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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.
Prayer is a lot like... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
Prayer is a lot like flossing one's teeth.
Even though Paul assures us... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1998
Even though Paul assures us that God has forgiven us our trespasses (v.
The chaplain looked over the... -- Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
The chaplain looked over the congregation of students gathered for worship.
Many evangelism and church growth... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Many evangelism and church growth organizations have conducted an assortment of surveys.

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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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The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For July 21, 2019:
  • Teamwork by Tom Willadsen — The US Women’s Soccer Team dominated the competition in the World Cup, winning their second consecutive title. The team demonstrated a deep personal commitment to every player on the team —everyone was important. Could we reimagine the relationship between Mary and Martha as one of a team rather than adversaries?

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
Elizabeth Achtemeier said that one of the greatest errors of young preachers is their desire to tell people that it is very easy to know the will of God. It is so easy, she said, to preach in black and white, to declare either this or that, with no shades of gray in between.
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
R. Robert Cueni
Frank Ramirez
Amos 8:1-12
I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
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“Here Comes da Judge” by C. David McKirachan
“A Little on Edge” by Frank Ramirez


Here Comes da Judge
by C. David McKirachan
Amos 8:1-12

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Arley K. Fadness
“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

SermonStudio

Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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