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In February of 1997 the... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 1998
In February of 1997 the Cairo Police arrested a family which had managed to save nearly $300,000 fro
It's not the church that's... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 1998
It's not the church that's always asking for our money; it's the world!
Petitions for kings and all... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 1998
Petitions "for kings and all who are in high positions" became the spiritual agenda for an elder in
Harry Chapin wrote a song... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Harry Chapin wrote a song in the 1970s called "The Rock" about a huge rock that sat high above the t
My friend sat with tears... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
My friend sat with tears in her eyes as she explained her experience in Rwanda.
While prayer seems often to... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
While prayer seems often to be a difficult task, one easily forgotten or ignored, Luther offers thes
HarvestInvitation is... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
HarvestInvitation is extended to participate,to join the feast already spread.
Since the time of Cyrus... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Since the time of Cyrus, the Persian king who freed the Hebrew exiles, the Jewish community had pray
At least every ten years... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
At least every ten years the famous fable of Robin Hood is remade into a new movie.
It had begun to snow... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
It had begun to snow early in the morning, and the pastor wondered if anyone would come to the midwe
It was 2 a.m. when... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
It was 2 a.m. when the woman strode into the Emergency Room with the feverish child.
People need to realize that... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
People need to realize that every blessing a person enjoys whether it is material or spiritual, such
Occasionally Carl Sagan, the astronomist... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Occasionally Carl Sagan, the astronomist and space scientist at Cornell University, writes an articl
An Ethiopian artist, Alemayehu Bizuneh... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
An Ethiopian artist, Alemayehu Bizuneh, was losing his sight and was sent to a specialist in America
The woman looked lovingly at... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The woman looked lovingly at her granddaughter, Jenny. She enjoyed her visits.
During the decade of the... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
During the decade of the 1930s Winston Churchill was one of the few people in England who saw the gr
Greg Anderson, author of I... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Greg Anderson, author of The Triumphant Patient (Nelson Publishers, 1992), tells the story of
In the mid-l9th century... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
In the mid-l9th century, Rev.
A minister had been selected... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
A minister had been selected to appear on a national television quiz show and for days before his ap
The story is told of... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The story is told of a man who stole some money from a local variety store, got caught, arrested and
It never ceases to amaze... -- Proverbs 9:8-12 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
It never ceases to amaze me when two people listen to the same instructions and hear two completely
Leo Tolstoi, the great Russian... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Leo Tolstoi, the great Russian novelist, is celebrated as one of the very best novelists of all time
Jennifer was tired of saying... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Jennifer was tired of saying no to that which she really wanted to do.
George Hunter tells the story... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
George Hunter tells the story of a young mother who went to see a counselor.

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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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The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For November 24, 2019:
  • Shepherds Of Malfeasance by Dean Feldmeyer — A true and effective leader, said John Quincy Adams, is someone whose actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. The prophet, Jeremiah, would have agreed.
  • Second Thoughts: Small Wonder(s) by Tom Willadsen — Once Zechariah regains his speech, his first words are a song of praise to God — not a complaint, like many people might have.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
It is appropriate that the celebration of Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the church year, focuses us on the theme, Christ already reigns!

Jeremiah 23:1-6
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Sixteenth century preacher and reformer Hugh Latimer may provide a sterling example of accountability and responsibility. Latimer was thought of as a great preacher and, one day, was called to preach before the King Henry VIII of England. As he thought about his great responsibility to bring a message before the king, he realized that the message that God laid on his heart was not the message that the king would want to hear.

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Keith Wagner
Contents
“Counting on God” by Keith Wagner
“Trusting the Shepherd” by Keith Wagner

Counting on God
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 46

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Arley K. Fadness
“Then he (thief on the cross) said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’”

Good morning royal children,

Welcome to our children’s message time. It is so fun to see you.

Who can tell me what a king or queen wears on their head? (children respond)

Yes, that’s right. Kings and queens wear crowns like this: (show and wear a crown or place a crown upon a volunteer child’s head)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
As Newton's Third Law of Motion tells us, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. This seems to be true in the field of human relationships as well as in the field of physics, although in the field of relationships sometimes the reaction may be a little more than equal. Thus there are always tragic cases in the media where those who have been spurned by their lovers murder the lovers in revenge, a reaction that seems somewhat over the top.

SermonStudio

Mark Ellingson
On this last Sunday of the Church Year (we call it Christ the King Sunday) our attention is directed to the reign of Christ -- to his glorious reign which has already begun with the resurrection on Easter. It is a Sunday to think about salvation, because where Christ reigns salvation is effected. These themes are especially evident in our First Lesson.

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