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Saint Peter sat in his... -- Revelation 12:7-12 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Saint Peter sat in his celestial office and wondered at the sad state of affairs on earth.
When the Nazis were defeated... -- Revelation 12:7-12 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
When the Nazis were defeated in Europe, Hitler took his own life.
Two famous women -- Mother Teresa... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Two famous women -- Mother Teresa and Imelda Marcos.
A couple made an appointment... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
A couple made an appointment with their pastor to discuss a problem that they were having with their
In Arabia, shortly after colts... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
In Arabia, shortly after colts are born, they are entrusted to a trainer who uses only a bugle to le
More than we realize our... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
More than we realize our lives are surrounded by symbols of authority.
Angrily Sarah slammed down the... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Angrily Sarah slammed down the telephone receiver while Kevin was in mid-sentence on the other end o
At the zoo in Hanover... -- Luke 10:17-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
At the zoo in Hanover, Germany, there was an African bull elephant.
Two old friends went bear... -- Luke 10:17-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Two old friends went bear hunting together. They both boasted of prowess as bear hunters.
It's easy to become confused... -- Luke 10:17-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
It's easy to become confused in life about what really matters.
Jesus has an interesting reaction... -- Luke 10:17-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Jesus has an interesting reaction to the disciples' joy and their newly-acquired authority.
One man was having a... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
One man was having a very bad day on the golf course.
Jim Crane wrote a cartoon... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Jim Crane wrote a cartoon book, On Edge.
Many people have received world... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
Many people have received world acclaim from the multitudes. The list is almost endless.
For JoyWe know... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
For JoyWe know we cannot live unless we die,
The scandal of the Christian... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1996
The scandal of the Christian church has been its divisiveness.
The Bible tells us that... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The Bible tells us that after the Israelites crossed the sea and escaped from Egypt, they entered a
Two businesspersons in the twenty... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Two businesspersons in the twenty-eight percent tax bracket went into the church sanctuary to pray.
The Israelites were needy, like... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The Israelites were needy, like children wanting what they want, not considering what they need.
Anyone who has toured the... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Anyone who has toured the beautiful English countryside, has probably made an effort to visit Covent
When Moses drew water from... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
When Moses drew water from a rock for the thirsty pilgrims on the way to Canaan, he gave them hope i
A Jewish boy from a... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
A Jewish boy from a strict Orthodox background fell in love with and decided to marry a young Christ
In Mrs. Reed's third grade... -- Exodus 17:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
In Mrs. Reed's third grade class, being first in line was the goal of every child.
Dr. Carl Sagan writes that... -- Amos 6:1-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
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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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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).
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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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