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It was a cold, wintry... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2006
It was a cold, wintry night when an older lady was on her deathbed. There were no
The temperature hit the low... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2006
The temperature hit the low 100s for the third day in succession. Kelsey sat listlessly on
Haman joins others who have... -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Haman joins others who have been hanged as punishment for crimes against humanity.
The ministry of the kingdom... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
The ministry of the kingdom is shared ministry and the responsibility for the ministry is shared res
Sitting in the waiting room... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Sitting in the waiting room at the obstetrician's office, Dave took a hard look at his life.
Jesus liked children. John Kemble... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Jesus liked children. John Kemble should have learned from him.
Salt is one of the... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Salt is one of the most important minerals for both human and animal life.
Did you learn some of... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Did you learn some of the lines written by Alfred Lord Tennyson?
In the midst of a... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
In the midst of a Nebraska drought, some thirsty soul sent the following prayer to the Lincoln Jo
Sitting in church in February... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Sitting in church in February 1998, Hunter Tylo, star of The Bold and the Beautiful, gave tha
There were but six adults... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
There were but six adults, three teenagers and 11-year-old Caleb at the healing service in the shelt
While we may despise Haman... -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
While we may despise Haman for what he was plotting to do, let us not overlook what Americans did in
Haman would have liked Judge... -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2003
Haman would have liked Judge Isaac C. Parker.
God has taken the initiative... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
God has taken the initiative and opened for us the possibility of a new relationship of closeness.
There was once a father... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
There was once a father who possessed a ring set with a highly-valued opal.
A friend of mine decided... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
A friend of mine decided to attend a quit smoking class at a nearby church.
A few years ago there... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
A few years ago there was a story in the news about a fifty-year-old man in Italy who was arrested f
The wisdom in this text... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
The wisdom in this text surely includes the truth that Christians can best help one another simply b
After the people of Elijah... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
After the people of Elijah the Tishbite had turned to the worship of Baal, he, still faithful to the
My senior citizen neighbor, who... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
My senior citizen neighbor, who had become a very good friend, once confided in me that she was an a
The church consultant was clearly... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2000
The church consultant was clearly getting frustrated.
When Jesus calls us to... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
When Jesus calls us to be at peace with one another, he does so with full recognition that it is not
We are urged to cast... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
We are urged to cast our concerns upon the Lord.
Morton Kelsey, who has written... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
Morton Kelsey, who has written eloquently on the subject of love, tells how one day he felt a sharp
Go ahead and smoke, why... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
"Go ahead and smoke, why don't you?" "You are such a goody-

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Salted With Fire -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B
I can remember from my childhood and on many occasions since, the crestfallen feeling of having of
Risking Everything -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B
Heroes of our time, like Bonhoeffer or Edith Cavell or Martin Luther King are remembered and admired
Prayer And Anointing With Oil -- James 5:13-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B
The chairman of our local district council has just been ordained.

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John Jamison
In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. To those who sold doves he said, “Get these out of here! Stop turning my Father’s house into a market!” (vv. 14-16)

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David Kalas
At the beginning of his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, John Milton articulates a part of his task in writing as to “justify the ways of God to men.”1 That may be an ongoing task for us. Fallen humanity is like a perpetual adolescent, always questioning and challenging (and disobeying) the parent. And so there is a continual need for the ways of God to be explained and justified to human beings.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
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Exodus 20:1-17
None of us are thieves. And so the commandment forbidding stealing does not condemn us! Oh, but it does if you have ever tried to cut a smart business deal, suckered someone to get them to buy your product, or failed to help those in need. Jonathan Edwards explained it this way in his exposition of dishonesty and theft:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There once was a report in "The Sunday Times" about the claims of Francis Crick to have located "the cells of our soul." Fifty years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson won a Nobel prize for their discovery of the DNA double helix, which has been responsible for huge leaps forward in health care and criminal detection.

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Elaine M. Ward
It was a new church for Sam. It was his grandmother's church, and because Sam loved his grandmother, he sat on the edge of the pew and tried hard to listen. "Are you saved?" the preacher asked from the pulpit far away. Sam remembered when he had saved pennies for a new plant for Mother on Mother's Day. "Maybe Mother saved pennies for me," Sam thought. The preacher continued, "Will you give your heart to Jesus?" Sam wondered where his heart was. But if Jesus needed Sam's heart he would be glad to give it.
Elizabeth Achtemeier
In this season of Lent, we are Sunday by Sunday approaching the foot of that executioner's cross on Golgotha. And I think that sometimes we wonder why it is necessary for us to make that journey. After all, it does not have a pleasant destination. To be sure, human beings often have a morbid curiosity about disasters. We flock to the site of an auto wreck, thereby holding up the traffic with our rubber--necking. Winston Churchill told of the time when a woman remarked on the crowd that had gathered to hear him speak.
Nancy Kraft
There are some people who have the gift of persuasion. If you've ever seen the Music Man, it's a gift that Professor Hill had as he sold musical instruments to all the kids in town by convincing everyone that they could make beautiful music by just thinking the notes. He was what you'd call a smooth talker, which is a valuable skill for a salesperson. There are also other professions where it helps to have strong verbal skills that can be used for persuasion. Take politicians, for example. Bill Clinton was known as a smooth talker.
David T. Ball
Jesus in the temple -- oh, didn't he show those money-changers who were desecrating the temple grounds with their money-grubbing business? Not to mention the mess that all the livestock were making! Out! Out! Out! He cleared them all out, those traders in things that didn't belong in God's house. And he had every right to do it, we tend to think. Serves them right, despoiling sacred space with their commerce -- profiting off of the desire of the faithful to do something pleasing to God. Exploitation. Good riddance!

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