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The lyrics of Keith... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The lyrics of Keith Green‚--ôs song, "So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt," catches the spirit of th
In the Wilderness of... -- Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In the Wilderness of Sin, the Israelites made the mistake of measuring their life in terms of
One of the best... -- Ephesians 4:1-6 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
One of the best examples of a group working together for the benefit of everyone in the group
Oliver Wendell Holmes once... -- Ephesians 4:1-6 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that the power of the Gulf Stream would flow through an ordina
Since they share a... -- Ephesians 4:1-6 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Since they share a 2,000--mile border, it‚--ôs not strange that the South Amenican lands of Ch
Paul chooses strong and... -- Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Paul chooses strong and vivid words to picture the heathen way of life: "Having lost all sensi
When the Germans had... -- Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
When the Germans had surrendered and World War II had come to a close, General Dwight Eisenhow
Last summer a teenager... -- Ephesians 4:17, 20-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Last summer a teenager found the Lord; it was one of those shoutin' kind of experiences for hi
David continued to live... -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
David continued to live in the palace and to rule the land.
Two days before she died... -- Colossians 2:12-14 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Two days before she died in a fire, a nine-year-old girl wrote in a school essay, "My best friend is
Gary Dotson spent seven years... -- Colossians 2:12-14 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Gary Dotson spent seven years in prison for a crime which he did not commit.
In the 1983 movie A... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In the 1983 movie A Christmas Story, young Ralphie tries everything he can think of to get a
Some of the feeling and... -- Colossians 2:12-14 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Some of the feeling and meaning of this passage were expressed in one of the freedom songs of
When we are forgiven our... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
When we are forgiven our trespasses, what is broken is made right and the perpetrator is made whole
During Great Britain's colonial rule... -- Colossians 2:12-14 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
During Great Britain's colonial rule in India, a British magistrate who was on duty there conducted
An October, 2003 Associated Press... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
An October, 2003 Associated Press story tells of how many letters to God end up each year at an Isra

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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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