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Salvation -- Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-13, Luke 3:7-18 -- Third Sunday of Advent - A
It is natural to expect that people will always couch any talk about salvation in terms of their own
The Presence in Our Midst -- Zephaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3:7-18, Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
There are those who seem to be forever looking for God's coming.

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A Sunday School teacher was... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 1996
A Sunday School teacher was speaking with her fifth grade class about the power of God.
John Bunyon, in his powerful... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 1996
John Bunyon, in his powerful allegory, Pilgrim's Progress, connects spiritual peace with a vision of
Paul's ability to accept whatever... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 1996
Paul's ability to accept whatever life brought to him, can be achieved by anyone.
Some really good things happened... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 1996
"Some really good things happened at that meeting," Jennifer thought to herself as she was driving h
Johann Sebastian Bach headed his... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Johann Sebastian Bach headed his religious works with "the initials JJ, which stood for Jesus Juv
E. Stanley Jones, the Methodist... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
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When asked what they wish... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
When asked what they wish, rather than what they need, many older adults say, "To make a contributio
Special guests have a way... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - B
Special guests have a way of bringing out something special in us ...
Napoleon said, If they want... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
Napoleon said, "If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots."
Have no anxiety about anything... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
"Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let
One of my favorite Russian... -- Philippians 4:4-13 -- Third Sunday of Advent - C
One of my favorite Russian authors is Fyodor Dostoevski who spent years of exile in Siberia.

Prayer

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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT -- Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-13, Luke 3:7-18 -- B. David Hostetter -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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Third Sunday In Advent -- Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-13, Luke 3:7-18 -- George M. Bass -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Advent 3 -- Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-13, Luke 3:7-18 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Envy: Where Is The Grass Greener? -- Genesis 4, Philippians 4:4-13 -- R. Curtis Fussell -- 1997
I have a friend by the name of Robert who has always enjoyed playing jokes, especially at the expens
A Strange Victory Death of a Nineteen-year-old -- Job 13, Philippians 4:4-13 -- Anthology, Louis M. Pratt -- 1989
Death is seen as a friend when it comes to a loved one in the fulness of years, when the prospect is
Dealing With Suicide For a Man in His Sixties -- Psalm 23, Philippians 4:4-13 -- Anthology, Louis M. Pratt -- 1989
The death of a loved one is always a tragedy.
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