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Children's Activity

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Casting out demons -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
The one who heals -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Jesus the healer -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:29-39 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:29-39 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Comfort perspectives -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- David Coffin -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2018
Healed for service -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
Wait on the Lord -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Bass M. Mitchell -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2011
Wait on the Lord -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2003
From grasshoppers to eagles -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2000
The epiphanies along life's way -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1994
In Transition -- Job 7:1-7, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
The right lens, "A or B" -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:29-39 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 1:29-39 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

When Mrs Round Was Sick -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

What Shall We Proclaim? -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
House Calls -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
Christian Perspectives On War -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Carter Shelley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

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Spread God's Kingdom -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2014
Saved to Serve -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Anna Shirey -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2011
Paul shared news about Jesus -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Casting out demons -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Be like chameleons -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
The one who heals -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
The gospel free of charge -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Jesus can lift us up -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Dapple's Terror -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Devotional

SermonStudio

Epiphany 5 -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Epiphany 5 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- William W. Helland -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005

Drama

SermonStudio

Whatever ... -- 2 Kings 4:8-37, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, Psalm 142 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
Past/Future -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (2018) -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2018
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (2015) -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
Sermon Illustrations for Epiphany 5 (2012) -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
100 billion stars... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
On February 24, 1742, Peter Bohler gathered a group of Moravians... -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Ron Love -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
What is the first thing we do in the morning?... -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Craig Kelly -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. tells of a low moment... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2011
Dr. Carl Jung and a troubled clergyman... -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2011
Isaiah 40:21-31 br... -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2009
Why did Jesus bother to... -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2009
Walter Wink believes that for... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Waiting for God is not... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Walter Wink believes that for... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Waiting for God is not... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
The purposes of God often... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
According to a traditional Hebrew... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Eric was tired and sore... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Arguably the greatest boxer of... -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Christians often smother the Christian... -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
A sightseeing bus was making... -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
According to a story in... -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
When the New Testament speaks... -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008

The Immediate Word

What Shall We Proclaim? -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
House Calls -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012

StoryShare

Going For The Goal Line -- Mark 1:29-39, Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- C. David Mckirachan, Alex A. Gondola, Jr., John E. Sumwalt, Constance Berg -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Healing God, Nothing Is Too Small For You... -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Poems

SermonStudio

Epiphany 5 -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1990

Prayer

SermonStudio

A message more important than miracles -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993

Preaching

The Immediate Word

What Shall We Proclaim? -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
House Calls -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
Christian Perspectives On War -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Carter Shelley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

SermonStudio

Epiphany 5 -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2011
Epiphany 5/Ordinary Time 5 -- Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2006
Enabling And Receiving -- Mark 1:29-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 -- Isaiah 30:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
Does Jesus Live Here? -- Mark 1:29-34, Matthew 8:14-17 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2001
Healing Peter's Mother-In-Law -- Mark 1:29-31 -- Harold H. Lentz -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
The Lord's saving help for the downtrodden and the weak -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1996
Epiphany 5 -- Psalm 147:1-11 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- George M. Bass -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1990
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
The Healing Of Simon Peter's Mother-In-Law -- Mark 1:29-31, Matthew 8:14-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Sermon

The Immediate Word

What Shall We Proclaim? -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
House Calls -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
Christian Perspectives On War -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Carter Shelley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

The Village Shepherd

God The Creator -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
Healing -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Christian Chameleons? -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

SermonStudio

Developing a Quiet Center -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2011
You Are In Good Hands With God -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
A Whole City At The Door -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Robert J. Elder -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Witness: More Than Judgment -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Scott Suskovic -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
A Sure-Fire Way To End Burn Out -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
A Man For All Seasons -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
Sharing The Message Of Christ -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
Seeing Jesus Clearly -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Paul E. Flesner -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
What Are You Going To Do With My World? -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Frederick R. Harm -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
What It Takes To Be A Winner -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- William L. Self -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
The Need For A Community Of Healing -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
Promiscuous Preaching -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
Turning A Minus Into A Plus -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1996
The Demanding Crowd -- Mark 1:29-39 -- John A. Stroman -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1996
Turning a Minus into a Plus -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1996
The Therapy Of Life -- In The Balance -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
Feeling Down And Looking Up -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Frederick C. Edwards -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
Lord Of All -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Stories

StoryShare

Spiritual Truth -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- John Fitzgerald, Keith Wagner -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
Going For The Goal Line -- Mark 1:29-39, Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- C. David Mckirachan, Alex A. Gondola, Jr., John E. Sumwalt, Constance Berg -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
The Greatest Glory -- Mark 1:29-39, Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Keith Hewitt, David O. Bales -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2009
No One Is Lost -- Psalm 147:2b-3 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

SermonStudio

The Healing Touch -- Mark 1:29-39 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Getting Some Batteries -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
The Church Still Lives -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
A Seat On Bill -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1996
A Healing Presence -- Mark 1:29-39 -- John E. Sumwalt, Lynette E. Metz -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

Worship

The Immediate Word

What Shall We Proclaim? -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 111 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
House Calls -- Mark 1:29-39, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2012
Christian Perspectives On War -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Carter Shelley -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

SermonStudio

Sing Praise To God -- Psalm 147:1-12, 21 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2008
Theme: View From A Height -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2005
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
The Understanding God -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2002
Waiting For God -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1999
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1996
Israel's God -- Isaiah 40:21-31 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39, Psalm 147:1-11, 20c -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1993
The preaching ministry -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 1990
Jesus Heals Many -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B

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.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

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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