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Cecil was my boyhood friend... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Cecil was my boyhood friend and wanted me to stay overnight at his place.
A miner was trapped when... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
A miner was trapped when there was a mine cave-in. For 12 days rescuers worked to free this miner.
The eyes of the young... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
The eyes of the young boy beam with satisfaction and relief.
As you know, Grandma Moses... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
As you know, Grandma Moses was a painter, famous for her landscape scenes.
Sugar Ray Leonard, great middleweight... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Sugar Ray Leonard, great middleweight boxer, once commented to the effect that "God gives all of us
Pentecost empowered the disciples to... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Pentecost empowered the disciples to go into all the world with courage and power.
While visiting a very poor... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
While visiting a very poor area of a Latin-American country, I was invited to speak to a large group
Dr. Cuthbert Simpson, one-time... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Dr.
In her book, Pilgrim at... -- John 20:19.23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
In her book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard describes a time when she was in the field walki
A theologian once said: Christmas... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
A theologian once said: "Christmas is God with us. Good Friday is God for us.
Many of us could possibly... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Many of us could possibly be categorized as cynical individuals, believing only in those things whic
Here's a revival in a... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Here's a revival in a graveyard. What was dead lives once more.
One day as A. J... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
One day as A. J.
I learned of an epitaph... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
I learned of an epitaph in a cemetery in Girard, Pennsylvania that read: "In memory of Ellen Shannon
Tennyson wrote in his In... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Tennyson wrote in his In Memoriam: "There is more faith in honest doubt, Believe me than in half the
A middle-aged man entered... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
A middle-aged man entered a cocktail lounge and walked directly to the bar.
An English author, social critic... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
An English author, social critic, and atheist, acidly commented on an attempt by a number of denomin
Only once in my life... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Only once in my life was I ever so thirsty that I thought I might die.
Jesus says the prerequisite for... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Jesus says the prerequisite for drinking is to experience thirst.
John Wesley was preaching one... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
John Wesley was preaching one day, when the town bully started to tease him.
The hill behind the house... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
The hill behind the house in which I grew up has four season memories.
Hearsay evidence is not allowable... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
"Hearsay evidence" is not allowable in a court of law.
Verse 27 states, ... you, too... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Verse 27 states, "...
So often when we see... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
So often when we see the term witness we think of the martyrs who gave their lives as dramatic sacri
The Bible is the Word... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
The Bible is the Word of God written. The Word of God is Christ.

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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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