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Several college students were discussing... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
Several college students were discussing the sacrament of the Lord's supper in an interdenominationa
Irma Dovey wrote of her... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
Irma Dovey wrote of her thoughts as she recently received the sacrament of holy communion in a churc
When C. S. Lewis gave... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
When C. S.
Always and for everything giving... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
"... Always and for everything giving thanks ..."
A Philadelphia hotel clerk gave... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
A Philadelphia hotel clerk gave his room to an elderly man and his wife when there were no other roo
Wisdom is something deeper than... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
Wisdom is something deeper than the genetic ability to memorize all sorts of quotations, calculation
These words are the opposite... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
These words are the opposite of what we generally hear, that is, we are generally told that we shoul
Someone said, Life is what... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
Someone said, "Life is what happens when you've planned something else." Wisdom can be what happens
I had often ministered to... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
I had often ministered to Ruth and Larry. Their son, Bill, had been a terrible disappointment.
In Charles Williams' novel, Descent... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
In Charles Williams' novel, Descent into Hell (1937), the characters eventually become schooled in t
Another man running ... He also... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
"... Another man running ...
At the age of 93... -- 2 Samuel 18:24-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1991
At the age of 93, she received word that her son had just died following a long struggle with cancer
I stand by the beds... -- John 6:60-69 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
I stand by the beds of my two sleeping children. Melanie is seven years old and John is nine.
Have you ever heard a... -- John 6:55-69 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Have you ever heard a black person or a Polish person or a Swedish person tell a joke on themselves?
In the days before yeast... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
In the days before yeast was available in foils packets at the supermarket, it had to be
The disciples did not respond... -- John 6:55-69 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
The disciples did not respond well to hard words from Jesus, and neither do we.
Many of us have been... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Many of us have been guilty of taking some pretty remarkable things for granted, simply
A certain novelist was once... -- Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
A certain novelist was once called a "toy socialist," because he spoke eloquently about the movement
Choose this day whom you... -- Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
"Choose this day whom you will serve," said Joshua to the Israelites.
When Cathy, from the comic... -- Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-25 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
When Cathy, from the comic strip by Cathy Guieswite, went to "The Last Resort," a fitness and health
John Hanson and his family... -- Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-25 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
John Hanson and his family emigrated from Sweden in 1875 and lived, for about five years, in the cit
One little guy, really too... -- 2 Samuel 23:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
One little guy, really too young for our junior choir, proudly gave his parents a preview of what th
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross has become... -- 2 Samuel 23:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross has become famous through her dedicated work to help the terminally ill face d
In recent years, the church... -- 2 Samuel 23:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
In recent years, the church has been called to accountability.

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Null -- 1 Kings 2 10-12; 3:3-14, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
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The parable of the man who turns away the midnight caller? Ridiculous! The idea that God would find a way to restore a broken relationship with people who will not obey simple, life giving commands, is absurd. No. Ridiculous! The idea that someone would choose vain and empty philosophies and catch phrases after entering a relationship with the true and eternal God? Ridiculous!

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My daughter was a Peace Corps volunteer in a small country in Central America. I went to visit her, and we were walking along a dirt road on the edge of the small town where she lived. An aged vehicle rattled toward us. A man and women sat in the front seat; three small children crowded into the back. My daughter waved and the couple returned the friendly gesture.

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“Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (v. 1b)

Good morning children,

It's really wonderful to see you children. You appear happy and eager to be here.

I'm happy to be here too, and to share thoughts with you about prayer.

Can you tell me what you know about prayer? (children respond, don't be surprised at their answers) What else can you tell me about prayer? (children respond)

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When Moira's husband was killed in a car crash at the age of 35, Moira was understandably devastated. For days she was in shock and hardly knew what she was doing. And since she'd kissed Mike goodbye as usual that morning, she couldn't believe that he was really dead, even though the police arrived at her place of work and told her. But Moira just couldn't take it in.

Then, as it eventually began to dawn on her that it really was true and that she'd never see Mike again, she felt utter, crushing despair. It was then that she began to bargain with God.

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This sermon was prepared for and preached at a chapel service at Columbia Seminary at which the Lord's Supper was celebrated. The bread was three loaves in a basket on the Table. These loaves were broken at the time of the distribution of the elements. The Moores referred to lived next door to me at the time. Mrs. Moore was manager of the seminary dining hall.

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