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Series A Archive
Advent 2001-CTK 2002

(SS Are Listed In Descending Order Starting With The Current Sermon Starter)



Sermon Starter And Text

Nov. 25, 2002 CTK Sunday/Sunday of the Fulfillment "Things You Must Remember Until the End" 2 Peter 3:3-4; 8-10a & 13/"Divine Oil Fields" Matthew 25:1-13
Nov. 18, 2002 Second Last Sunday of the Church Year "Headlines on the Day After the Last Day"Matthew 25:31-46/"Godliness, the Sincerest Form of Flattery"
1 Thessalonians 1:6-10
November 11, 2002 Third Last Sunday of the Church Year "A Great Apostle’s Letter to Beloved People"1 Thess. 3:11-13/ "God Everywhere!"
1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
November 4, 2002 Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (Festival of All Saints) "A Tour of the Holy City"
Revelation 21:9-11, 22-27/ "Holiness=Happiness!"
Matthew 5:1-12
October 27, 2002 Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost (Reformation)

"Grandpa Luther" Romans 5:1 ff.


October 20, 2002 Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost "The Message of the Coin"
Matthew 22:15-21/"A/The Trinity At Work" I Thessalonians 1:1-5a
October 13, 2002 Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

"Eternal Fashions in Fall Colors" Matthew 22:11 ff.  

October 6, 2002 Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

"The Parable Of The Tenant Farmers: History In Review" Matthew 21:33-43

Sept. 30, 2002 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

"The Authority Of His Christ: The Salvation, The Power And The Kingdom" Revelation 12:7-12  

Sept. 23, 2002 Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

"Directions For God-Seekers" Isaiah 55:6-10

Sept. 16, 2002 Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost "Joseph: A Glowing Example Of A Forgiving Heart" Genesis 50:15-21
Sept. 9, 2002 Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

"The Paid Up Debt That Comes Due Every Day" Romans 13:8-10

Sept. 2, 2002 Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost "A Class On Life Saving" Matthew 16:21-26
August 25, 2002 Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost “The Mind Of The Lord” Romans 11:33-36
August 18, 2002 Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost "The Power of Persistent Prayer" Matthew 15:21-28
August 11, 2002 Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost "One Depressed Prophet" I Kings 19:9-18/"Principles Of Christian Suffering: Part II" Romans 9:1-5
August 4, 2002 Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost "The Facts Of Life" Romans 8:31-39
July 28, 2002 Tenth Sunday After Pentecost  "Two Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven" Matthew 13:44-46/"Servant Leadership" I Kings 3:5-12
July 21, 2002 Ninth Sunday After Pentecost "The Weeds in the Wheat--Then and Now" Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43/"Sonlight" Matthew 13:24-30[36-43]
July 14, 2002 Eighth Sunday After Pentecost "Waiting for Our Full Redemption" Romans 8:18-25/"God's Word: The 'Boomerang Effect'" Isaiah 55:10-11
July 7, 2002 Seventh Sunday After Pentecost "Three Reasons to Come to Jesus" Matthew 11:28-30/"Perfection in the Making!" Romans 7:15-25a
June 30, 2002 Sixth Sunday After Pentecost "The Miracle of Christian Baptism" Roman 6:1b-11/"Getting a (New) Life!" Romans 6:1-11
June 23, 2002 Fifth Sunday After Pentecost "A Tale of Two Adams" Romans 5:12-15/"Fearing (God) More, Fearing Less" Matthew 10:24-33
June 16, 2002 Fourth Sunday After Pentecost  "Compassionate Subject" Matthew 9:35-10:8/Abba, Abba Do!" Deuteronomy 6:6
June 9, 2002 Third Sunday After Pentecost "Dinner At Matthew's House" Matthew 9:9-13/"A Father's Day/Parenting Preamble, Part II" Deuteronomy 6:4-5
June 2, 2002 Second Sunday After Pentecost "The Sacrifice Of Atonement" Romans 3:21-28/"A Father's Day/Parenting Preamble, Part I" Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28
May 26, 2002 Trinity Sunday/Memorial Day  "Target Practice"2 Corinthians 13:11-14/"Perfect(ing) Peace"2 Corinthians 13:11-14
May 19, 2002 Festival Of Pentecost  "Jesus Went Away For Good!"/"Divine Counsel" John 16:5-11
May 12, 2002 Seventh Sunday of Easter "This Is Eternal Life!" John 17:1-11/"God's Maternal Side"
May 5, 2002 Sixth Sunday of Easter  "Offering A Christian Apology" 1 Peter 3:15-22
April 28, 2002 Fifth Sunday of Easter "Another Counselor"/"Birthing (Baptizing) Babies!" John 14:15-21
April 21, 2002 Fourth Sunday of Easter "What is This Abundant Life?" John 10:1-10/ "WatchGod!"
1 Peter 2:25
April 14, 2002 Third Sunday of Easter "The Emmaus Post-Easter Heart Syndrome" Luke 24:13-35/ "Living for Heaven's Sake"1 Peter 1:17-21
April 7, 2002 Second Sunday of Easter "The Story of Thomas"/ "Easter= Peace--> Spirit--> Forgiveness John 20:19-31
March 31, 2002 The Festival Of Easter "Mary Stopped Crying "John 20:1-20/"Thanksgiving on Easter!"
Psalm 118:1-2; 15-24
For Holy Week Two Special Holy Week Illustrations Special Holy Week Illustrations
March 24, 2002 Sixth Sunday in Lent/Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) "The Importance of Attitude" Philippians 2:5-11/"Fickle Crowds, Faithful Christ" Philippians 2:5-11
March 17, 2002 Fifth Sunday In Lent "The Hour of Need at Bethany!" John 11:20-27/"A Quicken Fix" Romans 8:11-19
March 10, 2002 Fourth Sunday In Lent “Misunderstanding Among the Servants” Matthew 20:17-28/"Condemnation, No—Confrontation Yes!" Romans 8:1-10
March 3, 2002 Third Sunday In Lent “I Was Blind, But Now I See!” John 9:1-42/ "Blindsight is Plenty/Plenty!" John 9:39
Feb. 24, 2002 Second Sunday In Lent “Don't Change the Subject!” John 4:5-26/ 
"Left Behind" Gen. 12:1-8
Feb. 17, 2002 First Sunday In Lent "Temptation Happens" Matthew 4:1-11
Feb. 10, 2002 Transfiguration--Last Sun After Epiphany "A Preview of What's to Come"
Matthew 17:1-9/"Behind Every Cloud is...Jesus!" Matthew 17:1-9
Feb. 3, 2002 Fourth Sunday After Epiphany "A Summons to God's Courtroom" Micah 6:1-8/ "Due(s)/Do, Lord!" Matthew 5:11-12
Jan. 27, 2002 Third Sun After Epiphany “Three Fish Stories” Matthew  4:21-23/“Cross-Eyed Unity”1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Jan. 20, 2002 Second Sun After Epiphany "A Letter to the Church of God" 1 Corinthians 1:1-9/"Confirmed By, In and For Christ" 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Jan. 13, 2002 First Sunday After Epiphany "Jesus' Baptism--What Does This Mean?" Matthew 3:13-17/"God, the Impartial Marshal" Acts 10:34-38
Jan. 6, 2002 Epiphany

"How the Bible Describes Wise Men and Women"/"Modern-Day Magi?" Matthew 2:1-12 

Dec. 20, 2001 Christmas I "When the Time Had Fully Come" Gal. 4:4-7/ "Divine Star Wars" Matt. 2:13-15, 19-23
Dec. 23, 2001 Advent IV "How (and Why) the Birth of Jesus Came About" Matthew 1:18-25
Dec. 16, 2001 Advent III "Not For Sale" Matt. 11:2-11/"Salvific Suffering" James 5:7-10
Dec. 9, 2001 Advent II

"The Scriptures: Past Writing to Correct Present Mistakes to Provide Future Hope" (Romans 15:4-13)/"Stumps Lie!" Isaiah 11:1-10

Dec. 2, 2001 Advent I
"A Wake-Up Call"/"Advent Apparel" Romans 13:11-14

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