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Emphasis Preaching Journal

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.
Caring for others may be... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Caring for others may be at the heart of living out our Christian fatih.
This passage reminds me of... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
This passage reminds me of an old joke about a soldier who was repeatedly rebuked for using excessiv
This Scripture passage emphasizes the... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
This Scripture passage emphasizes the need to show hospitality to those we meet along the many roads
It's funny how things stay... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
It's funny how things stay with you over the years.
Leftovers aren't too bad. Especially... -- Hebrews 12:18-24 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Leftovers aren't too bad.
It is easy to have... -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
It is easy to have an intellectual discussion about the justice of God, and completely avoid the iss
Where do you find holy... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Where do you find holy ground? It is easy to miss in our rush through life.
A man went to order... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A man went to order flowers to be sent to his mother who lived 200 miles away.
The burning bush was remarkably... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The burning bush was remarkably visible, but not everyone can see what God is doing.
Perhaps it was because God... -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Perhaps it was because God was in control, and not Moses, that the fugitive from Egypt was so terrif
The year 1985 saw a... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
The year 1985 saw a lot of "firsts" for Tom, a young pastor from Ohio.
Kathleen Norris writes in Amazing... -- Romans 12:9-21 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Kathleen Norris writes in Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, "Young people grow up underst






New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
For January 27, 2019:
  • What Are We Doing Here? by Mary Austin — In our fractured political climate, what could draw us all together, in a gathering like the one in Nehemiah’s Jerusalem? 
  • Second Thoughts by Bethany Peerbolte — Anticipation builds, the rumors of will they or won’t they spread. Every time they speak in public the expectation of a big announcement buzzes in the crowd....


Arley K. Fadness
“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (v. 21b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm practically bursting with joy to see you in this hour. Know why? I get to show my love for you by telling a good news story from the Bible.

But first, what do I have here? (show series of objects) I want to know what is the purpose of, for example, a fly swatter? (children answer)
What is the purpose of a cup? (children answer)


Keith Wagner
“The Challenge to be Humble” by Keith Wagner
“Forgiveness Without Limits” by Keith Wagner

The Challenge to be Humble
by Keith Wagner
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sandra Herrmann
The word epiphany is from the Greek and refers to the experience of a sudden and amazing realization. Usually it’s applied to a scientific or philosophical/religious breakthrough, but it can apply in any situation in which a brilliant insight gives a person a different perspective on life or a problem s/he has been considering. For example, Archimedes’ famous shriek of “Eureka!” came as he was in the baths, contemplating yet again the difficulty of determining if a given mass would float.
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Imagine a worship service, a sharing of scripture and interpretation, that went on from dawn until midday. How would you respond? In many of our mainline churches a worship service that last more than an hour risks negative comments to the pastor. “Worship was too long.” “I have other things to do today.” “Can’t you try to keep worship to an hour?”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Church. The series was called "Absolute Truth", and one programme looked at Catholicism in the developing parts of the world. It studied the work of liberation theologians in Latin America, particularly Leonardo Boff and Oscar Romero.


Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
The church as the body of Christ is dynamic, unified, and organic.

Old Testament Lesson
Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Ezra Reads The Law To The People

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