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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

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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
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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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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.

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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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