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In every generation, there are... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In every generation, there are those who would kill the dreamers. John F. Kennedy
Our Genesis lesson today starts... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Our Genesis lesson today starts out with a startling statement. It says, "Jacob settled in
On a warm summer day... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
On a warm summer day, the church youth fellowship visited a regional amusement park.
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the
Richard Haklyut (1552/3-1616) was a... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Richard Haklyut (1552/3-1616) was a force in English politics. He was a priest serving in
She was the wife of... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
She was the wife of a young pop singer whose song had jumped near the top of the
J. Hudson Taylor tells this... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
J. Hudson Taylor tells this story about his missionary work in China. "While we were at
Some years ago, the Israeli... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Some years ago, the Israeli National Parks Authority approved a developer's proposal to
An amazing thing happens in... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
An amazing thing happens in our gospel today. It's night, and the disciples are out on the
Alan and Jane had looked... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Alan and Jane had looked forward to their summer trip to the beach for several months. It
Cameron was learning to water... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Cameron was learning to water ski. His father instructed him how to crouch low on his
Illustrations for August 10, 2008 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Michael is the main character... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
Michael is the main character of The Street Lawyer by John Grisham.
Sometimes the most exciting ministries... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
Sometimes the most exciting ministries are started with not much logic and little more than someone
Our community was in crisis... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
Our community was in crisis.
Catherine was an active member... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
Catherine was an active member of her church.
We wanted to engage in... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
We wanted to engage in a special mission overseas, and an invitation came from the International Pr
Sometimes the truth is communicated... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
Sometimes the truth is communicated less with syllables and more with energy, persuasion, and convic
An old Hasidic story tells... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
An old Hasidic story tells of an old man who was living in a temple, and the demons came to say to h
A small town got a... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
A small town got a new minister.
Mommy, mommy! Meg ran into... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1999
"Mommy, mommy!" Meg ran into the room as little David screamed again.
By all appearances they should... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1999
By all appearances they should have given up in the twelfth year after they began.
It was when Peter became... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1999
It was when Peter became afraid that he began to sink.
Jesus speaks to our fear... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1999
Jesus speaks to our fear in these passages. Fear is often a terrible emotion.

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The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.

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The Problem With Miracles In Our Time -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
If the truth be known, most of us would have to admit that we walk a very fine line between believin

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Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, 
“The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (vv. 28-29)

Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.) We have another story about Jesus today, are you ready? (Let them respond.)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
There’s all this cool stuff and most times we can get exactly what we want, when we want it. During the pandemic there were shortages, however, which we took with ill grace.

David has abused his position as king to murder a man and steal his wife. His greatest concern seems to have been keeping up appearances. Even he can see the injustice, however, when confronted by the prophet Nathan’s parable. Nathan reminds David of all God has done for him, but he has not lived a life worthy of his calling
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Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a
David was certainly not the last powerful man to take sexual advantage of a woman. We think of Bill Clinton and Matt Lauer (and Donald Trump has indicated he would like to do it). Martin Luther says that such behavior is the essence of sin:

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
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“Seeing Your Sin” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Finally Home” by David O. Bales
“It’s How You Speak the Truth” by David O. Bales
 

Seeing Your Sins
by Peter Andrew Smith
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a

Sally watched Joe make his way toward the group of other preschoolers playing in the church hall. She started forward when he stumbled and looked like he was going to fall but stopped when he stayed upright. She stepped back as he laughed upon reaching his friends.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
"Do you want a sandwich?" asked Tony's mum. Tony was eyeing the cake, but he thought it was unlikely his mother would let him have any cake until he'd eaten a sandwich or two.

"Oh, all right," he muttered, ungraciously. He reached across the picnic table for a ham sandwich. He removed the top layer of bread to check whether there was mustard on the ham. He didn't like mustard. The ham was clear, so Tony lifted it out of the bread and ate it. While his mother wasn't looking, he crumbled the bread and tossed it to the seagulls.

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Marti Kramer Suddarth
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The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.
-- Ephesians 4:11

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Telling The Story
William G. Carter
We had a very tasty meal. So when the tour guide said, "Let's load the bus and visit the site," I think I was near the front of the line. Lunch that day was pita bread and tilapia, a round thin fish that resembles a sunfish. Our destination was Tabgha, a spot on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is a couple of stones' throw from the ruins of Capernaum, at the bottom of the hill where Jesus gave the Beatitudes.

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