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What will tomorrow be like... -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1998
What will tomorrow be like? What kind of weather can we expect?
A missionary who had spent... -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1998
A missionary who had spent a lifetime serving and helping people in a third world country was visiti
Jim had never been one... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Jim had never been one to keep his mouth shut, and this morning was no exception.
As the last embers of... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
As the last embers of the campfire dissipated, five members of our boy scout troop, armed with flash
Those who had cares of... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Those who had cares of King Zed's affairshad terribly great concern,
Dudley Wrinkle had felt like... -- Isaiah 5:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Dudley Wrinkle had felt like a highly successful businessman until this latest fiasco.
Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd of... -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut complained about the partisanship that has arisen
The movie The Age of... -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
The movie The Age of Innocence, based on the novel of the same name by Edith Wharton, received rave
When the Indiana Pacers basketball... -- Hebrews 11:29--12:2 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
When the Indiana Pacers basketball team finally lost out to the New York Knicks in the playoffs, the
A young boy was once... -- Hebrews 11:29--12:2 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
A young boy was once asked by his Sunday school teacher, "How did you become a Christian?" To this t
A young minister from New... -- Hebrews 12:1-7 (8-10), 11-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
A young minister from New York City received much rebuke from his city colleagues when they discover
It's for your own good... -- Hebrews 12:1-7 (8-10) 11-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
"It's for your own good."No child wants to hear it.Every parent has to say it.
Dotted across the South are... -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Dotted across the South are old cemeteries, community or family burial grounds.
Carla and Ben had been... -- Luke 12:49-56 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Carla and Ben had been married for about 10 years when the door-to-door evangelists called.
Bonhoeffer and others in Germany... -- Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Bonhoeffer and others in Germany who did not go along with Hitler's plans to exterminate the Jews we
Children from the earliest ages... -- Jeremiah 23:23-29 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Children from the earliest ages on like to play hide-and-seek.
On the southern fork of... -- Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18-26 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
On the southern fork of Long Island's east end, real estate is of great value.
Linda was a recreational director... -- Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18-26 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Linda was a recreational director at a home for seniors.
A minister of a large... -- Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:18-26 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
A minister of a large church in California firmly believes in being prepared for the second coming o
Johnnie was excited about the... -- Hebrews 11:29--12:2 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Johnnie was excited about the class assignment.
The two children grew up... -- Isaiah 5:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
The two children grew up together, sleeping in the same house, eating the same food, taking the same
Isaiah's words sound much too... -- Isaiah 5:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
Isaiah's words sound much too harsh for today's ears.
I once knew a young... -- Isaiah 5:1-7 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 1995
I once knew a young man who used to brag that he had never been turned down by a woman.
Glendon Harris wrote about Jeremiah's... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C
Glendon Harris wrote about Jeremiah's words, "Lord, thou hast deceived me." He characterized this pa

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Hero Time -- Hebrews 11:29--12:2 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C
Athletes and sports in general are always hot topics in American culture -- and even more so during

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Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me... (v. 34)

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John E. Sumwalt
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“Breaking Jesus’ Heart” by John Sumwalt
“Wade In the Water” by Frank Ramirez


Breaking Jesus’ Heart
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 22:23-31

For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.
(Psalm 22:24)

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Janice B. Scott
"Have you seen it?" whispered the Barbie doll to her next door neighbour.

The next Barbie doll in line was instantly alert. There were five different Barbie dolls, who lived jumbled together in the toy cupboard but who were so jealous of each other that they rarely spoke. "Seen what?" asked the second Barbie doll, blue eyes darting all round the room.

"The Princess," replied the first Barbie with glee. "Caitlin's done her hair and it looks terrible!"

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Russell F. Anderson
Theme For The Day: The road to God's kingdom is the way of obedience, suffering and death, the way of the cross. Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him.


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Lesson 1: Genesis 17:1--7, 15--16 (C)
John W. Clarke
These verses from Mark's gospel are a call to commitment, a call to sacrifice, and a call to give up everything of earthly value in life. To say these are difficult verses is truly an understatement. It is pretty clear that the disciples are not at all ready for what Jesus is saying. They are not ready for Jesus to die and they certainly are not ready to die themselves.

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