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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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Seeing Your Sins
by Peter Andrew Smith
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a

Sally watched Joe make his way toward the group of other preschoolers playing in the church hall. She started forward when he stumbled and looked like he was going to fall but stopped when he stayed upright. She stepped back as he laughed upon reaching his friends.

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"Do you want a sandwich?" asked Tony's mum. Tony was eyeing the cake, but he thought it was unlikely his mother would let him have any cake until he'd eaten a sandwich or two.

"Oh, all right," he muttered, ungraciously. He reached across the picnic table for a ham sandwich. He removed the top layer of bread to check whether there was mustard on the ham. He didn't like mustard. The ham was clear, so Tony lifted it out of the bread and ate it. While his mother wasn't looking, he crumbled the bread and tossed it to the seagulls.

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The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.
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We had a very tasty meal. So when the tour guide said, "Let's load the bus and visit the site," I think I was near the front of the line. Lunch that day was pita bread and tilapia, a round thin fish that resembles a sunfish. Our destination was Tabgha, a spot on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is a couple of stones' throw from the ruins of Capernaum, at the bottom of the hill where Jesus gave the Beatitudes.

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