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Jesus has authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Teachers or Parents: Who's the boss? Who is the final
Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Teachers or Parents: Jesus has authority -- power. To
The Light -- Luke 2:22-40 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Teachers or Parents: With the secular tie of Groundhog Day
Anyone who loves God -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Teachers: There are two phrases in this lesson worth having

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- 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

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Community Priorities -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- David Coffin -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
During this time of the Epiphany season, we might be seeking voices or signs as to what priorities G
In the Background -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- David Kalas -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
Perhaps you have someone in your family or friend group who is fond of photobombing.
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
As Epiphany season pertains to living the Christian life, these lessons direct us to consider a part
Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
When the nation of Israel came out of Egypt and met God at Mount Sinai, there was a political tra
Prophet -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
In 330 BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle said that by observing a person walking he could tell som
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
As the guest preacher for the day, I came through the door of the sanctuary in plenty of time before
Authority -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2000
What's become of authority?
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
This remarkable passage is nestled in the midst of a long litany of detailed legislative instruction
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
Though the season of epiphany traditionally takes its rationale from the coming of the wise men to t
The Problem of Authority -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Every age has the problem of sorting out the true prophets from the charlatans.
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
Leadership is a hot topic in business and society.

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Community Priorities -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- David Coffin -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
During this time of the Epiphany season, we might be seeking voices or signs as to what priorities G

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- 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

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Afraid of Jesus? -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John Jamison -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
Object: The children and their actions will be your objects today.
Amazed! -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John Jamison -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
Objects: There are two pieces for this message; a simple magic trick and a badge or
An A Plus Teacher -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
“They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not a
Live Life with Power -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2014
The Point: Jesus brought authority and power to God's word.
Cleaning Out the Icks -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
First Thoughts: A lesson about spiritual possession is a difficult one for children to unders
No God but one -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Good morning! Do any of you know what the Ten Commandments
Jesus has authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Good morning! Once Jesus was teaching people in Israel, and
Silly! -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Let's pretend this morning. Let's pretend that we believe
Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
When I graduated from grade school, I received this piece of
He understands -- Hebrews 2:14-18 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Tests show us how much we know. In school we have tests so
The Light -- Luke 2:22-4 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Today is "Groundhog Day." Why is that? (Let them answer.)
An early valentine -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to show you a valentine
My favorite teacher -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever given

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:
Non-Prophet Culture -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
For January 31, 2021:
That’s the Way It Is -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
A big theme running through all of this week’s lectionary texts is that of “authority” -- God tells
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
In this week’s epistle pericope Paul takes on a dispute among the Corinthian church over whether
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
One of the main themes running throughout all of this week's lectionary passages is the authority th
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
Dear fellow preachers,

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:

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Dragon Fire -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Dominic Dragon lived in a cave in the Welsh hills.

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Dragon Fire -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Dominic Dragon lived in a cave in the Welsh hills.

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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
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- William W. Helland -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Mark 1:21-28

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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
Thespian Theological ThoughtsHe is God ... and I am not!
Demon Drop -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 4 (2024) -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 4 (2021) -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
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
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
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
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
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
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Two popular reality TV shows... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Two popular reality TV shows deal with pawnshops.
Fred Craddock tells the story about a missionary family... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Fred Craddock tells the story about a missionary family who served in China.
Two chalices -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
I have noticed that in some churches there are two chalices present during communion.
When The Oprah Winfrey Show ended... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
After the close of The Oprah Winfrey Show, People magazine did a review of its 25 year
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
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
In 1965, Reverend Schwab felt... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
In 1965, Reverend Schwab felt called to start a unique home -- a place where children from difficult
S. I. McMillen, in his... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
S. I.
Kathy had seen the book... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Kathy had seen the book advertised online, in bookstores, on television.
Most of us think of... -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Most of us think of a prophet as one who foretells the future, but this is not true of biblical prop
What does it take to... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
What does it take to "build up" the church? Cinder blocks, wood beams, sheetrock, insulation?
What other gods could we... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
What other gods could we have besides the Lord? Plenty.
In 1969, in Pass Christian... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
In 1969, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, a group of people were preparing to have a "hurricane party

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:
Non-Prophet Culture -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
For January 31, 2021:
That’s the Way It Is -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
A big theme running through all of this week’s lectionary texts is that of “authority” -- God tells
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
In this week’s epistle pericope Paul takes on a dispute among the Corinthian church over whether
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
One of the main themes running throughout all of this week's lectionary passages is the authority th

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I Can See Clearly Now -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
We use the word epiphany to refer to moments when we really see people, places, or things for what t
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
Contents"Cousins" by Larry Winebrenner

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:

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Inclusive God... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:2148 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990
When Jesus sent the demon outand bade him go away,

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The abundant, apparent authority of Jesus -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: As the reaction of the people both before and after this first

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:
Non-Prophet Culture -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
For January 31, 2021:
That’s the Way It Is -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
A big theme running through all of this week’s lectionary texts is that of “authority” -- God tells
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
In this week’s epistle pericope Paul takes on a dispute among the Corinthian church over whether
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
One of the main themes running throughout all of this week's lectionary passages is the authority th
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
Dear fellow preachers,

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:

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Epiphany 4 -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayProphetic authority. Collect of the Day
Epiphany 4/Ordinary Time 4 -- Psalm 111 -- Stan Purdum -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2006
(See Proper 15/Pentecost 13/Ordinary Time 20, Cycle B, for an alternative approach.)
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
Revised Common Deuteronomy 18:15-20 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
Jesus Meets The Official Spokesdemon -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Miracle One Jesus Meets The Official SpokesdemonThe Text
The Gordian Knot -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
A Man Possessed By An Evil Spirit
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2001
We do not usually think of Moses as a prophet.
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
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 (C, RC, E)
Healing A Demoniac -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Harold H. Lentz -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught.
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
Theme For The Day: Divine authority.
Epiphany 4 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
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
The book of Deuteronomy came out of the reform movement during
Epiphany 4 -- Psalm 111 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart,
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
The Epiphany - the manifestation of the person of Jesus as the One promised by God - continues on th
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
The Epiphany - the manifestation of the person of Jesus as the One promised by God - continues on th
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
Seasonal ThemeJesus grows up and it begins to dawn on some who and what he is.
The Unclean Spirit -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
What's Happening?

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:
Non-Prophet Culture -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
For January 31, 2021:
That’s the Way It Is -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
A big theme running through all of this week’s lectionary texts is that of “authority” -- God tells
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
In this week’s epistle pericope Paul takes on a dispute among the Corinthian church over whether
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
One of the main themes running throughout all of this week's lectionary passages is the authority th

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:
Defeating Discouragement -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Yard sales are interesting to me.

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Defeating Discouragement -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Yard sales are interesting to me.
Recognizing the Voice of Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2011
This story may be apocryphal, but I heard of a professor who was not only popular on campus but also
Contemporary Prophets Speak The Truth -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Dorothy Day, a woman who many people today believe to be a prototypical saint for twentieth-century
Can Teach, Can Do -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Robert J. Elder -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
Every time I have ever studied this passage with other people, it seems to me that we have been all
The Struggle For Freedom -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Scott Suskovic -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
But you must be careful with this freedom of yours.-- 1 Corinthians 8:9a (NLT)
False Prophets -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
False Prophets
Looking Out For Others -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Being able to synthesize in such a way that harmony can be the outcome is among the many things the
Speaking With Prophetic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
"Free at last, free at last -- thank God Almighty, we are free at last." These words were spoken by
We Are Christ's -- That Is Enough -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Paul E. Flesner -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
In today's Gospel, Mark tells us more about Jesus by showing his power over unclean spirits.
Who Can Ask For Anything More? -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Frederick R. Harm -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Those who have read Charles Dickens' famous story, Oliver Twist, will recall that little Oliver, sti
Famous Last Words -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- William L. Self -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." -- Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895
A New Kind Of Teaching -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
Teachers and teaching have been with us since the world began.
Beyond Personal Preferences -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
In one of his early books (The Trouble with Parents, Zonder-van, 1978), Tim Stafford told of a youth
Religious Load-Management -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
One of the major ingredients in any kind of endeavor is load-management.
By What Authority? -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John A. Stroman -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
Two remarkable things happened. Jesus' words in the synagogue left the people amazed.
Religious Load-Management -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
One of the major ingredients in any kind of endeavor is load-management.
Epiphany 4 -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Sister Josephina was another witness to the faith. She served
A Prophet Like Me -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Frederick C. Edwards -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Most people have a rather warped view of the biblical

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I Can See Clearly Now -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
We use the word epiphany to refer to moments when we really see people, places, or things for what t
Something New In Old Capernaum -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Psalm 111 -- David O. Bales, Peter Andrew Smith -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
Contents“Something New In Old Capernaum” by David O. Bales
Building in Love -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
Contents "Building in Love" by Peter Andrew Smith
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
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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
Contents"Cousins" by Larry Winebrenner
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
ContentsWhat's Up This Week
God Gives Me Weeds -- Psalm 111: 4-6 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
ContentsSharing Visions: "God Gives Me Weeds" by Laura Hoff

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Understanding Bible Prophecy -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
One of my parishioners once wrote me asking for some help in understanding the confusing imagery in
Casting Out Demons -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Casting Out Demons With Authority
Knowledge vs. Love -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1999
In the beginning they seemed normal enough.
Casting Out Demons -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-Sumwalt -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1996
There was once a deeply troubled church that could not keep any pastor for more than a year or two.
Reasons To Live -- Mark 1:21-28 -- John E. Sumwalt, Rebecca Henderleiter -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
And the unclean spirit convulsed him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.

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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
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Non-Prophet Culture -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen, Katy Stenta, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2021
For January 31, 2021:
That’s the Way It Is -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2018
A big theme running through all of this week’s lectionary texts is that of “authority” -- God tells
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
In this week’s epistle pericope Paul takes on a dispute among the Corinthian church over whether
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
One of the main themes running throughout all of this week's lectionary passages is the authority th
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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Authentic Authority -- Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2024
For January 28, 2024:
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
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All Praise Be To Our God -- Psalm 111 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2008
1. All praise be to our God, Bestowing deeds of grace.
Theme: One Lord, False Profits -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship (Psalm 111:10)
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
Call To Worship
Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Call To Worship (based on 1 Corinthians 13)
God Speaks To His People -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2002
Call To WorshipLeader: With all our hearts let us thank the Lord.
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
Call To Worship
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
Call To Worship
A Man With An Evil Spirit -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1993
Suggestions:Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
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
* CALL TO WORSHIPHappy is the person who takes delight in the word of the Lord and
A teaching with authority - A summary of Jesus' teaching ministry -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the CelebrationConsider this:
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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Object: A pointing finger. You might find one of those large, foam, finger-pointing hands you see at sporting events. For more fun, you might create a hand for each child by (downloading and) printing the included image, pasting it on cardboard or posterboard, and cutting around the image so only the shape of the hand remains. My version assumes you are giving each child a hand to use, so adapt it as you need if you just use one hand.

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2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
David danced before the Lord! What joy! To bring the law to the people, the covenant was a great joy for David — indeed for all the people. I wonder if other people were encouraged to dance and to celebrate? I was recently at an anniversary worship service and the celebration began with a liturgical dance. It filled my heart with joy to see the dancer embracing God and faith in movement. I wanted to move as well, and I suppose I swayed in my seat to the music and to the movement.
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2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19

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Peter Andrew Smith
“Is everything alright?” Gran asked Lily. “That’s the second time you’ve checked your phone since you came to visit me.”

Lily felt her face grow warm. “Well, I was kind of hoping for a message from Brad.”

“Brad?” Gran raised an eyebrow, “I don’t think I’ve ever heard about him.”

“Well, he is in my class at school and he kind of said that he might message me today...”

“About?”

Lily looked out the window of her grandmother’s nursing home room. “Nothing important.”

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Janice B. Scott
Andrew was hanging about on the age of the group, as usual. He hadn't many friends at this new school, even though he was already in his second term. The boys were playing their favourite game of "truth or dare", but nobody had invited Andrew to join in.

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James Evans
Psalm 24 celebrates the orderly reign of God over creation. It presupposes a world that has not been disrupted by tragedy or displacement -- in other words, the world as it was before the exile of Israel in 587 B.C.

From the vision of an ordered universe, the psalmist takes us to the holy mountain for worship. He poses the question, "Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place?" (v. 3).

Maurice A. Fetty
In the musical, West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein's modern paraphrase of Romeo and Juliet, Tony and Maria, the two lovers, confidently sing that there will be "a time for us," a time when their day for true love will arrive, a time when all the pieces will fit together, a time when the fulfillment they dream of will be realized, a time when human life will make sense, a time when the mysteries and questions will be resolved, a time when they will have the confidence they have not lived and loved in vain.

Linda R. Forsberg
"To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God" (William Temple). "To worship is to change. To stand before the Holy One of eternity is to change. If worship does not change us, we have not truly worshipped." So begins the chapter on worship in Richard Foster's book, The Celebration of Discipline.
George W. Hoyer
The whole of today's gospel seems to be about John the Baptist. His death sentence was issued by Herod. His head was taken by a soldier of the guard. It was presented to Herodias on a platter and finally reached her mother who gloated over her revenge on the Baptizer.
Alan Bacon Bond
I have held in my hand the only known existing acheological evidence in the world, that crucifixion was actually practiced, as the Bible and other literature asserts.

At the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, Joe Zias, a nephew to one of our group and custodian of the Dead Sea Scrolls, handed to us a hand-wrought iron spike about six inches long and with the tip bent over at right angles. There were some fragments of wood on the spike, but most startling was the fact that the spoke had been driven directly through an ankle bone.

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