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23rd Sunday after PentecostNovember 3, 1996Being an Effective WitnessI Thessalonians 2:9-13One of the greatest tragedies of modern Christianity is the failure of God's people to witness effectively. It's not th...

Sermon Briefs Offer Homiletical Approaches

11th Sunday after Pentecost (A)August 11, 1996Faith That's for Real(Romans 10:5-15)Not long ago, a night worker of a Kinko's copy shop in Birmingham, Alabama, was arrested for producing tens of thousands of dol...

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3rd Sunday after Pentecost (A)June 16, 1996Peace Through Suffering(Romans 5:1-8)Romans 5:1-11 is one of those great passages that contain a systematic theology in one paragraph. It describes our situation outsi...

Sermon briefs offer helpful preaching insights

5th Sunday after Epiphany (A)February 4, 1996Discipleship is More than a Twelve-Letter Word(Matthew 5:13-20)Jesus is preaching to the multitudes on the mountainside. Though He spoke to His disciples, the messag...

The Word Became Flesh<br/>(John 1:1-14, NIV)

In the beginning was the Word --The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mk. 1:1)and the Word was with God --I came from the Father and entered the world ... (Acts 16:28)and the Word was God...

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First Sunday of Advent (A)December 3, 1995Salvation is at Hand(Romans 13:11-14)Phillip Semmelweis was a physician in the mid 1800's. He practiced medicine during the time where the best hospitals lost one out o...

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17th Sunday after Pentecost (C)October 1, 1995Godliness With Contentment(1 Timothy 6:6-10)How many truly contented people do you suppose you know: people who are really satisfied with themselves, their marriage...

Sermon briefs offer suggested approaches to text

9th Sunday after Pentecost (C)August 6, 1995How Does God Feel About Me?(Hosea 11:1-11)The honeymoon's over. How many times have we heard that expression? What does it mean exactly? Does it refer to the time whe...

Sermon briefs offer homiletical guidance

Pentecost (C)June 4, 1995Living in a Fragmented World(Genesis 11:1-9)This story brings us to the place where God's plan of redemption begins with the call of Abraham. It's a beginning-again story. Genesis 1 and...