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What If God Prayed For Us/u.s.? -- Amos 8:4-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
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Are you a good steward? -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
I brought this plant from home this morning. Isn't it beautiful? I love this plant.

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Emma, by all standards, was... -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Emma, by all standards, was a good mother. She raised her children with love, provided
Although the American Indians had... -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Although the American Indians had no written language before the white man arrived
In his novel, The River... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
In his novel, The River Why, David James Duncan tells of an old fisherman
Paul applies the name of... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Paul applies the name of mediator to Jesus' role. According to modern definitions, a
In the days following last... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
In the days following last spring's tragedy at Virginia Tech, students gathered on
First of all, then, I... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be
Jesus proclaims a principle of... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Jesus proclaims a principle of how life operates naturally as well as how God's kingdom
Jamie, fifteen, had never been... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Jamie, fifteen, had never been partnered with 58-year-old Mr. Johnson before, but at
The Hungarian novelist, Ferenc Molnar... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
The Hungarian novelist, Ferenc Molnar, allowed his love of money to rob him of the joys
Jesus tells about an unjust... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Jesus tells about an unjust property manager who has major responsibilities. When his
There was once a young... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
There was once a young boy who was asked to say grace at his family's dinner table.
Two chaplains were leaving Parkland... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Two chaplains were leaving Parkland Hospital in Dallas when they encountered an individual who asked
I taught myself how to... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
I taught myself how to use the computer using the series of books that have titles like Windows 9
An acquaintance served as mayor... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
An acquaintance served as mayor in a small town.
Basil was devoted to serving... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Basil was devoted to serving his Lord. Basil was baptized into the Christian faith at age 30.
One pastor writes: Words are... -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
One pastor writes: "Words are a major part of my ministry.
Urban Holmes, an Episcopalian priest... -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Urban Holmes, an Episcopalian priest, tells of a friend of his, a fellow priest, who, one summer aft
Novelist John Updike, after listening... -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Novelist John Updike, after listening to a United Methodist minister explain the pain of a difficult
Sometimes it is not easy... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Sometimes it is not easy to pray for those in authority, especially if they differ with us political
Paul begins by emphasizing prayer... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Paul begins by emphasizing prayer.
Mladen Cerovic, a retired police... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2001
Mladen Cerovic, a retired police chief and pillar of his community of Orahovac, Yugoslavia, in the s
One of the greatest presidential... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 1998
One of the greatest presidential inaugural speeches in American history was delivered by John Fitzge
Frederick William I was King... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 1998
Frederick William I was King of Prussia from 1713 to 1740.
A CBS news team was... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 1998
A CBS news team was taping at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall.

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The Sure Thing -- Luke 16:1-13, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Jeremiah 8:18--9:1, Psalm 79:1-9 -- Carlos Wilton, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
Understanding this difficult parable requires our people to follow along with Jesus as he turns a so

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George Reed
Katy Stenta
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  • Water is Life by Tom Willadsen. Water can destroy. Without water humanity is destroyed.
  • Second Thoughts: Shawshank Babylon by Dean Feldmeyer. “I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” Andy Dufresne in Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King.

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Wayne Brouwer
In 1637, Eilenburg, Saxony, was surrounded by the dark night of the soul. Europe was at war. Eilenburg was tossed back and forth by the armies. Three times during that year it was attacked and severely damaged. When the armies left, refugees poured in by the thousands. Diseases ran rampant. Food was scarce.

There was only one pastor in the city, a fellow named Martin Rinkart. His journal for 1637 indicates that he conducted over 4,500 funerals that year, sometimes as many as forty or fifty a day. Life was a constant death, and each morning stank of disaster.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-12

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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Luke 17:11-19

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. (v. 11)

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John Jamison
Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today. Are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Praxis the pixie was in trouble again. In fact, Praxis was rarely out of trouble. It had all started when he'd begun to be himself. You see, Praxis changed colour when he felt strongly about anything, and so for quite a while he'd tried very hard to be good. But it hadn't worked, for instead of being just one colour, blue or yellow or green or pink or purple or red, he'd become a rainbow of blotches and spots, stripes and circles, all different colours. It had been very embarrassing. So now Praxis was just himself, and that meant he wasn't always good.

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Stephen P. McCutchan
Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds among mortals.
-- Psalm 66:5

Schuyler Rhodes
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" (v. 10). "Perfect love casts out fear" (1 John 4:18). These two powerful statements reveal for us the inadequacies of the translation process of the English language. These two juxtaposing passages reveal only a tiny fraction of the contradictions and conflicts found within our holy Word. No wonder people have trouble reading and understanding.
Dallas A. Brauninger
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Donna E. Schaper
I went to the store to buy a new pair of blue jeans. The clerk asked if I wanted slim fit, easy fit, or relaxed fit, regular or faded, stone washed or acid washed, button fly or regular fly ... and that's when I started to sputter. Can't I just have a pair of blue jeans, size fourteen? Then I went to the grocery store and found 85 varieties of crackers, 285 kinds of cookies, and thirteen different kinds of raspberry jelly. Can't I just get a cookie and a cracker and a bottle of jelly any more?

R. Kevin Mohr
In a scene from the romantic comedy, While You Were Sleeping, "Ox" Callaghan is waxing eloquent at the breakfast table one morning about those rare moments in life when everything seems to be going just right and falling into place. "In that one minute," he says, "you have peace." But his son, Jack, who is Ox's partner in the family business, has finally decided it is time to break the news to his dad that he wants out to start his own business, and so he bursts his father's bubble, saying, "Pop, this isn't that minute."1

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