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Incident In Jericho

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"Incident In Jericho" by David O. Bales
"No Matter What, Yahweh's Word" by David O. Bales

Incident In Jericho
by David O. Bales
Joshua 3:7-17

Late

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"Late" by David O. Bales
"Three Lifetimes Later In Philippi" by David O. Bales
"Being Honest With God" by Keith Wagner
"God is Always With Us" by Keith Wagner

Late
by David O. Bales
Matthew 22:1-14

“Hi. I’ve been trying to phone for two hours,” Chris spoke into his cell phone, trying to shield his conversation from the boarding line he was standing in. “I’m not on Flight 4848.”

If You Don't Forgive


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"If You Don’t Forgive" by David O. Bales
"Being Ready" by David O. Bales
"Yielding to God" by Keith Wagner
"Healing for those who Suffer" by Keith Wagner

If You Don’t Forgive
by David O. Bales
Matthew 18:21-35

Monday at lunch Phil made sure to sit by the factory’s new hire Milo. He knew what it was like to be new to a job or group and Milo was pleased for the company. Five minutes into their lunch break their mutual unbelief popped up in their conversation.

Moses: Prepared

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"Moses: Prepared" by David O. Bales
"Re-call" by David O. Bales
"The Goose Story" by John Fitzgerald

Moses: Prepared
by David O. Bales
Exodus 3:1-15

Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls

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"Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls" by David O. Bales
"Pauls’ Innards" by David O. Bales
"A Little Bit of Heaven" by Keith Wagner
"A Glimpse of Hope" by Keith Wagner

Jesus And Religious Know-It-Alls
by David O. Bales
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

The Mayor's Wife

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What's Up This Week
"The Mayor's Wife" by David O. Bales
"Being Forgiven" by Frank R. Fisher
"Twice Forgiven" by Constance Berg


What's Up This Week

The Inexplicable Molly

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What's Up This Week
"The Inexplicable Molly" by Scott Dalgarno
"Seeing Is Believing" by Argile Smith
"The Eyes of the Heart Enlightened" by David O. Bales
"Worth the Wait" by John S. Smylie


What's Up This Week

The Inexplicable Molly

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What's Up This Week
"The Inexplicable Molly" by Scott Dalgarno
"Seeing Is Believing" by Argile Smith
"The Eyes of the Heart Enlightened" by David O. Bales
"Worth the Wait" by John S. Smylie


What's Up This Week

X Games

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What's Up This Week
"X Games" by John S. Smylie
"The Ugliest Man In The World" by David O. Bales


What's Up This Week
We often say, "You can't go home again" -- but in this week's gospel passage, Jesus refutes that well-worn adage with a powerful story about a prodigal son and a loving father who is overjoyed at his son's return. In this week's featured story, "X Games," John Smylie updates this familiar parable to a very contemporary setting that almost any parent can identify with.

Is It True?

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What's Up This Week
"Is It True?" by David Leininger
"Rich And Poor Alike?" by David O. Bales


What's Up This Week
How do we know what to believe? We hear so many different stories every day. We must look inside ourselves. Everyone must look into their own heart. What does your heart believe? We must let go of ourselves and let our heart lead us. The wellness of our soul has a lot to do with the wellness of our heart.


Is It True?
David Leininger
1 Corinthians 15:12-20

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
Ron Love
Mary Austin
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus tells a parable that on the surface seems like a first-century investment seminar. Two slaves wisely invest the wealth they have been tasked with overseeing, and are commended for their efforts in producing more talents. The third, however, is gripped by fear -- and worried about losing the principal, guards its safety by burying it in the ground. But his approach is harshly judged by his master, who notes that at the very least he should have put it in the bank.

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Arley K. Fadness
“well done, good and trustworthy slave...” (v. 23b)

Good morning boys and girls,

Thanks for joining me today.  I love it when you come with happy eager faces to listen to God's word.

Did you know that God created you beautiful? God did. God created you and me beautiful in God's image. And one thing that being created in God's image means is that God placed one or more precious jewels inside of you. We call them gifts and talents.

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Keith Hewitt
Frank Ramirez
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"A Certain Lack of Strategy" by Keith Hewitt
"My Quaking Heart" by Frank Ramirez


A Certain Lack of Strategy
by Keith Hewitt
Matthew 25:14-30

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Judges 4:1-7
Mark Ellingsen
As we come to the end of the Pentecost season with Thanksgiving on the horizon, it is appropriate that this Sunday focuses on the theme of our response to God’s goodness.

Judges 4:1-7

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Jack had a huge plastic bag full of conkers. He spent the whole of one evening with a skewer boring a hole in the conkers and threading each one on a piece of string. When he went to school next day he spent every spare minute in the playground playing conkers with his friends. He lost quite a few to start with, but he soon became very proficient, and watched with delight as his opponents' conkers gradually smashed and disappeared.

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Dallas A. Brauninger
First Lesson: Judges 4:1-7
Theme: Judge

Call To Worship

Like Deborah, the Israelite judge, we are called upon to reflect, to discuss, and to make decisions that lead to action. We have heard that we should not judge lest we be judged. However, there is a time for judgment when we are asked and after we have deliberated. Come, let us worship God.

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