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Paul's entire purpose in life... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1996
Paul's entire purpose in life was to be filled with Christ, being like Christ as much as possible, c
It wasn't the first paradox... -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1996
It wasn't the first paradox Kristin had encountered and, no doubt, would not be the last.
One of the most frustrating... -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1996
One of the most frustrating moments for an employer is that time when the government determines that
At Christmas time, we toss... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1996
At Christmas time, we toss a couple of quarters in some bell ringer's kettle, and we figure that we
What's fair? And what's unfair... -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1996
What's fair? And what's unfair? As children, we seemed to think that life should be fair.
Quartet in Autumn by the... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Quartet in Autumn by the English authoress Barbara Pym is a compelling story about four elder
God remembers the exploiters. This... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
God remembers the exploiters.
We don't talk much about... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
We don't talk much about sin and sinners anymore (perhaps we should).
Paul instructs the church to... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-8 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Paul instructs the church to pray together without anger and quarreling.
The name Matthew means Gift... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
The name Matthew means Gift of Yahweh. What a beautiful name to carry -- gift of Go
Gert Behanna, the dear old... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-8 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Gert Behanna, the dear old lady who spoke to thousands upon thousands of people about how Christ had
A magazine article from Japan... -- Matthew 9:9-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
A magazine article from Japan shows the emphasis the Japanese place upon a long and arduous training
One of the things the... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-8 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
"One of the things the New World offered to the questing Europeans was a chance to go off into nowhe
I haven't heard a production... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
I haven't heard a production of Marc Conneley's play, The Green Pastures, for a number
The posture of prayer is... -- 1 Timothy 2:1-8 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
The posture of prayer is not all that significant on the one hand, but on the other hand it says som
Reverend Hilbert J. Berger tells... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Reverend Hilbert J.
Three teens were talking about... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Three teens were talking about their future plans.
Many of us admire the... -- Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Many of us admire the brave nation of Israel for its remarkable resourcefulness and technological ac
It may be easier to... -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
It may be easier to understand what forgiveness is, if we first clear away misconceptions about w
A Prayer For Dieters... -- Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
A Prayer For DietersLord, give me strength that I may not fall
If you have spent much... -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
If you have spent much time with children up through the junior high age you have undoubtedly witnes
Ministry is a whole lot... -- Ezekiel 2:8-3:11 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Ministry is a whole lot more than marriage feasts, covered-dish dinners, and church school picnics.
Hosea describes humanity's sin as... -- Hosea 4:1-3; 5:15-6:6 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Hosea describes humanity's sin as "breaking all the bounds" in verse 2.
Amos speaks of the corruption... -- Amos 8:4-7 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
Amos speaks of the corruption in the business world of his day, and the ways in which the poor and t

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Some Good News About Crime -- Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30, Matthew 20:1-16 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A
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Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Bethany Peerbolte
Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For September 27, 2020:
  • Not-So-Happy Campers by Chris Keating — As things heat up in the wilderness, God's people quarrel and grumble, wondering aloud "is the Lord among us or not?".

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David Kalas
The mirror on the wall gets a lot of looks. We are continually checking to see that our hair is right, that our teeth are clean, that our clothes are put together and put on in the most attractive way. We check the mirror in the bathroom, the mirror in the bedroom, the mirror in the car, perhaps a mirror in the bathroom at school or work, and we may even employ our phone as a mirror from time to time.

“Man looks at the outward appearance,” indeed (1 Samuel 16:7 NASB).
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
Exodus 17:1-7
Americans want to make it on their own. As recently as in 2011 in a poll conducted by Pew Research Center it was indicated that 62% of Americans (as compared to less than 50% of western Europeans) believe that success in life is determined by factors we control. In fact, as this lesson makes clear, we are dependent on God for the good things we have. If we only depend on ourselves, we are asking for trouble and misery. Famed Puritan of the Colonial era, the great revivalist, Jonathan Edwards had it right:

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David O. Bales
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If It’s Worth Telling …
by David O. Bales
Psalm 25:1-9

“Let me tell you a story.”

“No, no, no. That’s not the way to start a story. Try again.”

“I’ve got a great story to tell you.”

“You’re still missing it badly.”

“But I just introduced the story.”

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John Jamison
“Which of the two did what his father wanted?” (v. 31)

Note: The instructions will explain who you are to be speaking too. Most of all, have fun with this!

Let’s have some fun this time and do some acting. And I think it is really going to take some good acting because I know that none of you ever behave like one of the children in this story behaves. This is a story Jesus told about a man and his two sons, so let’s begin by finding our actors for those roles. Don’t worry, I’ll help you know what to say and do.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Double Trouble was the smallest of the litter of puppies. He was also the most mischievous. When the old lady saw him, she couldn't resist the way his ears flopped over his face or the way his tail wagged incessantly.

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William E. Keeney
When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" 24Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.

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