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Charles Lamb was a noted... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
Charles Lamb was a noted nineteenth century English essayist, poet, and literary critic.
The happy spontaneity of the... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
The happy spontaneity of the child may eventually become the sour misery of the adult.
Christian professor and psychologist John... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
Christian professor and psychologist John Powell uses two analogies to help us see the difference be
We are not Jesus. Thank... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
We are not Jesus. Thank God. Nor are we called to do his work, but rather to follow in his way.
Woody Allen, actor, movie director... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
Woody Allen, actor, movie director, and producer, is reported to have said, "I don't want to achieve
While Nero fiddled, Rome burned... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
"While Nero fiddled, Rome burned."
The Hebrews were constantly complaining... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
The Hebrews were constantly complaining to Moses as they made the journey through the desert toward
To be embraced by God's... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
To be embraced by God's salvation as a free gift, we must first abandon all trust in ourselves, all
Anne was a battered child... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
Anne was a battered child.
A man's gotta do what... -- Ephesians 2:4-10 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
"A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do." That slogan has gone from a statement about manhood to a c
Martin Luther, the great sixteenth... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
Martin Luther, the great sixteenth century reformer, in his book The Bondage of the Will, des
We watch the pool balls... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
We watch the pool balls rolling around the table.
Alcoholism tends to run in... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
Alcoholism tends to run in some families.
How easy it is to... -- Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
How easy it is to see the mistakes of other people, especially those who lived long ago.
A pastor tells of attending... -- Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1997
A pastor tells of attending, some years ago, a seminar in Basel, Switzerland, conducted by the famou
Kate had never understood the... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
Kate had never understood the maliciousness of the bullies who had confronted her and her brother th
A few years ago there... -- Wisdom 1:16-2:1 (6-11) 12-22 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
A few years ago there was much discussion about whether to put warning labels on music records and c
Perfect wisdom has four parts... -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
"Perfect wisdom has four parts; wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle
A couple decided that their... -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
A couple decided that their two boys had finally reached the age where they could be left unsupervis
In the movie It's A... -- Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
In the movie It's A Wonderful Life, Jimmy Stewart plays a man who is trying to do the best he can to
John Wesley found words about... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
John Wesley found words about his mother Susanna written by his father Samuel.
There are many songs that... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
There are many songs that have been written about the tasks that make a woman into a good wife.
A city feller was visiting... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
A city feller was visiting in the hills of Kentucky.
This poem at the end... -- Proverbs 31:10-31 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
This poem at the end of the book of Proverbs speaks of the characteristics of a perfect wife.
John Dominic Crossan in his... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
John Dominic Crossan in his book, The Historical Jesus, cites papyrus fragments that indicate infant

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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.

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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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