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In August 2002, Linda and... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
In August 2002, Linda and Anthony O'Malley traveled from Wales to Spain with plans to
Chris once asked the pastor... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
Chris once asked the pastor, during catechism class, if the devil could take over a person's
Sometimes we sow our wild... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
Sometimes we "sow our wild oats, but pray for a crop failure." Still, it's generally true
A family was seated in... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
A family was seated in a restaurant. The server took the order from the adults, then turned
Six-year-old Andrea had... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2006
Six-year-old Andrea had an innocence as well as a sincerity about her as she answered
There were some great wives... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
There were some great wives in the Bible.
She was every bit a... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
She was every bit a mother, though she had no children.
One veritable litany that echoes... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
One veritable litany that echoes over and over in this section of the gospel is the "last shall be f
You've probably seen his picture... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
You've probably seen his picture in all the guidebooks.
Nowhere is Jesus' saying about... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
Nowhere is Jesus' saying about the last finishing first and the first finishing last bantered around
The easiest thing in the... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
The easiest thing in the world to do is to create discord.
Jesus didn't appear to be... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
Jesus didn't appear to be a giant among men, except to those who truly knew him.
Some traffic signs warn: Merging... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
Some traffic signs warn: "Merging Traffic." Engineers have observed the waste of time and fuel in ha
Vince Wogman of Chehalis, Washington... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
Vince Wogman of Chehalis, Washington, wrote Dear Abby on December 23, 1996, to tell how he handled a
Bill Russell, center for the... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
Bill Russell, center for the NBA Boston Celtics from 1956-1969, has been recognized by Sports Ill
The wedding went off without... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
The wedding went off without a hitch. The man and the woman became husband and wife.
A capable wife who can... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2003
A capable wife who can find?
Televangelist Robert Schuller sought special... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
Televangelist Robert Schuller sought special perks at the airport and got in a dispute with a male U
Orator, reformer, and statesman, that... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
Orator, reformer, and statesman, that was John Bright of England.
I grew up in a... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
I grew up in a very poor family, part of a social class referred to locally as "dirt farmers." Years
Every once in a while... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
Every once in a while I get together with some people who used to work with me at the accounting fir
When James calls Christians to... -- James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
When James calls Christians to resist the devil, he means that we ought to fight the prince of darkn
January, 1868. The South was... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
January, 1868.
The influential corporate executive is... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
The influential corporate executive is a peaceful man, on the surface at least.
Pastor Kiwelu came to the... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2000
Pastor Kiwelu came to the United States on a pastoral exchange.

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You Ask And Do Not Receive -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
Perhaps one of the problems of those who are on the fringes of the

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Focus -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
A recent visit to the ophthalmologist became quite an eye-opening experience.

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The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Katy Stenta
George Reed
Quantisha Mason-Doll
For September 26, 2021:
  • The Price of Admission by Tom Willadsen — Is the price of admission into the kingdom of God an arm and a leg? Or rather, a foot, hand and eye?
  • Second Thoughts: Why Pray? by Dean Feldmeyer — God answers prayer in God’s way, which, sometimes coincides with our desires — and sometimes doesn't.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
Timothy B. Cargal
Note: Originally published in 2003.

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John E. Sumwalt
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Speaking Tender” by John Sumwalt
“The Tables are Turned” by Frank Ramirez


Speaking Tender
by John Sumwalt
Mark 9:38-50, James 5:13-20

If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck, and you were thrown into the sea. (Mark 9:42)

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John Jamison
Object: A saltshaker, a stone, glue, salt, and a knife to scrape the stone. For the salt stone, I used a stone about the size of an apple, but you can use any size large enough to show. Many of the original ones would have been bigger. To make our salt stone, cover the stone with glue and then roll it in a pan of salt. Repeat that a few times until there is a visible coating of salt over at least part of the stone, and let it dry.

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Praxis, the pixie who changed colour according to his feelings, was a bright and healthy pink. He looked so good and so happy with himself that everyone who saw him couldn't help smiling. The fact was, he'd been chosen for a very important job.

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William W. Helland
Mark 9:38-50

Sue Anne Steffey Morrow
On a cold and dark March night during my first year at Princeton as assistant dean of the chapel, I left our little home on the edge of the campus to go back to my office. I had a lot of things to accomplish and imagined that the quiet and solitude of the office would be the best place to work. As I approached our office building, Murray-Dodge Hall, I was surprised to see that it was all lit up and I began to hear the sounds of a ruckus. I came through the door and into a lobby to the middle of an astonishing party, a celebration of some sort or another.
James R. Wilson
Call To Worship
Leader: Let all who would proclaim God's word gather now for worship!
People: For we live in a hostile world with many who would silence the Gospel.
Leader: And thus it has always been, as Satan would keep us from God's love.
People: But the Lord will not be defeated, and God's word will be heard.
Leader: Then let us commit our lives to proclaiming God's mercy and love.
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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