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Serving others -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Defining greatness -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Materials White craft foam or felt Markers Instructions
God's servants -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Teachers or Parents: As Christians, we are called by God to be
Give us ... -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Teachers or Parents: Both of today's lessons have to do
Heart, soul, mind, strength -- Mark 12:28-34 (35-37) -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Teachers: Use the portion of scripture, "Love the Lord with
Great among you -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Teachers: This week's lesson offers a good memory verse.

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B

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My rightful place -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- David Kalas -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
Note: This installment was originally published in 2006.
Positioned for Success -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- David Kalas -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
My wife and I have twin eight-year-old girls who are just little soda cans that have been shaken.
Hearing God's Voice -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- David Coffin -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
It is a dark, damp, raining Wednesday night in a certain pastor’s church study.
Making sense of suffering -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
All of our lessons today address suffering -- of humans and of Jesus in his passion and death.
Who we are is whose we are -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
Every parent of young children can identify with this: A little boy was asked his name, and he repli
God's greatness (and ours) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2003
When my son was in middle school he was assigned to make a timeline poster of the history of ancient
Obedience through suffering -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1997
Four times a week, I drive my fourteen-year-old son to a gymnastics academy where for three hours he
The strenuous call of Jesus -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1994
There is a new wave of interest in angels that is part of the current religious smorgasbord in the A
Service and ambition -- Isaiah 23:7-12, Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1991
How serious is the contrast between the biblical teaching of sacrificial service and the worldly com

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Positioned for Success -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- David Kalas -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
My wife and I have twin eight-year-old girls who are just little soda cans that have been shaken.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Paddy's Prayer -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
Call to Worship: Jesus said, "What is it you want me to do for you?" In our

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Paddy's Prayer -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
Call to Worship: Jesus said, "What is it you want me to do for you?" In our

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Chairs! -- Mark 10:35-45 -- John Jamison -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
Object: Chairs for a short game of Musical Chairs.
A Lesson On How To Be Great! -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
“...whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant.” (v.
Serve in the Name of Jesus -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
The Point: As Jesus served us we serve others
A Servant to All -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: This is another of Jesus' teachings designed to help the disciples understand
Our tears -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud
Serving others -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant....
A humble mantle of calling -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Defining greatness -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
Obedience can be tough -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning! Have you ever seen pictures of a tall building
God's servants -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning! I have some cards with names printed on them,
Talking to God -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Jesus once prayed to God just as we pray to God. When I
Give us ... -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning! One of the great privileges we have as
Jesus our high priest forever -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. In a few weeks we are going to
Love your neighbor -- Mark 12:28-34 (35-37) -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you ever have to
When do you pray? -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have said a
To the back of the line -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to go to

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Not Suffering Alone -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
For October 17, 2021:
Vulnerable Leadership -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited and appended, but for purposes of immediacy we are
Who's On First? -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, James and John ask Jesus to secure preferred seating for them in heaven
Asking The Right Questions -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
The questions we ask -- of ourselves, of one another, and even of God -- tend to reveal the underlyi
When Jesus Says "no" -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Hey! What's The Deal? -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Although Jesus was God's only begotten Son he was not spared the endurance of pain, agony, suffering

Children's Story

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The White Bib -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Clarence was always very particular, even as a fledging only just out of the nest.

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Proper 24 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Proper 24 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
Mark 10:35-45

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Power -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1999
Theme:

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 (2021) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 (2018) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
Job 38:1-7, 34-41
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 (2015) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 (2012) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Cynthia E. Cowen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Richard A. Hasler, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)
NULL -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Ron Love -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
In the comic strip The Born Loser, Brutus Thornapple is staring at his computer console.
NULL -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
The book of Job shows us the face of suffering.
NULL -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Bob Ove -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
When I was a kid I thought I knew everything, so I was always complaining when my folks thought they
NULL -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
If we were to paraphrase these words in today's parlance, it would sound like this: "Who do you thin
NULL -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
We are awed by war stories of heroes who took a bullet for a friend.
NULL -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
In the Hebrew Talmud is an old legend that goes as follows: Rabbi Yoshua ben Levi came upon Elijah t
NULL -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
There were many hikers who came to Nepal to challenge the tallest mountains in the world.
NULL -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Ron Love -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
J.
NULL -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
When I hear the word "servant" I think of Alice the maid in The Brady Bunch or the butlers Je
NULL -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
In the popular reality TV show The Apprentice, candidates vie for the privilege to be selecte
Today's lesson reminds us that... -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
Today's lesson reminds us that during the season of the church mission (Pentecost) we
Ed and Lillie embarked on... -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
Ed and Lillie embarked on a month-long vacation across the United States. They had
When silversmiths create their fine... -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
When silversmiths create their fine art, they engrave, in an inconspicuous place, a tiny
Kevin was involved with British... -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
Kevin was involved with British brass bands most of his life. An excellent euphonium
Wouldn't it be good to... -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
Wouldn't it be good to have a priest, an intermediary who pleads our needs to God who is
Amy took the long, hard... -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
Amy took the long, hard way to become a schoolteacher. She worked at a fast food

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Not Suffering Alone -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
For October 17, 2021:
Vulnerable Leadership -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited and appended, but for purposes of immediacy we are
Who's On First? -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, James and John ask Jesus to secure preferred seating for them in heaven
Asking The Right Questions -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
The questions we ask -- of ourselves, of one another, and even of God -- tend to reveal the underlyi

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 (2021) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
Job 38:1-7 (34-41)

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God Of Creation... -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Proper 24 -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
James and John were fishermen,the sons of Zebedee.

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Not Suffering Alone -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
For October 17, 2021:
Vulnerable Leadership -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited and appended, but for purposes of immediacy we are
Who's On First? -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, James and John ask Jesus to secure preferred seating for them in heaven
Asking The Right Questions -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
The questions we ask -- of ourselves, of one another, and even of God -- tend to reveal the underlyi
When Jesus Says "no" -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Hey! What's The Deal? -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Although Jesus was God's only begotten Son he was not spared the endurance of pain, agony, suffering

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Proper 24 / Pentecost 21 / Ordinary Time 29 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayIt's not all about you and me; it's all about God.
Proper 24/Pentecost 22/Ordinary Time 29 -- Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- James Evans -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2006
Psalm 104 begins and ends with a unique call to praise.
Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
Revised Common Job 38:1-7 (34-41) or Isaiah 53:4-12 Hebrews 5:1-10
Proper 24 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2001
Our sometimes sentimental, always lenient religious faith bumps up against this text for the morning
Proper 24 (C, E) -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Job 38:1-7 (34-41) (C)
Our human pride gets in the way of our worshiping and serving the Lord -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Our human pride gets in the way of our worshiping and serving the Lord.
Proper 24 -- Psalm 35:17-28 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
How long, O Lord, will you look on?
Proper 24 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
The arguments of Job's four friends come to an end. Now the
Proper 24 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
With the church year nearing the end of its annual cycle - and with Advent (with its eschatological
Proper 24 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
With the church year nearing the end of its annual cycle - and with Advent (with its eschatological
Proper 24, Pentecost 22, Ordinary Time 29 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
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Not Suffering Alone -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
For October 17, 2021:
Vulnerable Leadership -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is still being edited and appended, but for purposes of immediacy we are
Who's On First? -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, James and John ask Jesus to secure preferred seating for them in heaven
Asking The Right Questions -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
The questions we ask -- of ourselves, of one another, and even of God -- tend to reveal the underlyi
When Jesus Says "no" -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,

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God's Justice -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
One thing which perhaps separates humans from other animals, is

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A Sense of Place -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2011
Novelist William Faulkner only knew about 100 square miles of rural Mississippi but he made it fasci
An Answer Out Of The Whirlwind -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Robert A. Hausman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
What does it mean to be great? That is the question our texts raise today.
When God Says, 'No' -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Steven Molin -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
There is a candy shop in the city of Keystone, South Dakota, just a few hundred yards down the mount
Filling The Job Description -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Patrick J. Rooney -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
It was probably one of the most difficult and certainly one of the most embarrassing moments of my l
Power And Compassion -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Lee Ann Dunlap -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
Many of you may remember from your grade school days a novel by Mark Twain titled, The Prince and
The Strange Economy In The Kingdom Of God -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
I saw one of those Far Side-type cartoons a while back that showed Adam and Eve being expelle
The Destination Of All Journeys -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- H. Alan Stewart -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2002
Today we encounter one of the most sacred moments for every single one of us.
In The Hot Seat -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Cathy A. Ammlung -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2002
Everybody who thinks you could have done better than James or John, raise your hands.
Finding God In A Seller's Market -- Hebrews 5:1-10 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2002
An elementary principle in the business world is the law of supply and demand.
Out Of The Whirlwind -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- John A. Stroman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1999
God answers Job out of the whirlwind.
"What's in It for Me?" -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1999
One of the most dominating characteristics of our modern American culture is our worship of the free
We Can't Contain God In Our Cups! -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1996
One morning a little girl sat at a kitchen table to eat breakfast with her mother and father.
No Box Seats In The Kingdom -- Mark 10:35-45 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1996
Historically speaking, the church has usually painted a pretty picture of the twelve original disci
No Short Cuts To Glory -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
The disciples were not good listeners. But then, neither are we.
'Because I'm God' -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- John P. Rossing -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
A mother is running errands, accompanied by her two small children.
What Can I Do for You? -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
Knowing James and John wanted something of him Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?" The
Stooping Is a Divine Posture -- Isaiah 23:7-12 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
Long ago and far away there was a land that could have been called "the richest little country in th
Proper 24 -- Isaiah 53:7-12 -- George Paul Mocko -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1987
Jesus and His Yuppies; War and Wrong and an Answer for That in a Coconut Shell; (About Painful Heali

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No Box Seats In The Kingdom -- Mark 10:35-45 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1996
Historically speaking, the church has usually painted a pretty picture of the twelve original discip

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Whatever You Ask? -- Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Frank Ramirez, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
Contents “Whatever You Ask?” by Frank Ramirez
A Good Answer -- Mark 10:35-45 -- C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
There’s an old saying, “Watch what you pray for, you might get it.” A cautionary tale.
Who Are You? -- Mark 10:35-45, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Keith Hewitt, Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
Contents "Who Are You?" by Keith Hewitt
Ministers Are Not Messiahs -- Mark 10:35-45, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Lamar Massingill, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
Contents"Ministers Are Not Messiahs" by Lamar Massingill
Achieving Greatness -- Mark 10:35-45, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Peter Andrew Smith, Terry Cain, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2009
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Achieving Greatness" by Peter Andrew Smith
Are Ye Able? -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Hebrews 5:1-10 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Contents
Unanswerable -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- David O. Bales, Terry Cain -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
ContentsWhat's Up This Week A Good Story: "Unanswerable" by David O. Bales

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Remembering Charlie -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
The story of Job is familiar to all of us -- a man whose world was spinning merrily along with every
Good Service -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
Good Service
One Pastor's Story -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1999
Craig Barnes has learned what it is to be a servant. And he knows what it is like to serve.
Frog Song -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-Sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1996
"We will hear citizens' comments now," the Mayor announced.
Eagerly Waiting -- Hebrews 9:24-28 -- John E. Sumwalt, Eileen Fink -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
In my dream, I was in my bed trying to get to sleep when I heard someone coming.

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Not Suffering Alone -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c, Isaiah 53:4-12, Psalm 91:9-16 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Christopher Keating, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2021
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Vulnerable Leadership -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Bethany Peerbolte, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2018
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Who's On First? -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
In this week’s gospel text, James and John ask Jesus to secure preferred seating for them in heaven
Asking The Right Questions -- Mark 10:35-45, Hebrews 5:1-10, Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2012
The questions we ask -- of ourselves, of one another, and even of God -- tend to reveal the underlyi
When Jesus Says "no" -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Hey! What's The Deal? -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Although Jesus was God's only begotten Son he was not spared the endurance of pain, agony, suffering

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Creator God, We Praise Your Name -- Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2008
1. Creator God, we praise your name. How awesome are the works you do!
Theme: I Think You Said You Wanted An Answer -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
Call To Worship (Psalm 104:24-34) One:
Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45, Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2005
Call To WorshipPsalm 104:1-9 Leader: Praise the Lord, O my soul.
Proper 24 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2002
Unison Call To Worship (Psalm 127:1-2)
Do You Have All The Answers? -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41) -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2002
Call To WorshipLeader: Praise the Lord, my soul! O Lord, my God, how great you are!
You Upstart! -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Proper 24 -- Job 38:1-7 (34-41), Hebrews 5:1-10, Mark 10:35-45 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
The Request Of James And John -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
Suggestions:Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
True greatness -- servanthood not status -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
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Jesus' confrontation with James and John about sharing power -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the CelebrationOne pastor did this:
A Matter of Power -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B
Celebrating God's Presence And Power
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Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Quantisha Mason-Doll
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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today. Are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Coffin
All of today’s texts address times along the faith journey where a mature faith is helpful. Modern examples include a church which has just completed a major building project. The ribbon cutting celebration is in the past. It is time to make payments to the creditors. Also, there are maintenance and upkeep costs along with knowing the state will be making inspection visits to assure building safety standards remain current.
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26
John Calvin well describes the distress and doubt which this lesson depicts:

...for there is nothing more difficult for men than to preserve their minds in a state of peace and tranquility, undisturbed by any disquieting fears, whilst they are in this world, which is subject to many changes. (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.V/1, p. 18)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Alice loved ballet. She'd been given a ballet video for her birthday, and she spent hours watching it. When she'd been attending ballet classes for three weeks, she announced to the assembled family that she was going to be a ballet dancer when she grew up.

Alice's mother and father exchanged meaningful glances. "Ballet means a lot of hard work," warned her father.

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John S. Smylie
David O. Bales
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Where Have All the Churches Gone?" by John Smylie
"Caught Not Taught" by John Smylie
"Oh, Mulberries!" by David Bales

Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

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Where Have All the Churches Gone?
By John Smylie
Lamentations 1:1-6

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David E. Leininger
A couple of years ago, a fascinating book by Mitch Albom hit the bestseller lists, Tuesdays with Morrie. The author had learned that his old teacher was slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, and after an absence of many years, the two reconnected and began to get together every Tuesday. The book shares some of the great lessons that emerged from those weekly conversations. For example:

"Okay, question," I say to Morrie. His bony fingers hold his glasses across his chest, which rises and falls with each labored breath.

"What's the question?" he says.
Carlos Wilton
The little-known book of Lamentations was likely composed in the ashes of Jerusalem, following the Babylonian invasion which carried the leaders of the Jewish community off into exile. It speaks to the concerns of the Jerusalem community for their long-term survival under occupation by a foreign power. While the book's title sounds grim, and its setting is dark, the book is fundamentally life-affirming. It is a testimony to the steadfast love of God that may be discovered through renewed faith, even in troubled times.

Dallas A. Brauninger
1. Text

The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" [6] The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
John W. Clarke
In most congregational settings, the name Habakkuk does not bring people to their feet. He is not considered famous biblically speaking, like the more recognized names of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and others. In point of fact, most people do not know who Habakkuk is or what he did.

Habakkuk was a prophet who undertook to sustain the faith of the nation through one of the most hopeless periods of Hebrew history.
Robert R. Kopp
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.

It's about an English teacher named John Keating who returns to his stodgy old alma mater named Welton Academy -- the students call it "Hellton" -- and challenges students to live extraordinary lives.

Mr. Keating tells a few students about a secret organization called The Dead Poets Society.

"The Dead Poets Society," he reveals with eyes aglow, "was a society dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life. That phrase is by Thoreau and was invoked at every meeting."

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