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Philip Yancey tells the story... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2008
Philip Yancey tells the story of early missionary to Burma, Adoniram Judson:

As you and I try... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2008
As you and I try to follow Jesus, as we try to live as our Lord's people, sometimes, or
Jody laughed out loud at... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2008
Jody laughed out loud at the mention of Sunday school. "I haven't been to Sunday school
A different angle on the... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2008
A different angle on the parable of the rebellious tenants: In London, England, Harry
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20... -- Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2008
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
No! No! No! the rabbi... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
"No! No! No!" the rabbi cried. "That is not right.
William Henry Seward was Secretary... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
William Henry Seward was Secretary of State under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
Dale was a middle child... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
Dale was a middle child. Her oldest brother, Brian, had been sick since birth.
In Massachusetts during a youth... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
In Massachusetts during a youth hockey scrimmage, two fathers found themselves in a conflict.
Because of World War II... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
Because of World War II, there were innumerable government programs and procurements.
In a conversation with 12... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
In a conversation with 12-year-old Tommy, his grandmother mentioned that their minister baptized him
We remember the day when... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
We remember the day when we were in northern Michigan, in Sault Sainte Marie.
Jesus provides a righteousness that... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 2002
Jesus provides a righteousness that we, who lack any of our own, can borrow.
Each year our local funeral... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
Each year our local funeral home holds a Memorial Tree Planting Service for the families and friends
It was a stirring moment... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
It was a stirring moment when Kerri Strug ran limping down the runway for her final gymnastics vault
Before too long we will... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
Before too long we will start thinking about New Year's resolutions. Many of us make them.
The people of Nueva Esperanza... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
The people of Nueva Esperanza -- "New Hope" -- are special.
When the tenants killed the... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
When the tenants killed the son, hoping to get his inheritance, they thought that they would become
Some psychologists theorize that violence... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
Some psychologists theorize that violence is a learned response to pain.
This is an interesting parable... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1999
This is an interesting parable because it is an example of what you would expect any normal landowne
How well do you know... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
How well do you know Jesus?
This story is told of... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
This story is told of Leonardo da Vinci: In his first painting of The Last Supper, he put such detai
It's not over until it's... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
"It's not over until it's over," is a popular modern phrase.
In the eyes of his... -- Philippians 3:4b-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
In the eyes of his culture, in the common worldview, Jason had it made.
We know that the pews... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
We know that the pews in our churches are rarely filled to capacity.

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The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
For November 22-25, 2018:
  • Alphas and Omegas by Bethany Peerbolte -- We choose the “alphas” and “omegas” of our lives from a long list of possibilities. Sometimes the priorities we establish for ourselves bear no resemblance to the priorities of the reign of God.

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David O. Bales
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“Pilate’s Point Of View” by David O. Bales
“Priests for Whom?” by David O. Bales


Pilate’s Point Of View
by David O. Bales
John 18:33-37
Peter Andrew Smith
Morris stared at the plain white tiles of the hospital ceiling and wondered how much longer he would have to wait for the nurse to come and get him. He looked around at the curtains surrounding the waiting area and pulled the blanket over his feet. He sighed loudly.

“Bored?” a voice asked from the other side of the curtain.

“Yeah,” Morris replied. “I just want this over.”

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Joel 2:21-27 and Psalm 126
That psalm could be for someone who was out of work who the Lord finds a job for. They can rejoice and give thanks for the Lord’s restoration. They will have a happy thanksgiving. Even those still out of work have a Lord who is keeping them alive until a more permanent answer arrives.

We can all find something to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is at least one time when we can make a list of all those things. Some take paper and pen and do that.

Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
2 Samuel 23:1-7 and Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)
Do what’s right. David says it this way, “One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.” These are some of David’s final words and, as such, they are significant. It’s hard to always do the right thing.
Mark Ellingsen
The theme for the final Sunday of the church year is a reminder that Christ already reigns! We already see hints of his rule at the end of time, even today.

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Frank Ramirez
In the book “Through the Looking Glass,” by Lewis Carroll, the chess pieces come to life, including the befuddled White Queen who in response to Alice’s assertion that one can’t believe in things that are impossible, replies, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

The lectionary scriptures cut the number in half and ask us to believe in three, if not quite impossible, then certainly improbable things.

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Arley K. Fadness
“My kingdom is not from this world” (v. 36a)

Good morning girls and boys,

Have your parents ever told you “always tell the truth?” (children respond)

Of course what they mean, to tell the truth, is be honest, don't lie, tell it like it is.

Truth is a tiny word with only 5 letters -- T-R-U-T-H, but has a big, big meaning.

When Jesus was on trial he was asked by governor Pontus Pilate “what is truth?”
Arley K. Fadness
“Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (v. 25b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm so glad to see you. It's a fun time in this wonderful thanksgiving holiday season isn't it? Let's make a list of things we are thankful for. (list items on sketch pad as children make suggestions) We have a lot to be thankful for don't we?

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I sometimes catch those programmes on television which offer people an evening out with the celebrity of their choice, or at least, ask people who they would choose if they could have that choice. Film stars and pop stars usually come at the top of the list, closely followed by royalty, especially the younger and handsomer members of the royal family.

When I see some of the choices I find myself shuddering and wonder what on earth people can see in such a person. But I suppose the choice is usually based on

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Carlos Wilton

Theme For The Day

Jesus Christ is King -- but not the sort of king the world expects.

Old Testament Lesson
2 Samuel 23:1-7
The Last Words Of David

William G. Carter
In the small town of Mapleville, the ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service was poorly attended. Once it was a popular event for the whole town, gathering people from a variety of denominations and faiths. In recent years, attendance had faded to a faithful few. Most of those who came in any given year were members of the host congregation. What began as a spirited occasion that brought together a variety of clergy, choirs, and congregations had shrunk in numbers and dwindled in enthusiasm.

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