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In most areas of the... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
In most areas of the United States, if you are having some kind of emergency, you can dial 911 and h
I once had an opportunity... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
I once had an opportunity to live a lifelong fantasy to be a cowboy when I served a church in Texas.
The gospels tell us that... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
The gospels tell us that when Jesus was baptized God spoke from heaven and said to him, "You are my
The Holy Spirit is the... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
The Holy Spirit is the first installment on God's promises of fulfillment.
From a contemporary Christian prophet... -- Amos 7:12-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
From a contemporary Christian prophet:
Where does greatness come from... -- Amos 7:12-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
Where does greatness come from?
I guess the most famous... -- Amos 7:10-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
I guess the most famous book Dale Carnegie wrote was How to Win Friends and Influence People.
In spite of Amaziah's disapproval... -- Amos 7:12-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
In spite of Amaziah's disapproval, Amos speaks with the assurance of one who is confident in his sel
The ark was a treasured... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
The ark was a treasured symbol in Israel. The Israelites carried it in their wilderness travels.
Bill Emery was a star... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
Bill Emery was a star athlete in our little high school, and he was also the star debater.
The bridegroom said to his... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
The bridegroom said to his new wife at the wedding reception, "I am so happy that I feel like dancin
The young pastor had been... -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
The young pastor had been serving the rural congregation for just two months, but it seemed a long e
Oven three centuries ago George... -- Amos 7:10-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Oven three centuries ago George Fox, the founder of the Quakers, wrote in his diary: "As I walked in
Our text points out the... -- Amos 7:10-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Our text points out the difference which existed between civil religion and true religion.
Amos makes no pretense to... -- Amos 7:10-15 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Amos makes no pretense to be a prophet, only one sent with a message from God.
If there is a danger... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
If there is a danger in an "edifice complex," (see Bond illustration 160) there is also a blessing.
King David addresses God as... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
King David addresses God as sovereign Lord.
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher and one of the greatest figures in the history of
A Jew and an Englishman... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
A Jew and an Englishman were anguing about the ways of their races.
Here is a clipping from... -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Here is a clipping from a newspaper: Asked to recall favorite moments in the television series Cheer
One summer my wife and... -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
One summer my wife and I spent a two-week vacation in England.
We generally think of this... -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
We generally think of this passage with respect to the little that the disciples were to take with t
It is likely that in... -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
It is likely that in any large urban area, you can find a street preacher ranting away on some stree
Since I was to be... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
Since I was to be gone all Saturday afternoon and would not be able to watch the Texas Christian Uni
The dictionary explains that a... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1991
The dictionary explains that a guarantee is "a warrant, pledge, on formal assurance that states spec

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John Jamison
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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Mark Ellingsen
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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.

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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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