didn’t already have enough on its hands dealing with the uproar over the video clip

Paying Up -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2014

While

Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Judging by events in Washington, the French proverb seems more true than ever: "The more things chan

Preaching

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage, Paul invokes the example of Jesus as model of behavior fo
Cash, Credit, or Your Life? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a curious parable about greedy vineyard tenant
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014

As if the NFL didn’t already have enough on its hands dealing with the uproar over the video clip

Paying Up -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2014

While

Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Judging by events in Washington, the French proverb seems more true than ever: "The more things chan
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Christ calls us to be faithful in deeds as well as words.
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 17:1--7 (C)
Proper 21, Pentecost 19, Ordinary Time 26 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 17:1-7 (C)
God judges us not based on what we were but what we are -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Exodus 17:1--7 (C)
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Exodus 17:1-7 (C)
Proper 21 -- Exodus 33:12-23, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage, Paul invokes the example of Jesus as model of behavior fo
Cash, Credit, or Your Life? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a curious parable about greedy vineyard tenant
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014

As if the NFL didn’t already have enough on its hands dealing with the uproar over the video clip

Paying Up -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2014

While

Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Judging by events in Washington, the French proverb seems more true than ever: "The more things chan
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

Just A Crazy Story -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Zack had seen the movie.
Complete Joy -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
There was once a man who decided he was dead.
The Mind Of Christ -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
As we read the writings of the Apostle Paul, we begin to get a sense through the Spirit that we are

The Village Shepherd

Humility -- Or A Lack Of Self-Worth? -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
I recently heard a story about a lorry driver who stopped at a roadside cafe for his tea.

Stories

StoryShare

Testing And Quarreling -- Matthew 21:23-32, Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Contents
"Testing and Quarreling" by Sandra Herrmann

In Plain Sight -- Matthew 21:23-32, Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Contents
"In Plain Sight" by Peter Andrew Smith

SermonStudio

Salvation -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
...
Nothing In My Brain -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Cindy Loomis-Abell

Worship

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage, Paul invokes the example of Jesus as model of behavior fo
Cash, Credit, or Your Life? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary gospel passage, Jesus tells a curious parable about greedy vineyard tenant
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014

As if the NFL didn’t already have enough on its hands dealing with the uproar over the video clip

Paying Up -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2014

While

Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Judging by events in Washington, the French proverb seems more true than ever: "The more things chan
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

SermonStudio

Proper 21 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Litany
Divide the congregation into four voices.
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: God became an infant
Rocky Water -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16)
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Hymns
At The Name Of Jesus (UM168, CBH342, PH148)
Proper 21 -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Theme: Shining As Lights In The World

Call To Worship
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7
Theme: Are You Here, God?

Call To Worship
Living Humbly -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
3 readers - adults
PROPER 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
God's unbearable majesty -- Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Face imagery permeates this selection.
God's loving presence -- Exodus 33:12-23, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1986
Worship
Pastor:
PROPER 21 -- Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, Matthew 21:28-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1986
In order to trace the progression of thought through these texts, perhaps we should start outside of

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
“A Rainy Road To The Jordan” by David O. Bales
“A Freshman Experience” by David O. Bales


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.

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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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