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In the movie, As Good... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
In the movie, As Good As It Gets, Simon Bishop gets viciously beaten by a
The teenagers who live in... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
The teenagers who live in the rehabilitation center know they are there because they
He was an eminent surgeon... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
He was an eminent surgeon. I called on his stately home one evening raising funds for the
Josiah Harlan was the first... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Josiah Harlan was the first American to enter Afghanistan. In the 1830s, Harlan traveled
Just before the outbreak of... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Just before the outbreak of World War I, a small ship named Endurance set sail
I grew up in a... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
I grew up in a rural community in western Iowa. Our church was a little Evangelical
One denomination has for its... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
One denomination has for its mission motto: "A world without borders." Writing to an
Stuff is important. You gotta... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Stuff is important. You gotta take care of your stuff. You gotta have a place for your
Jim was an old bachelor... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Jim was an old bachelor who farmed in the district since he was a young man. No one
The father's tone was harsh... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
The father's tone was harsh toward his five-year-old son. "Not now, Tyler," he said as he
Hostility holds many hostages. Spouses... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
Hostility holds many hostages. Spouses, brothers and sisters, neighbors, business
During his tenure as president... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
During his tenure as president, John Kennedy was walking through the base at Cape Canaveral.
In the summer of 1930... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
In the summer of 1930, a penniless Italian living in exile in Switzerland, who adopted the pseudonym
I used to visit a... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
I used to visit a young man of 18 years who had leukemia.
Malcolm Forbes was a very... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
Malcolm Forbes was a very wealthy magazine publisher.
Once there were two men... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
Once there were two men named Dan and Ed. They had been friends for as long as they could remember.
We are so prone as... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
We are so prone as human beings to place our faith in things other than God.
The Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
The Russian novelist, Leo Tolstoy (born 1828), devoted the second half of his life to writing on mor
In preparation for the 2000... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2001
In preparation for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, agents for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) raced
A small boy visiting the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
A small boy visiting the Empire State Building for the first time was accompanied by his mother.
The wrath of God will... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
The wrath of God will come against the evil in this world. The evil is real and potent.
In 1997, ForbesI... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
In 1997, Forbes magazine estimated that Charles Feeney had to be one of the wealthiest men in
Frederick Speakman, in his book... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
Frederick Speakman, in his book Salty Tang, relates the fable of the nightingale which traded
A story is told about... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1998
A story is told about a very industrious man who used his entrepreneurial skills to amass a sizable

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The Cookie Tree -- Luke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28, Amos 8:1-12, Psalm 52 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2007
As the calendar turns to August, stores are featuring back-to-school sales -- which means that child

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Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
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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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