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The writer uses military images... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2000
The writer uses military images to describe the need for a Christian to be prepared for the enemy's
President Jimmy Carter appeared on... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2000
President Jimmy Carter appeared on the Today show to promote his book Living Faith.
Many people find it just... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2000
Many people find it just plain difficult to digest emotionally the abundance of bad news in the medi
Missionaries going overseas often end... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2000
Missionaries going overseas often end up in places with little communication access.
Living within the Body of... -- 1 Corinthians 12:27-31a -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
Living within the Body of Christ works wonderfully in theory, until we're challenged with the unexpe
There is a change in... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
There is a change in the atmosphere around Buckingham Palace these days.
The pastor had finished his... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
The pastor had finished his normal elderly visitation talk when the old woman asked him to pray with
William E. Diehl, former Manager... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
William E.
Back in the 1970s, one... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
Back in the 1970s, one of the fads was the Pet Rock.
The Eat, Drink, and be... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
The "Eat, Drink, and be Merry" sermon comes at us in every which way through the media, through adv
Gardner Taylor tells a story... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
Gardner Taylor tells a story about a man who approached him following a Sunday service.
Jesus was very wise in... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
Jesus was very wise in his use of metaphors with which to explain himself.
As different parts of Christ's... -- 1 Corinthians 12:27-31a -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
As different parts of Christ's Body, we are to function and live a productive and fruitful life.
Charles Olsen in his perceptive... -- 1 Corinthians 12:27-31a -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1997
Charles Olsen in his perceptive book, Transforming Church Boards, helps congregations appreciate th
The vital connection between God's... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
The vital connection between God's Spirit and life is established from the very beginning.
Life is made up of... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
Life is made up of choices.
She had heard the words... -- John 6:56-69 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
She had heard the words all her life: "Experience is the best teacher." She realized how that for he
Canada may soon become an... -- Ephesians 5:21-31 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
Canada may soon become an international refuge for women.
In his book, Forty Ways... -- Ephesians 5:21-31 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
In his book, Forty Ways to Say I Love You, James Bjorge writes the following:
This text can be and... -- Ephesians 5:21-31 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
This text can be and often is badly misused, to the detriment of many a marriage.
In ancient times, the household... -- Ephesians 5:21-31 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
In ancient times, the household was considered the basic social unit, a microcosm of the rest of soc
BLAME ME NOT -- author unknown... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
BLAME ME NOT -- author unknownYou call me Master and obey me not,
A magazine ad for Nike... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
A magazine ad for Nike shoes reads: "There you are.
Dressing in a particular way... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
Dressing in a particular way usually serves a purpose.
Karl Barth authored a little... -- Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1994
Karl Barth authored a little book, The Gospel and the Churches.

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These scriptures remind us that a life worth living must be worthwhile. Meaning and purpose is found in what we do. Part of the new world envisioned in these scriptures includes the ways what we do gives us a sense of self-worth and value. This is true for us as Christians and as the church. We are saved by our faith in Jesus, not by our works, but our work in Christ is its own reward.


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Bob Ove
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
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Isaiah 65:17-25
This lesson promises that children will no longer be born for calamity, that there will be no more premature deaths in the city (vv.vv.21,23). As of late April, there had been 711 murders in 2019 in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Brookings Institute found in 2013 that a child’s income level is closely related to the income his/her parents made. The lesson assures us that better days lie ahead, but not because of what we do. Martin Luther well expressed this point:

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The Days Will Come
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 21:5-19

“Repent for the end is near!” the wild looking man thrust a pamphlet into Vera’s hands. He then moved back to the edge of the sidewalk. “Stop wasting your time!”

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“Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am He!’” (v. 8a)

Hello children,

It is fun and exciting to see you today. I hope you are happy to be here. I have a special message to share with you from the Bible and particularly Jesus’ words.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Trevor was in trouble again. He had never been in trouble in year six, but now he was in year seven, everything had changed.

It seemed to start with the new school. Trevor had arrived on the first day proud and smart in his new school uniform, but one of the teachers had shouted at him for having his blazer unbuttoned. Trevor had stared in amazement, his mouth open. He couldn't believe anyone could be so stupid as to care whether or not he wore his blazer undone.

"Do your blazer up boy, don't stand there looking like a half-wit," the teacher had snarled.

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Elizabeth Achtemeier
This text forms the last portion of the long judgment-salvation oracle that is contained in Isaiah 65. It comes from Israel's post-exilic period, when for the first time in the Old Testament, the Lord divides his covenant people into two groups, those who will be judged and those who will be saved. The difference between them is that one group has depended on the Lord for its life, while the other has not and has deliberately turned away from its Lord (cf. 65:1, 11-12). Trust, faith marks the way by which God's saving acts will be received.

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