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The farm community was abuzz... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
The farm community was abuzz. One farmer told of a two-headed calf that one of his
A seminary requires all of... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
A seminary requires all of its students to travel to what is commonly referred to as a
How strong is your faith... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
How strong is your faith? "Firm and unshakable," you say. "It's intense and invincible."
The high school basketball players... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
The high school basketball players sprawled on the floor, sweating, panting, and excited.
The New Testament refers to... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
The New Testament refers to the second coming of Christ in over 300 verses. That means
R. G. LeTourneau, a self... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
R. G. LeTourneau, a self-taught industrialist and builder, was a dedicated Christian with a
Years from now, when people... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
Years from now, when people dig through the history of our time, I wonder what word
A story is told about... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
A story is told about a "yuppie" who was in a car accident on a dangerous mountain road.
Many immigrants were lured to... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
Many immigrants were lured to the Americas by the promise of free land, the prospect of wealth and j
Of the companies that were... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
Of the companies that were on the Fortune 500 list in 1955, 70 percent are now out of business.
A huge burial site lies... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
A huge burial site lies beneath the city of Paris in what was once an ancient stone quarry.
Different people like to travel... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
Different people like to travel in different ways.
The stewardship campaign had begun... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
The stewardship campaign had begun at the local church.
Clara was 97 years old... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
Clara was 97 years old when I met her almost 30 years ago.
A member of our congregation... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
A member of our congregation served as an aircraft-based fighter pilot during World War II and the K
Some people can sleep anywhere... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2001
Some people can sleep anywhere.
Phyllis Diller, in her book... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
Phyllis Diller, in her book The Joys of Growing Old and How to Avoid Them, helps us laugh at
I live in Louisville, Kentucky... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
I live in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby.
Faith is all or nothing... -- Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
Faith is all or nothing. God wants our complete trust in him.
There is a fad with... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
There is a fad with many youth across the country.
Did you ever read or... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
Did you ever read or see the play, Beau Brummel?
A youth sponsor in a... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
A youth sponsor in a large congregation invited the high school youth group to his home for the main
Picture a surprise birthday party... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 1998
Picture a surprise birthday party. The specific arrangements have been made well in advance.

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Enduring Purses -- Luke 12:32-40, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
As you are no doubt aware if you read the business pages, there has been a bit of an ongoing soap op
Free Sermon Illustrations For August 8, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 12:32-40, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Isaiah 1:1, 10-20, Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2007
This week's text from the book of Hebrews speaks of Abraham and Sarah as people of strong faith, peo

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Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For July 21, 2019:
  • Teamwork by Tom Willadsen — The US Women’s Soccer Team dominated the competition in the World Cup, winning their second consecutive title. The team demonstrated a deep personal commitment to every player on the team —everyone was important. Could we reimagine the relationship between Mary and Martha as one of a team rather than adversaries?

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
Elizabeth Achtemeier said that one of the greatest errors of young preachers is their desire to tell people that it is very easy to know the will of God. It is so easy, she said, to preach in black and white, to declare either this or that, with no shades of gray in between.
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
R. Robert Cueni
Frank Ramirez
Amos 8:1-12
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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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Here Comes da Judge” by C. David McKirachan
“A Little on Edge” by Frank Ramirez


Here Comes da Judge
by C. David McKirachan
Amos 8:1-12

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Arley K. Fadness
“...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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