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To read 2 Samuel, chapters... -- 2 Samuel 18:1, 5, 9-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
To read 2 Samuel, chapters 13 through 18, is to sense how badly David handled and dealt with his own
David knew all the harm... -- 2 Samuel 18:1, 5, 9-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
David knew all the harm Absalom had done but still he had his father's heart.
P. W. Philpott writes of... -- 2 Samuel 18:1, 5, 9-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
P. W.
Christ has promised to be... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Christ has promised to be with us through all of the experiences of life, no matter how difficult th
Belief is not always easy... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Belief is not always easy.
In The Daily Study Bible... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
In The Daily Study Bible, William Barclay in "The Gospel of John" (Vol. 1, pp.
Jesus offers himself to us... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Jesus offers himself to us for nourishment. We need him to renew our strength.
Anger is not the sinful... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Anger is not the sinful emotion we sometimes think it to be.
In this Scripture, the admonitions... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
In this Scripture, the admonitions all come to rest at the door of a recommendation to forgive one a
Anger has to find its... -- Ephesians 4:24-5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Anger has to find its outlet somewhere.
In the country church of... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
In the country church of a small village, an altar boy served the priest at Sunday mass.
A balance of love and... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
A balance of love and discipline is a tough ministry for any parent to do for their children.
Verse one states that we... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Verse one states that we should be faithful, not to serve God, but that we may live and have a popul
Abraham Lincoln invited a guest... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Abraham Lincoln invited a guest to his house one day.
At Heathrow Airport, the transatlantic... -- Deuteronomy 8:1-10 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
At Heathrow Airport, the transatlantic plane for New York was standing on the runway where emergency
Many foreigners, including Americans, were... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Many foreigners, including Americans, were trapped in Kuwait when Iraq overran that country.
Elijah is in despair, a... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Elijah is in despair, a tired prophet who voices the desire to die.
In the episode of Elijah... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
In the episode of Elijah and the juniper tree we have a man who, temporarily at least, was ready to
He had agreed to write... -- 1 Kings 19:4-8 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
He had agreed to write sermon illustrations for a leading preaching journal.
Political and military treachery and... -- 2 Samuel 18:1, 5, 9-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1991
Political and military treachery and murder were common in the realm of King David and have continue
In this season of the... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
In this season of the church, the loving father named David reminds us that God as our
Chad and Teresa wanted to... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Chad and Teresa wanted to get married at Old Grace church because it had a beautiful
Most churches have at least... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Most churches have at least one member who believes it is his or her job to tell the pastor
God is looking for people... -- Proverbs 9:16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
God is looking for people who are just smart enough to know that they're not as smart as he is.
The old adage says, Imitation... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
The old adage says, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." Some birds are renowned

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Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For March 1, 2020:
  • Right, Wrong, Whatever by Dean Feldmeyer — The fruit of the forbidden tree in the Eden story represents more than disobedience; it represents moral responsibility and Adam and Eve are hungry for it.
  • Second Thoughts: What Happens in the Silence by Mary Austin — Lent’s invitation is to love the quiet the way Jesus does, and to meet up with him there.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For March 1, 2020:
  • Right, Wrong, Whatever by Dean Feldmeyer — The fruit of the forbidden tree in the Eden story represents more than disobedience; it represents moral responsibility and Adam and Eve are hungry for it.
  • Second Thoughts: What Happens in the Silence by Mary Austin — Lent’s invitation is to love the quiet the way Jesus does, and to meet up with him there.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Sandra Herrmann
The scriptures for today bind together the beginning of sin in the world, our salvation from sin, and Jesus’ own vulnerability to the temptation of the devil. We see that the devil is very clever (or that we can be very clever in fooling ourselves about our motives and the possible ramifications of our attitudes and actions).  
First Sunday in Lent - A
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
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Ash Wednesday - A
Mark Ellingsen
Ash Wednesday is time to stress our sorrow for sin and the way out, a chance to stimulate our awareness of sin as well as the need for and urgency of repentance, along with a Word of God’s forgiveness.

Joel 2:1-2,12-17
Ash Wednesday - A
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Joel 2:1-2,12-17 
With the Presidential Primaries starting to shift into high gear, it is time for Americans to get serious about politics and the future of our nation, to seek to right the nation’s wrongs. For John Calvin this lesson is a message of urgency that we need.  He wrote:

The object of the narrative then, is to make the people sensible, that it was now no time for taking rest... (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.XIV, p.44)

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Jesus sets the bar high by resisting temptation even from the imagination of the devil. To show just how amazing that accomplishment is this lesson will put temptation in each kids’ hands. You may have seen the videos of kids in a room alone with a marshmallow. They are challenged to not eat the marshmallow then left alone in the room. The kids obviously struggle with the temptation to eat the marshmallow. For this lesson you can use marshmallows or Oreos, both are relatively allergen free.
Ash Wednesday - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Lent can be an odd time for church kids. They are intuitive and can sense that something has changed. If we do not seek to explain why the mood and tone of the community has changed it can be a scary time. We talk more about death, especially Jesus dying, so we need to prepare kids for what is coming.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
David O. Bales
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"Thorough Temptation Of The Thoroughly Human" by David O. Bales
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Thorough Temptation of the Thoroughly Human
by David O. Bales
Matthew 4:1-11
Ash Wednesday - A
Peter Andrew Smith
John knocked at the door and waited. His heart was pounding in his chest and he was sweating. He wouldn’t be surprised if Suzy slammed the door into his face. What he had done to her, what he had done to their marriage, was simply unforgivable. His heart leapt when the door started to open and he froze when Suzy’s father, Mark, stood before him. From the look on his father-in-law’s face there was no doubt that he knew what John had done.

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First Sunday in Lent - A
Janice B. Scott
We in the West have an interesting culture in which we quite like to be shocked. Many of us enjoy films which are shocking to a greater or lesser degree, and it sometimes seems to be that the higher the rating, the more popular the film. Even huge natural or man-made disasters have a worrying degree of entertainment value in the way they are presented to us over and over again on our television screens. We meanwhile sit in our armchairs munching our chocolates feeling scandalised or shocked or disturbed, but seldom switching off the set.

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Ash Wednesday - A
Elizabeth Achtemeier
Sometime between 500 and 350 B.C., post-exilic Israel experienced a devastating locust plague, followed by a drought. That experience is described in Joel chapter 1. And certainly the people suffered under the dreadful effects of those disasters. But the message of the prophet Joel -- prompted not by the natural disasters, but given him as a revelation from the Lord -- is that the Israelites face a still more terrible disaster if they do not repent and return to their God. "The day of the Lord is coming, it is near" (2:1).

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