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Truly Acknowledging God -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
It’s not uncommon to hear folks thank God for their blessings, almost as a pro forma kind of thing.
Getting the Right Guest List -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Jim Carlson was a young pastor at a Lutheran church in Minnesota.
Getting started on the right foot -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
We now set sail for Jerusalem, the events of holy week, and the hope of Easter morning.
Disciplines to live by -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
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Beating down the devil -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Ask me if I believe in the devil and I would have to answer this way.
Lenten Athletes -- Psalm 91:9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Sometimes when I hear people talking about what they are going to do during Lent, it seems to me tha

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Truly Acknowledging God -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
It’s not uncommon to hear folks thank God for their blessings, almost as a pro forma kind of thing.
Getting the Right Guest List -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13 -- Wayne Brouwer -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Jim Carlson was a young pastor at a Lutheran church in Minnesota.

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:

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Shame, shame -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
The scripture says, "No one who believes in him will be put to shame." (v. 11)
Call my name -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I'd like to talk about telephone calls this morning.
Asking for help -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Have you ever gotten yourself into trouble and needed help?
Being There -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Good morning! Have any of you ever been in a department store
What color? -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
(Hold the ball so that one side of the children sees the

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Lent 1 -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
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The Temptation Of Sally Vation -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91 -- John A. Tenbrook -- 2004
Saint Paul reminds us that "Satan disguises himself as an angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14) and

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2022) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2019) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2016) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2013) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
NULL -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Mark Ellingsen -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Paul's concern with confessing that Jesus is Lord (v.
"Son of Man" was the most deliberately chosen title... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Ron Love -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
"Son of Man" was the most deliberately chosen title that Jesus selected for himself.
An experienced deep-sea diver... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
An experienced deep-sea diver explained, once, how he keeps his bearings in the ocean
The Equal Status Acts 2000... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
The Equal Status Acts 2000 and 2004 of Ireland, were enacted to ensure equality for all
Midway through the semester, a... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Midway through the semester, a group of college students decided that they wanted to go
We bought a bug in... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
We bought a bug in 1960 -- a used Volkswagen beetle. A friend painted it for us. Its
At Christmastime, a Midwestern radio... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
At Christmastime, a Midwestern radio station ran a contest to increase its audience.
Ronald was a dying man... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Ronald was a dying man. He knew it. The doctors knew it.
Military aircraft and ships must... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Military aircraft and ships must be prepared to operate amid hostile situations.
Passages such as this, in... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Passages such as this, in which Paul focuses upon what we believe in our hearts and say with our mo
If at this moment the... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
If at this moment the population of earth was shrunk to the size of a village with a population of 1
Zephyr Wright was for many... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Zephyr Wright was for many years the housekeeper-cook at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas.
The German language contains a... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The German language contains a word for which there is no comparable English equivalent: Gottesdiens

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2022) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 1 (2019) -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
Deuteronomy 26:1-11

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FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- B. David Hostetter -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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The Immediate Word

Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:

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First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Carlos Wilton -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus and his disciples move toward Jerusalem and the cross.
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- George M. Bass -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:

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Did God Really Say...? -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Today is "Temptation Sunday." Every year on the first Sunday in Lent we focus our attention on the s
Building God's Kingdom: The Christian Challenge -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
On December 26, 2004, the greatest natural disaster experienced in the world in over a century struc
Incarnation With A Wagging Tail -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Once there was a dog guide named Leader Dog Dolley.
When Seeing Blocks Believing -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Henry F. Woodruff -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2000
Home builders can reveal the secret to you: what will make the floor plan and design attractive -- a

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Constant Protection And Shining Health -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Every time I turn on my television I see adverts for face creams to reduce signs of aging, alcohol

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Roots -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- C. David Mckirachan, John E. Sumwalt, Sandra Herrmann -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007. Contents
Temptation Eyes -- Luke 4:1-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Keith Hewitt -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
Contents"Temptation Eyes" by Keith Hewitt "Lent 1" by John Steward
A Sacrifice For Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- First Sunday in Lent - C
A Story To Live ByA Sacrifice For Lent

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Lent 1 -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- John Steward -- First Sunday in Lent - C
In a Danish village there was a Lutheran Church where each Sunday the people would walk into the chu

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:
The Devil Is Quick -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2016
This week’s gospel text recounts Jesus’ sojourn in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil
Joy In Darkness -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2013
As we enter the Lenten season and its emphasis on introspection and spiritual cleansing, it's a usef
Galilean Idol! -- Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Why is the American public so interested in what is happening with others -- especially the famous a

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Herders Of Ducks -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2022
For March 6, 2022:
Dreamers and Waiters -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Luke 4:1-13, Romans 10:8b-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2019
For March 10, 2019:

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Lent 1 -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13, Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 -- Julia Ross Strope -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
You shall pass judgment on yourself. That is the hardest thing of all ...
First Sunday In Lent -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Romans 10:8b-13Theme: The Word Is Near You
First Sunday In Lent -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Theme: Expressing Our GratitudeCall To Worship
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John E. Sumwalt
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. (v. 4)

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One of the stories I tell in response to this question, was sent to me by Robyn Bradley of Oxford, Wisconsin. She’s a therapist and licensed clinical social worker who is the Director of Psychological Health for the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

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Janice B. Scott
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Stan Purdum
(See Lent 4, Cycle A, and Easter 4, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)

If asked how many images of God this most familiar of all psalms includes, most people would probably say one, that of shepherd. (And, while saying it, there's a good chance they'd actually be picturing Jesus with a lamb in his arms, thanks to the famous painting of that scene hanging in Sunday school rooms all over America.) But, in fact, there are two images of God in this psalm -- the shepherd (vv. 1-4) and the host at a banquet in the temple (vv. 5-6).

Richard E. Zajac
... the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

Doctor Bernie Siegel claims that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

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I have spent nine years here at the hospital. In the course of those nine years I've witnessed and experienced many strange things. I've watched events occur that made me stop and think and wonder. I've found myself doing something or I've found others doing something that made me scratch my head. I've come across many coincidences that made me wonder if indeed they were coincidences.
David H. Webb
It is hard to find a more bold expression of the Easter faith than what we hear from Peter today in our first lesson.

Peter and John had just healed a lame beggar at the gate of the temple. Without hesitation Peter proclaimed to the astonished crowd that the healing was the work of God who had raised Jesus from the dead. Almost immediately, the Sanhedrin arrests Peter and John and puts them on trial. They ask. "By what power or by what name did you do this?" (v. 7).

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