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Commentary

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A new connection -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2000
As a very young and inexperienced pastor (many years ago), Bob made a terrible mistake.

Children's Story

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The Tortoise And The Rabbit -- John 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
"Stop it!" cried the tortoise as he tried to withdraw his head back into his shell.

Devotional

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Epiphany 8 -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22, Psalm 103:1-13, 22 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2008
Hosea 2:14-20

Drama

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Barbecue Bob And The Fresh Wineskins -- Hosea 2:14-23, Mark 2:18-22, Psalm 103 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2002
Thespian Theological Thoughts
U R Fair I C -- Mark 2:18-22 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
ThemePharisees need to be shocked out of their ridiculous religiosity.

Illustration

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After God made Adam and... -- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2000
After God made Adam and Eve, he said: "Finish the world for me." And the man and the woman said: "Bu

Intercession

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Loving God, I'm A Mere Speck Compared With You... -- John 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Epiphany 8 -- Mark 2:18-22 -- Andrew Daughters -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1990
There are times and there are seasonsand God only knows the reasons

Prayer

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All things made new in Christ -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: The issue in this pericope is clearly fasting, but the real

Preaching

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Epiphany 8/Ordinary Time 8 -- Psalm 103:1-13, 22 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2006
This is one of those psalms whose words have become so familiar from liturgical usage that they run
Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2005
Revised Common Hosea 2:14-20 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Mark 2:13-22
Eighth Sunday after Epiphany -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2001
Hosea could very well be called "the prophet of intimacy" - of intimacy with God.
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
Lesson 1: Hosea 2:14-20 (C); Hosea 2:16-17, 21-22 (RC); Hosea 2:14-23 (E)
The marriage covenant -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: The marriage covenant in both the First Lesson and the Gospel provides an image
Last Sunday After Epiphany -- Psalm 50:1-6 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun
Epiphany 8 -- Psalm 103:1-13 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
Hosea was an eighth century prophet in Israel (Northern
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
Eighth Sunday After The EpiphanyEighth Sunday In Ordinary TimeRevised Common

Sermon

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Learn to Play Again -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2015
A group of theologians and scholars once cornered C.S.
Reconciliation -- The Heart Of Love -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2008
Have you ever taken a course of action or held a particular attitude, all the while thinking that it
Due For Renewal -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Robert J. Elder -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2008
Every pastor, on occasion, feels the need to remind a congregation that we need not fear things that
Who Will Vouch For Me? -- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 -- Scott Suskovic -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2008
Surely we do not need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you or from you, do we?
Setting All The Idols Down -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2005
Setting All The Idols Down
Making Disciples -- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2005
The fruit or lack of it in our ministries is ever before us.
Accepting The Unconventional In Life -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2005
Once upon a time there was a great teacher, a guru, who had many followers.
New Wine In New Wineskins -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Paul E. Flesner -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2002
We humans are often schizophrenic when it comes to the old and the new.
What A Resume! -- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 -- Frederick R. Harm -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2002
If you were to visit the Library of Congress and look up Jesus of Nazareth in the card catalog of au
Failure Is Not Final -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- William L. Self -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
We are offered wonderful news from the Bible on this eighth Sunday of Epiphany.
Overcoming The Anxiety Of An Inadequate Background -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
Americans are increasingly concerned about backgrounds.
Postmarked In Heaven -- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
Some time ago a friend called me in the middle of a very busy day.
Pain And Promise In The Heart Of God -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1996
One of the amazing claims of the Judaeo-Christian heritage is that God takes on the attributes of hu
What Shall We Do With The New Wine? -- Mark 2:13-22 -- John A. Stroman -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1996
Jesus knew that his message was different. In a sense it was startlingly new.
Pain and Promise in the Heart of God -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1996
One of the amazing claims of the Judaeo-Christian heritage is that God takes on the attributes of hu
Epiphanies Are Always Full Of The New -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Glenn Schoonover -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
Some things just can't be fixed. Try as we might to spare the
The Scandal Of Redeeming Love -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Frederick C. Edwards -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
It seems that we have developed a tabloid mentality. That is
The House Of Hope -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Curtis Lewis -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
A friend of mine lives in a remote area of the United States which has a very low emotional quotient

The Village Shepherd

Jesus The Christ -- Colossians 1:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
I watched a wildlife documentary on television recently, on monkeys.
Words, Words, Words! -- John 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
I remember a children's annual I had as a child, which had a picture of Goofy and Mickey Mouse o

Stories

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Riff-Raff -- Mark 2:13-22 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2008
Do you remember The Wonder Years on television?
Confidence Training -- 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2005
Confidence Training
Forgiven And Encouraged -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
Lee and JoAnn had foster children in their homes for years.
A Life Redeemed -- Psalm 103:1-13, 22 -- John E. Sumwalt, Vickie Eckoldt -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B
At age 42, I was faced with two major surgeries within six weeks.

Worship

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Bless The Lord With Songs Unceasing -- Psalm 103:1-13, 22 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2008
1. Bless the Lord with songs unceasing, Bless God for great love and care.
Theme: A New Name, The Right Name -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
The Lord's Love For His People -- Hosea 2:14-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
A Door Of Hope -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Eighth Sunday After Epiphany -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:13-22 -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: Come, let all of God's people give praise and worship the Lord!
Two Wisdom Stories -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
Suggestions:Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Hosea 2:14-20, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6, Mark 2:18-22, Psalm 103:1-13, 22 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPBless God from your innermost heart and hallow God's name,
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“God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgement” Psalm 82:1. At first, this psalm suggests there is more than one God. Monotheism as it is written and taught in scripture did take time develop. Polytheism existed at the writing of Psalm 82, but the writer still stakes a claim that the one only God can fill our deepest yearnings, concerns and walk alongside us in life’s ambiguities. Twenty first century public media platforms point to many sorts of idols, false gods and other remedies for lack of meaning and inner emptiness.
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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus told a story about someone who was unexpectedly full of kindness and compassion. In our worship today, let us ask ourselves whether we are Good Samaritans to those who really need our help.

Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes we fail to notice those who are outside our own social sphere.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes we are so disgusted by poverty that we turn away.
Christ, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes we too walk by on the other side.
Lord, have mercy.

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I am no prophet, nor a prophet's son; but I am a herdsman, and a dresser of sycamore trees....
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In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. (v. 15)

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God is taking stock of the way the gods, and note the small "g" here, are handling things. "How long," they are asked, "will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?" Good question. In a nation where 40% of the people have no health care worth mentioning, and in a time when the promises of pensions can evaporate with the bang of a judge's gavel, it is a good question, indeed. Injustice spreads like an infectious disease as more and more prisons are built in the shadows of crumbling schools and declining quality of education.
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Growing up, many kids love baseball. They love everything about it. They love playing it. The neighborhood kids divide up the big kids and little kids, so the teams are even, and then play inning after inning of baseball or softball either in a front yard or a back yard.
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O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
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Thy power throughout the universe displayed,
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!
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