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The prayers of the righteous... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
The prayers of the righteous have great power.
Little Sarah had become badly... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
Little Sarah had become badly dehydrated in her bout with a severe influenza.
Mark Twain once offered this... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
Mark Twain once offered this advice.
James tells us that we... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
James tells us that we are to pray in times of trouble, happiness, and sickness.
There can be a terrible... -- Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
There can be a terrible loneliness to leadership. The burden can seem overwhelming.
In recent years, clergy burnout... -- Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1997
In recent years, clergy burnout has been a key issue in effective pastoral leadership.
The prayer of the righteous... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
"The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective." It was a hot dry summer.
What an odd juxtaposition this... -- James 5:13-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
What an odd juxtaposition this idea of "if you are ill, send for the elders and they will anoint you
A young man who had... -- Numbers 11:25-29 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
A young man who had overcome physical handicaps and become a champion on his school swimming team wa
Marvin and Nellie were both... -- Numbers 11:25-29 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
Marvin and Nellie were both retired and itching for something to do.
This passage from Numbers is... -- Numbers 11:25-29 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
This passage from Numbers is often used to illustrate the doctrine of the Priesthood of All Believer
Sibling rivalry was to be... -- Numbers 11:25-29 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
Sibling rivalry was to be expected with kids. She knew that.
On a dry spring morning... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
On a dry spring morning, a group of men and women gathered near a grassy field outside of Chicago.
One day an old man... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
One day an old man came to President Lincoln with a sad tale.
There is a story about... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
There is a story about a Methodist congregation who wanted a change in pastors.
Jeremiah had become aware of... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
Jeremiah had become aware of a plot against his life.
History does not treat kindly... -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
History does not treat kindly a person who betrays another.
In the Kevin Costner movie... -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
In the Kevin Costner movie, The Untouchables, G-man Elliot Ness tries to catch and convict gangster
Days of celebration often mark... -- Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
Days of celebration often mark events of freedom.
To be salty is to... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
To be salty is to have flavor.
Envy and jealousy, none of... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
Envy and jealousy, none of us are immune not even apostles.
A truly incredible story surfaced... -- Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
A truly incredible story surfaced in the news a few months ago.
I have learned silence from... -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unk
There were not many passengers... -- James 4:7-12 (13-5:6) -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
There were not many passengers on that flight to Pittsburgh.
One of the bishops of... -- James 4:7-12 (13-5:6) -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
One of the bishops of France told this story in one of his sermons.

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Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me... (v. 34)

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Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

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John E. Sumwalt
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“Breaking Jesus’ Heart” by John Sumwalt
“Wade In the Water” by Frank Ramirez


Breaking Jesus’ Heart
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 22:23-31

For he did not despise or abhor
    the affliction of the afflicted;
he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.
(Psalm 22:24)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
"Have you seen it?" whispered the Barbie doll to her next door neighbour.

The next Barbie doll in line was instantly alert. There were five different Barbie dolls, who lived jumbled together in the toy cupboard but who were so jealous of each other that they rarely spoke. "Seen what?" asked the second Barbie doll, blue eyes darting all round the room.

"The Princess," replied the first Barbie with glee. "Caitlin's done her hair and it looks terrible!"

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Russell F. Anderson
Theme For The Day: The road to God's kingdom is the way of obedience, suffering and death, the way of the cross. Christ calls us to take up our cross and follow him.


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Lesson 1: Genesis 17:1--7, 15--16 (C)
John W. Clarke
These verses from Mark's gospel are a call to commitment, a call to sacrifice, and a call to give up everything of earthly value in life. To say these are difficult verses is truly an understatement. It is pretty clear that the disciples are not at all ready for what Jesus is saying. They are not ready for Jesus to die and they certainly are not ready to die themselves.

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