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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."
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.
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
Faith is a word that... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
"Faith is a word that connects hope and God.
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
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
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
I must make a confession... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I must make a confession.
Never be disturbed by honest... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Never be disturbed by honest doubts.
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

The Immediate Word

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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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Ron Love
George Reed
Thomas Willadsen
Bethany Peerbolte
Solomon leads all Israel in worship, gathering the leaders of the people, the elders, priests and heads of the tribes to watch as the ark of the covenant makes its way into the most holy place of the Temple.

Smoke fills the room as the glory of God fills the room. All eyes are upon Solomon as he lifts his hands toward heaven in prayer. The leaders knew his words would bring a blessing.  How lovely, indeed, are the dwelling places of the Lord.

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David O. Bales
John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Cannibalism?” by David O. Bales
“Those Who Know What Armor Is For” by David O. Bales
“Choose This Day” by John Fitzgerald


Cannibalism?
by David O. Bales
John 6:56-69


“What’s with Rufus?” Longinus asked. “Makes sense he wants to dash to the village every moment he’s off duty, but when I ask him if he wants to go trolling the streets with me, he says ‘no.’ He always used to.”

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Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43 and Psalm 84
Frank Ramirez
According to the story, once when the great Greek mathematician Euclid was teaching a king about geometry his pupil complained because the subject was hard. Wasn’t there an easier path to knowledge? Euclid informed the king that there is no royal road to learning.

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Arley K. Fadness
“You have the words of eternal life.” (v. 68b)

Good morning girls and boys,

Welcome. It's awesome to talk to you this morning. How are you? (children respond)

I have a question for you. Does your teacher ever teach something that is hard to understand? Are you sometimes puzzled or bewildered by something your teacher said?

Have you ever wondered about hard things like what electricity is and how it works? Or gravity? Or the universe? Or algebra? (children answer)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott

This is a story which tries to explain how Jesus can be the Holy One (God) and yet is regarded as God's son.

Call to Worship:

If we absorb Jesus, we live in him just as he lives in God. In our worship today, let us join together to explore what it means to absorb Jesus.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we find it difficult to understand the Bible.
Lord, have mercy.

SermonStudio

Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
The power God offers to believers is different from the world's idea of power.

Old Testament Lesson
1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11) 22-30, 41-43
Solomon's Prayer Of Dedication For The Temple

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