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On April 3, 2004, Freddy... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
On April 3, 2004, Freddy Adu, the fourteen-year-old soccer "phenom," made his professional debut in
George was a relatively new... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
George was a relatively new member of the church.
The phenomenon of child prodigy... -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
The phenomenon of child prodigy is most astonishing.
Being a Christian unfortunately does... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Being a Christian unfortunately does not prohibit us from doing the wrong thing in the wrong manner.
All great kingdoms have been... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
All great kingdoms have been shaken, have tottered ,and have fallen: the long era of the pharaohs in
The image of the text... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
The image of the text is of God as an "all-consuming fire." One of the most interesting phenomena in
Delbert R. Hillers, professor at... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Delbert R.
The television commercial shows a... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
The television commercial shows a worried group of lawyers discussing their case.
Everyone has heard of it... -- Luke 13:10-17 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Everyone has heard of it happening, maybe even witnessed one first hand -- a miraculous healing.
The dictator Nicolae Ceausescu of... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
The dictator Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania oppressed his people and told them that nothing could thre
One favorite living room sport... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
One favorite living room sport is try and rearrange history.
Operation Desert Shield, was undertaken... -- Jeremiah 28:1-9 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Operation "Desert Shield," was undertaken to protect the border of Saudi Arabia from being breached
Entertainer Barbara Mandrell tells an... -- Isaiah 66:18-21 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Entertainer Barbara Mandrell tells an important true story with straight-in-the-eye conviction and p
There's a beautiful hedge along... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
There's a beautiful hedge along the back property line where we live, but it wasn't always beautiful
Among the most tragic incidents... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
Among the most tragic incidents of World War II were the collaborations between occupied peoples and
An ancient legend is told... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
An ancient legend is told of a famous blacksmith who, having been arrested and chained in the castle
One who trusts will not... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
"One who trusts will not panic," says Isaiah, mouthpiece for God.
An ad from the '80s... -- Hebrews 12:18-29 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C
An ad from the '80s said about a financial firm, "When E. F.

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The Immediate Word

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For August 18, 2019:
  • Seeing the Signs, Taking the Steps by Mary Austin — Jesus tells the crowds listening to him to see the signs, and watch for change in the world. We can interpret the weather, but seeing change in our communal life is much harder.

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The Desert Fathers told of a father and a son who were traveling together. They came to the edge of a forest. Some of the bushes were loaded with berries. They looked so delicious that the son asked if they could stop for a while and pick berries.

The father was anxious to be on his way, but he saw the desire in his son’s eyes and agreed to stay there for a short while. The son was delighted. Together they searched the bushes for the biggest, plumpest, juiciest berries.
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Isaiah 5:1-7
In the passage from Isaiah, God is the owner of the vineyard, which represents God's people. The coming destruction (verses 5-6) results from the people's failure to do what God "expected," and hoped for (verses 2, 4, 7). That is, the failure to enact and embody justice and righteousness invites catastrophe.

God’s judgment is just and would ultimately come for the recipients of the prophecy by means of the Assyrians (if the recipients were, as many suggest, the Northern Kingdom).

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
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“A Cloud of Witnesses” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Mind of Their Own” by Frank Ramirez


A Cloud of Witnesses
by Peter Andrew Smith
Hebrews 11:29--12:2

Pastor Will stormed out of the board room.

“Is everything okay, Pastor?” Linda called from the office. “Are you finished already?”

“We’re just taking a break,” he said. “We all need a few minutes”

Will walked into the sanctuary, sat in a pew, and closed his eyes.

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Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

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Lee Ann Dunlap
Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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