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One of the most brilliant... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
One of the most brilliant men I've ever met was also the epitome of lost causes and dashed hopes.
The candidates had granted four... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The candidates had granted four interviews while touring three different industrial sites during a b
A pastor in a small... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
A pastor in a small town once remarked that people would often stop him in the street or in the stor
On September 20, 1986, well... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
On September 20, 1986, well-known jockey Bill Shoemaker rode "Spectacular Bid" in the Woodward Stake
The assignment for the fifth... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The assignment for the fifth graders was to write an essay about making the world a better place in
Who, given a chance, would... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Who, given a chance, would not be a monarch and "stand in the place of the great?" But, dreaming asi
Recently the public was invited... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Recently the public was invited to send financial contributions to the President of the United State
Semantitheraphy, that specialized school of... -- Proverbs 25:6-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Semantitheraphy, that specialized school of counseling which puts extra emphasis on the inner-relate
After the end of the... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
After the end of the Falkland Islands war, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher asked Robert Run
God never forgets anything? Even... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
God never forgets anything?
Thomas Wesu's story in some... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Thomas Wesu's story in some ways parallels Jesus' parable about the unrighteous steward, using quest
What does it mean to... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
What does it mean to break the Sabbath law?
Jamie, fifteen, had never been... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Jamie, fifteen, had never been partnered with 58-year-old Mr.
In one of the most... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
In one of the most trenchant insights into the nature of prophetic protest, Walter Brueggemann chara
The Hungarian novelist, Ferenc Molnar... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The Hungarian novelist, Ferenc Molnar, allowed his love of money to rob him of the joys of generosit
Abraham Lincoln told this story... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Abraham Lincoln told this story about a king who wanted to go hunting.
There's a story of Henry... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
There's a story of Henry Ford, inventor of the automobile, that's strikingly similar to this tale of
When Sarge, the dog of... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
When Sarge, the dog of Kathleen Eickwort of Ocala, Florida, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma
The local Roman Catholic priest... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The local Roman Catholic priest of the largest parish in the county tells that for several years his
Nearly a century ago, in... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Nearly a century ago, in a mental institution outside Boston, a young girl known as "Little Annie" w
Like Israel in captivity, African... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Like Israel in captivity, African-Americans felt crushed, a people crying out in a strange land.
No one is immune to... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
No one is immune to the kind of dismay and discouragement that Jeremiah expressed -- not even Mother
Emma by all standards was... -- Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
Emma by all standards was a good mother.
The missionary was prepared to... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
The missionary was prepared to baptize the class of converts into the faith.
True mediators are of rare... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C
True mediators are of rare noe in the world.

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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.

StoryShare

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

Counting on God
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 46

CSSPlus

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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