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Sermon helps for Proper 23 | OT 28
Sermons On The Gospel Readings, Series I, Cycle B The Impossible Option
Sermon by Cathy A. Ammlung based on Mark 10:17-31 excerpted from Sermons On The Gospel Readings, Series I, Cycle B (SermonStudio)
Before there was Harry Potter, there was Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit. In J. R. R. Tolkien's wise fantasy, this short, hairy-footed resident of the Shire in Middle-Earth was a well-to-do bachelor and country squire. Comfortable and conventional, but just a touch bored with life, he nevertheless was shocked when the mysterious wizard, Gandalf, knocked on his door one spring morning and requested his services as (of all things) a here for the full sermon

Children's Sermon for Proper 23 | OT 28

Cynthia CowenGod's Word Is Alive And Eternal
Children's sermon and activity sheets by Julia E. Bland based on Hebrews 4:12a, excerpted from God's Word: Alive and Active (SermonStudio).
For several weeks we've been thinking and talking about God's word. God's word is real, not made-up stories. It's like a foundation to build our lives on. It's like a map to show us the way to go through life. It's like seeds planted in our hearts to produce a crop of happy things. It's like a mirror that shows us how we can improve and do better. It's like a lamp to light our way so that we don't make bad mistakes and stumble as we live. ... click here for the rest of the children's sermon

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Chris Keating

Late Night with God

Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15

Thursday, October 1 was supposed to be just another day.
     For Jason Johnson, 33, last Thursday was the fourth day of classes at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Johnson had just enrolled in school after completing rehab for drug addiction. Like others in the small college, Johnson was settling into a morning of classes. Just another day in a busy semester.
     But it turned tragic as Johnson and eight others were murdered by a fellow student, who then killed himself after exchanging gunfire with police officers. An additional nine persons were wounded in a mass shooting that left the little community and the entire nation stunned. Hoping to improve his life, Jason Johnson had enrolled in classes at UCC after successfully passing the GED a few months ago. His family reported that Johnson was proud to be taking steps toward a new life, even as the gunman was taking steps to end it....
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Like A Child

Angela was still a pre-schooler the Christmas Grandpa Harvey got her the red Radio Flyer wagon, and by summer it had become a popular item in the family's backyard. When her younger sister learned to toddle along sometime later they made a game of pulling each other, often with the help of Mom or Dad.
     As is known to happen with siblings, one afternoon the cooperative play turned competitive, then became a heated argument. And so it was that Angela informed her little sister in a physical way that this was indeed her little red wagon, and hers alone. Before their parents could intervene the whole matter was succinctly solved. "Don't cry. It's okay," Angela declared to her sobbing sister with absolute confidence. "I'll just tell Grandpa, and he'll buy you a wagon, too."...
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Wayne Brouwer

Beyond consumerism

I know a mother who remembers an embarrassing moment that happened when she went with her daughter?s class on a school field trip. When the mother showed up with her car, the daughter hid at the back of the group as it was gathering. One more vehicle was needed to transport all of the students, so my friend offered to drive. At first the daughter didn?t want to ride with her mother, and tried to get into one of the vans. When she was taken by the hand and led to join her mother, the girl slouched in the back seat and never said a word for the rest of the day....
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John Fitzgerald

God's Word Cuts Deep

Hebrews 4:12-16

I ran across a list of biblical themes which if they were books written for modern readers would be sure to sell many volumes. Consider these titles and how they would appeal to contemporary audiences:

How to Live with Violence in the Family by Cain and Abel
Climbing the Ladder of Success by Jacob
Jonah’s Seafood Diet by Jonah the Prophet
Slaying the Giant and Taking Charge of your Life: by King David

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Janice Scott

Judgment Day

I was watching yet another television programme on near-death experiences. They are rather fascinating, not least because Christianity has been telling the world for the last 2,000 years that we live on in a new kind of life after death, yet these programmes make it sound as if this incredible thought is new....
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Cynthia Cowen

A Childlike Faith

Object: a walking cane
The Point: Lean upon Jesus for he alone can give eternal life
The Lesson: Welcome girls and boys. Thank you for joining me in this time of sharing Jesus. Today I brought with me a cane (show cane). When you have a knee or leg injury, it might be difficult to walk. A cane could be very important to you. By leaning on a cane, like this one, you can take your weight off your leg helping you to walk.....
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