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I have the habit of... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
I have the habit of blaming God and others when my life becomes a complicated mess of
Hosea was not blessed with... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Hosea was not blessed with the message of the love of Christ. He would have rejoiced to
Hosea has been a difficult... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Hosea has been a difficult book for many believers. Why would God ask a prophet to
Emptiness and fullness at first... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Emptiness and fullness at first seem complete opposites. But in the spiritual life we find
Skyscrapers are amazing sights to... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Skyscrapers are amazing sights to behold, soaring so high. But what one often doesn't
Hope Church is a small... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Hope Church is a small, non-denominational church in a small town. The church has
He taught guitar for forty... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
He taught guitar for forty years, instructing many students. He wasn't the best teacher, but
Richard Nixon's special advisor, Chuck... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Richard Nixon's special advisor, Chuck Colson, was convicted for breaking into the
Television interviewer and journalist, Larry... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Television interviewer and journalist, Larry King, describes three farmers who gather
Can you imagine every day... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Can you imagine every day sleeping with your whole family in one room? And also
Prayer is at the heart... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
Prayer is at the heart of our faith. No wonder they called that prayer Jesus gave his first
Will Rogers once commented, I... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
Will Rogers once commented, "I get a little bored hearing about the good old days.
Ants never get lost. In... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
Ants never get lost. In the wild, they cannot rely on scent trails as they do in a kitchen.
If you've ever tried to... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
If you've ever tried to remove a stump from your yard, you know what strength deep roots have.
The Sunday school class was... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
The Sunday school class was discussing how to be good stewards in the community.
Annette was born with a... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
Annette was born with a hole in her heart.
It is unthinkable to desire... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
It is unthinkable to desire that which is anything other than for the good of our children.
Imagine yourself adrift in a... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
Imagine yourself adrift in a boat on a vast ocean. You have been sleeping through the night.
The importance of good soil... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2001
The importance of good soil is driven home to me every time I go into my back yard.
The famous American author Thomas... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
The famous American author Thomas Wolfe was raised in Asheville, North Carolina, where his mother ra
Having forgiven us all our... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
"Having forgiven us all our trespasses, he has canceled out the certificate of debt." Max Lucad
Once upon a time in... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
Once upon a time in a church that had four elders, it seemed that every time something came to a vo
John Wannamaker, who became one... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
John Wannamaker, who became one of America's greatest merchants and who also served in a high govern
Henry, at age 75, had... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
Henry, at age 75, had not been in church for nearly sixty years.

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Sin: A Public And Private Affair! -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19), Luke 11:1-13, Hosea 1:2-10, Psalm 85 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2007
As recent headlines about scandalous conduct have reminded us, sin is a constant in human endeavors.

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Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For October 20, 2019:

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
God’s persistence results in changing the basics of the covenant — sour grapes and written on the heart. Paul calls for us to be persistent in faithfulness, in holding to the truth in a confusing world. Jesus calls us to be as persistent approaching a just and loving God in prayer. If a woman with no power can persist in pestering an unjust judge until justice is done, won’t it be more likely that God will respond to our prayers?

Jeremiah 31:27-34
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 31:27-34
A 2018 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 61% of Americans believe in a God who judges them based on what they have done. This was in line with an earlier Baylor University poll finding 47.4% of Americans have an angry god. Most of us have not really heard the word of this lesson about a New Covenant with a God who will remember our sin no more (v.34).

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Arley K. Fadness
“Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray and not lose heart.” (v. 1)

Good morning girls and boys,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Are you ready to hear my children’s message today? (children respond)  Ears and hearts open?

Let’s suppose you want to use your neighbor’s bicycle for an errand. Your neighbor is selfish and sometimes a bully. But you keep on asking and asking. Finally he/she relents and says, “Okay you have been bugging and bugging me, you may use my bicycle.”

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Peter Andrew Smith
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“Written On Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith


Written On Our Hearts
by Peter Andrew Smith
Jeremiah 31:27-34

“Okay guys, good practice.” Coach blew the whistle and waved at the players to gather around him. “You’re starting to really come along. Chapel service is in thirty minutes so you’ve got time to get yourself a drink or a snack after hitting the showers.”

The players cheered and headed off the field to get ready for the next activity.

“Hey Coach?” Johnson asked.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Anyone who has suffered any sort of trauma in life will know what it is to have bad dreams. Nightmares often start early in life so that quite small children can be deeply disturbed by them. Sometimes they seem to occur for no reason, but at other times they follow a traumatic experience, or are the result of some worry or anxiety.

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J. Will Ormond
This sermon is a retelling in a contemporary setting of the Parable of the Widow and the Judge. The harsh character of the Judge is exaggerated. The imaginary law clerk is made especially wimpish to highlight the arrogance of the Judge.

The Widow, as in the original parable, is the strongest character in the drama, although outwardly she appears to be the weakest.

This sermon emphasizes the biblical theme of the reversal of roles, and the triumph of faithfulness over human power.


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