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A friend and his wife... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
A friend and his wife are both over fifty years of age. They've been married over thirty
Suppose a chauffeur drives a... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Suppose a chauffeur drives a sleek limousine through the streets of New York with a
Olga was raised in the... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Olga was raised in the former Soviet Union. Her parents owned a contraband Bible,
For many years, Irvin has... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
For many years, Irvin has had a garden in his backyard. His wife will tell you that every
Amos' countrymen faced imminent disaster... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Amos' countrymen faced imminent disaster because of their disobedience. Few of his
Philosophy teachers swap stories about... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Philosophy teachers swap stories about the sophomore summarizing all of existence in
When I speak about First... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
When I speak about First Church, I usually say, "My church that I serve is First Church."
Winfred Grenfell was a medical... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Winfred Grenfell was a medical student in London when he responded to the invitation of
We are unsure of exactly... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
We are unsure of exactly what heresies or sub-Christian practices troubled the church at
Someone once asked a great... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Someone once asked a great man who had risen out of humble beginnings, "What did
Martha did what was expected... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Martha did what was expected of her, indeed, what most hostesses would have done if an
Betty is an amazing woman... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
Betty is an amazing woman. When people hear all that she does for her church, they have
When discussing the Mary-Martha... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
When discussing the Mary-Martha incident with groups, I like to take polls. "How many
Did you know that there... -- John 20:1-2, 11-18 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Did you know that there have been more than 900 burial caves from around the time of Jesus that have
Sometimes the choices we make... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Sometimes the choices we make are not immediately recognized as correct.
What is the polite thing... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
What is the polite thing to do when one has a houseguest?
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, author of The Book of Jewish Values: A Day-By-Day Guide to Ethical Living
According to a New... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
According to a New York Times article by Marlisle Simons, the world's radio astronomers are n
Jesus valued women and women... -- John 20:1-2, 11-18 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Jesus valued women and women valued him.
A bereavement support group was... -- John 20:1-2, 11-18 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
A bereavement support group was talking about the hardest things they had done since their loved one
There is an extraordinary power... -- John 20:1-2, 11-18 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
There is an extraordinary power in the calling of someone by name.
A Yale psychology professor published... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
A Yale psychology professor published a study titled "The Psychological, Interpersonal and Social Ef
For 14 days last year... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
For 14 days last year, President Bill Clinton tried to mediate a peace settlement between Israeli Pr
At the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
At the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, along with the excitement of the grueling race, there are always so

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Jesus: The One Thing -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2007
For many in your congregation, the big story this week is certain to be the release this Saturday of

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When I was a boy, I heard a preacher remind his congregation about the true nature of the cross. He observed that we have turned the cross into both a lovely adornment in our sanctuaries and a piece of jewelry for our bodies. It is, for us, a smooth, attractive, gilded thing. But the original cross, he insisted, was nothing like that. The cross that Jesus bore -- and the cross, therefore, that we are invited to take up as his followers -- is harsh and heavy. It is rugged and bloody. It is heavy wood across the back, not silver or gold on a lapel or necklace.
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Here in England we're now well into the wedding season, in which many young couples will follow the age old tradition of plighting their troth. Some of them will do so here in Pulham St. Mary church, and several more here in our benefice in South Norfolk.

Although our country has the highest divorce rate in the whole of Europe and is second only to the United States in the world, and although many couples now live together outside marriage, nonetheless marriage is still a very popular institution.

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I think one of the best lessons I have learned in ministry is the lesson of win-win. Have you ever heard of win-win? In a world where win-lose situations seem to dominate our interactions, the discovery of the possibility of building scenarios where everyone can benefit, where everyone can, in effect, win, has been an incredible answer to prayer. In church, community, and family life it has been a powerful way forward on numerous occasions. Recently, an experience in negotiations in a sensitive church situation resulted in a win-win, and it was unbelievable.

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Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone live on a farm or near a farm? (let them answer) What do farmers use today to plow fields and harvest the grain? (let them answer) That's right, tractors. Before farmers used tractors what did they use? (let them answer) That's right, horses. Did you know that farmers also used to use animals called oxen? These animals are like bulls that have horns and are very strong. They can pull a plow easily as long as they worked in pairs. If the oxen didn't work together, it was hard.

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