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Phil shares his experience being... -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Phil shares his experience being away from home for the first time while attending a state
Bill didn't think it could... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Bill didn't think it could get any worse, financially. His wife, Sharon, was off work on
Huge architectural structures are meant... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Huge architectural structures are meant to impress people. In the magnificent 35-acre
Recently, a fellow minister took... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Recently, a fellow minister took exception to something I wrote. I don't know all of his
Christ has no hands but... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Christ has no hands but our hands; he has no voice but our voice to speak his word.
The temple, rebuilt by King... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
The temple, rebuilt by King Herod (37 B.C. to A.D.
Here is a proverb I... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
Here is a proverb I discovered in an old school reader dating from the 1930s.
There is an ancient Chinese... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, "A man can stand for a long time with his mouth open
Multimillionaires, who sometimes give huge... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
Multimillionaires, who sometimes give huge sums to charities, usually apply to their giving the same
In this passage from Thessalonians... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
In this passage from Thessalonians, Paul exhorts the value of hard work.
John A. T. Robinson was... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
John A. T. Robinson was the Bishop of Woolwich (Great Britain) in the '60s.
Susan, 10, and her father... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
Susan, 10, and her father were planting cherry trees on the hill at the back of their fruit farm.
Jesus said that the poor... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Jesus said that the poor are blessed, and Paul taught that the love of money is the root of all kind
Captain John Smith was one... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Captain John Smith was one of the most fascinating adventurers who ever sailed the seas.
The ant works all summer... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
The ant works all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
We are to lead lives... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
We are to lead lives of integrity, doing the work that God has laid out for us to do.
Back in 1949 Popular... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Back in 1949 Popular Mechanics magazine got a lot of laughter when it predicted that one day
Once, in the middle of... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Once, in the middle of a great struggle for righteousness, a heroic leader wrote to a friend, "Heads
Each summer a young city... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Each summer a young city boy would spend several weeks in the country visiting with his cousins and
The young pastor needed answers... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
The young pastor needed answers.
As lab partners and members... -- Malachi 3:13-4:2a, 5-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
As lab partners and members of the same study group, Michael and James had enjoyed working together
In the ignoble days of... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
In the ignoble days of the Roman persecutions, there was an unknown procurator who interceded for Ch
It was a new way... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
It was a new way to look at forgiveness and Marjorie had been able to think of little else since her
Where a person is addicted... -- Exodus 34:5-9 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Where a person is addicted to alcohol, one can find a whole family and family's family affected by t

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As Others See Us -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
It's easy to throw stones at distant targets.

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Christopher Keating
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Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For February 2, 2020:
  • What Did He Say? by Chris Keating — Jesus’ words in the Beatitudes invite the church to be faithfully involved in listening, speaking, and acting what it means to be the blessed community of disciples.
  • Second Thoughts: What Does It Mean To “Do” Justice? by Tom Willadsen — Life is not about us. It’s about what the Lord can do through us. It cannot be easy. But the only faithful thing to do is to try.

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Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
David O. Bales
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“Pup” by David O. Bales
“God’s Weakness” by David O. Bales


Pup
by David O. Bales
Matthew 5:1-12

Because Pup had a thin face and a receding chin he always looked weak, especially so when he stood, as now, with his mouth open waiting for Yannai. The villagers noticed his habit of latching onto Yannai and nicknamed him “Pup,” because he followed like one.

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Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Sandra Herrmann
An epiphany is a moment of clarity. We may be struck by a new idea about the Atonement, or about how to make someone’s work easier. We may suddenly realize that the person arguing with us over a bit of theology in our latest sermon wanted to be a pastor years ago but could not follow that path. We may be in the middle of preaching and have an impulse to share a story, realizing that it will make a point more digestible to many in the congregation. These are all epiphanies.
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Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Bethany Peerbolte
Jesus turns the theology of the day on it’s head by saying the people who you thought were left out of God’s blessings are where blessings fall. Meek people were not seen as blessed because the world favored the aggressive. Peacekeepers were no fun to have around because war meant status upgrades and wealth. The world thought these people had been passed over by God, but Jesus says that is not the case. Those who feel deeply and mourn or get all in a tizzy about injustice are people showered in blessings.

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Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
Janice B. Scott
In 1999, a young couple lost their baby son to cot death at the age of eighteen weeks. Their devastation and heartbreak was particularly compounded because they had lost another son to the same condition in 1991, when he was only seven weeks old.

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Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - A
John B. Jamison
It was a strange sound. Some said it was a kind of "clanging" sound, while others said it was more of a "ka-ching," or more accurately, a "ka-chang!" It sounded like the result of metal hitting metal, which is exactly what it was.

In the valley off to the west from the hillside is a steep cliff rising up the face of Mount Arbel. The face of the cliff is covered with hundreds of caves, with no good way to get to them without climbing straight up the cliff. That's why the Zealots liked them. They were safe.

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