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King James I of England... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
King James I of England was greatly concerned about the influence of the Puritans in the Church, not
Can we praise God only... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Can we praise God only in a standing position?
One day my son came... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
One day my son came home from his baseball game with good news, "The coach selected me for an All St
An ancient legend tells about... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
An ancient legend tells about the origin of humanity.
A group of clergy gathered... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
A group of clergy gathered monthly for a meeting and lunch.
Six thousand feet above the... -- Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Six thousand feet above the wooded hillside beyond the Pittsburgh airport USAir flight 427 was being
They say that experience is... -- Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
They say that experience is the best teacher. That was definitely true for two-year-old Jeffrey.
An elderly salesman had been... -- Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
An elderly salesman had been calling on businesses in the small towns of southwestern West Virginia.
This was the first Sunday... -- Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
This was the first Sunday since the fire that destroyed the church building.
Paul can't remember exactly how... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Paul can't remember exactly how long he has been a resident of the convalescent center.
Marie decided she had been... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Marie decided she had been the target of one too many pranks staged by the camp clown; it was time t
After returning from a week... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
After returning from a week-long sales conference, a woman in my congregation phoned me late one nig
Visit the testing area of... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Visit the testing area of any manufacturing company and you will know whether to trust the products.
In his book People of... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
In his book People of the Lie, Scott Peck writes of a man who literally made a pact with the devil.
As children, and even as... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
As children, and even as adults, we love to frighten ourselves and one another.
In his Outline of History... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
In his Outline of History H. G.
After he was crowned king... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
After he was crowned king of England on Christmas Day in 1066, William the Conqueror began to issue
Mike was in his last... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
Mike was in his last year of Seminary.
One Sunday a minister was... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 1995
One Sunday a minister was delivering a sermon on temptation, when he suddenly felt that the message
David and Linda Gilbert were... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
David and Linda Gilbert were in a panic. C.
Lyle Alzado was once the... -- Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Lyle Alzado was once the terror of the National Football League.
Robert Andrews Millikan was a... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Robert Andrews Millikan was a U.S.
J.B. was Archibald... -- Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
J.B. was Archibald MacLeish's prizewinning play based on the biblical story of Job.
There's a story out of... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
There's a story out of South Africa, from the last days of apartheid, about standing straight and ta

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Womb + Potential Medical Miracle + 2004 = Christian Debate Over Preservation Of Life And Stem-Cell Research -- Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 13:10-17, Psalm 71:1-6 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
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For December 8, 2019:
  • Repentance That Matters by Tom Willadsen — John reminds the people that it is not who they are but what they do, the fruits of their repentance that matters. “You’ve got to walk the walk,” John insists.
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Isaiah 11:1-10
Of the Advent readings, this is one of my favorites. The prophet proclaims that one from the root of Jesse will come and the Spirit of the Lord will be upon him. Righteousness will come into the world. People, nations, even animals that war with one another will be at peace. All will be blessed, from the smallest child to the oldest adult. Mercy and justice will reign. That is the hope, the promise.
David Kalas
Broadly speaking, we human beings turn to two solutions to try to make things better. Whether it is an organization, a family, a church, or a nation, there is always room for improvement, always some yearning for things to be even better than they are. And we generally seek those improvements by trying to find either the right system or the right person.

Revolutions are usually about trying to find the right system. Elections are about trying to find the right person. And human beings seem to have an endless reservoir of optimism when it comes to new systems and new leaders.

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"Less Than A Peaceable Kingdom" by David O. Bales
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Less Than A Peaceable Kingdom
by David O. Bales
Isaiah 11:1-10

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Bethany Peerbolte
Matthew introduces John the Baptist, the person who God has sent to prepare the people for Jesus. John’s teaching is the first sign that the Messiah is coming, everyone should be listening closely. John’s fashion choices make it hard for some people, though. His dirty camel hair toga and general unkempt appearance is not what we expect a great teacher to look like. This is a warning to us all that God’s voice may not always come from the people from whom we expect.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Roddy was plunged into gloom. It was that time of year again - the time of the annual nativity play. Roddy hated it. For a start, he had only once been chosen to actually feature in the play. That was the year he had to wear his dressing gown with a stupid tea towel on his head, and say one line: "Look! Let us follow that shining star!" Only he'd pointed to the star and forgotten the words. The audience had started to laugh, and the teacher said afterwards that "the whole feel of the play had been lost." Roddy was never invited to be in the play again.

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Don M. Aycock
A man who lives in Hollywood tells this to friends who come to visit: "When you are in Hollywood, don't miss Hollywood." He reminds his guests that his town is much more than a movie set. They won't see stars giving autographs or movie crews with cameras whirring.

In a similar way the scriptures seem to say to us, "At Christmas, don't miss Christmas." It is easy to miss, isn't it? We can get so busy that the season passes over us like a plane at night, heard but not really seen. And what, during this season, do we need not to miss?

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