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The military equipment mentioned in... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
The military equipment mentioned in this reading sounds strange to us.
With my grandfather's death came... -- James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
With my grandfather's death came the breakup of the old family home place.
Benjamin Disraeli was one of... -- James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Benjamin Disraeli was one of England's greatest prime ministers during the last century.
James admonishes us to be... -- James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
James admonishes us to be "doers of the word." John Wesley had this for his rule of life:
Hugh Martin, in his book... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Hugh Martin, in his book The Parables of the Gospels, teaches us about purity, when he relate
It is far too easy... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
It is far too easy to become caught up in complex theological argument and miss the forest for the t
These passages help to illustrate... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
These passages help to illustrate the fact that we cannot simply quote a Bible passage to solve our
The great screen-actress, Mary... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
The great screen-actress, Mary Pickford, was once asked how she was able to maintain her poise and g
The time came for even... -- 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
The time came for even the great King David to "go the way of all the earth" and die.
I spent several years in... -- 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
I spent several years in graduate school studying with a man who became another father to me.
Reading this scripture, I wondered... -- 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Reading this scripture, I wondered what fathers are teaching their sons these days: prepare for a po
I am about to go... -- 1 Kings 2:1-4, 10-12 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
"I am about to go the way of all the earth."-- King David (1 Kings 2:2)
If you have done much... -- Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
If you have done much traveling by car, you have come upon road signs that are clustered together on
A Sunday school teacher has... -- Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
A Sunday school teacher has kept a list of some mistaken ideas about religion her class has had over
Among the final things that... -- Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Among the final things that Moses said to his people was to urge them, strictly, to give heed to the
Admiral George W. Anderson, chief... -- Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Admiral George W.
A recent news story told... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
A recent news story told of the death of a youngster who had spent his life confined in a room-sized
How far would we go... -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
How far would we go to keep a promise? In 1999, a certain man went very far indeed.
People in the church knew... -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
People in the church knew for several years that they had outgrown their building. A
One hot summer night, the... -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
One hot summer night, the church council told the pastor that the giving was down,
It is a hot, summer... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
It is a hot, summer evening when the Christian education is meeting at a local church.
Medieval Times is a show... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Medieval Times is a show at various places around North America where those attending
It is a sad commentary... -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
It is a sad commentary on our society that most police officers are required to wear some

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A Long-Distance Marriage -- John 6:56-69, Ephesians 6:10-20, 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43, Psalm 84 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B
Despite a brief firefight this past weekend, it seems that the United Nations-brokered ceasefire in

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I have just recently returned from an out-of-town trip, and as I read our selected passages for this week, I find myself reminded of the days leading up to that trip. With a few exceptions, most of the traveling that you and I do is known in advance and planned. And therefore the days leading up to our departure are filled with deliberate preparations.
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2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
In an economy like ours that values flexibility, experience and loyalty matter less and less (Alan Wolfe, Moral Freedom: The Search for Virtue in World of Choice, pp.23ff .). The loyalty to legacy is what this story of Elijah and Elisha’s loyalty to the former’s prophetic legacy is all about.

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Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus
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“This is unacceptable.” The woman opened the bags Kim handed to her over the food bank’s counter. “My kids are hungry and you expect me to feed them with this stuff?”

Linda peeked out from the back where she was putting bags together.

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Cyril wormed his way through the soil to his brother Toby's side. "Toby," he pleaded, "tell me again what it's like out there."

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I think that we are in a battle for the soul of the church. I'm not just talking about my Presbyterian denomination, although it certainly has its problems. I'm suggesting that we are in a battle for the soul of the whole church in our time.

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