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Some folks are impossible to... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Some folks are impossible to convince.
As children, Wendy and I... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
As children, Wendy and I had been sure that nothing would ever separate us.
Sometimes it is awfully difficult... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
Sometimes it is awfully difficult to "see" something when it is out of its accustomed place.
On his first missionary tour... -- Acts 13:26-33a -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
On his first missionary tour, Paul, with his companion Barnabas, was simply doing what the 1971 chil
A plenipotentiary is a diplomat... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2001
A plenipotentiary is a diplomat who acts with the full authority of the state.
Ancient Mediterranean society was based... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Ancient Mediterranean society was based on the dual concepts of honor and shame.
Every so often all of... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Every so often all of us open other people's mail by mistake.
About a year ago there... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
About a year ago there was an article in the paper on the Hubble telescope and a picture of space th
There was once a certain... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
There was once a certain monastery.
Scott Libby, former Conference Minister... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
Scott Libby, former Conference Minister of Nebraska, was asked to lead worship for a vacationing pas
In the movie Marvin's... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
In the movie Marvin's Room, two sisters are confronted with the task of taking care of an ail
They are free. They are... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1998
They are free. They are informative. They are practical. They can also be a dangerous diversion.
Drat! Marjorie thought. She'd done... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
"Drat!" Marjorie thought.
When the guilty verdict was... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
When the guilty verdict was rendered, the wife tearfully slumped in her courtroom chair.
Amos brought a basket of... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Amos brought a basket of fruit as an object lesson for the people of Israel: God is going bananas
Richard Gillett in The Human... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Richard Gillett in The Human Enterprise tells of a woman named Mary McDaniel.
In the liturgy for the... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
In the liturgy for the Eucharist we name ourselves as children of Abraham and Sarah.
There is a Hebrew proverb... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
There is a Hebrew proverb which reads, "A man's gift makes room for him, and brings him before great
We are limited as to... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
We are limited as to what we presently can know about the universe.
Back in Independence, Missouri, they... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Back in Independence, Missouri, they say that Harry Truman was a man of his word.
I shall never forget my... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
I shall never forget my Sunday school teacher when I was a 12-
At the wedding reception the... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
At the wedding reception the parents of the bride were receiving a great deal of teasing because the
Early in the Mexican-American... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Early in the Mexican-American War of the 1840s, a Pennsylvania Democratic representative introduced
Tom had lived a life... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Tom had lived a life that was almost too horrible to contemplate.
A young minister had been... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
A young minister had been invited to a rural church for a revival and he spent the night at the home

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“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (v. 1b)

Good morning children,

It's really wonderful to see you children. You appear happy and eager to be here.

I'm happy to be here too, and to share thoughts with you about prayer.

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When Moira's husband was killed in a car crash at the age of 35, Moira was understandably devastated. For days she was in shock and hardly knew what she was doing. And since she'd kissed Mike goodbye as usual that morning, she couldn't believe that he was really dead, even though the police arrived at her place of work and told her. But Moira just couldn't take it in.

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This sermon was prepared for and preached at a chapel service at Columbia Seminary at which the Lord's Supper was celebrated. The bread was three loaves in a basket on the Table. These loaves were broken at the time of the distribution of the elements. The Moores referred to lived next door to me at the time. Mrs. Moore was manager of the seminary dining hall.

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