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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
As the day of a... -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
"As the day of a tree ..." wrote Isaiah.
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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You. Yes, You.
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These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up. What you will need: A transparent jar or bowl A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container) Sand Water In your lesson say something like:

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Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

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All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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