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Driving to work one morning... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 1995
Driving to work one morning, it suddenly occurred to Jane that she had everything and she had nothin
Bela came to this country... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-19 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Bela came to this country from Eastern Europe in the harsh days following the Second World War, when
A writer has said that... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:(1-7, 11) 18-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
A writer has said that one of the purposes of a novelist is to make ordinary life seem legitimate.
Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote a... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:(1-7, 11) 18-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote a book about Ecclesiastes, a short writing in the Hebrew Bible.
How easily or unrealistic expectations... -- Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:(1-7, 11) 18-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
How easily or unrealistic expectations can lead us into dissatisfaction with daily living.
Does our life reflect that... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Does our life reflect that we "have been raised with Christ" and that we "have put on the new nature
No doubt one of the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
No doubt one of the best things that readers learned from Peck's book, The Road Less Traveled
Dorothy was told hen leg... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Dorothy was told hen leg would have to be removed.
There is a tremendous power... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
There is a tremendous power in seeing a complete reversal of an earlier decision.
I remember when I was... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
"I remember when I was a boy," the old man mused, "I was riding on the seat of the wagon with my dad
Country singer Jeff Bates tells... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Country singer Jeff Bates tells in a Reader's Digest article how his adoptive mother's love r
What is of most importance... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
What is of most importance in life?
The preacher's son was in... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
The preacher's son was in trouble at school.
Perhaps we have become so... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Perhaps we have become so familiar with this passage that we forget its radical truth.
Scott Adams, creator of the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, was conducting his "Second Annual Highly Uns
A recent hit song contrasts... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
A recent hit song contrasts the lifestyles of two men.
A young man, not much... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
A young man, not much more than a boy, once approached the composer, W. A. Mozart.
For a small city plot... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
For a small city plot, the Greenwood Cemetery in Bloomington, Illinois, holds the graves of an unusu
Todd White gathered up the... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Todd White gathered up the five sixth-grade campers in his cabin and they set off into the woods of
Those of us who are... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Those of us who are Detroit Lions fans have become so used to losing throughout the years that we, l
Paul encourages us to put... -- Colossians 3:1-11 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Paul encourages us to put to death the old so that the new might emerge.
The king was described by... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
The king was described by Elisha as "the Lord's arrow (v.
I watched the ducks swim... -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
I watched the ducks swim in the pond. The mother was first and the chicks followed in her wake.
Vanity? Here's what vanity is... -- Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
Vanity?

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It's Not The Economy, Stupid -- Luke 12:13-21, Hosea 11:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43 -- Roger Lovette -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C
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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For October 20, 2019:

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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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