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Thanks to Michael Crichton (and... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Thanks to Michael Crichton (and Steven Spielberg), the phrase, "Them bones, them bones, them dry bon
Robert Schuller tells the story... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Robert Schuller tells the story of how the mirrored reception hall in the old Shah's Palace in Tehra
When we hear the word... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
When we hear the word witness our minds automatically think of a courtroom and of one who promises t
The music convention took us... -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
The music convention took us to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Acts... -- 2:1-21 The Holy Spirit is probably one of the most misunderstood components of the Christian faith. And the challenge on Pentecost is to help the people see what the Holy Spirit is and what it is not. A worship service in a small Mexican church ended t -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
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There is always a fresh... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
There is always a fresh, clean smell after a heavy summer rainstorm.
I remember once, as a... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
I remember once, as a small child, being lost in a corn field.
Many years ago there was... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Many years ago there was an Easter Day episode in the comic strip called Graves, Inc. Mr.
When Leonardo da Vinci was... -- John 20:19-25 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
When Leonardo da Vinci was painting his masterpiece, "The Last Supper," we are told that he had a qu
Water in third world countries... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Water in third world countries is a problem. It's not a matter of turning on a faucet.
A few years ago a... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
A few years ago a drought fell on the eastern part of the United States. No rain fell for weeks.
In the year 1549 the... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
In the year 1549 the Duke of Orleans in the city of Blois, France, offered a prize to anyone who cou
Our pastor drove a few... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Our pastor drove a few of us boys from Marine City where we lived, down to Algonac eight miles away
In his book The Living... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
In his book The Living Reminder, Henri Nouwen discusses the difference between an absence that occur
The following scene is familiar... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
The following scene is familiar to most parents who have survived those difficult few times they lea
Billy Ray Cyrus sings a... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Billy Ray Cyrus sings a country song that has become popular, especially among young people.
There is no question that... -- 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
There is no question that in the first century people believed that physical healing was a gift from
All gifts, important or unimportant... -- 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
All gifts, important or unimportant, come from the same source, and all are necessary.
There is a story about... -- 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
There is a story about a man who had seven sons who could not get along with one another.
When I was in high... -- 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
When I was in high school, our youth group would have a food drive each year.
The desires of the flesh... -- Galatians 5:16-25 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
The desires of the flesh are often too much for the church.
Little Billy was enjoying a... -- Galatians 5:16-25 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Little Billy was enjoying a huge double-dip ice cream cone, chocolate chip and strawberry swirl.
Almost anyone would have to... -- Galatians 5:16-25 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Almost anyone would have to agree that Prohibition failed, and current anti-drug legislation is not
The Holy Spirit was given... -- Galatians 5:16-25 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
The Holy Spirit was given by God to keep the people of God close to God and to empower them for serv
An elderly saint once said... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
An elderly saint once said to me, "I've been through some hard times in my life, you know; times whe

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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“This Will Make A Great Shot!” by Frank Ramirez
“A Modern Lazarus” by John Sumwalt

This Will Make A Great Shot!
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 24

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. (vv. 3-4)

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Steven Molin
Mary and Martha; remember them? They are the sisters who were hosting Jesus for dinner one evening, except that Martha did all the work, and Mary sat at Jesus' feet for the Bible study. And when Martha complains to Jesus about it, Jesus corrects her! "Martha, Martha, you worry about so many things, but just one thing is necessary ... and Mary chose it." Ouch!

Lee Ann Dunlap
On U.S. Route 40 just west of New Concord, Ohio, stands an S-shaped bridge spanning a creek on the old National Road. Standing uphill from that bridge a traveler can simultaneously observe five historic transportation links that helped to build a nation:

• The original trail blazed by Ebenezer Zane, also known as "Zane's Trace."

• The brick roadbed of the old "National Road" that followed.

• The train tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which nearly made that early highway obsolete.

Richard E. Zajac
... love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength...

In an interesting twist, the talk was well received by some patients, not so much because of the point, but because my opening comments helped alleviate fears in regard to their bizarre mental behavior. They hadn't realized that what they experienced was not far from the "norm" when it comes to surgery.

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H. Alan Stewart
"Trouble comes in threes," so many people say. Every time something goes wrong, those people expectantly look for numbers two and three to hit them, full force, taking a huge sigh of relief after number three. "Pessimists" we sometimes call them.

In our story, Naomi and Elimelech experience a famine in their homeland Judah. The couple goes to Moab, a neighboring country east of the Dead Sea, with their two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. Elimelech dies in Moab. The two sons each marry Moabite women, Orpah and our heroine, Ruth, and then the two sons both die.

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John Jamison
When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied. (vv.32-34)

Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today, okay? (Let them respond.) Great!
John Jamison
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” (v. 28)

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The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Katy Stenta
For October 31, 2021:
  • Are We There, Yet? by Dean Feldmeyer — Jesus tells the scribe that he is “not far from the kingdom of God.” But is that good news or bad news? And how far is “not far?”
  • Second Thoughts: Ruth’s Radical Reformation by Chris Keating — Ruth breaks the norms by redefining family similar to the changing patterns of many American families today.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
In any daily newspaper there are always catalogues of horrific events perpetrated by human beings on other human beings, and it seems to be getting worse. There doesn't seem to be much respect for law and order, and even those who once would have been ashamed to be involved in any questionable activity, now seem to work under the premiss that if they don't get caught, it's all right.

Some of the horrors are inflicted on the body; rape, assault, grievous bodily harm, murder. But other horrors are perpetrated on the

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