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Oscar Romero, martyr of El... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 1995
Oscar Romero, martyr of El Salvador, preached on a Sunday shortly before his death.
What's worth dying for? Literally... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
What's worth dying for? Literally?
The reading from Maccabees is... -- 2 Macabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The reading from Maccabees is like seeing a grade-B horror movie.
How would you live if... -- Job 19:23-27 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
How would you live if you knew exactly when you were going to die?
Who can ever forget the... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Who can ever forget the momentous scene in the movie, The Ten Commandments, where Moses is st
Music critics have heralded I... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Music critics have heralded Requiem as the most outstanding of Brahms' works in bringing toge
Eighty-year-old John Quincy... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Eighty-year-old John Quincy Adams was slowly making his way down one of the streets in his hometown
Ever since her husband had... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Ever since her husband had been killed in the Persian Gulf war, Carrie and her two small sons had mo
May the Lord Direct Your... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:15-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
"May the Lord Direct Your Thoughts" might be a sermon title. How?
November is the season to... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
November is the season to settle before the fireplace and look back, to remember and to be grateful.
Pray for us. A minister... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
"Pray for us." A minister was invited to become the pastor of a new church.
The Old Testament law of... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The Old Testament law of levirate marriage (see Deuteronomy 25:5-10) provided a kind of social secur
At 38, Steve had not... -- 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
At 38, Steve had not been in a hospital since his birth.
I have always been grateful... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
I have always been grateful for this short encounter between Jesus and scoffers.
The different philosophies of two... -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The different philosophies of two high school coaches influenced their basketball teams.
When I am overwhelmed by... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
When I am overwhelmed by the business and busy-ness of the church, it sometimes seems that the sole
The editorial staff of the... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
The editorial staff of the Sunday supplement created a "Faith in Life" promotion.
Bill Cosby does a marvelous... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Bill Cosby does a marvelous skit on fathers and Father's Day gifts.
Features of Fellowship might be... -- Zechariah 7:1-10 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
"Features of Fellowship" might be a good sermon title, especially as we think of "show kindness and
What would a wrestling match... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
What would a wrestling match with the Lord be like in real life?
After an acquaintance I will... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
After an acquaintance I will call Maureen Jackson passed through a trying time in which she wrestled
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz reflects on... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz reflects on this passage: "...
I know of one head... -- Genesis 32:22-30 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
I know of one head baseball coach who anticipates a confrontation with his better players.

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Not Too Quickly Shaken Or Alarmed -- Luke 20:27-38, Haggai 1:15b--2:9, Psalm 145 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
This week’s lectionary epistle passage from Second Thessalonians counsels us to “let no one dece
Insert The Other Candidate's Name Here -- Luke 20:27-38, Haggai 1:15b--2:9, Psalm 145 -- Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
In this week’s lectionary epistle passage Paul warns the Thessalonian congregation against being swa

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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
These scriptures remind us that a life worth living must be worthwhile. Meaning and purpose is found in what we do. Part of the new world envisioned in these scriptures includes the ways what we do gives us a sense of self-worth and value. This is true for us as Christians and as the church. We are saved by our faith in Jesus, not by our works, but our work in Christ is its own reward.


Isaiah 65:17-25
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Isaiah 65:17-25
This lesson promises that children will no longer be born for calamity, that there will be no more premature deaths in the city (vv.vv.21,23). As of late April, there had been 711 murders in 2019 in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, and New York. Brookings Institute found in 2013 that a child’s income level is closely related to the income his/her parents made. The lesson assures us that better days lie ahead, but not because of what we do. Martin Luther well expressed this point:

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
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“The Days Will Come” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Divine Will Brought About by God’s Design” by Frank Ramirez

The Days Will Come
by Peter Andrew Smith
Luke 21:5-19

“Repent for the end is near!” the wild looking man thrust a pamphlet into Vera’s hands. He then moved back to the edge of the sidewalk. “Stop wasting your time!”

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Arley K. Fadness
“Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am He!’” (v. 8a)

Hello children,

It is fun and exciting to see you today. I hope you are happy to be here. I have a special message to share with you from the Bible and particularly Jesus’ words.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Trevor was in trouble again. He had never been in trouble in year six, but now he was in year seven, everything had changed.

It seemed to start with the new school. Trevor had arrived on the first day proud and smart in his new school uniform, but one of the teachers had shouted at him for having his blazer unbuttoned. Trevor had stared in amazement, his mouth open. He couldn't believe anyone could be so stupid as to care whether or not he wore his blazer undone.

"Do your blazer up boy, don't stand there looking like a half-wit," the teacher had snarled.

SermonStudio

Elizabeth Achtemeier
This text forms the last portion of the long judgment-salvation oracle that is contained in Isaiah 65. It comes from Israel's post-exilic period, when for the first time in the Old Testament, the Lord divides his covenant people into two groups, those who will be judged and those who will be saved. The difference between them is that one group has depended on the Lord for its life, while the other has not and has deliberately turned away from its Lord (cf. 65:1, 11-12). Trust, faith marks the way by which God's saving acts will be received.

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