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Sometimes God uses those who... -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Sometimes God uses those who lack pedigree in order to fine-tune our attention and our focus.
John the Baptist, in preparing... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
John the Baptist, in preparing the way for Jesus, preached a message in the desert that told Jewish
A man known for his... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
A man known for his wisdom in the community once met a youth whom he engaged in conversation.
The first-century Jewish historian... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
The first-century Jewish historian Josephus reports a different meaning to John's baptism than do t
In May of 1998, a... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
In May of 1998, a Roman Catholic bishop in Guatemala was executed.
In 1900 the Daughters of... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
In 1900 the Daughters of the American Revolution elected Jane Adams, the noted social worker, to hon
You and Jesus are walking... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
You and Jesus are walking down the road together.
Little guys tend to be... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
Little guys tend to be chosen last in team sports.
When Jon and Debi were... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
When Jon and Debi were invited to consider going to Madagascar as missionaries it was a tough decisi
When Alfredo arrived at school... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
When Alfredo arrived at school nobody really befriended him except Mark.
This Ephesians passage reminds us... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
This Ephesians passage reminds us that we have been adopted as the children of God through Jesus Chr
In Peru, archaeologists have uncovered... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
In Peru, archaeologists have uncovered a "portrait vessel of a ruler" from the time of the Moche cul
The subject is courage. John... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
The subject is courage. John the Baptist was a prophet with the courage of his convictions.
Store managers put special items... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
Store managers put special items out in a highly traveled area so that when shoppers, who are en rou
Jim McClendon tells the story... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
Jim McClendon tells the story about two brothers -- Clarence and Robert Jordan.
Sometimes God uses those who... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
Sometimes God uses those who lack pedigree in order to fine-
A labyrinth is like a... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
A labyrinth is like a maze. But the difference is that a maze has many dead ends.
My father and mother were... -- Mark 6:7-12 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
My father and mother were planning a long summer vacation for the entire family; we'd be gone six or
These travel instructions assume that... -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
These travel instructions assume that those who go will totally depend upon the God in whose name th
As long as there are... -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in school.
Agnes Sanford wrote three books... -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
Agnes Sanford wrote three books about the healing power of prayer and the intention of God to heal p
Murders committed for political purposes... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
Murders committed for political purposes are not pleasant subject matter.
A lot of things could... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
A lot of things could be said about Henodias but, one thing is for sure, she is a prime example of w
Sometimes sin is like a... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
Sometimes sin is like a savings account -- it is compounded on a regular basis.
There was so much he... -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
There was so much he didn't understand! Odd things kept happening, terribly odd things!

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Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
It's not news that many places in the world are torn apart by war -- nevertheless, recent headlines
Faith Matters and Matters of State -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Especially in America, with our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion on the one hand and

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Strong Feelings -- Integrity Or Fear? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Over the past few weeks there have been discussions up and down the country about the new Bishop
Wish List For The Future -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
When I take a wedding service or a baptism service, I like to offer a few moments of silence
Avoiding The Truth -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
At a recent meeting of

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Living Between A Rock And A Hard Place -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
While persons were working on the White Pass Yukon Route Railroad near Skagway, Alaska, on August 3,

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Object: A hard-boiled egg, a teaspoon, and a bowl. REMEMBER TO USE A HARD-BOILED EGG! If necessary, use a plastic egg. Put the bowl at the spot you want the child to carry the egg to.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story today? Outstanding! Let's hear our story!

The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Katy Stenta
George Reed
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Frank Ramirez
In each of these scriptures it is up to recognize who is the star of the show. We might be surprised. David thinks he is honoring God by building a temple, but isn’t he really honoring himself as the typical conqueror who builds temples to the gods as a testimony to his accomplishments as a ruler?

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John E. Sumwalt
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord... So I will attend to you for your evil doings... Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the lands... I will raise up shepherds over them... and they shall not fear any longer, or be dismayed, nor shall any be missing, says the Lord. (vv. 1-5)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Let us join together to use this time for rest and relaxation within the preence of our Lord.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are lazy and don't do what you want us to do.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we are too busy and wilfully refuse to take time off.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, help us to manage our time and our own physical and emotional needs.
Lord, have mercy.

SermonStudio

Julia E. Bland
It is through Jesus, the Good Shepherd, that we become part of his flock.

Scripture: John 10:9

Background Devotions: Psalm 23

Visual Aids: Medicine, a large cup, perhaps a cane. If a cane is used, you will need to explain that the staff was shaped something like a cane but it was much longer and the rounded part was bigger.

Handouts: Activity sheets; star stickers for the color page of the activity sheet, if desired
John E. Sumwalt
Patricia M. Thaker
In February of 2000, my grandfather, Lloyd Dings, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away just twelve days later. My grandparents were married 56 years. The legacy he leaves behind is a wonderful wife and a beautiful family
Kristin Borsgard Wee
Four years ago this week, I was walking through an African village in Namibia with my friend, Solveig Kjeseth. We stopped to look at a strange tower formed out of earth. It was about five feet high, crooked in shape, wide at the bottom and coming to a point at the top. I thought it looked like the top of a giant, rumpled witch's hat, only it was gray instead of black. Solveig informed me, much to my surprise, that it was an anthill. I was even more surprised when we came across many more, some of which towered over my head. They were huge!
William J. Carl, III
Have you ever noticed how some families move a lot? Some are corporate moves, some are military, and some are United Methodist pastors. Whatever the case, every time they move they have to find new lodging. In the military, quarters are often provided. The same may be true for clergy if churches own a manse or a parsonage. But, sometimes you have to look for a new home, which means spending some time with real estate agents traveling here and there to find the perfect house. Of course, no house is ever perfect. When you own a home, no matter where you sit you see something that needs fixing.
Mark Ellingson
On this last Sunday of the Church Year (we call it Christ the King Sunday) our attention is directed to the reign of Christ -- to his glorious reign which has already begun with the resurrection on Easter. It is a Sunday to think about salvation, because where Christ reigns salvation is effected. These themes are especially evident in our First Lesson.
Mark Ellingson
On this last Sunday of the Church Year (we call it Christ the King Sunday) our attention is directed to the reign of Christ -- to his glorious reign which has already begun with the resurrection on Easter. It is a Sunday to think about salvation, because where Christ reigns salvation is effected. These themes are especially evident in our First Lesson.
Through Christ, God has solved the problem of conflict between races.

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