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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
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.
Micah's haunting words ... it is... -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Micah's haunting words ...
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.
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.
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
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
Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from prison... -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from prison on March 19, 1944: "I think we should live even in this place

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Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
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Dean Feldmeyer
For October 20, 2019:

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Frank Ramirez
God’s persistence results in changing the basics of the covenant — sour grapes and written on the heart. Paul calls for us to be persistent in faithfulness, in holding to the truth in a confusing world. Jesus calls us to be as persistent approaching a just and loving God in prayer. If a woman with no power can persist in pestering an unjust judge until justice is done, won’t it be more likely that God will respond to our prayers?

Jeremiah 31:27-34
Bob Ove
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 31:27-34
A 2018 poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that 61% of Americans believe in a God who judges them based on what they have done. This was in line with an earlier Baylor University poll finding 47.4% of Americans have an angry god. Most of us have not really heard the word of this lesson about a New Covenant with a God who will remember our sin no more (v.34).

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Arley K. Fadness
“Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray and not lose heart.” (v. 1)

Good morning girls and boys,

I am so glad to see you this morning. Are you ready to hear my children’s message today? (children respond)  Ears and hearts open?

Let’s suppose you want to use your neighbor’s bicycle for an errand. Your neighbor is selfish and sometimes a bully. But you keep on asking and asking. Finally he/she relents and says, “Okay you have been bugging and bugging me, you may use my bicycle.”

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Peter Andrew Smith
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“Written On Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith


Written On Our Hearts
by Peter Andrew Smith
Jeremiah 31:27-34

“Okay guys, good practice.” Coach blew the whistle and waved at the players to gather around him. “You’re starting to really come along. Chapel service is in thirty minutes so you’ve got time to get yourself a drink or a snack after hitting the showers.”

The players cheered and headed off the field to get ready for the next activity.

“Hey Coach?” Johnson asked.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Anyone who has suffered any sort of trauma in life will know what it is to have bad dreams. Nightmares often start early in life so that quite small children can be deeply disturbed by them. Sometimes they seem to occur for no reason, but at other times they follow a traumatic experience, or are the result of some worry or anxiety.

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J. Will Ormond
This sermon is a retelling in a contemporary setting of the Parable of the Widow and the Judge. The harsh character of the Judge is exaggerated. The imaginary law clerk is made especially wimpish to highlight the arrogance of the Judge.

The Widow, as in the original parable, is the strongest character in the drama, although outwardly she appears to be the weakest.

This sermon emphasizes the biblical theme of the reversal of roles, and the triumph of faithfulness over human power.


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