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Series B Archive
Advent 2002-CTK 2003

Note: SS Are Listed In Descending Order Starting With The Current Sermon Starter
* indicates Children's Message also included

Date

Sunday

Sermon Starter And Text

Nov. 23, 2003 Last Sunday * "What We Know About The Unknown Day"
Mark 13:33-37/"On God's Watch" Mark 13:32-37
Nov. 16, 2003 2nd Last Sunday* "Daniel's Christmas Connection" Daniel 12:2-3/"The Agony of Victory" Mark 13:24-31
Nov. 9, 2003 3rd Last Sunday "Labor Pains and Gains" Mark 13:1-13
Nov. 2, 2003 Pent. 21* "Comfort From A Seemingly Scary Book"
Revelation 21:9-11, 22-25/"Eternity Now" Revelation 22:1-5
Oct. 26, 2003 Pent. 20* "The 5 W's of the Reformation" Romans 3:19-28/"Dependence Day!" John 8:31-36
Oct. 19, 2003 Pent. 19* "The Little Things are the Big Things" Mark 9:41-48/"Dying Devotion" Mark 9:38-50
Oct. 12, 2003 Pent. 18* "To Be Great in God's Kingdom" Mark 9:30-37/"Descending Into Greatness" Mark 9:30-37
Oct. 5, 2003 Pent. 17* "The Caesarea-Philippi Opinion Poll" Mark 8:27-35/"No Jesus, No Hope; Know Jesus, Know Hope!" Matthew 12:18-21
Sept. 28, 2003 Pent. 16* "The Master's Authority" Mark 5:21-24a; 35-43/"Cross-Cultured Ministry" Mark 5:21-24a, 35-43
Sept. 21, 2003 Pent. 15* "God's Great Love in Action" Ephesians 2:4-10/"Dr. Jesus" Matthew 9:9-13
Sept. 14, 2003 Pent. 14* "A Hard Teaching" John 6:60-69/ "A Chocolate Jesus?" John 6:60-69
Sept. 7, 2003 Pent. 13* "Life's Menu"  (Selected Verses) /"'Food' to Die For!" John 6:51-58
August 31, 2003 Pent. 12* "Some Helpful Advice from the Owner's Manual" Ephesians 4:29-5:2/"Real Imitation" Ephesians 4:30-5:2
August 24, 2003 Pent. 11 "Jesus: Large and in Charge!" John 1:43-51
August 17, 2003 Pent. 10 "Body Building" Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16
August 10, 2003 Pent. 9*

"Compassionate Love" Mark 6:30-34/"De-Fleece The Flock" Jeremiah 23:1-6

August 3, 2003 Pent. 8*

Surprised By The Calling? Amos 7:10-14

July 27, 2003 Pent. 7*

"How to Understand a Thorn in the Flesh"
2 Corinthians 12:7-10/Tripped Up But Not Cut-Off" Mark 6:1-6

July 20, 2003 Pent. 6*

"The Master's Authority"/ "Cross-Cultured Ministry" Mark 5:21-24a, 35-43

July 13, 2003 Pent. 5*

"When Jesus Seems Asleep in Your Boat" Mark 4:35-41/  "Reconciled Reconcilers" II Cor. 5:14-21

July 6, 2003 Pent. 4*

"Always Confident"/"How To Be A JOYFUL Camper" II Cor. 5:1-10

June 29, 2003 Pent 3*

The Apostle's Description of God's Temple/Reasons To Boast: You Are God's Temple!  I Cor. 3:16-23

June 22, 2003 Pent. 2*
The Purpose For A Day of Rest Mark 2:23-28/ Readied For Worship!" Deuteronomy 5:12-15 
June 15, 2003 Trinity Sunday/
Father's Day
*

 "The Results of Being God's Children"/ "Happy Father-Son-Spirit's Day!" Romans 8:14-17

June 8, 2003

Pentecost Sunday*

"The Living Water of the Spirit"/ "Glowing With The Flow" John 7:37-39a

June 1, 2003 Easter 7/ Ascension*

 "God's Complete Love" 1 John 4:13-21/ "Truth's Troops" John 17:11b-19

May 26, 2003 Easter 6*

"The Disciples Were First Called 'Christians' at Antioch" Acts 11:19-30/"Love's Command Performance" John 15:9-17

May 19, 2003  Easter 5*

"The Gardener, The Grapevine and the Branches:
/ "Clinging to Christ, The Vine" John 15:1-8

May 12, 2003 Easter 4

"The Other Sheep"/ "Selfless Shepherding" John 10:11-18

May 5, 2003 Easter 3/ Confirmation Sunday*

"Peace Be With You!" Luke 24:36-49/ "Confirmation Myths"

April 28, 2003 Easter 2*

"The Beginning of a New Life"\ "A Breath of Fresh Heir" John 20:19-31

April 21, 2003 Easter*

 "When the Sabbath Was Over..."/ "Terrorism Redeemed!" Mark 16:1-8

April 14, 2003 Sixth Sunday in Lent*/Passion Sunday

"The Proper Prevention of Crying Stones" Luke 19:28-40/ "Joy to the Goy!" Zechariah 9:9-10

April 7, 2003 Fifth Sunday In Lent*

"The Growing Cycle in God's Kingdom" John 12:20-26/ "Stressed and Blessed!" Hebrews 5:7-9

March 30, 2003 Fourth Sunday in Lent*

 "God's Gift Of His Son" John 3:14-21/ "Pole-ish Theology" John 3:14-21

March 23, 2003 Third Sunday In Lent*

"How To Save Dissatisfied Customers" 1 Corinthians 1:22-25/"Heavenly Housework" John 2:13-22

March 16, 2003 Second Sunday In Lent*

"God's Demonstration of Love" Romans 5:6-11/ "Getting The Life and Living The Life"Mark 8:31-38

March 9, 2003 First Sunday In Lent* "When God Doesn't Make Sense" Genesis 22:1-18/"Leading Us In Temptation" Mark 1:12-15
March 2, 2003 Transfiguration* "A Mountain-Top Vacation" Mark 9:2-9/ "From Tension to 'Attention!' to 'Tention!'"  Mark 9:2-9 
Feb. 23, 2003 Epiphany 7*   "A Mountain-Top Vacation" Mark 9:2-9/ "Delivered, Signed and Sealed!" 2 Cor. 1:18-22
Feb. 16, 2003 Epiphany 6* "Israelite Slave Girl Sparks International Incident 
En Route to Miracle!" 2 Kings 5:1-14/"Good Fighting" 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Feb. 9, 2003 Epiphany 5 "A Ministry Of Healing" Mark 1:29-39/ "Enablement or Empowerment?" I Cor. 9:16-23
Feb. 2, 2003 Epiphany 4/ Presentation of our Lord "A Teaching With Authority" Mark 1:21-28/ "God's Gut Feeling For Us" Hebrews 2:14-18
Jan. 26, 2003 Epiphany 3

 "Running With Jonah" Jonah 1 (Passim); 3:1-5,10

Jan. 19, 2003 Epiphany 2 "The Difference Between Hearing and Listening" 1 Samuel 3:1-10/  "Ordinary People, Extraordinary God" John 1:43-51
Jan. 12, 2003 Epiphany 1/Baptism of Jesus   "Hearing Voices" Mark 1:4-11/"The Day the Heavens Were Opened" Mark 1:9-11
Jan. 5, 2003 2nd  Sun. After Christmas  "Some Inside Information" John 1:1-18/ "Christmas Clothes" Isaiah 61:10-62:3
Dec. 31, 2002 New Year's Camping Considerations for the New Year" 2 Corinthians 5:1-10/"Finishing Well" Philippians 3:12-21
Dec. 29, 2002 1st Sun. After Christmas  "Waiting For The Comfort Of Israel" Luke 2:25-38
Dec. 22, 2002 Advent IV "A Message from the Highest" Luke 1:26-38/"Gesundheit Gott!" 
Luke 1:26-38
Dec. 15, 2002 Advent III "Paul's Formula for a Joyful Christmas"
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Dec. 8, 2002 Advent II "A Christmas Letter from John the Baptist" Mark 1:1-8/"God Allows U-/You-Turns!" (or "Recipe for Repentance") Mark 1:1-8 
Dec. 1, 2002 Advent I "The Lord's Command to Remain Alert" Mark 13:33-37/"Janitors for Jesus!" Mark 13:33-37 
 

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