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Socratic Method. That's what the... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
"Socratic Method." That's what the teachers called it.
Our culture is, too often... -- Colossians 1:15-20 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Our culture is, too often, like the old Dutch fable of the spider who let itself down from the topmo
Genealogy is such an interesting... -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Genealogy is such an interesting pursuit.
The parable of the Good... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
The parable of the Good Samaritan forces us to wrestle with the answer to the question, "Who is my n
A young woman and her... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
A young woman and her three children came into the local food pantry at a downtown church.
Ron Scott was sitting at... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Ron Scott was sitting at his desk in the First Commonwealth Bank one Friday afternoon, looking out o
Yesterday one of my counselees... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Yesterday one of my counselees retorted, "It seems that the only honest opinion or criticism
In the story Shoeless... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
In the story Shoeless Joe, Ray Kinsella explains why baseball should be a good metaphor for l
The Good Samaritan, accustomed to... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
The Good Samaritan, accustomed to being treated like a nobody, surprised his Jewish enemies by not t
The train from Edinburgh pulled... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
The train from Edinburgh pulled into King's Cross Station in London.
George Webber, speaking out of... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
George Webber, speaking out of his experience as a pastor in the East Harlem Protestant Parish in Ne
Some parables come from real... -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Some parables come from real life.
The story of Elisha receiving... -- 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
The story of Elisha receiving Elijah's mantle is suggestive of the power God gives to even ordinary
When we speak of God's... -- Isaiah 57:14b-21 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
When we speak of God's peace, we often forget that it has boundaries.
Some years ago, there was... -- Amos 7:7-17 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
"Some years ago, there was an American television series titled, Thirty-Something.
Elisha knew the right thing... -- 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Elisha knew the right thing for which to ask.
The Scriptures are full of... -- Isaiah 57:14b-21 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
The Scriptures are full of repetition.
Hanging wallpaper is one of... -- Amos 7:7-17 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Hanging wallpaper is one of those relationship litmus tests: If you can make it through a day of wal
One of the brightest jewels... -- 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
One of the brightest jewels in the crown of television excellence is Front-line with Judy Woo
A newspaper reporter was once... -- Isaiah 57:14b-21 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
A newspaper reporter was once sent to interview the conductor of a famous symphony orchestra.
When we don't lead lives... -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
When we don't lead lives worthy of the Lord, we can get into trouble. It got Roger into jail.
No finer words of father... -- 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
No finer words of father love could have been spoken in time to pass on to the followers of faith th
A very powerful human need... -- Ephesians 2:11-22 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
A very powerful human need is the need to belong to a significant group.
Two friends were strolling along... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
Two friends were strolling along.
As a child I had... -- Deuteronomy 30:10-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C
As a child I had what might be called Bible Awe.

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For October 20, 2019:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
God’s persistence results in changing the basics of the covenant — sour grapes and written on the heart. Paul calls for us to be persistent in faithfulness, in holding to the truth in a confusing world. Jesus calls us to be as persistent approaching a just and loving God in prayer. If a woman with no power can persist in pestering an unjust judge until justice is done, won’t it be more likely that God will respond to our prayers?

Jeremiah 31:27-34
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 31:27-34
A 2018 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 61% of Americans believe in a God who judges them based on what they have done. This was in line with an earlier Baylor University poll finding 47.4% of Americans have an angry god. Most of us have not really heard the word of this lesson about a New Covenant with a God who will remember our sin no more (v.34).

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Arley K. Fadness
“Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray and not lose heart.” (v. 1)

Good morning girls and boys,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Are you ready to hear my children’s message today? (children respond)  Ears and hearts open?

Let’s suppose you want to use your neighbor’s bicycle for an errand. Your neighbor is selfish and sometimes a bully. But you keep on asking and asking. Finally he/she relents and says, “Okay you have been bugging and bugging me, you may use my bicycle.”

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Peter Andrew Smith
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“Written On Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith


Written On Our Hearts
by Peter Andrew Smith
Jeremiah 31:27-34

“Okay guys, good practice.” Coach blew the whistle and waved at the players to gather around him. “You’re starting to really come along. Chapel service is in thirty minutes so you’ve got time to get yourself a drink or a snack after hitting the showers.”

The players cheered and headed off the field to get ready for the next activity.

“Hey Coach?” Johnson asked.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Anyone who has suffered any sort of trauma in life will know what it is to have bad dreams. Nightmares often start early in life so that quite small children can be deeply disturbed by them. Sometimes they seem to occur for no reason, but at other times they follow a traumatic experience, or are the result of some worry or anxiety.

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J. Will Ormond
This sermon is a retelling in a contemporary setting of the Parable of the Widow and the Judge. The harsh character of the Judge is exaggerated. The imaginary law clerk is made especially wimpish to highlight the arrogance of the Judge.

The Widow, as in the original parable, is the strongest character in the drama, although outwardly she appears to be the weakest.

This sermon emphasizes the biblical theme of the reversal of roles, and the triumph of faithfulness over human power.


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