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There is one scene in... -- Luke 16:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
There is one scene in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar which is disturbing and ex
People just aren't saving enough... -- Luke 16:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
"People just aren't saving enough," says Skip Mooney, a financial planner.
In his Resurrection of... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
In his Resurrection of Jesus, Pinchas Lapide (pronounced PinSHAW LaPEED), an Orthodox Jewish
The dictionary definition of witness... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
The dictionary definition of "witness" is one who has personal knowledge and gives specific evidence
In the 1860s a man... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1998
In the 1860s a man named Job Smith was convicted for some offense and sentenced to die.
Several people died, others were... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Several people died, others were injured, and there was significant structural damage when the World
A pastor tells of a... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
A pastor tells of a woman who stopped into his office to talk with him about the most devastating ev
One has it all.br... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
One has it all. The other is destitute. One has possessions.
Jesus' Be Attitudes are helpful... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Jesus' "Be Attitudes" are helpful truths for people seeking a greater, deeper spirituality.
There's a fine line between... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
There's a fine line between building up or supporting a person and tearing apart or destroying a per
The cottonwood tree is a... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
The cottonwood tree is a familiar sight in New Mexico, and there is one, in particular, which stands
Contrasts and opposites occur often... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Contrasts and opposites occur often in life -- light and dark, dry and wet, a shrub planted in a des
In the great reaches of... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
In the great reaches of the midwestern prairie of America, and in portions of our deserts, long, thi
Jim was exhausted. He'd wanted... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
Jim was exhausted. He'd wanted to be a doctor all his life.
I believe in the resurrection... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
I believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I do believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The believers in Corinth, Greece... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 1995
The believers in Corinth, Greece, were a part of a culture that held that there was no resurrection
From a vantage point high... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
From a vantage point high above the desert, one can readily see where there is water.
At the 15th high school... -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
At the 15th high school class reunion several people remarked that they had not seen their class pre
A young preacher was making... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
A young preacher was making his first round of visits in a new appointment.
Bishop Sergio Mendez Arceo was... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Bishop Sergio Mendez Arceo was greatly loved by the people whom he served in the diocese of Cuernava
The Working Person's Beatitudesbr... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The Working Person's BeatitudesMary Margaret Sekerak
The Beatitudes remind us of... -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
The Beatitudes remind us of an initiating God who sustains.
Dr. Pierce Harris, pastor of... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Dr.
One of the most moving... -- Jeremiah 17:5-10 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
One of the most moving diaries to come out of World War II was written by a 27-year-old Dutch Jewish

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John Jamison
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
(vv. 16-21)

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Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For January 23, 2022:
  • Coach Comes Calling by Dean Feldmeyer — In today’s Epistle lesson, when Paul speaks of gifts that are given to us by God, nowhere does he mention the word “privilege.”
  • Second Thoughts: A Healthy Body by Tom Willadsen — Imagine the whole church being able to act in coordination, as a healthy body, because everyone recognizes the collective, communal health depends on the responsible choices individuals make.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Kalas
I’ve attended a lot of NFL games over the years. I lived in Cleveland, Ohio during the 1980s, when the Browns were often fielding an exciting and competitive team. And now, for the past decade, I have been living in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the Packers have enjoyed a lot of winning seasons. And so, I’ve been fortunate to watch a lot of good football in person.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
In a comment which explains a lot of what is happening in contemporary America, the Greek philosopher Aristotle observed, “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” Mahatma Gandhi is said to have observed that “Poverty is the worst form of violence.”

Singer-songwriter Bono observed in a comment in accord with a Christian reading of this lesson (esp.vv.9-10): “To me a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor... it’s nothing.” The initiator of black theology James Cone made a similar comment: 

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Peter Andrew Smith
“No problem.” Carl held up his hands. “If you tell me as the senior minister that I need to wait to hold the session until later in the week, then that is what we’ll do.”

Pastor Luke frowned. “Jack told me you were adamant that you had to start on Tuesday night --otherwise nothing would work properly.”

“Well.” Carl rubbed his neck. “It would make things easier if we didn’t have to delay. I mean, we have the promotional material all done up for the rally and we are talking to speakers.”

“Yet it is not impossible for you to move to a different date?”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
When Jesus chose that particular passage from Isaiah, he went to the heart of his gospel - an option for the poor. But the existence of large numbers of poor keep comfortable people comfortable, so he was immediately marked out as a dangerous person with dangerous ideas. And he was eventually executed for his beliefs.

Today's story is about Oscar Romero, who suffered a similar fate when he too chose an option for the poor.

The Christian gospel is a dangerous gospel when it's truth is really heard.

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Stephen P. McCutchan
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
-- Psalm 19:14

Richard A. Jensen
It was to be "Spiritual Gift" Sunday in Corinth of old. After all it was no lesser an authority than Paul himself who had said of these people that they were, "... not lacking in any spiritual gift" (1 Corinthians 1:7). Not lacking indeed! They were abounding in spiritual gifts and once every year they gathered in their worship service to honor the greatest among them.
Mary S. Lautensleger
One of the more colorful eras of our country's past is the old Wild West. We can visualize cowboys chasing stagecoaches over rough, barren terrain, and sheriffs swaggering down dusty main streets. Towns sprang up virtually overnight around regions rich in natural resources such as lumber, borax, silver, and especially gold, the glitter that inflamed a continent.
Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III
Sweat swarmed and beaded the palms of his hands as his heart thumped and pulse escalated. Bulging eyes blinked rapidly as his face twitched. His brown, swollen hands rumbled nervously through the inside pocket of his urine-stained tweed overcoat. "I got to find a match," he said to himself. "I got to find a match." Again he jerked through every pocket of his pants, jacket, and shirt. Still no match.

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