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Mr Skillett Is Very Worried -- Luke 8:21-25 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C
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Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
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Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High ...
Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Listen, I will tell you a mystery!
Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 / Proper 3 -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Why do you call me "Lord, Lord," and do not do what I tell you?-- Luke 6:46

Drama

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The Church Of The Twinkling Of An Eye -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Luke 6:39-49, Psalm 92 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts
House On Sand -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1997
Theme Our lives have to be built on the foundation of Jesus.

Prayer

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The sin within -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Dennis Koch -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:The sin withinGospel Note:
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Isaiah 55:10-13, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Epiphany 8/Ordinary Time 8 -- Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
(See Proper 20/Pentecost 18/Ordinary Time 25, Year B, for an alternative approach.)
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The Blind Leading The Blind -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
1. Text
Leading By Example -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
He also told them a parable: "Can a blind person guide a blind person?
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 55:10-13 (C)
The Blind Guiding The Blind -- Luke 6:39-49 -- William E. Keeney -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1997
39He also told them a parable: "Can a blind person guide a
Epiphany 8 -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Restarting Joy -- Rejoice -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Joy does not depend on the external events of life.
Christ: The Victor Over Death -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
In many ways, Nicholas Green was an ordinary seven-year-old boy, but he became a source of life for
How Firm A Foundation -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Every night after work and on weekends, Eric worked on building his cabin.
Sowing Eternal Seeds -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
Who among us has not been stunned by the splendor of a summer sunset, the sparkling spring waters of
When Truth Comes Via An Invalid Argument -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- John T. Ball -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
Sometimes truth comes to us by way of an invalid argument or perspective.
Building A Victorious Life -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Gary L. Carver -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
J.
The Living, Reliable Word -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
(Holding up a Bible) This is the most important book ever written.
Whether You'll Weather The Weather -- Luke 6:39-49 -- David Kalas -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
Every so often, toward the end of a hot, still, muggy day here in the Midwest, we'll have a televisi
A Labor Not In Vain -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Robert S. Crilley -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
According to the book of Acts, when Saul set out toward Damascus with his satchel of arrest warrants
The Fruit Of The Word -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
Andrew Goldfinger, a physicist working with the Space Department at the applied physics laboratory a
Getting It Together -- Luke 6:39-49 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
Hypocrisy. We know it when we see it.
Taking The Sting Out Of Death -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
One of the most lasting images in the New Testament is one from Saint Paul: O death, where is thy vi
The Proof Is In The Fruit -- Luke 6:39-49 -- James T. Garrett -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1991
Oswald Chambers in the daily devotion book titled, My Utmost For His Highest, wrote: God expects my
Believing The Living Word -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Ron Lavin -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1991
There are few things in life which you can count on, but you can count on these two: the Word of God
Prayer: How to be Sure of Results -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- James H. Bailey -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1985
Recently a newspaper ran a list of thirteen possible sermon topics and asked the readers to select t
Why Call Me Lord ...? -- Luke 6:39-45 -- Roy C. Nichols -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1985
Because of the continuing disagreement between Jesus and the Pharisees, it seemed certain that he ha

The Village Shepherd

The Pleasure Park -- Genesis 2:4-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C
Readings: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-25 - the creation of humanity.

Stories

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The Jump To Judgment -- Luke 6:39-49 -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Mr.
Songs Of Thanksgiving -- Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your
How Helen Raster Came Back To Life -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
Pastors love to have church members like Helen Raster.
Martha's Incredible (In)Sight -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Constance Berg -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
My dear friend, Martha, is blind. She wasn't always blind.

Worship

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Epiphany 8 / Ordinary Time 8 -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49, Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2009
Wisdom comes from God; wisdom is with God forever. Who can count raindrops or sand?
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13Theme: Full Circle, Full Cycle
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58Theme: Mystery Solved
Eighth Sunday After The Epiphany -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 6:39-49Theme: Demote The Mote
Eighth Sunday After Epiphany -- Isaiah 55:10-13, 1 Corinthians 15:51-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2003
Theme: The Word Of The Lord Lasts ForeverCall To Worship
Thinking Tall -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Epiphany 8 -- Luke 6:39-49 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: GreenGospel: Luke 6:39-49
The Word of the Lord shall bear witness -- Isaiah 55:10-13 -- James R. Wilson -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1997
Call To WorshipLeader: Let us praise God and share the Gospel of Christ in every land!
Epiphany 8 -- Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1991
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY -- Jeremiah 7:1-15, 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Luke 6:39-49 -- Heth H. Corl -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Jeremiah 7:1-15Theme: God requires changed lives
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All of today’s texts address times along the faith journey where a mature faith is helpful. Modern examples include a church which has just completed a major building project. The ribbon cutting celebration is in the past. It is time to make payments to the creditors. Also, there are maintenance and upkeep costs along with knowing the state will be making inspection visits to assure building safety standards remain current.
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Where Have All the Churches Gone?
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The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" [6] The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
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