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Exiles In Our Own Land? -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
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Have you ever known a... -- Ruth 1:(1-7) 8-19a -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Have you ever known a person named Ruth? Ruth means "beloved" in Hebrew. I had an aunt named Ruth.
This report card marking I... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
This report card marking I would take the long way home because of the "C" grade in citizenship.
In 1970 a survey found... -- Ruth 1:(1-7) 8-19a -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
In 1970 a survey found that 96 percent of Americans held to the ideal of two people sharing a life a
Susan was convinced that arguing... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Susan was convinced that arguing wasn't the answer.
The Bruised ReedI... -- Ruth 1:(1-7) 8-19a -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
The Bruised Reed was written many years ago in England by a man named Sibbs.
Two men were discussing their... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Two men were discussing their faith at the lunch counter.
The last of the clothes... -- Ruth 1:(1-7) 8-19a -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
The last of the clothes were loaded into the back of the truck.
William Tyndale's goal in life... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
William Tyndale's goal in life was to translate the Scriptures into English so that the common perso
In the student church I... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
In the student church I served many years ago there were two dominant families -- the Painters and t
For what shall I thank... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
For what shall I thank the Lord?For my health? But I've always been healthy!
Having watched the various figure... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Having watched the various figure skating championships this past winter, we often do not realize th
Ten or five or even... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Ten or five or even three years ago, who would have believed that we would so soon see the fall of t
What the middle verses indicate... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
What the middle verses indicate is that we need to be mindful of Christ.
Note: This short story is... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Note: This short story is a variation on the tradition of the "Righteous Gentile."
In a far-off land... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
In a far-off land there was a tyrant who had iron-clad control over all parts of his kingdom, except
The leprosy bacterium was first... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
The leprosy bacterium was first identified by Dr. G. Armauer Hansen in 1874.
Last week as my dog... -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Last week as my dog guide and I entered the post office, a young mother said, "Every day my daughter
Micah's haunting words ... it is... -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Micah's haunting words ...
In the city of Milwaukee... -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
In the city of Milwaukee there is a group called MOSES.
Is the spirit of the... -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
"Is the spirit of the Lord angry?" said Micah. Anger is one of our most uncomfortable emotions.
It is a powerful thing... -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
It is a powerful thing to live toward the future.
During the Christmas rush on... -- 2 Kings 5:14-17 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
During the Christmas rush on Fifth Avenue in New York City one year, a magazine reporter, in prepari
From time to time, it... -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
From time to time, it is good to reflect on the blessings and benefits we enjoy as citizens of the U
Naaman is healed of leprosy... -- 2 Kings 5:14-17 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Naaman is healed of leprosy and responds with praise and gifts to God in thanksgiving.

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For June 7, 2020:
  • Trinity of Love, Grace, and Fellowship by Bethany Peerbolte — It seems the Trinity has modeled for us that there is more than one way to be unified with another. Once we have love or grace or fellowship, the other two are easier to get at.
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Genesis 1:1-2:4a
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An eternally loving, life-changing Triune God!

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Peter Andrew Smith
Let us make people in our own image. Jessie narrowed her eyes and read Genesis 1:26 one more time. Let us make people in our own image. She shook her head and tried a third time, but the words still didn’t make any sense. There was only one God so why did it say “in our image”? She typed the verse in a search engine and read some of the explanations she found.

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Janice B. Scott
Toby was playing with his favourite toy. His family's new television had come packed in a large cardboard box, and now the box was empty Toby loved playing with it. Today it was a bus. Since his family had a car, Toby had only once travelled on a bus. It had been the highlight of his life. Now his big cardboard box was a bus, and Toby was the proud driver. Sometimes he would allow it his baby sister Samantha to sit in his bus as a passenger. But if she started to cry he got fed up and turned her out.

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Have you ever been hard at work on something? Perhaps you're like the pastor who sits laboring over a sermon or drafting a statement for this or that, or reading the latest biblical articles. Whatever it is, you are concentrating, focused, and suddenly you're aware that someone, somewhere is watching you. One day I was reading through a sheaf of mail in my office when suddenly I could just tell without even looking up that someone was peering though the curtained door to see what I was doing.

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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (v. 19)

Good morning, boys and girls. Did you know the earth had a little tummy? (let them answer) It does because I looked up how far it was to go around the earth at the middle and it is 24,901.55 miles. (show the globe or map) But if you go from the North Pole to the South Pole it is 24,859.8 miles. This means that the earth is 41.75 miles further around than it is tall.

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