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Children's Activity

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Good works -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Actions are important -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
The authority for Christians -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
"Lip service is not enough" -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Saying or doing? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The puzzle of two sons -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 21:23-32 -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 21:23-32 -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Commentary

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God has a plan -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
By what authority? -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- David Coffin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Sez who? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Obedience -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Sez who? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
What pleases God? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1999
To love is to serve -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Angels watching over me -- Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The Danger Of Good Times -- Joel 2:23-30, Luke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Facing Up to Life -- Psalm 107:1, 33-43, Hosea 11:1-11, Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
By what authority? -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- William H. Shepherd -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 21:23-32 -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 21:23-32 -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Rory's Bark -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Children's sermon

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Who's In Charge? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
Actions Reflect Our Words -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Rise -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Good works -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Special gifts -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Actions are important -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Knee-bending faith -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The authority for Christians -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
It needs power -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Lip service is not enough -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
A nice tune -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Saying or doing? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Think thoughts of Jesus -- Philipians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Do as you say -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Children's Story

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Double Trouble -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Devotional

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Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / OT 26 -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / OT 26 -- Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / OT 26 -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / OT 26 -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007

Drama

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Knock, Knock! -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2017) -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
That passage sounds familiar... -- Exodus 17:1-17 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
The Israelites were tired, drained... -- Exodus 17:1-17 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Americans are not inclined to practice... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Charles Haddon Spurgeon was known... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
We live in a crazy, out-of-control... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
In seminary we read many deep... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2014) -- Exodus 17:1-17, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 (2011) -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
We always want more... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Living in a desert nation... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
In the October 1739 edition of Poor Richard's Almanac... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
When Wayne Muller was ordained he invited Henri Nouwen to preach... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Ron Love -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
We live in a society dominated by the American dream... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Everybody at school calls Crystal names behind her back... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
It can be tempting to look admiringly at some politicians... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
The testimony of experts states... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Moses had the most frustrating... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
The Amazon River is larger... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
How is it possible for... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008
Let the same mind be... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2008

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011

Intercession

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Loving And Tolerant God... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Preaching

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

SermonStudio

Proper 21 / Pentecost 19 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2010
Think! -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Proper 21/Pentecost 19/Ordinary Time 26 -- Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2006
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Two Sons -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2002
Proper 21, Pentecost 19, Ordinary Time 26 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Actions Speak Louder Than Words -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
God judges us not based on what we were but what we are -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1995
Two Sons -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1995
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
Proper 21 -- Exodus 33:12-23, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1989

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Think! -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007

Sermon

The Immediate Word

A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

SermonStudio

A Career In The Kingdom -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Just A Crazy Story -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
The Proof Is In The Pudding -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- David Kalas -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Complete Joy -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
A Guide To Christmas -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Free Living Water For All -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
The Mind Of Christ -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
What Do You Think? -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Does God Help Those Who Help Themselves? -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
It's Not Over When The Fat Lady Sings -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
Doing Right Because It Is Right -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
Keeping In Touch With The Lord -- Exodus 33:12-23 -- Walter L. Kimbrough -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
The Yes and No Sons -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1989
Church People Beware! -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- William J. Carl, Iii -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

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Doing Right Because It Is Right -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Richard E. Gribble, Csc -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998

The Village Shepherd

Humility -- Or A Lack Of Self-Worth? -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
A Question Of Authority -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Living Water In The Desert -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

Stories

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Wild Oats -- Psalm 25:1-9, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
Testing And Quarreling -- Matthew 21:23-32, Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
In Plain Sight -- Matthew 21:23-32, Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011

SermonStudio

Salvation -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Nothing In My Brain -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Walk The Walk -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Petty Concerns -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Two Brothers -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
What Counts In The End? -- Matthew 21:28-32 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992

Worship

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A Blueprint for Unity -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrington-Hodge -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2017
By What Authority? -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Exodus 17:1-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2014
Power Grab -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2011
Dead Or Alive -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A

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Proper 21 / Ordinary Time 26 -- Matthew 21:23-32, Philippians 2:1-13, Psalm 25:1-9 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2007
Rocky Water -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2004
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Proper 21 -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Proper 21 -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
Proper 21 -- Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 2001
The Authority of Jesus Questioned -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
Proper 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1998
Living Humbly -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
PROPER 21 -- Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1992
God's unbearable majesty -- Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:28-32 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1989
God's loving presence -- Exodus 33:12-23, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1986
PROPER 21 -- Exodus 33:12-23, Psalm 99, Matthew 21:28-32, Philippians 2:1-13 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1986

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David O. Bales
John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Peter’s Painful Memories” by David O. Bales
“The Promise” by David O. Bales
“Name Change” by John Fitzgerald


Peter’s Painful Memories
by David O. Bales
Mark 8:31-38

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Arley K. Fadness
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” (v. 35)

Good morning boys and girls,

How many smiling faces do I see this morning? If you held a mirror up to your face what would you see? A frumpy frown, a peculiar pout, a sassy sneer, or a Sunny Smile? Let's make today a Sunny Smiling Sunday. You're on camera. Everybody smile. Click.

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Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
For February 25, 2018:
  • Much more than a promise by Chris Keating -- God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is a promise received and a promise believed. It’s much more than a typical and easily broken promise. Like the voices of some of the young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, they choose to believe now is the time to move forward in faith.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Derl G. Keefer

Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
I heard this joke and thought it was funny and perhaps had a point.

 "Where are you going mom?" asked the youngest of five children.

"I'm going to a surprise party, my dear," answered the mother.

"Are we all going, too?"

"No, dear. You weren't invited."

After a few moments' of deep thought, the child spoke again.

"Hey mom, then don't you think they'd be lots more surprised if you did take us all?"

Mark Ellingsen
The Second Sunday in Lent was typically devoted to the theme of “remembering” [Remiscere]. The texts for this Sunday would have us remember the spiritual roots of our faith – especially the grace of God and its nurturing, surprising character.

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Janice B. Scott
There was an interesting drama series on television recently about a family who had given up conventional suburban life to run a market garden in the country.

As well as the parents, there was a grown-up son and his fiancee, a daughter home from university, and a younger daughter aged about twelve. The son married his fiancee and they set off on their honeymoon, but on the way home from the wedding, the father had a road accident and was killed.

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Richard A. Jensen
We will treat these texts as one. In examining them we have entered what many commentators believe is the central section of Mark's story: 8:22„10:52. The immediate context for this central section of material is the climax of the section that precedes it: Mark 6:35„8:21. We need to say a few words about 8:1-21, as it is omitted from the lectionary. Mark 8:1-9 is the story of the Gentile feeding of the multitude with bread which we have discussed in an earlier chapter. The response to Jesus' feeding of this second multitude is ironic and filled with comedy.

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