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Jesus was criticized for allowing... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Jesus was criticized for allowing Mary to show such extravagant love.
Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2007
Dr. Wayne Oates, pastoral counselor, told the story about a psychiatric clinic in
John Thompson was extravagant in... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
John Thompson was extravagant in his generosity.
Charlie Sullivan was not a... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Charlie Sullivan was not a wealthy man.
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), the... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), the British hymn writer, was a woman well acquainted with trial
Mark Twain once said, If... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Mark Twain once said, "If you took all the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end
Kaye O'Bara, 72, of Miami... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Kaye O'Bara, 72, of Miami, has sacrificed the last half of her life for someone she considers more i
One might look to the... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
One might look to the character of Inspector Javert in Les Miserables to see an example of ho
When the church's worship committee... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
When the church's worship committee decided to add blue altar paraments for the Advent season, Joann
Once upon a time there... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2001
Once upon a time there was a man who really liked to golf.
Paul compares the Christian life... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Paul compares the Christian life with a long distance race.
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-82) was an... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-82) was an Italian nationalist patriot and hero.
I read about a man... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
I read about a man who had a vast collection of X-rated videos.
The Sultan of Brunei is... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The Sultan of Brunei is the world's richest man.
The small, yet growing, congregation... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The small, yet growing, congregation decided to build a Christian Education wing to get space for th
A young man appreciated the... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
A young man appreciated the love of his grandmother as long as he could remember.
Allen and Linda had only... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
Allen and Linda had only attended the small neighborhood church for a couple years.
The idea of one human... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1998
The idea of one human being owning another is repulsive to us.
The Toledo (Ohio) Zoo, much... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The Toledo (Ohio) Zoo, much of which was built through government work programs during the 1930s, ha
Those who bring truth from... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Those who bring truth from God are often rejected.
A group of Jewish business... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
A group of Jewish business leaders were told by a certain hotel in Miami, Florida, that they could n
Petunia finally understood. All animals... -- Luke 20:9-19 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Petunia finally understood.
The couple enjoyed dinner parties... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
The couple enjoyed dinner parties and they hosted them often.
Jesus arrived in Bethany at... -- John 12:1-8 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
Jesus arrived in Bethany at the home of Lazarus at the end of the week (John records: "Six days befo
O why are we so... -- John 8:1-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
"O why are we so haggard at the heart, so care-coiled, care-

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The Heavenly Call Of God -- Philippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8, Isaiah 43:16-21, Psalm 126 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
In this week's epistle passage, Paul speaks of "press[ing] on toward the goal for the prize of the h

The Village Shepherd

When The Penny Drops? -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There are many people whose lives have been completely changed by a single event.
The Cost Of Caring -- John 12:1-8 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
There have been a number of terrible tragedies at US Schools over recent years, which have left th
Do You Not Perceive It? -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C
My grandmother, who died way back in 1960, used to listen to "The Archers" on the radio.

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The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For August 25, 2019:
  • And a Little Child Shall Lead Them… by Tom Willadsen — There is no question of the passion, sincerity and prophetic nature of the work of young people confronting the most urgent and divisive issues we face as a society.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Kalas
Literature is full of stories of mistaken identity. Sometimes the results are comic and other times tragic. But failing to recognize with whom you are dealing is never without consequence. 

The pages of Scripture are filled with highest-order instances of mistaken identity. The residents of Sodom, for example, don’t know whom they are threatening. The Pharaoh of Egypt does not recognize the hand of Israel’s God at work. And the Jewish leaders who thought that Jesus was an agent of Beelzebul had it all wrong. 
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove

Jeremiah 1:4-10

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Arley K. Fadness
“And ought not this woman….be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” (v. 16)

Good morning children,

I have a sports question. What is your favorite sport? (children answer)

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Keith Wagner
Contents
“The Gift of Grace” by Keith Wagner
“What If the Caller ID says G.O.D.?” by Keith Wagner


The Gift of Grace
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 103:1-8

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Perhaps what most people crave in today's world, is to love and to be loved. But it may also be true that not many people outside the church would use quite that terminology. Some people might say that they're looking for happiness, others might settle for contentment, especially the contentment of knowing that their family is happy and secure. Yet others might express their desires in different ways , such as the longing for good health or the desire for wealth, but probably at the root of all these wishes is the search for happiness.

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Chrysanne Timm
Today, and for the next several weeks, the Revised Common Lectionary devotes attention to one of the most intriguing figures in all of the Old Testament -- the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah began his work as the bearer of God's word to the nation of Judah during the time of King Josiah's reign in 627 BC. His prophesying continued even as Judah's brightest and best were forced to leave their homeland for exile in Babylon in approximately 586 BC.

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