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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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I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

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Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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