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Each year about late October... -- Deuteronomy 10:12-22 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Each year about late October a small group of unmarried Mennonite men set off from Lancaster County
The modern welfare attitude that... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The modern welfare attitude that has emerged in many countries today would not have developed under
It had been a long... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
It had been a long day for Jim. The family farm was just barely surviving.
One of the most abiding... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
One of the most abiding images of overwhelming affection comes near the conclusion of Steven Spielbe
Paul refers to the challenge... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Paul refers to the challenge not to be lazy.
At noon, October 1, 2003... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
At noon, October 1, 2003, citizens of Ecuador synchronized their watches for the first time in their
In the metropolitan area where... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the metropolitan area where I live, I sense a growing weariness in doing good.
Norman was in his mid... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Norman was in his mid-seventies.
A few years ago, a... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
A few years ago, a biblical scholar and sometime-archaeologist published the fruits of years of his
William Warburton, bishop of Gloucester... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
William Warburton, bishop of Gloucester, was praising the idea of the divine right of kings.
Most of the preaching I... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Most of the preaching I have heard on this passage in the past couple decades has focused, not on th
Whether the adversary is external... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Whether the adversary is external or from within, Jesus' words hold true: "By standing firm you will
Prayer of Abandonmentbr... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Prayer of AbandonmentCharles de Foucald
There have been times when... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
There have been times when I have wanted to write an article or do a television interview and apolog
Among the most moving moments... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Among the most moving moments during a study tour of Israel were those spent standing at the western
Ephraim Cabot is a pious... -- Malachi 4:1-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Ephraim Cabot is a pious, self-centered, mean spirited character in O'Neill's play Desire Under t
In his book Talks... -- Malachi 4:1-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In his book Talks To Teachers on Psychology, William James has a chapter titled, "The Laws of
What will daybreak bring? For... -- Malachi 4:1-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
What will daybreak bring?
Martin Luther, with characteristic bluntness... -- Malachi 4:1-6 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Martin Luther, with characteristic bluntness, once observed, "There is no more sin in a man's sex li
After all is said and... -- Deuteronomy 10:12-22 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
After all is said and done, the heart of God's message to creation is a message of obedience to God
A quote from Kierkegaard on... -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
A quote from Kierkegaard on Christian persecution:

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Ron Love
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Dean Feldmeyer
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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
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Bob Ove
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
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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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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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“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.

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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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