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The Good Samaritan -- Luke 10:25-37 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2009
This is a familiar story.
A Tale Of Two Sisters -- Luke 10:38-42 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
With a title like "A Tale Of Two Sisters," this should open with something like, "It was the best of
The Call Of God -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2009
If you were to ask a group of people to take pencil and paper and sketch a portrait of an Old Testam
Life In The Valley -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- David E. Leininger -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2009
The story of the transfiguration is one of those passages that have given the phrase "mountaintop ex
They Are Biting -- Luke 5:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2009
Two guys go on a fishing trip.
Trouble In The Parsonage -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2009
There once was a retreat attended by the clergy of a community for the purpose of establishing suppo
Life After Life -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2009
In an ever-lengthening pastoral ministry, I have had occasion to officiate more funerals than I can
A Fool And His Money -- Luke 12:13-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2009
A fool and his money are soon parted, right?
Love Your Enemy? -- Luke 6:27-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 2009
Are You Kidding, Lord?
Religion And Politics -- Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2009
Religion and politics -- in years past we were told those were two subjects that were not good for p
The Jump To Judgment -- Luke 6:39-49 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Mr.
Pax Christi Or Pox Christi? -- Luke 12:49-56 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2009
This is not a favorite passage for preaching.
The Business Of The Church -- Galatians 1:1-12 -- David E. Leininger -- 2009
Is there one simple answer to the question "What is the business of the church"?
Repressive Religion -- Luke 13:10-17 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2009
I wish it were not so, but it is. Religion can be horribly repressive sometimes.
The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2009
Several years ago there was a huge literary uproar over A Million Little Pieces (New York: An
Dinner Guests -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2009
The lectionary uses verse 1 of Luke chapter 14 to set the scene: "When Jesus went to eat in the hous
The Church Should Go To Hell! -- Luke 4:1-13 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Many churches, as part of their routine of worship, engage in the "passing of the peace." The practi
A Place At The Table -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
This comes under the category of "Flattery will get you everywhere." Or "You get more flies with hon
Hoping For A Hug -- Luke 13:31-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
Jerusalem was not far now.
When Faith Faces Disaster -- Luke 15:1-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
This text appears in the lectionary cycle just about the time of the America's remembrance of the Se
The Fig Tree -- Luke 13:1-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
An intriguing text.
Prayers For The President -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2009
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for eve
Sonny Moneybags -- Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
This text has been described as the greatest short story ever written.
Would A Loving God Really Let Anyone Go To Hell? -- Luke 16:19-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2009
This is a question to which almost all of those reading this book already have an answer.
Going For The Gold -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2009
The apostle Paul must have been a sports junkie.

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Perhaps on this holiday weekend, which culturally marks the beginning of summer, it is right for us to think of the image of coming and going. People traditionally do a lot of coming and going during the summer.  The change in season combines with the relief from school schedules to make it rather common for folks to do much of their traveling and vacationing during the summer months. You and I as pastors will no doubt have to endure a lot of coming and going that may reflect itself in a dip in attendance.
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But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. (v. 26)

Hello children,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.

But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

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Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.

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... do not let your hearts be troubled...

Unfortunately, Maalox moments seem to outnumber peaceful moments. I offer a few reasons why.

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