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It was a recurring dream... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
It was a recurring dream. In it she was on a journey, one she had been on for many years.
Some people, like Christ serving... -- Hebrews 7:23-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
Some people, like Christ serving as high priest, are ideally suited for their role.
A 1993 article in Christian... -- Isaiah 59:(1-4) 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
A 1993 article in Christian Century reported these facts.
In Stories for the Journey... -- Isaiah 59:(1-4) 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1994
In Stories for the Journey, William R. White relates this story of sin and forgiveness.
I found this quote in... -- Hebrews 5:1-6 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
I found this quote in some of my old sermon notes. The source is lost:
One thousand years before Christ... -- Hebrews 5:1-6 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
One thousand years before Christ, when David was king of Israel, an epidemic broke out and 70,000 me
Justice is turned back, and... -- Isaiah 59:1-4, 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
"Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off" all too often is the order of the day.
Whether it is on television... -- Isaiah 59:9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
Whether it is on television or in real life, we all know the courtroom procedure where the witness i
The RSV in verse 16... -- Isaiah 59:1-4, 9-19 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
The RSV in verse 16 states that the Lord "wondered that there was no one to intervene." The Today's
Jane, a ninth grader, was... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
Jane, a ninth grader, was riding in the car with her father.
Several years ago, Garrison Keillor... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
Several years ago, Garrison Keillor offered a modern radio rendition of the parable of the prodigal
As Martha read Jeremiah 31:7-9... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
As Martha read Jeremiah 31:7-9 to her Sunday school class, a fascinating bit of speculation entered
Jeremiah lived and labored in... -- Jeremiah 31:7-9 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
Jeremiah lived and labored in dark and troubled times. But he could see beyond all that.
I'm sorry, pastor. She slipped... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
"I'm sorry, pastor.
What is the meaning of... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
What is the meaning of the gift of sight? Is it the ability to see the physical world with clarity?
As is true in this... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
As is true in this text, some words in the proper context can help bring healing.
He received his sight, and... -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
"He received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way." This is the word concerning blind Bartimaeus
A German proverb says, Patience... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
A German proverb says, "Patience is a bitter plant but it has sweet fruit," and Paul urges the Galat
During his high school years... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
During his high school years, my eldest son was a cross-country runner.
The writer of the Letter... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12<br> -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
The writer of the Letter to the Hebrews has been called "the Apostle of Progress" (6:1a).
Estelle Getty plays Sophia on... -- Hebrews 5:12-6:1, 9-12 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
Estelle Getty plays Sophia on the hit show Golden Girls.
Those who have experienced a... -- Hebrews 5:1-6 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
Those who have experienced a call to ministry may simply have been responding to some psychological
The Pope went to see... -- Hebrews 5:1-6 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1991
The Pope went to see Shamim in Ismael and, while theme, noticed an exquisite gold phone on his desk.

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Why Is It Called The "world" Series? -- Job 42:1-6, 10-17, Mark 10:46-52, Psalm 126 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher:
Jesus In Today's Political Atmosphere -- Mark 10:46-52, Job 42:1-6, 10-17, Hebrews 7:23-28, Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B
"What do you want me to do for you?" is a question that we all wish our public servants would ask an

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For October 24, 2021:
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Jeremiah 31:7-9

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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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