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A converted Chinese Christian explained... -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A converted Chinese Christian explained why he chose the Galilean.
Nobody is less important to... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Nobody is less important to God than anyone else.
The annual meeting of the... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The annual meeting of the First Church was over and John was pleased that he had elected to be the m
Tradition! ... Tradition! goes a line... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
"Tradition! ...
John Lyttle was a 29... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
John Lyttle was a 29-year-old marathon runner in the best shape of his life when a drunk driver ende
One television ad featured a... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
One television ad featured a young boy who offers to help some children slightly older fixing a bike
The gracious hospitality of this... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The gracious hospitality of this woman prompts the prophet Elisha to see possibilities in her life s
If you have ever watched... -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
If you have ever watched a spy movie, you likely witnessed a scene in which a secret message passed
What is the one thing... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
What is "the one thing needed" in our lives?
Our churches have many like... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Our churches have many like this woman and her husband.
A friend and his wife... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A friend and his wife are both over fifty years of age. They've been married for over thirty years.
In the early days of... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
In the early days of television, there was a show called "The Millionaire." Each week the millionair
Elisha became the recipient of... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Elisha became the recipient of a "wealthy" woman's kindness.
During the sixties a group... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
During the sixties a group of us were attending a session of the Ecumenical Institute in New Haven.
Czech-born American artist Albin... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Czech-born American artist Albin Polasek, born in Moravia, was for many years the head of the sculpt
Ray Gaylord pastored the Cascade... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Ray Gaylord pastored the Cascade Christian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for more than 30 years.
When an American visited the... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
When an American visited the German city of Munich, he had an unexpected encounter with Bavarian hos
Mary illustrates the quality of... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Mary illustrates the quality of a disciplined devotion to paying attention.
Almeda Adams was the blind... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Almeda Adams was the blind author of a book titled Seeing Europe Through Sightless Eyes.
Henri Nouwen, in his excellent... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Henri Nouwen, in his excellent book Reaching Out, speaks of the movement from hostility to ho
Martha was so focused on... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Martha was so focused on her hospitality chores, that she became upset when her sister, Mary, was si
God takes what we can... -- John 6:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
God takes what we can offer and when we invest our faith in its use, he multiplies it.
Abraham entertained the Lord for... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Abraham "entertained" the Lord for dinner and was unaware of it.
Florida destroyed! Florida destroyed! That's... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
"Florida destroyed!
God will provide for... -- 2 Kings 4:42-44 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
God will provide for our needs. He did it for Elisha and his men.

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  • 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.

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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!

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You and me are a commodity
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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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“Is that a Knock at the Door?” by Keith Wagner
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Is that a Knock at the Door?
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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.

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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