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Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Who is Jesus, really? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Materials Craft foam Craft scissors Crayons Unlined white paper
Who is it? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers or Parents: We want our children to know who Jesus is
Who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers or Parents: To Christians Jesus is more than an
Get rid of bad habits -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers: This week's lesson, in essence, reminds Christians
Who is Jesus -- who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Teachers: Jesus asks his disciples the question: "Who do

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

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A Secret Out in the Open -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
We live in an age where some people believe there are outlandish conspiracies and arcane secrets.
Directions for Life -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- David Coffin -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
One of the ripple effects of living in a “Post 911” era is whenever a person hears about a regional
Wordsmithing -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
A Jewish rabbi was officiating at the funeral of a woman from his congregation.
Hindsight, foresight, and insight -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
A boy in first grade came home from school and told his mother that his class had had a substitute t
Hindsight, foresight, and insight -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
A boy in first grade came home from school and told his mother that his class had had a
Setting the mind on things divine -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- David A. Davis -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2003
The Sunday School teacher came up to me with a bit of a panicked looked in her face.
God's myterious ways -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1997
"My ways are not your ways," God declared through the prophet Isaiah.
Hearing and not hearing -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
The Old Testament lesson gives us an example of the diversity that characterizes the writings in the
Truth and sacrifice -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
The closing sentences in the gospel lesson read like a collection of proverbs.
Costly Discipleship -- Isaiah 50:4-10, James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18, Mark 8:27-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
One of the great tragedies that has befallen the modern Christian church is the current-day movement

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B

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Benjy's Birthday Party -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Call to Worship: Jesus said, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny

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God's Thinking -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John Jamison -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the e
About Losing and Saving -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
“...those who lose their life for my sake...will save it.” (v. 35b)
Who Is Jesus to You? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
The Point: To believe that Jesus is our Savior is to seek and to follow him
What Goes In Must Come Out! -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: This is an interesting encounter between Jesus and Peter, as so many of their
Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their
Tongues of fire -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! (v. 5b)
Controlling the tongue -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone here have a horse or do you ride a horse?
Who is Jesus, really? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Curb your tongue! -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning! I brought something good for you today. I
Who is it? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning! Let's play a game this morning. This game is
Just a little thing -- James 3:1-12 (C) -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Here is something only adults should touch. (Show the
Who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 (C) -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
I brought a brush with me this morning. To me a brush is
No more bad habits -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like candy bars?
Taming your tongue -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. (Form two talking mouths with
Who am I? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you like to play guessing
Clean hands, clean heart -- James 4:7-12 (13 - 5:6) -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a bar of soap with me this morning.

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Controlling the Narrative -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
For September 12, 2021:
The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

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God's Thinking -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John Jamison -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the e

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The Scientist -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
John Jones knew he wanted to be a scientist from the age of four.

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Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
Proverbs 1:20-33
Proper 19 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Mark 8:27-38

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Lust -- Mark 9:14-29 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2021) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19, Song of Solomon 7:26--8:1 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
Proverbs 1:20-33
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2018) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19, Song of Solomon 7:26--8:1 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Proverbs 1:20-33
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2015) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
Proverbs 1:20-33
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2012) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Richard A. Hasler, Mark Ellingsen, Mark J. Molldrem, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Proverbs 1:20-33
The book of Proverbs begins by stating... -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Proverbs 1:20-33
In pointing out to us that wisdom is a gift of God... -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
In pointing out to us that wisdom is a gift of God, our lesson seems to confirm what Benjamin Frankl
The tongue, which James describes as... -- James 3:1-12 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
The tongue, which James describes as a world of iniquity, also is a world of germs.
Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was arrested... -- James 3:1-12 -- Ron Love -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was arrested on second-degree murder for the shooting
The problem of doubt faces us all... -- James 3:1-12 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
The problem of doubt faces us all.
Exhausted from having spent a weekend working... -- James 3:1-12 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Exhausted from having spent a weekend working in a Minneapolis food pantry, a homeless shelter, and
Jesus explains what it means to be his disciple... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Jesus explains what it means to be his disciple.
What's wrong with Jesus telling us to lose our lives?... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
What's wrong with Jesus telling us to lose our lives? Is he a masochist?
Most students, at one time... -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Most students, at one time or another, are given a "test" in which the instructions are
The late Konrad Adenauer, an... -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
The late Konrad Adenauer, an anti-Nazi activist who was elected the first Chancellor of
George enrolled in a trade... -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
George enrolled in a trade college and took the classes he needed in order to start up his
Each August, the Canadian National... -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Each August, the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto presents a spectacle of color,
James reminds us that the... -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
James reminds us that the way we use our tongue can either be part of the problem or
Dirk remembers working one summer... -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Dirk remembers working one summer while he was in college at an assembly plant in his
The tongue is a fire... -- James 3:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
"The tongue is a fire" -- Adolf Hitler knew all about that. Just look at that old
Joe was ambitious. Growing up... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Joe was ambitious. Growing up without a lot of the things his friends had, Joe vowed to
You don't have to be... -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
You don't have to be around people long to realize everyone is something of a mystery.

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Controlling the Narrative -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
For September 12, 2021:
The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op

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God Of Creation, You Call Your Church To Take Up Their Cross... -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Proper 19 -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
Hello, my friend, you really look downwith your back all bent and face in a frown.

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Bearing the mark of Christ -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: The famous saying of Jesus about discipleship and "taking up his cross''

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Controlling the Narrative -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
For September 12, 2021:
The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

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Proper 19 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayOnly by the grace of God. Collect of the Day
Proper 19/Pentecost 17/Ordinary Time 24 -- Psalm 19 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2006
Psalm 19 celebrates two different media through which God is revealed: nature and the law.
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:5-9a, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Revised Common Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:5-9a James 3:1-12
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2001
In chapters 1--9 of the Book of Proverbs, the figure of Wisdom is personified as a woman.
Proper 19 (C, E) -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Proverbs 1:20-33 (C)
Seek true wisdom; follow Christ -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Seek true wisdom; follow Christ.
Proper 19 -- Psalm 125 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
Lesson 1: Proverbs 1:20-33 Israel is warned against rejection of wisdom.
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
In those congregations where the contemporary hymn of praise, "This is the feast of victory for our
Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
In those congregations where the contemporary hymn of praise, "This is the feast of victory for our
Proper 20, Pentecost 18, Ordinary Time 25 -- Proverbs 31:10-31, James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a, Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Seasonal Theme
Proper 19, Pentecost 17, Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Seasonal Theme

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Controlling the Narrative -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
For September 12, 2021:
The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op

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Testifying Among Other Shrines -- Mark 8:27-38 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2011
The tourist bus rolled into the parking lot at Caesarea Philippi.
Having A Good Name -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
Proverbs is right: Having a good name is a terribly important thing.
The Great Inescapable Question Of Eternity -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
Who do you say I am? -- Mark 8:29
The Tongue Is Mightier Than The Sword -- James 3:1-12 -- Thomas W. Lentz -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
The tongue is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.
Nice Guys Finish First -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
One day, a Sunday school teacher asked her class of children about their favorite Bible verses.
Engage Mind Before Putting Mouth In Gear -- James 3:1-12 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
When we were children our parents often quoted us the expression, "Sticks and stones can break my bo
Generosity As The Clue To Life -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John T. Ball -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
All the great founders of our religious traditions offer secrets to the good life.
Solid Foundation -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
There was much excitement on the first night of Vacation Bible School as parents eagerly registered
Have You Gone Far Enough? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
When I was in divinity school some student had written graffiti on the bathroom wall.
Lethal Weapon -- James 3:1-12 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
A popular series of movies has been the Lethal Weapon series.
The Channel Between The Buoys -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
"Let's go boating!"
The Taught Can -- Mark 8:27-38 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
You have heard that it has been said in old times, "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." But
Clear Channel Voice -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
One rather frustrating Sunday morning the teacher of the junior high class decided to try a little e
God's Math: Lose Life = Save It -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
When self-preservation is our central aim, we are never safe.
God As Wisdom -- Proverbs 1:20-33; (4:1-9; 8:1-12) -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
If someone like me were to ask someone like you, "How do you imagine God?" what would you answer?
You Did That for Me! -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
A friend and I were having lunch.
Read the Directions -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
Late in the evening before his little son's birthday, a father was trying to put together a complica
What Does Jesus Expect of Us? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Donald Macleod -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1987
This event at Caesarea Philippi is regarded as a watershed in Mark's gospel and, indeed, of Jesus' m

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Generosity As The Clue To Life -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John T. Ball -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
All the great founders of our religious traditions offer secrets to the good life.
Engage Mind Before Putting Mouth In Gear -- James 3:1-12 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
When we were children our parents often quoted us the expression, "Sticks and stones can break my bo

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God's Gift Of Speech -- James 3:1-12 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
In a previous incarnation (as it were!) I used to work as a

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Understanding Jesus -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- David O. Bales, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
Contents “Understanding Jesus” by David O. Bales
The Art of Listening -- Proverbs 1:20-33, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Keith Wagner -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Contents “The Art of Listening” by Keith Wagner
Way Of The Cross -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12 -- John Fitzgerald, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
Contents "Way of the Cross" by John Fitzgerald
Mind Your Thumbs -- Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Psalm 19 -- Peter Andrew Smith, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Contents"Mind Your Thumbs" by Peter Andrew Smith
A Simple Thing -- Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Psalm 19 -- Keith Hewitt, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2009
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "A Simple Thing" by Keith Hewitt
Sacrifice -- Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Contents
Glory -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Stan Purdum, C. David Mckirachan, Constance Berg -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
What's Up This Week

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Understanding Jesus -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- David O. Bales, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
Contents “Understanding Jesus” by David O. Bales

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Sermons In Stones -- Psalm 19 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
Shakespeare scholars will recognize the source of this title.
Taming The Tongue -- James 3:1-12 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Taming The Tongue
Sharing One's Faith -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
One of the greatest joys for believers is that chance to share our faith with each other and others.
Cross Foolishness -- Mark 8:27-38 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-Sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
Emma stomped up the church steps and unlocked the front door.
A Tire Of A Different Dimension -- Psalm 26 -- John E. Sumwalt, Kay Boone Stewart -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wave

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Controlling the Narrative -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Katy Stenta -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2021
For September 12, 2021:
The Power of Words and How to Use Them -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Bethany Peerbolte, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2018
Back To School Blues -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
This week’s Old Testament and Psalm readings proclaim the importance of discerning the voice of the
James And The Giant... Picket Line? -- James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2012
Teaching has always been a difficult and often thankless task, as James pointedly observes in the op
What Does It Mean To Be Ready -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33, Psalm 19 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The fact that such a beloved spokesperson for animals, Steve Irwin, died in such an accident, althou
The Cross At The Of The World -- Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
Can we learn to live with ambiguity in the midst of personal loss and suffering?

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God's Wonders In Creation -- Psalm 19 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2008
1. God’s wonders in creation, revealed from day to day,
Theme: Embarrassed Enough To Finally Listen? -- Proverbs 1:20-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship (Psalm 19:1-2, 7-9, 14) One:
Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2005
Call To WorshipPsalm 19 Leader: The heavens sing of the glory of God;
Proper 19 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
Call To Worship (based on Psalm 8)
Wisdom Calls -- Mark 8:27-38, James 3:1-12, Proverbs 1:20-33 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2002
Call To WorshipLeader: The law of the Lord is perfect; it gives new strength.
Storm Shelter -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1999
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Proper 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: The wisdom of the Lord belongs to those who will seek God's will!
The Heavens Are Telling -- Psalm 19 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
Suggestions:Use as an anthem.6 readers -- 3 women and 3 older girls
PROPER 19 -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38, Psalm 19 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPLove the Lord, who has heard us and listens to our prayers. God
Peter's confession -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the CelebrationOne pastor began this way:
Peter's Confession of Christ -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
The Community Gathers To CelebratePastoral Invitation
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David Kalas
In the sometimes-tiresome debate over science and scripture with respect to creation, it’s easy to become distracted. While the argument typically requires a focus on the how, we may lose sight of the what. And so, for just a moment, let me invite us to think for a moment about what God created.
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Acts 8:26-40
As a local church pastor, I was often asked if I would baptize a child whose family were not members of the church. Some churches rebelled against this, but I remember this scripture -the hunger for understanding and inclusion of the Eunuch and Philp’s response – to teach and share and baptize in the name of our God. How could we turn anyone away from the rite of baptism?

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Peter Andrew Smith
“Dad, I think you worked a miracle.” Rolf slowly walked around the tree. “After that windstorm, I assumed this tree was as good as gone.”

“We just needed to give the branches time to heal and come back,” Michael replied.

 “I know, but so many of them were battered and broken I figured that it couldn’t recover. Now though it looks just like it did before the storm.” Rolf paused. “Do you think it will bear any fruit this summer?”

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John Jamison
Object: A live plant that produces fruit, and a broken branch from that plant. I used a tomato plant from a local greenhouse. Ideally, find a plant with blossoms or small fruit already growing. If you use a different kind of fruit-producing plant, just change the script to fit.

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Katy Stenta
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Elena Delhagen
Dean Feldmeyer
Quantisha Mason-Doll
For April 28, 2024:
  • On The Way To Gaza by Chris Keating based on Acts 8:26-40. On the way to Gaza, Philip discovers the startling ways the Spirit of God moves across borders, boundaries, customs, and traditions.
  • Second Thoughts: Abiding by Katy Stenta based on John 15:1-8.
  • Sermon illustrations by Mary Austin, Tom Willadsen, Elena Delhagen, Dean Feldmeyer.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus is the vine, we are the branches. In our service today, let us absorb from the vine all the nourishment we need.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our branches become cut off from the vine.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes our branches are withered.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we fail to produce good fruit.
Lord, have mercy.

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Stan Purdum
We will meet Psalm 22 in its entirety on Good Friday, but here the lectionary designates just verses 23-31. The lectionary psalms generally illuminate the week's First Lesson, which in this case is about the covenant initiated by God with Abraham and Sarah in Genesis 17. The nine verses from this psalm, while not inappropriate, nonetheless leave us looking for an obvious connection with the First Lesson.

John S. Smylie
I think some people are natural-born gardeners. Our Lord grew up in a society that was familiar with agriculture. The images that he used to explain the ways of his Father in heaven are familiar to his audience. Growing up, my closest experience to agriculture was living in, "the Garden State." Most people, when they pass through New Jersey, are surprised to see that expression on the license plates of vehicles registered in New Jersey. Most folks traveling through New Jersey experience the megalopolis, the corridor between New York City and Washington DC.
Ron Lavin
A pastor in Indiana went to visit an 87-year-old man named Ermil, who was a hospital patient. A member of his church told the pastor about this old man who was an acquaintance. "He's not a believer, but he is really in need," the church member said. "I met him at the county home for the elderly. He's a lonely old man with no family and no money."

Paul E. Robinson
"Love is a many splendored thing...." Or so we heard Don Cornwall and the Four Aces sing time and again. Of course you or I might have other words to describe love, depending on our situation.

Love. "I love you." "I love to play golf." "I just love pistachio lush!" "It's tough to love some people." "Jesus loves me, this I know."

Love.

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