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What does it profit us... -- Matthew 16:21-28 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
What does it profit us to gain the world and lose our lives, or to gain great fame and power, only t
Every Thanksgiving, Royce and Mary... -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Every Thanksgiving, Royce and Mary made it a point to have a needy person or a couple to dinner.
The pleasure of pride is... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The pleasure of pride is like the pleasure of scratching.
Perhaps there has been no... -- Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Perhaps there has been no more worthy recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize than Mother Teresa of India
There once was a man... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
There once was a man who was given the special gift of preaching by God.
Somebody had to knock down... -- Ezekiel 19:1-9, 25-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Somebody had to knock down this idea of a retributive justice that spans the generations.
There is a story of... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
There is a story of a proud woodpecker who was pecking away at an old, dead tree when the sky blacke
Famed American humorist, Odgen Nash... -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Famed American humorist, Odgen Nash, quipped, "Why did the Lord give us so much quickness of motion
Bob Uecker has probably made... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Bob Uecker has probably made more money as a baseball broadcaster and personality in commercials tha
The ultimate way was established... -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The ultimate way was established by our Lord upon the Cross.
Our text equates a treaty... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Our text equates a "treaty with death" with the lies and deceit and a firm and strong foundation wit
I cannot vouch for the... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this particular illustration, but I know the principle it illustr
When a people step outside... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
When a people step outside of their protective traditions and try to embrace others' actions and cus
The Proverbs are filled with... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The Proverbs are filled with wisdom.
Typology is a very ancient... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Typology is a very ancient form of interpretation in which one takes the images that are used in the
Protocol is the name given... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Protocol is the name given to ceremony and etiquette when heads of state travel to visit another hea
A backpacker had been informed... -- Isaiah 28:14-22 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A backpacker had been informed by a local "expert" hiker, a short, thin, and gaunt old man who had h
In the Greek Orthodox Maundy... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
In the Greek Orthodox Maundy Thursday footwashing in Jerusalem, a large crowd of worshipers fills th
Stevens Danish, chairman of the... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Stevens Danish, chairman of the psychology department at Virginia Commonwealth University says, "By
Aesop's fable, The Fox and... -- Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Aesop's fable, "The Fox and the Crow," illustrates the folly of human pride.
In traveling about the city... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
In traveling about the city or countryside most of us rely, often more than we realize, upon "landma
Humility means not taking ourselves... -- Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Humility means not taking ourselves too seriously.
Lisa Alther's novel Original Sins... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Lisa Alther's novel Original Sins is a tiresome recital of lurid descriptions of violence and
A Christian counselor was helping... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A Christian counselor was helping a group of parents deal with the weighty matter of moral instructi
The opening verses in this... -- Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The opening verses in this reading glorify the practice of humility.

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I grew up in the church.  I was a preacher’s kid, and so I was in church every Sunday morning of my childhood and adolescent years.  And, many weeks, it was more than just Sunday morning!
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It’s hard to deal with the fact, for some of us, that we can’t do everything we used to do. The young David slayed Goliath. The people sang how Saul killed his thousands and David his tens of thousands. The future king, anointed by Samuel, engages in one military adventure after another. When he finally enters Jerusalem, the new capital of a united kingdom, he unapologetically dances so vigorously ahead of the Ark of the Covenant that he earns the disdain of his wife Michal.

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“The Measure of the Universe” by Frank Ramirez
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The Measure of the Universe
by Frank Ramirez
Ephesians 3:14-21

I pray that you may have the power to comprehend…what is the breadth and length and height and depth…. (Ephesians 3:18)

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John Jamison
Object: A bag of croutons and a bag of goldfish crackers. Use the included instructions to create a “Miracle Sack” and follow the ‘script’ for the activity. Prepare the sack ahead of time, putting enough croutons and goldfish crackers in the Miracle Sack so you can give some to each child, and keeping the five croutons and 2 goldfish crackers out to show as you tell the story.


The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
It was nearly the week of the show and Christopher's heart was beating very fast. It was beating fast because he was feeling very anxious. Christopher's friend Rex spent a lot of time on his father's allotment and was always coming into school boasting about how big his carrots were, or how tall for his corn had grown, or how beautiful his sweet peas smelt.

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David O. Bales
"The wind was squealing through the rigging," Peter said. "We'd gotten the sail down and were doing our best to row into the wind. It was tougher than we'd faced for a long time -- especially at night. Half of us rowed, half bailed. We all prayed."

Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
We're all in the same boat!

Collect of the Day
It is noted that the gracious God has placed in the hearts of all a longing for the word of truth. Prayer is offered that the faithful may know Christ to be the bread of heaven and share this bread with the entire world. Justification, Sanctification, Evangelism, and perhaps Social Ethics receive attention.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 14
* A Psalm attributed to David; a condemnation of a cynical and unrighteous age.
Donna E. Schaper
David gets in trouble the way many other men get in trouble. Some women do also but often in a less adulterous way. Women get "twitterpated" by beauty but often think of themselves as the one who should become beautiful. I think of the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, which is the story of fascination with fashion -- the women are all hooked deeply on how they look, so deeply that they think a size six is too fat. David's issue is different but also connected: He takes the problem of his lust for Bathsheba into a conniving and deceitful way.

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