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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
Paul admonishes us to be... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Paul admonishes us to be wise and to make the most of the time, since the days are evil.
Anger seems enough, doesn't it... -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Anger seems enough, doesn't it? Dad comes home, angry with his boss and yells at Mom.
Sometimes it's the old... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Sometimes it's the old hymn that says it best. I grew up listening to my grandf
We are involved now in... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
"We are involved now in a profound failure of imagination. Most of us cannot imagine
You are what you eat... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
"You are what you eat," is a phrase that one hears from time to time.
Every once in a while... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Every once in a while, someone of note says something that completely baffles most
Jesus uses strong language to... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Jesus uses strong language to tell about "living bread." We always need strong language to jolt us o
Sometimes, people miss out because... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Sometimes, people miss out because some past experience prevents them from taking
Have you ever tried to... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Have you ever tried to explain a joke?
Kyle was disappointed that his... -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Kyle was disappointed that his dreams of becoming a Hollywood star would never come
Jesus asks his followers to... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Jesus asks his followers to incorporate him completely into their lives.
Some words of pain and... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Some words of pain and remorse echo for eternity: "Et tu, Brutus?' "O Absalom, my son, my son!" "Fat
A speaker recently lectured loudly... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
A speaker recently lectured loudly and forthrightly that our governmental and civil leaders should t
Often, in the affairs of... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Often, in the affairs of life, Ahimaaz is followed by the Cushite, the good news followed by the bad
The Associated Press reported January... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
The Associated Press reported January 31, 1987, that a five-year-old girl drowned the previous day,
The Reverend John Cooke, of... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
The Reverend John Cooke, of Maidenhead, England, once when traveling, found himself with a rich farm
Two high school youths from... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Two high school youths from the town of Sandy, Utah, were mountain climbing when they became strande
The Taoist philosophy, developed in... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
The Taoist philosophy, developed in China, exalts wisdom.
There's an old Hasidic Jewish... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
There's an old Hasidic Jewish story about a rabbi who's walking through his village late
Anne returned to her hometown... -- 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Anne returned to her hometown for the first time in years; something she vowed she

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2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33, Ephesians 4:25--5:2, 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher:
Living With Anger -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2, John 6:35, 41-51, 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33, Psalm 130 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B
The furor surrounding Mel Gibson and his outburst toward a police officer has been a major item in t

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