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Jesus has authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
The Light -- Luke 2:22-40 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Anyone who loves God -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

We need prophets -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Ethics, authority, and the proclamation of Jesus -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2003
Authority -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2000
Free to be, to do, and not to do -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1997
Shedding light on the subject -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1991
The Problem of Authority -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Looking for a leader -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Authority And Power -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Quirky Leadership -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012
A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul Also -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

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Live Life with Power -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2014
Cleaning Out the Icks -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
No God but one -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Jesus has authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Silly! -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
He understands -- Hebrews 2:14-18 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
The Light -- Luke 2:22-4 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
An early valentine -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
My favorite teacher -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Dragon Fire -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

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Dragon Fire -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Devotional

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Epiphany 4 -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- William W. Helland -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005

Drama

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Puffing And Building -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Demon Drop -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 4 (2018) -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 4 (2015) -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 4 (2011) -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Two popular reality TV shows... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Fred Craddock tells the story about a missionary family... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Two chalices -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
When The Oprah Winfrey Show ended... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 br... -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2009
In 1965, Reverend Schwab felt... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
S. I. McMillen, in his... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Kathy had seen the book... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Most of us think of... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
What does it take to... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
What other gods could we... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
In 1969, in Pass Christian... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Rich enjoys teaching the middle... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Cal attended church every Sunday... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Robert Ekvall was a translator... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
In US Navel Institute Proceedings... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
At this point in the... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
It may seem strange that... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
It is difficult today to... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2003

The Immediate Word

Authority And Power -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Quirky Leadership -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012

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Cousins -- Mark 1:21-28, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Psalm 111 -- Larry Winebrenner, Keith Hewitt -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Inclusive God... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Poems

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Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:2148 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990

Prayer

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The abundant, apparent authority of Jesus -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Authority And Power -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Quirky Leadership -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012
A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul Also -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

SermonStudio

Epiphany 4 -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Epiphany 4/Ordinary Time 4 -- Psalm 111 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2006
Jesus Meets The Official Spokesdemon -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
The Gordian Knot -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2001
Healing A Demoniac -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Harold H. Lentz -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Divine authority -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
Epiphany 4 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Epiphany 4 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
The Unclean Spirit -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Authority And Power -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Quirky Leadership -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012
A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul Also -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

SermonStudio

Recognizing the Voice of Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Contemporary Prophets Speak The Truth -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Can Teach, Can Do -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Robert J. Elder -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
The Struggle For Freedom -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Scott Suskovic -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
False Prophets -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Looking Out For Others -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Speaking With Prophetic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
We Are Christ's -- That Is Enough -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Paul E. Flesner -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Who Can Ask For Anything More? -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Frederick R. Harm -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Famous Last Words -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- William L. Self -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
A New Kind Of Teaching -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Beyond Personal Preferences -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Religious Load-Management -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
By What Authority? -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John A. Stroman -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
Religious Load-Management -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
A Prophet Like Me -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Frederick C. Edwards -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
How To Recognize A Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

The Village Shepherd

The Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Unclean Spirit To Holy Spirit - A Miraculous Change -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
The Foolishness Of The Cross -- 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Stories

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Thank You, God, With My Whole Heart! -- Psalm 111, Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Cousins -- Mark 1:21-28, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Psalm 111 -- Larry Winebrenner, Keith Hewitt -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012
More Important Than Being Right -- Mark 1:21-28, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Psalm 111 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2009
God Gives Me Weeds -- Psalm 111: 4-6 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

SermonStudio

Understanding Bible Prophecy -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Casting Out Demons -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Knowledge vs. Love -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Casting Out Demons -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
Reasons To Live -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John E. Sumwalt, Rebecca Henderleiter -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

Worship

The Immediate Word

Authority And Power -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Quirky Leadership -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2012
A Sword Will Pierce Your Own Soul Also -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- George L. Murphy -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

SermonStudio

All Praise Be To Our God -- Psalm 111 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Theme: One Lord, False Profits -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-22, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
God Speaks To His People -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Words In Your Mouth -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Fourth Sunday After Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
A Man With An Evil Spirit -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
A teaching with authority - A summary of Jesus' teaching ministry -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990
The Peoples' Amazement at Jesus Teaching; Driving out an Evil Spirit. -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B

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Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-22, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28, Psalm 111 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005

New & Featured This Week

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C. David Mckirachan
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"Hook and Line" by C. David McKirachan
"When?" by C. David McKirachan


Hook and Line
by C. David McKirachan
Mark 1:14-20

I went fishing with my father as a child. The scene those words probably paint in your head is not the way it was. He went with others when invited, taking me as a companion. It always seemed to me he was there but not comfortable with what went on. I inherited his attitude about hook and line.

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Arley K. Fadness
“And Jesus said to them, 'Follow me and I will make you fish for people.'” (v. 17)

Good morning boys and girls,

So fun to see you today. How are you? If you were a smiley face what would you look like? Would you be sunny smiley or sad sack or sort of in between? (kids respond) I am a smiley face today because you are here and I have a good news story to tell you.

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
Christopher Keating
In the stories of Jonah proclaiming God’s judgment to the Ninevites and Jesus calling fishermen to be his disciples, the lectionary provides us this week with two stories of God sending a simple, pointed message -- and against what might seem to be common sense, the targets for those messages actually responding to them. After all, Nineveh was a big enough city that its residents likely did not have to worry about its security -- and yet the people “turned from their evil ways.” And the fishermen at the Sea of Galilee dropped their nets and followed Jesus into a highly uncertain future.

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Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Frank Ramirez
Jonah later claimed that the reason he fled after the command of God to condemn Nineveh was he knew all along God is merciful and would forgive their sins. Is that true? How could Jonah know in advance that the Destroyer of Nations who built pillars to commemorate their atrocities would don sackcloth and ashes and repent? The rules just changed.

Although Paul’s directions are confusing he’s right about one thing -- the rules just changed. The present form of this world is passing away and we’re playing by new rules!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Some prisons have recently introduced a scheme whereby very dangerous prisoners who pose a high security risk earn spending power through playing sport or helping with cleaning. Thus these prisoners may be paid for playing Scrabble. This has produced something of an outcry amongst some sections of the general population. They find it outrageous that men who have committed horrendous crimes such as rape and murder, should be paid for playing games. Prison should be for punishment, they say, not a holiday camp.

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Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
Now is the time!

Collect of the Day
Acknowledging our call by grace, we pray for the Spirit to strengthen us to make us worthy of our call. Stress on grace and Sanctification again.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 62:5-12
* Psalm attributed to David which refers to God as Elohim. Expression of confidence in God's protection.
* Total dependence on God (v. 7). For life is but an instant (v. 9).

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