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Traditions and written records, too... -- Zephaniah 3:1-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Traditions and written records, too, tell us that early navigators carried with them birds which the
Therefore wait for me, says... -- Zephaniah 3:1-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
"Therefore wait for me," says the Lord.
The Mayor:Believe... -- Zephaniah 3:1-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The Mayor:
Any parent knows the frustration... -- Zephaniah 3:1-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Any parent knows the frustration of correcting wayward children.
There is a pastor in... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
There is a pastor in a very exciting congregation.
In the days when the... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
In the days when the American West was being settled, a territorial governor decided to pardon a you
The problem is never God's... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
The problem is never God's unwillingness to forgive, but people's unwillingness to repent and be for
We hear much talk about... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
We hear much talk about "blocks" and "blockages." Someone will comment, "I am blocking on that name.
In Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's... -- Joshua 3:7-17 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
In Wishful Thinking: A Seeker's ABC, preacher and writer, Frederick Buechner likens miracles
An electrician was performing some... -- Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
An electrician was performing some work in a church office while three preachers were discussing the
When the great tsunami of... -- Joshua 3:7-17 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
When the great tsunami of 2004 hit Indonesia, some miraculous stories began to emerge.
One way to cross a... -- Joshua 3:7-17 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
One way to cross a river with dry feet is by way of what is called a "fair weather crossing." These
When the high school football... -- Joshua 3:7-17 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
When the high school football coach addressed his players before the first game of the season, he to
Pastor Smith received an interesting... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Pastor Smith received an interesting phone call from a member of his church.
Author E. B. White found... -- 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A
Author E. B.

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Breaking Jesus’ Heart
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 22:23-31

For he did not despise or abhor
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he did not hide his face from me,
    but heard when I cried to him.
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Lesson 1: Genesis 17:1--7, 15--16 (C)
John W. Clarke
These verses from Mark's gospel are a call to commitment, a call to sacrifice, and a call to give up everything of earthly value in life. To say these are difficult verses is truly an understatement. It is pretty clear that the disciples are not at all ready for what Jesus is saying. They are not ready for Jesus to die and they certainly are not ready to die themselves.

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