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The prophet sees the signs... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The prophet sees the signs of the coming famine and judgment.
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.
Of all the doctrines of... -- Genesis 18:1-10 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Of all the doctrines of the church, the most difficult to portray is the Trinity.
A survey of 1,001 persons... -- Amos 8:1-12 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
A survey of 1,001 persons conducted by Scripps Howard News Service and Ohio University in 2002 revea
Some folks would question... -- 2 Kings 4:42-44 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Some folks would question the use of God's miraculous power for supplying such an “everyday ne
Many moderns could not understand... -- Colossians 1:24-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Many moderns could not understand Paul's rejoicing in his suffering, or even understand the reality
This story about the... -- 2 Kings 4:42-44 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
This story about the prophet Elisha is the basic outline of the feeding of the 5,000 which is
To become matureI... -- Colossians 1:24-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
To become mature in life, in Christ, or in anything must mean more than just becoming
If you were born... -- 2 Kings 2:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
If you were born Protestant you may never have heard of “apostolic succession.” This is accept
After Ferdinand Marcos fled the... -- Colossians 1:21-29 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
After Ferdinand Marcos fled the Malacanang Palace in Manila, Mrs.
Clergy people have a... -- 2 Kings 2:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Clergy people have a variety of attitudes about the way in which they should relate to former
When Paul writes about having... -- Colossians 1:24-28 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
When Paul writes about having "Christ in you," it reminds me for good reason of the poetic prayer at
Fire was recognized early... -- 2 Kings 2:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The bishop was visiting his... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The bishop was visiting his old friend, a pastor of a quiet little country church.
H. G. Wells once... -- Ephesians 3:14-21 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
H. G.
One evening, several years... -- Ephesians 3:14-21 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
One evening, several years ago, with no advanced warning, a husband curtly announced to his wi
It was the custom in... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
It was the custom in one of the churches I served to have an Easter sunrise service and breakfast.
I remember when 3... -- Ephesians 3:14-21 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
I remember when 3-D movies became the rage in the 1950s.
Last year I taught two... -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Last year I taught two tandem courses on the Christian faith.
Paul spoke of the... -- Ephesians 3:14-21 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Paul spoke of the "breadth, length, height, and depth" of love, and the love of Christ which "
The strain of Give me... -- Ephesians 4:1-6 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The strain of "Give me liberty or give me death" plays prominently in our national life.
Legend has it that, in... -- Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Legend has it that, in 1865 on a Sunday monring, a fashionable church in Richmond, Virginia, was vis
When members of an orchestra... -- Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
When members of an orchestra assemble, each brings a different instrument to play.
Bread is the sustenance of... -- John 6:1-15 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Bread is the sustenance of life. It is the most basic and necessary need of physical man.

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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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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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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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David O. Bales
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“Seeing Your Sin” by Peter Andrew Smith
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“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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