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It was the most difficult... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
It was the most difficult decision they had ever made.
Once upon a time in... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Once upon a time in a land far away, a king decided to become more informed about the everyday lives
Harold had been a hard... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 1995
Harold had been a hard-working and valued member of our church board for four years, always to be co
Today we are called to... -- John 6:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Today we are called to a new approach for an age--old problem.
My father was always a... -- John 6:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
My father was always a lover of good French toast.
A woman on a financial... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A woman on a financial advice show on talk radio said that she was two months behind in her mortgage
A housekeeper for a wealthy... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A housekeeper for a wealthy family was the frequent confidant for the children in that home.
While we may know the... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
While we may know the rest of this story because we have read it before, this segment of scripture l
A young man of my... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A young man of my acquaintance used to make a point of standing on the front porch of his house when
After being in my first... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
After being in my first parish for only a couple of weeks, my wife and I went to visit an elderly co
The stories are myriad. An... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The stories are myriad. An individual has a near--death experience.
The quality of life is... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The quality of life is not a chronological matter.
Thomas Jefferson, who has mightily... -- Mark 6:45-52 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Thomas Jefferson, who has mightily shaped the thinking of contemporary Americans, was a deist.
One church member will always... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
One church member will always be in my album of saints.
A tragic newspaper story... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A tragic newspaper story recently told of a group of friends who were in a boat on a lake when
In a compilation of his... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
In a compilation of his sermons titled Through the Year with Fulton Sheen (compiled and edite
In the spring of... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
In the spring of 1987 a garbage scow left New York harbor, looking for a home.
Mentoring is an ancient but... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Mentoring is an ancient but popular idea today.
Mahatma Gandhi was a man... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Mahatma Gandhi was a man who combated evil and oppression, not with sword, war, horses, or horsemen.
David continues to function... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
David continues to function as king, but the public David is no longer able to override, censo
A beautiful, young university student... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A beautiful, young university student from a home of means, went to her professor with her problem.
Remember the film, It's a... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Remember the film, It's a Wonderful Life, about George Bailey, the small-town banker played b
The aged woman lived... -- 2 Kings 4:42-44 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The aged woman lived alone in a second-floor apartment.
Bette Brown tells of a... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Bette Brown tells of a friend, whom we shall call Jeffrey, who decided to take his own life early on

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All Things -- Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Psalm 148 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
There is always some news about it, though it is not always on the front page.

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The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
George Reed
For July 28, 2019:
  • My Husband; My Wife by Dean Feldmeyer — Even when we have been unfaithful, when we have been dysfunctional and destructive, when we have been mean, and hateful, and all those things that make us so disgustingly human, even then, God brings us home from the back alleys of sin and covers us with grace.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
The parable of the man who turns away the midnight caller? Ridiculous! The idea that God would find a way to restore a broken relationship with people who will not obey simple, life giving commands, is absurd. No. Ridiculous! The idea that someone would choose vain and empty philosophies and catch phrases after entering a relationship with the true and eternal God? Ridiculous!

Hosea 1:2-10
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Hosea 1:2-10
A Canadian alternative music group called Borg Queen had a song relevant to this text, lest we be too quick to condemn the prostitute Gomer. The lyrics tell us:

We all have a price someone will pay
Don’t give it away, Don’t give it away
You and me are a commodity
And we’re all whores in our own unique way.

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Arley K. Fadness
“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.

Can you tell me what you know about prayer? (children respond, don't be surprised at their answers) What else can you tell me about prayer? (children respond)

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Keith Wagner
Peter Andrew Smith
Contents
“Is that a Knock at the Door?” by Keith Wagner
“Living with a Thankful Spirit” by Keith Wagner
“A Child of the Living God” by Peter Andrew Smith


Is that a Knock at the Door?
by Keith Wagner
Luke 11:1-13

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
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.

Then, as it eventually began to dawn on her that it really was true and that she'd never see Mike again, she felt utter, crushing despair. It was then that she began to bargain with God.

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J. Will Ormond
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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