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Master Sermon

Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.

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Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell

Kiss and Tell     Lectionary 15 December 2019 Third Sunday of Advent   Matthew 11:2-11   Text to Life   This time of year, car dealerships offer big holiday sales to clear out inventories. They are trying to make room for next year’s new “improved” versions of vehicles. But…

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Story Sermon

Interactive metaphor-rich sermons based on the new Story Lectionary along with Image Exegesis.

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Dream Weaver

Dream Weaver

Dream Weaver Story Lectionary 15 December 2019 Third Sunday in the Advent of Our Lord Joseph’s Dreams (Genesis 37) Daniel’s Dreams (Daniel 2 and 7) The Lord’s Prophecy According to Joel (2) Psalm 2: God’s Praise to His Anointed Psalm 24: The Lord’s Blessing Psalm 80: The Lord’s Restoration Psalm…

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My Prayer For You

Pastor’s Prayer for 15 December 2019

Heavenly Father,
you call us to prepare for the coming of your Son:
forgive us our unreadiness to receive him.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord Jesus,
you were proclaimed by John the Baptist:
help us also to prepare your way.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Holy Spirit,
you speak through the prophets:
make us attentive to hear your word.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

–The Book of Common Worship, The Church of England (Advent 3 Penitence)

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Tolkien

  TolkienMovie Review by Teri HyrkasTolkien, the film is about the youthful years of English writer J.R.R. Tolkien, well known author of the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was released in the US in May, 2019. The screenplay was written by David Gleeson...

 

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Holy Land Christmas

This last week, I got to visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel. My wife and I were on a cruise for our 25th anniversary. Israel was one of our stops.  Being in the Holy Land this time of anticipation was awe inspiring.  You see, we also got to visit...

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Giving Blood

If the church wishes to converse effectively with a culture, it must learn the culture’s language. Today, shifts in technology mean that language is increasingly one of symbols and metaphors, stories and images―not words.

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