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A recent medical study found... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
A recent medical study found that people who exercise infrequently or for only short periods of time
Not much can stop a... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
Not much can stop a horse that is set on running. But you know what a "ground hitch" is?
Have you ever noticed how... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
Have you ever noticed how willingly a sleepy baby snuggles in her mother's arms?
Is there anyone who has... -- Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
Is there anyone who has not experienced failure because of fear?
A famous minister accepted an... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
A famous minister accepted an invitation to preach at a small country church.
In my first pastorate, a... -- Romans 10:5-15 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
In my first pastorate, a bright, intelligent high school girl came to my study.
Elisha, the holy man of... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Elisha, the holy man of Israel, was on his deathbed.
Four-year-old Marcus was... -- 2 Kings 13:14-20a -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Four-year-old Marcus was given a chance to bat at the annual Sunday School picnic.
Several years ago a news... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Several years ago a news commentator related the story about a major fire on the third floor of an a
Bishop L. Bevel Jones III... -- Colossians 3: (5-11) 12-17 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Bishop L.
Arthur Simon is a remarkable... -- Luke 12:32-40 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Arthur Simon is a remarkable human being.
The vessel he was making... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
"The vessel he was making ... as spoiled ...
When the crew of the... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
When the crew of the starship Enterprise would encounter an enemy ship which had activated it
On the cover of my... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
On the cover of my book, Dirty Hands, Pure Hearts, published by CSS, there is a striki
The song has been an... -- Colossians 3: (5-11) 12-17 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
The song has been an important and meaningful way of expressing human feelings since the beginning o
Attending arts and crafts fairs... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Attending arts and crafts fairs is a pleasant past time for my wife and me.
In the early decades of... -- Colossians 3: (5-11) 12-17 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
In the early decades of this century, the great Russian dancer Waslaw Nijinski fired imaginations on
You will remember the much... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
You will remember the much-traveled story of the Oriental teacher who scooped up a grasshopper and c
Two stories. Let the reader... -- Genesis 15:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Two stories.
Abraham's greatness is revealed in... -- Genesis 15:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Abraham's greatness is revealed in that, as he looked at the stars of heaven, he could believe, with
The young man and young... -- Genesis 15:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
The young man and young woman were out walking hand in hand under the stars.
Abram believed the promise of... -- Genesis 15:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Abram believed the promise of many descendents and he believed with patience!
Ben Johnson once commented, I... -- Genesis 15:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Ben Johnson once commented, "I was, I am afraid, weary of being at home and weary of being abroad.
St. Paul used this passage... -- Genesis 15:1-6 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
St.

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What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

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For July 19, 2020:
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The happy surprises of faith — a word we need in the midst of the despair and suspicions of others which have characterized 2020.

Genesis 28:10-19a
The First Lesson is the product of one of the four distinct oral traditions which gave rise to the first five books of the Bible. This account of Jacob’s dream of the ladder is likely the work of the 8th-century BC source designated as E, for its use of the Hebrew term Elohim to designate God. 
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Genesis 28:10-19a
Joy in Minutiae
I love questions like, “ How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” I realize that speculative exegesis, like angelology, is not everybody’s cup of tea. It is so easy to dismiss these kinds of question as idle speculation that edifies nobody. But, for me, it is exactly these “idle questions about stuff that doesn’t matter” that have revealed some of the most earth-shaking and paradigm-shifting theological insights.

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The Invaders
by Keith Hewitt
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The suns were still high in the sky when Jessica Pike landed on the roof of the Colonial Administration Building, cut the engines, and waited for the rotors to stop. The parking attendant rolled up to her window and tapped on it, asked solicitously, “How can I help you this afternoon?”

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John Jamison
“Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ (v. 30)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Nobody liked Jennifer. She'd come from another country to join the class and it was difficult to understand what she said. And she had such odd ideas. Rosie discovered that instead of eating cereals from her bowl at breakfast time, Jennifer drank hot chocolate from her bowl - having first dipped her toast in it!

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Richard A. Jensen
Matthew 13 contains the parabolic ministry of Jesus as Matthew tells the story. The first three of these parables are seed parables. Last week's text was the Parable of the Sower who went out to sow the seed (Matthew 13:1-9 [10-23]). This week's appointed text is the parable of the one who sowed good seed in his field along with Jesus' explanation of the parable of the weeds (vv. 36-43). A few of the omitted verses (vv. 31-33) are appointed for next week.

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