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A couple of years ago... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
A couple of years ago there was a roofer who was hired to replace the roof at a house in Newbury Par
Jesus, now exalted above the... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
Jesus, now exalted above the heavens, destroyed the empire of evil in order to present us blameless
A young student asked an... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
A young student asked an aging pastor for advice on how to live a pure and holy life.
Perennials versus annuals. The debate... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
Perennials versus annuals. The debate goes on.
Reverend John Cook was getting... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2000
Reverend John Cook was getting quite full of himself.
Many of you will remember... -- Isaiah 59:(1-4) 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Many of you will remember the movie, Paint Your Wagon, which starred Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin.
Social chaos had led the... -- Isaiah 59:(1-4) 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Social chaos had led the people of Israel to believe that God didn't care.
I will lead them beside... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
"I will lead them beside streams of water."
We love to celebrate. At... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
We love to celebrate.
In the mini-series, War... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
In the mini-series, War And Remembrance, Professor Jastrow is a Jewish American philosophy professo
Recently the parents of our... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Recently the parents of our school children came to help us repair a path that had been washed into
There is a link between... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
There is a link between Job 42:1-6 and the gospel lesson for today.
Our church had a class... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Our church had a class for high school students and there were perhaps 15 of us.
The adult Sunday school class... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
The adult Sunday school class was discussing the book of Job.
When a man or woman... -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
When a man or woman decides to go to Alcoholics or Overeaters Anonymous, they are presented with a p
Go, said Jesus. Your faith... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
"Go," said Jesus. "Your faith has healed you."Ruth A. Morgan wrote:
In a recent baseball game... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
In a recent baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees the Yankees trailed by
A dedicated, staunch Christian hired... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
A dedicated, staunch Christian hired a new Christian to work in his fabric store.
When we were children we... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
When we were children we never tired of asking each other, "If you had three wishes, what would you
A wealthy man I know... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
A wealthy man I know made his fortune in the building construction business.
These first century words about... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
These first century words about Christians locked into entry level discipleship are still pertinent.
For though by this time... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
"For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic el
Those who have lived with... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Those who have lived with autistic children have learned a special kind of patience and live with a
The story is told of... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
The story is told of a search committee that could not fulfill its obligation to select a pastor fro
When I was a young... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
When I was a young child, perhaps three or four years old, I made a dreadful mistake.

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Quantisha Mason-Doll
Thomas Willadsen
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Dean Feldmeyer
For October 24, 2021:
  • Vision Check by Chris Keating — Jesus’ question of Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” becomes an invitation to a joyful, life-giving transformation experience of discipleship.
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“Full-Throated Joy?” by David O. Bales
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Full-Throated Joy?
by David O. Bales
Jeremiah 31:7-9

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Sooner or later, we see life as it really is. Job sees clearly that the universe is greater than he can imagine. It’s not all about him. Something great and wonderful is going on, and though he has suffered tremendous loss, he is to reject dust and ashes and live authentically. He is free to be alive.

The author of Hebrews makes it clear that we don’t have to jump through anyone’s hoops anymore. We have the perfect priest and the perfect sacrifice and as a result we have perfect access to God, unfiltered, unimpeded. That’s how it is.
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Job teaches us that being in the presence of God is an impressive experience. It is beyond what we can think or express. Author Christopher Morley in his book Inward Ho expressed this awesomeness: “I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fed and didn’t seem to matter.” Everything that we thought was so important vanishes in the presence of God. John Wesley put it this way:

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John Jamison

Object: A cloak, or something to use as a cloak, an old bowl, and a handful of pennies.

Note: If you believe your children can do it, this is a great message to have them role-play. Have one child play Bartimaeus, one play Jesus, and the other play the ‘crowd’. Depending on your group, you can ask for volunteers or select specific children for the roles of Jesus and Bartimaeus. If you don’t think role-play will work, just share the story without the role-play pieces.

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

They said to the blind man, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." Jesus continues to call us today, so in our worship let us take heart, get up and respond to him.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we don't hear you when you call.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes our hearts are low and we feel fed up and depressed.
Christ, have mercy.

SermonStudio

Wesley T. Runk
Good morning, boys and girls. Today, we are talking about a very big word, and also a very important one. The word is intercession. What do you think the word intercession might mean? (let them answer) Those were all good tries, but they are not the answers. I said it was a big word and not one that we use very often. I think that I can help you learn what it means in just a minute. First of all, I want to tell you that Jesus is our intercession. That will help us to learn more about what the word means.
David E. Leininger
Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year. Physically beautiful with the color and light; spiritually beautiful with story and song. Then there is the special baby -- a baby whose birth was greeted by angels, a baby whose birth meant tidings of joy for all people everywhere, a baby who would save the world. We gather for worship, enjoy familiar company, exchange holiday wishes, then go home, drink eggnog, and eat Christmas treats. God is in heaven and all is right with the world. Or so it often seems.

Stephen M. Crotts
A young man visiting a very small town in Virginia struck up a conversation with an older gentleman sitting on a loafers' bench outside the gas station. "Just look at this town!" The young fellow remarked. "Fresh air, no traffic, you sure don't have much of a population problem around here!" "Wrong, son!" The old man replied. "Dang near every problem we have here is caused by the population!"

It's true everywhere, isn't it? Man's greatest problem is man himself.

The Population Problem

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