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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.
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
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
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
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.
Sentry duty is not popular... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Sentry duty is not popular or pleasant.
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
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.
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.
In his play An... -- Ezekiel 33:1-11 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
In his play An Inspector Calls, J. B.
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
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 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
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.
The baby eagle is totally... -- Wisdom 9:13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The baby eagle is totally dependant on its mother.
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
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
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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“Legion” by C. David McKirachan
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Legion
by C. David McKirachan
Luke 8:26-39

This passage invites us on so many contemporary journeys. ‘Legion’ is an appropriate name.

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So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)

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Praxis had a problem. It wasn't a problem shared by any of the other pixies, it was his alone. And it was often very embarrassing.

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This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.

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