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It is always disturbing to... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1998
It is always disturbing to a person to be a victim of false or misleading advertising.
An ancient legend tells about... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
An ancient legend tells about the origin of humanity.
In a small seminary the... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
In a small seminary the graduate students were required to participate in a "most original sermon" c
Vince Lombardi in Run... -- Hebrews 12:1-7 (8-10) 11-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Vince Lombardi in Run To Daylight wrote a chapter on running backs that contains a lesson on
If you ever have the... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
If you ever have the chance to work at a potter's wheel, take it.
Barry Curran (story from I... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Barry Curran (story from ID Illustration Digest, May, June, July 1990, page 1) hurried to wor
God has a wonderful way... -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
God has a wonderful way using seemingly simple, everyday things to convey to us profound messages be
Sentry duty is not popular... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Sentry duty is not popular or pleasant.
A man came to see... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
A man came to see the pastor of a large congregation. This man was not a member of the church.
Who are the warning people... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Who are the "warning people?" Some are described as alarmists.
Mickey Thomas was a young... -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Mickey Thomas was a young architect who had worked diligently toward excellence throughout his years
In his play An... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
In his play An Inspector Calls, J. B.
The ways of God are... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The ways of God are beyond our knowledge; we cannot understand many things in life, but we have the
The English mathematician and physicist... -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The English mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton was one of the great minds of history.
The baby eagle is totally... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The baby eagle is totally dependant on its mother.
How would you describe wisdom... -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
How would you describe wisdom? The writer of this text gives wisdom a feminine characteristic.
Herman Melville says in his... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Herman Melville says in his introduction to Moby Dick, that a great book requires a great the
It is an accepted phenomenon... -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
It is an accepted phenomenon that people who are on their deathbeds "choose" the time of their death
Life, what a beautiful choice... -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
"Life, what a beautiful choice."
T. E. Lawrence, better known... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
T. E.
As the son turned to... -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
As the son turned to his mother in the doorway before going to Tuskegee Institute, she tearfully sai
Choices. Sometimes it is easy... -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
"Choices." Sometimes it is easy to make a choice. At other times it is difficult to make a choice.
Onesimus woke from a troubled... -- Philemon 1:1-21 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Onesimus woke from a troubled sleep with a start: Had there been a soft noise, a warning of someone
Life would be simpler if... -- Deuteronomy 30:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Life would be simpler if someone drew the line for us in as clear cut a manner as this: choose life

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Life's Farthest Limits -- Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
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Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

When Rod answered the phone his mother was talking and her voice blasted him, “—elp in the hay.”

“Mom,” he raised his voice into the phone.

She hadn’t heard him and talked over him, “… broke the contract and your dad’s been trying to do everything himself.”

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“he was lost and has been found.”

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I am so happy to see you this morning. How are you? (children may respond)

Let's play a game I call “Lost and Found.” Okay? (children respond)

(presenter role plays) Uh, oh, I lost something for today's message. Hmm, I wonder where it could be. It's a box like this. (shows approximate dimensions) (instruct the children to look around the immediate area) (then presenter or child finds it)

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In this familiar and well-loved story of the Prodigal Son, I often wonder what happened to the mother of the family. She's totally ignored. So are any daughters. It seems like a completely male stronghold. So much so that I wonder whether perhaps the mother had died some years previously, and that was the cause of much of the unhappiness displayed by both the father and the sons. Or whether the father was such a domineering character that his wife played no real part in family life, but simply bowed her head in compliance with all his wishes, no matter how extreme they were.

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And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."
-- Luke 15:2

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