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In Central Michigan College, during... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
In Central Michigan College, during my freshman year, Miss Jones (as I shall call her) taught Englis
The Son of Man is... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
"The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after bei
Florence Nightingale grew up in... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
Florence Nightingale grew up in a wealthy, aristocratic family.
Jerzy Kozinski's classic novel, Being... -- James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
Jerzy Kozinski's classic novel, Being There, is a humorous, yet challenging parable for the late 20t
The Peace and Conflict Studies... -- James 3:13--4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
The Peace and Conflict Studies Seminar had spent over an hour presenting the whole theory about the
One day, Abraham Lincoln was... -- James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1994
One day, Abraham Lincoln was walking down the street with his two sons, both of whom were crying.
The literatures and philosophies of... -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
The literatures and philosophies of the ages have been concerned with the question: What is man?
I saw a sixth grader... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
"I saw a sixth grader, on his way up the alley to school, throw a firecracker over the fence of our
Does vengeance indeed belong to... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Does vengeance indeed belong to the Lord or is it our possession?
Some quotes on Persistence:br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Some quotes on Persistence:
A truck driver stopped at... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
A truck driver stopped at a roadside restaurant for a quick meal.
He was a brilliant scientist... -- Job 28:20-28 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
He was a brilliant scientist.
We talk a great deal... -- Job 28:20-28 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
We talk a great deal about wisdom. Verse 23 states that God alone knows the place of wisdom.
They saw something that looked... -- Job 28:20-28 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
They saw something that looked strange, even foolish to them.
Frank Laubach, missionary to the... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Frank Laubach, missionary to the illiterate people of the world, understood Jesus' words that if any
Whence comes wisdom? Death and... -- Job 28:20-28 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
"Whence comes wisdom?" Death and Abaddon, the realm of the dead, have "heard rumors" of wisdom.
The truly great are truly... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
The truly great are truly humble.
The word translated servant is... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
The word translated servant is "diakonos" from which we have deacon.
Today Jesus teaches his disciples... -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Today Jesus teaches his disciples servanthood by putting a child in the midst of them, taking the ch
Forty-year-old Pastor Larry... -- James 3:3-18 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Forty-year-old Pastor Larry still has problems with one of his seminary professors.
People often wistfully refer to... -- James 3:3-18 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
People often wistfully refer to "living the good life." This usually means the acquisition of plenti
Bitterness, hostility, envy, resentment, strife... -- James 3:13-18 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Bitterness, hostility, envy, resentment, strife -- these result in tragic consequences.
Our memories are fascinating elements... -- James 3:13-18 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Our memories are fascinating elements.
Dr. Fred Craddock tells a... -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Dr.
In 1948, after the Communist... -- Wisdom 2:12, 17-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
In 1948, after the Communist revolution in China, two young men were assigned the task of destroying

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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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