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The Rev. Dr. David Lose

The Heartbreaking Messiah

Mark 8:27-38

Proper 19 - Year B

September 13, 2009

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

Have you ever heard the sound of a heart breaking? Do you remember what it sounds like?

Maybe it was your son or daughter's heart breaking when they graduated from high school or college only to find the job market had disappeared, taking with it any chance for the future they'd dreamt about. Or maybe it was your sister's heart breaking when the doctor called to say the cancer was back and she had to face the fact that she wouldn't see her children grow up. Maybe it was your friend's heart breaking when he called to say that his marriage was over.  Or maybe it was your own heart breaking when your house went into foreclosure and so many of the dreams you'd held seemed to vanish into thin air.

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The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr.

A Sight for Certain Eyes

Luke 2:22-40

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year A

December 28, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Ozzie E. Smith, Jr. (UCC)

"For unto us a child is born" from Isaiah 9:6 and "A little child shall lead them" from Isaiah 11:6--in first Isaiah but as an expectation of the first Christmas. How it is that the Old Testament reaches into the New Testament with the messianic hope. One wonders were these the thoughts that swirled in the mind of Simeon, our aged devout one after the first Christmas? It seems that the first Christmas was not as eventful as its commercialized version has now come to be. The words, "Behold I am doing a new thing can you not perceive it," also from Isaiah 43:19, suggest that what God reveals is not always apparent or readily seen by all eyes. This Christmas was to be a very special Christmas, as Luke shared.

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler Transcript

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler extols the call to let go of the past, let go of sin and let go of death by faith in the Messiah, Jesus Christ.

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

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