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Proper 9 (C)Sunday July 5, 1998Messiah Motivated MissionLuke 10:1-11; 16-20We had finished our Bible study on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, the story of Jesus sending out His disciples to proclaim the Kingdom of God. It...

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Easter 4 (C)May 3, 1998Waiting For a Miracle to HappenActs 9:34-41What we need in today's church is a miracle; a miracle of resurrection. During the Easter season it should be easy to talk about such miracles. ...

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First Sunday of Lent (C)Sunday, March 1, 1998Dealing with TemptationLuke 4:1-13Submission isn't a very popular word in our culture. We read Paul's exhortation that says, "Wives submit to your husbands," and we ...

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Second Sunday after Christmas (C)January 4, 1998Take Me BackJeremiah 31:7-14This past spring, the lives of thousands of residents of the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys were turned upside down by floods. On the se...

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Proper 26 (B)Sunday, November 2, 1997On Being Near the KingdomMark 12:28-34How do you measure distance in God's kingdom? Is it metric or feet and yards? Is it linear and spatial or in terms of time? Is it like ...

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Proper 18 (B)September 7, 1997Defending the PoorProverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23In the movie The Bear, a large, wounded male grizzly befriends a small, orphaned grizzly cub named Youk. Threatened by sounds of distan...

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Proper 9 (B)July 6, 1997The Promise About The Thorn2 Corinthians 12:2-10Can you tell a cross from a thorn? "Taking up our cross" means voluntary identification of our life with Jesus, the commitment of ourself ...

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6th Sunday of Easter (B)May 4, 1997Whosoever Means MeActs 10:44-48I had a conversation with a woman in her 80's. As we talked about her long and eventful life, I asked her what had been some of the difficulties...

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Third Sunday in Lent (B)Sunday, March 2, 1997The Real CrossI Corinthians 1:18-25Crosses are back in style. This notice appeared in Vogue: "Both as streetwise pendants and as couture pieces, crosses have had a p...

Sermon briefs offer homiletical insights

Second Sunday After ChristmasJanuary 5, 1997Where In The World Is God?John 1:10-18In these powerful passages John proclaims to the world the vision and purpose of God. Nowhere in scripture is the case of God's ...