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Hagar the Horrible and Lucky... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Hagar the Horrible and Lucky Eddie were standing at the front door of a barricaded castle.
The State of Ohio has... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The State of Ohio has fallen in line with several other states and passed a mandatory seat belt law.
Our high school wrestling team... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Our high school wrestling team, together with coaphing staff, cheerleaders and chaperones, 28 people
It is not a... -- 2 Samuel 12:15b-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
"It is not a matter of mere theorizing or intellectual assent to certain facts.
I attended a lecture presented... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
I attended a lecture presented by an archeologist.
Many years ago I conducted... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Many years ago I conducted a funeral for a man who didn't attend church regularly.
Great persons are often... -- 2 Samuel 12:15b-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Great persons are often ahead of their time in significant ways, or they break the bonds of a
College days are fond memories... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
College days are fond memories.
Diogenes visited Plato one day... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Diogenes visited Plato one day and seeing that his floors were magnificently covered with plush carp
The little tyke was... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The little tyke was all dressed up, playing in the yard on a beautiful Sunday morning.
The Apostle Paul encouraged his... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The Apostle Paul encouraged his readers not to be deceived by false philosophies.
One day Dr. Norman Vincent... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One day Dr. Norman Vincent Peale walked through the streets of Hong Kong.
In early summer, there... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The Apostle Paul says in... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The Apostle Paul says in verse eight, "See to it, then, that no one enslaves you by means of
Anybody exploring new country, new... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Anybody exploring new country, new towns or villages, may have the good fortune to wonder through th
When I was a... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
When I was a youngster I remember cutting myself on purpose, and then intermingling my blood w
Officials of a small town... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Officials of a small town in New York State reported that a man who had won more than one million do
One sure way of detecting... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One sure way of detecting false religion is that it is concerned with plundering people, enslaving t
Someone who swims well... -- Exodus 24:3-11 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Someone who swims well may have difficulty realizing the stark terror of water that a nonswimm
Baptism superseded circumcision which was... -- Colossians 2:6-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Baptism superseded circumcision which was administered when a child was only eight days old.
An old whaling captain tells... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
An old whaling captain tells of one morning when he had been sailing into strong winds and making li
The work of God... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The work of God on behalf of his people is the only manifestation of his grace and faithfulnes
One of the most popular... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One of the most popular musicals on Broadway in recent years has been Les Miserables based on
William Barclay has told... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
William Barclay has told that one of the most dangerous jobs during World War II was sailing i
In order for a door... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In order for a door to be opened, someone must have the key.

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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
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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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