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The football game was down... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The football game was down to the final minutes.
This passage was cited by... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
This passage was cited by Peter on the Day of Pentecost, fifty days after the resurrection, to expla
Delivering a graduation address Susquehanna... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Delivering a graduation address Susquehanna University, civil rights leader, Julian Bond, quoted som
In spite of the evident... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
In spite of the evident evilness in the harsh world around him, Paul can still encourage Timothy to
Ron Howard's film, A Beautiful... -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Ron Howard's film, A Beautiful Mind (2001), starring Russell Crowe, was a remarkable film abo
It is of interest to... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
It is of interest to note that Jainists, a small religious group confined exclusively to India, sepa
A woman was shopping at... -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
A woman was shopping at a local hardware store.
During the course of my... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
During the course of my ministry, I was privileged to be the pastor of an elderly woman who came as
An old hymn, which we... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
An old hymn, which we don't sing much any longer, had a refrain which stated, "I believe the Bible i
The chasm between the rich... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The chasm between the rich man and Lazarus is even more of a reality in our own day than when our Lo
An ancient Jewish saying holds... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
An ancient Jewish saying holds that we are born with our hands closed; we die with them open.
Talk about supply-side economics... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Talk about supply-side economics and the trickle-down theory and it's all evaluated here in our text
Take aim, said the instructor... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
"Take aim," said the instructor. "If you aim, you may not hit your target, but you will be close.
Jacob Marley had it all... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Jacob Marley had it all -- wealth, the respect of his fellow merchants, the assistance of a penny-pi
The trouble with that kind... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The trouble with that kind of advance (technical) is that there is no end to it.
Said the man to his... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Said the man to his wife: "Which do you think is more satisfied, honey, a man with a million dollars
The stage play and movie... -- 1 Timothy 6:6-16 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The stage play and movie entitled Stop The World --I Want To Get Off is in many ways a
Have you heard of the... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Have you heard of the National Council of Teachers of English Doublespeak award?
The ship Britannia was wrecked... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
The ship Britannia was wrecked off the coast of Brazil.
In 1977 Ronald J. Sider... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
In 1977 Ronald J.
Who is Lazarus today? His... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Who is Lazarus today? His problem was not that he needed spiritual food.
Most people do not come... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Most people do not come to church to be woed, but to be wowed. Beautiful
Only a poor man was... -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Only a poor man was Laz'rus that dayWhen he lay down at the rich man's gate.
Amos, the Old Testament prophet... -- Amos 6:1a, 4-7 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Amos, the Old Testament prophet of social justice, still comes back to life occasionally.
An intriguing question: Does God... -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
An intriguing question: Does God grow? I have often thought about that.

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A woman who works at Weight Watchers said that a new client had begun her diet. When she came in to be weighed after the first stressful week, she stepped on the scale and found that she had lost a couple of pounds. The dieter wasn’t too happy, however. She complained, “My friend comes here to Weight Watchers, and she said she lost ten pounds her first week! She told me I’d lose ten pounds in the first week too! But look at this!”
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Peter Andrew Smith
Helen’s picked up her phone to look at the new message.

“Charlie!” she yelled. “Bobby says that he wants to video call us. Are you available and could you bring the laptop?”

Charlie walked into the living room with the computer already opened up. “Helen, what do you think I’d be doing?”

Helen shrugged. “You have your hobbies.”

Charlie rolled his eyes and was about to say more when the chime sounded that Bobby was calling. Charlie sat the laptop down and snuggled next to Helen as their son’s face appeared on the screen.

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John Jamison
So the last will be first, and the first will be last. (v. 16)

Note: You might want to practice the activity to decide how long to set the alarm for; 3 to 4 minutes is probably enough. The instructions will explain who you are to be speaking too. Most of all, have fun with this!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Sometimes life can seem unfair, because we are unable to see the big picture. But God always sees the big picture and always does what is right for us. In our worship today, let us consider a story which Jesus told and which at first glance seems unfair.

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Richard E. Zajac
If I were to catalog the most frequent expressions mouthed by hospital patients, at the top or near the top would be the expression: "It's not fair!" "Father, I exercised, I watched my diet, I did what I was supposed to do, and here I am with a heart attack. It's not fair!" "Father, he just retired, he finally had a chance to do all the things he wanted to do and now he's had a stroke and will probably never leave this bed. It's not fair!"

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