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  • The Profit Of A Prophet Series

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,166 views

    Using the accont of Jeremiah’s call explore the role of the prophet in a community of faith and points to Christ as the incarnation of Yahwehs prophetic Word.

    Appropriating the Prophetic Word The 21th Sunday in Ordinary Time August 26, 2001 The Profit of a Prophet (To Uproot and Tear Down; To Build and Plant) Jeremiah 1:4-10 4 The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set ...read more

  • Ears To Hear, Eyes To See Series

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Jul 17, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,132 views

    An exposition of Amos and John points us to Christ who gives us ears to hear and eyes to see.

    Appropriating the Prophetic Word The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) July 15, 2001 Amos 7:7-17; John 10:25-37 COMPLICIT IN OUR OWN FAILED PERCEPTION "We never saw violence or hatred in [our son] until the last moments of his life when we watched helplessly with the rest of the ...read more

  • The Real Presence Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Jun 6, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,226 views

    An exposition of the events of Pentecost. This sermon challenges believers to awaken to the high calling of Jesus to be used as an instrument of God for the salvation of the world while encouraging them that the Spirit of Christ is present to work in and through us to this purpose.

    The Real Presence of Christ -or- A Humble Challenge to Save the World Part #2 For Ascension and Pentecost 2001 Acts 2:1-21 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole ...read more

  • The Real Absence Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Jun 6, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,253 views

    Explores the tension in our lives generated by the absence of Christ after his Ascension. There is, however encouragement and hope for us, both in the "already" of our present salvation and in the "not yet" of the coming consummation at Christ’s Return.

    The Real Absence of Christ Part #1 For Ascension and Pentecost 2001 Acts 1:1-11 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had ...read more

  • (Resurrection) Life Is Full Of Surprises

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on May 19, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,849 views

    Peter’s explanation of the events leading to the conversion of Cornelius (a Roman soldier and Gentile) bears witness to the surprising and yet familiar ways of God and points us to the new possibilities for surprise that the Resurrection message opens in in our lives.

    Fifth Sunday of Easter - Year C May 13, 2001 Acts 11:1-18 1st CENTURY PALESTINE: A WORLD WITHOUT SURPRISES This passage is all about the surprising works of God but to get the surprise you must have the back story. Hang in there, the payoff in this passage for your life is worth the ...read more

  • God The Adversary/ God The Advocate

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on May 2, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,311 views

    An exposition of the story of Jacob’s wrestling of the Angel/God that reveals the importance of prevailing faith through the suffering and temptation in our lives.

    GOD THE ADVERSARY/ GOD THE ADVOCATE Genesis 32:22-32 INTRO. JACOB: THE USED CAR SALESMAN Now as you may or may not know, Jacob was the grandson of Abraham and the younger son of Isaac. Now the name Jacob, as Genesis 25:26 confirms, comes from the Hebrew word “heel” and was understood to ...read more

  • The God Who Promises

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on May 2, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,231 views

    An exposition of Abraham’s (then Abram’s) travels into Egypt reveals the persistant faithfulness of God in spite of out faithlessness and forms the foundation to challenge us to believe the promises made to us in Jesus Christ.

    10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, "I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you, they will say, `This is his wife.’ Then ...read more

  • Seeing God Through The Window Of Motherhood

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 185 ratings
     | 4,562 views

    Uses the maternal images of God in Scripture both to explore how the feminine enhances our apprehension of the person and nature of God, and to present a picture of redeemed motherhood.

    Seeing God Through the Window of Motherhood Isaiah 49:14-18 Isaiah 49:14 But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." 15"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 ...read more

  • Bumper To Bumper On The Highway Of Holiness

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Apr 9, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 927 views

    Uses the metaphor of driver’s education to explore St. Paul’s understanding of personal holiness as it relates to corporate solidarity and ecclesial unity.

    BUMPER TO BUMPER ON THE HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS Ephesians 4:17-32 INTRO. A COMMON HIGHWAY: DRIVERS EDUCATION FOR CHRISTIANS I was driving to Chicago a couple of weeks ago and I happened to get on the Dan Ryan Expressway just about the time of rush hour was ending. Now I don’t know if you ...read more

  • Recognizing Christ In The Word And Sacrament

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,694 views

    Presents the narrative of the disciples walk to Emmaus as a perpetual template for the experience of the resurrected Christ as his presence is manifested in the proclamation of the Word and in the celebration of the Eucharist.

    RECOGNIZING CHRIST IN THE WORD AND SACRAMENT Luke 24:13-35 INTRO. THE MOVIE IS NEVER AS GOOD AS THE BOOK I would like to begin my remarks this morning by reflecting on a phenomena that is in many ways unique to our modern culture. A couple of years ago a friend suggested to me that I ...read more

  • Jesus Christ: The Sound Of A New Story Series

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Apr 8, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 984 views

    Using St. John’s lyrical prologue, frames the agenda of the Church setting the whole of her worship, teaching, fellowship, and outreach activity in the context of bearing witness to the new story of the reign of God established by the Incarnate Christ.