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A person's last words frequently... -- 2 Samuel 23:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
A person's last words frequently provide a fitting epilogue of that person's life.
What does one do when... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
What does one do when the old patriarch or matriarch of the family or organization dies?
Every year at Christmas, a... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Every year at Christmas, a local funeral homes sends out a catalog, to all of the pastors in
In the movie, Because of... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
In the movie, Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal, a preacher's daughter, finds herself
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose 100th birth... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, whose 100th birth anniversary we celebrate this year, wrote in
In the summer of 2003... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
In the summer of 2003, there was a major power failure that affected large parts of the
When the persecution of Christians... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
When the persecution of Christians was at its peak in Rome, there were many people who
Being careful how we live... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Being careful how we live as a people of God is one major theme of Ephesians. We are
Denise was hurt! She was... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Denise was hurt! She was attending a church-affiliated college. She was very devout in
Nutritional requirement guidelines change from... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Nutritional requirement guidelines change from time to time. Whether they're sponsored
I have a minister friend... -- Proverbs 2:1-8 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
I have a minister friend who is also the religious editor of the Arkansas Gazette.
One of the great love... -- Ephesians 5:21-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
One of the great love stories of this century is that of Martin and Osa Johnson, who traversed the j
Over the years I have... -- Ephesians 5:21-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
Over the years I have savored Paul's advice to husbands and wives; his words brought me pleasure, no
G. K. Chesterton lampoons: That... -- Ephesians 5:21-33 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
G. K.
I heard of a curious... -- John 6:60-69 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
I heard of a curious will in which the mother left to her son primarily good advice and counsel.

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When The Darkness Deepens -- John 6:51-58, Ephesians 5:15-20, Psalm 111 -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
The shocking news of the thwarting of a major plot to blow up several trans-Atlantic flights -- and

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The pages of Scripture are filled with highest-order instances of mistaken identity. The residents of Sodom, for example, don’t know whom they are threatening. The Pharaoh of Egypt does not recognize the hand of Israel’s God at work. And the Jewish leaders who thought that Jesus was an agent of Beelzebul had it all wrong. 
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Perhaps what most people crave in today's world, is to love and to be loved. But it may also be true that not many people outside the church would use quite that terminology. Some people might say that they're looking for happiness, others might settle for contentment, especially the contentment of knowing that their family is happy and secure. Yet others might express their desires in different ways , such as the longing for good health or the desire for wealth, but probably at the root of all these wishes is the search for happiness.

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Today, and for the next several weeks, the Revised Common Lectionary devotes attention to one of the most intriguing figures in all of the Old Testament -- the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah began his work as the bearer of God's word to the nation of Judah during the time of King Josiah's reign in 627 BC. His prophesying continued even as Judah's brightest and best were forced to leave their homeland for exile in Babylon in approximately 586 BC.

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