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Here we are given the... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
Here we are given the call of the great prophet, Jeremiah. That call was a strange one.
It is hard to explain... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
It is hard to explain how this sunlit land was different from the old Narnia, as it would be
Ralph had just purchased a... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
Ralph had just purchased a piece of land on which sat an abandoned farmyard. It was his
Harriet had a persistent cough... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
Harriet had a persistent cough that would not go away. For several months, she tried
I don't believe in the... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
"I don't believe in the old gods, I believe in science," said a beautiful, supposedly
In Guy Vanderhaeghe's novel, The... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
In Guy Vanderhaeghe's novel, The Last Crossing, Charles Gaunt describes his
In talking with a young... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
In talking with a young man one day about why he didn't come to church, he told me his
Jesus was aware of the... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
Jesus was aware of the hypocrisy of those scolding him for performing healing on the
William Barclay has observed that... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
William Barclay has observed that this was the last time we hear of Jesus being in the
I was ecstatic. After months... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
I was ecstatic. After months of concentrated work, our young families were starting to
I was ecstatic. After months... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
I was ecstatic.
A member of our congregation... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
A member of our congregation recently returned from a trip to Peru sponsored by Medical Missions.
One of my summer challenges... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
One of my summer challenges each year is to coach a neighborhood girl's softball team.
Fire is an appropriate image... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
Fire is an appropriate image for God because fire is something that we often experience as being bey
In the spring of 1999... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
In the spring of 1999, Ingo Potrykus, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zuri
When this passage warns us... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
When this passage warns us not to refuse to hear God when God speaks, I think of my grandparents.
Four brothers gathered around the... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2001
Four brothers gathered around the bed of an 84-year-old woman late one Friday night.
The admonition to worship with... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
The admonition to worship "with reverence and awe" in response to the majesty of God (v.
Now thank we all our... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
"Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices." How often have we lifted our voices in u
Through Jesus, God has become... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
Through Jesus, God has become approachable now.
It is fairly well known... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
It is fairly well known that the Nazis practiced eugenics.
Sneak up on the congregation... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
Sneak up on the congregation with this episode from Peanuts:
An uncle and aunt in... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
An uncle and aunt in the film Avalon have the habit of always being late for family gathering
An Orlando barmaid accepted an... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1998
An Orlando barmaid accepted an invitation to church one Sunday.

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A Far-Out Teacher -- Luke 13:10-17, Hebrews 12:18-29, Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2007
With summer winding down and back-to-school planning on the minds of the young people and teachers i

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