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An old Kudzu cartoon shows... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
An old Kudzu cartoon shows the resident preacher, Will B.
Workplace violence is on the... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
Workplace violence is on the rise.
As a child I was... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
As a child I was fascinated by the visitors who ate on our back porch.
Macbeth: Present fears are less... -- 2 Timothy 1:3-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Macbeth: "Present fears are less than horrible imaginings."
On a December day when... -- Amos 5:8-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
On a December day when it was ten degrees, a pregnant woman in her thirties boarded a bus in Milwauk
Christian faith is rarely discovered... -- 2 Timothy 1:3-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Christian faith is rarely "discovered" like a bolt out of the sky.
The Teka birthplace of the... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
The Teka birthplace of the eighth century BC prophet, Amos, can be seen five miles south of Bethlehe
Faith is a word that... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
"Faith is a word that connects hope and God.
A minister in Cadiz, Ohio... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
A minister in Cadiz, Ohio, put an ad in the Sunday paper stating, "Godloving folks badly needed to h
Allowances for children have often... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Allowances for children have often been hotly debated items, usually between parents and their own c
Never be disturbed by honest... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Never be disturbed by honest doubts.
I must make a confession... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I must make a confession.
For years and years Lowell... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
For years and years Lowell, Massachusetts, was one in a series of sick cities along the northern bor
I have witnessed an increasing... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I have witnessed an increasing number of conversations in recent years that are geared toward discer
On this World Communion Sunday... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
On this World Communion Sunday, Christians from around the world will be celebrating this all-encomp
As any carpenter will tell... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
As any carpenter will tell you, "You can't stretch a board, but you can always cut one down to size.
Martin Buber tells about a... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Martin Buber tells about a surgeon friend who visited one of his patients.
If why? is the great... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
If "why?" is the great "child question," then perhaps, as illustrated in Habakkuk, the great "adult
One sports writer reported that... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
One sports writer reported that golf pro Sam Snead's counsel on how to handle the rough was very sim
More often than we may... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
More often than we may realize, the task of the church is one with that of Habakkuk.
Following his death in 1955... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Following his death in 1955, an autopsy was performed on Albert Einstein, in which it was reported h
I've discovered, thanks to my... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I've discovered, thanks to my wife's observation and wisdom, that I look for too many pats on the
If life is a bowl... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck's question was on the lip
The most spectacular spiritual event... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
The most spectacular spiritual event of the last several years was the public performance of this Sc

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Null -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6:56-69 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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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

SermonStudio

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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