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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.
An old joke (maybe even... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
An old joke (maybe even a bad one!): Charlie prayed every day.
What we call the Lord's... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
What we call the Lord's prayer is a way of addressing God as disciples of Christ -- not "my," but "o
Two men were shipwrecked on... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Two men were shipwrecked on a deserted island.
There is a longing in... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
There is a longing in the United States for a return to values.
In a superb historical novel... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
In a superb historical novel concerning the Lincoln years, Gore Vidal helps the reader to understand
Was it anger at the... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Was it anger at the lack of dialogue or sheer brilliance drawn from Scripture that led Martin Luther
There is a new type... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
There is a new type of potted plant in the stores. It is called The Grassman.
A South American village was... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
A South American village was destroyed by a flood, killing most of the natives.
Judith had finally begun to... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Judith had finally begun to realize that, for whatever reason, Daniel was not like her other childre
Every experience in life contains... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
Every experience in life contains invaluable lessons for living, even those which bring heartache an
As Hosea went to Gomer... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
As Hosea went to Gomer for matrimony joint,
A woman was considering making... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
A woman was considering making a major career change.
The story of Abraham bargaining... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
The story of Abraham bargaining with the Lord over the fate of Sodom, exploring God's mercy, is not
This story tells of the... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 1995
This story tells of the birth of the minyan, a group that gathers for prayer at least once a day (tw
Importunity. It is a strange... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
"Importunity." It is a strange word to me. I seldom encounter it outside the Gospels.
Perhaps it's not too soon... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Perhaps it's not too soon to ask the question: How will it be for our men and women in uniform when
In an excellent sermon on... -- Luke 11:11-17 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In an excellent sermon on the Second Petition of the Lord's Prayer, "Your kingdom come," the sainted
The book, God is... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The book, God is For Real, Man, was quite popular a number of years ago.
How can we tell the... -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
How can we tell the difference between faithful and unfaithful servants?
Of the many interesting facts... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Of the many interesting facts of Naaman's story, surely not to be overlooked is the place of the Isr

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The Immediate Word

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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