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The Greek-speaking church fathers... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
The Greek-speaking church fathers had a very useful word they used in situations of
Sally made some bad choices... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
Sally made some bad choices. She was arrested for driving under the influence of
The trouble began when Bob... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
The trouble began when Bob, a very charismatic and influential man, went to a
Kings and slaves were stock... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
Kings and slaves were stock characters in Semitic stories. So it's not hard to understand
How often should I forgive... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
"How often should I forgive?" Few questions are so pertinent. At least Peter asked. Some
In Matthew, Jesus tells the... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2008
In Matthew, Jesus tells the fascinating story of a man hiring people for a day's wage, and
A quote from C. S... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
A quote from C. S. Lewis: "The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins.
Elizabeth Conroy was pastor at... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
Elizabeth Conroy was pastor at one of the seven churches in Walkerton, Ontario, and chairperson of t
More than one sitcom has... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
More than one sitcom has been based on a simple premise.
A California psychiatrist named Richard... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
A California psychiatrist named Richard Harris came up with a psychological principle that he called
If I were living to... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
If I were living to myself, I'd consider defrauding an innkeeper without a conscience twang.
Her neighbors whispered, Mary is... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2002
Her neighbors whispered, "Mary is pregnant." "But Mary is not married!" "Well, I must say...." As th
This parable of the unmerciful... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
This parable of the unmerciful servant illustrates beautifully the "echo effect." The echo effect me
An article in US News... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
An article in US News and World Report told of Professor Robert Simon of Hamilton College in Clinton
There was a wise old... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
There was a wise old man who sat at the gate of an ancient city.
Anne was a true success... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
Anne was a true success story. She was a stockbroker with a major firm in New York City.
Monica couldn't stand it anymore... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
Monica couldn't stand it anymore.
Words have power. Words of... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
Words have power. Words of forgiveness have the power to forgive.
I haven't heard anybody come... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
I haven't heard anybody come to the end of their life and say that they wished they had spent more t
Our church family was in... -- Romans 14:1-12 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
Our church family was in the middle of an argument.
Forgetting what is behind and... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1999
"Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the
From childhood school days I... -- Romans 13:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
From childhood school days I recall the deep impression made upon me by a certain poem by J. H. L.
Therefore one must be subject... -- Romans 13:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
"Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience" (Romans 13
Have you ever seen children... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
Have you ever seen children, or even adults for that matter, playing a game when part way into the g
Remember the trickle down theory... -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
Remember the "trickle down theory" so popular during the Reagan presidency?

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“Buzzkill” by Keith Hewitt
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Buzzkill
by Keith Hewitt
Mark 9:30-37

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Arley K. Fadness
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me...” (v.37a)

Good morning children,

It is so good to see you. I have a message this morning about little people like you. Want to hear it?  (children respond)

Do you ever argue? Do you argue with your sister or brother? Do you ever argue with your parents? Or teachers? Or classmates?

Arguing is not the same as fighting. Actually, it is healthy to argue. Arguing can be fun and useful as long as there is respect for one another.

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Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1
Betty Ford was the wife of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. Gerald Ford took office on August 9, 1974 with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Betty loved domestic life, but this was no longer possible when she became the First Lady. When asked about the difficulties of her new life in the White House she replied, “I wish I’d married a plumber. At least he’d be home by five o’clock.”

Application: A good marriage does require sacrifice.
Ron L.
Wayne Brouwer
In H. G. Wells’ tale “The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper,” it is November 10, 1931, when Mr. Brownlow returns to his apartment at the end of work and sits down to read his evening paper. As he takes the wrapped bundle in his hands he thinks it feels different than usual. Looking at the address he notices that it was supposed to go to an Evan O’Hara. Still, if he got Mr. O’Hara’s newspaper it is likely that this is only a minor mix-up, and that Mr. O’Hara is already enjoying Mr. Brownlow’s paper over a cup of tea. So Mr. Brownlow unwraps the daily journal and settles in.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Timothy Duckling was big and strong. His had been the first egg to hatch and so he was older than all his brothers and sisters and the strongest of the brood. Timothy had learned to swim almost as soon as he staggered out of his egg, for he had instinctively followed his mother to the water.

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George W. Hoyer
In order to be last, you must give others a place in front of you. This is important to realize if you are interested in reaching first place. For Jesus here says, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Realize also that, given the kind of world we are part of, the people whom you must permit to go before you will be a mixed bag, indeed. You can't pick and choose, because that would mean the discards would be behind you. They would become last.

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