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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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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John Jamison
Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, 
“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (vv. 28-29)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.) We have another story about Jesus today, are you ready? (Let them respond.)

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Frank Ramirez
There’s all this cool stuff and most times we can get exactly what we want, when we want it. During the pandemic there were shortages, however, which we took with ill grace.

David has abused his position as king to murder a man and steal his wife. His greatest concern seems to have been keeping up appearances. Even he can see the injustice, however, when confronted by the prophet Nathan’s parable. Nathan reminds David of all God has done for him, but he has not lived a life worthy of his calling
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Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a
David was certainly not the last powerful man to take sexual advantage of a woman. We think of Bill Clinton and Matt Lauer (and Donald Trump has indicated he would like to do it). Martin Luther says that such behavior is the essence of sin:

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
Contents
“Seeing Your Sin” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Finally Home” by David O. Bales
“It’s How You Speak the Truth” by David O. Bales
 

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.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
"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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Marti Kramer Suddarth
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The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.
-- Ephesians 4:11

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Telling The Story
William G. Carter
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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