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Jackie left home at ten... -- 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Jackie left home at ten in the morning to care for her aged mother.
The Old Testament ends on... -- Malachi 4:1-2a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
The Old Testament ends on a powerful promise that God would send his Messiah to redeem mankind from
Crime statistics indicate one burglary... -- 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Crime statistics indicate one burglary takes place every twelve seconds in the United States.
The last chapter of the... -- Malachi 4:1-2a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
The last chapter of the Old Testament speaks of a day of judgment in which "all the evildoers" will
Risky giving. A young monk... -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Risky giving.
The morning hymn by Charles... -- Malachi 4:1-2a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
The morning hymn by Charles Wesley, "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" is based upon the text, "Unto you
Joe was a lifelong member... -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Joe was a lifelong member of the church.
There is a story told... -- Malachi 3:19-20 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
There is a story told by Eleanor Doan.
It was a dangerous thing... -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
It was a dangerous thing to do taking the youth fellowship to the mall. The directions were simple.
In one of the episodes... -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
In one of the episodes of Little House on the Prairie, there was to be school election for cl
Israel did what was evil... -- Judges 4:1-7 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Israel "did what was evil in the sight of the Lord." It's an old, old story -- one upon which C. S.
Golda Meir was Prime Minister... -- Judges 4:1-7 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Golda Meir was Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974.
The gruesome martyrdom of a... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
The gruesome martyrdom of a family that this text reports especially strikes us as unreal.
One of the most dangerous... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
One of the most dangerous parts of any manned space voyage is the reentry into earth's atmosphere.
Fundamentally Easter declares that we... -- 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Fundamentally Easter declares that we are God's children in life and in death and that no condition
A child attempted to force... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
A child attempted to force open a bud and make it into a flower in full bloom.
I know that my Redeemer... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
"I know that my Redeemer liveth ..." has become one of the beloved portions of The Messiah by
Shortly before his death in... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Shortly before his death in the early 1920s, the electrical genius Steinmetz was asked what he thoug
Like so many others in... -- Job 19:23-27a -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Like so many others in his South American country, he had suffered torture at the hands of its right
During WW II in Germany... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
During WW II in Germany the asylums were emptied. Warm bodies were needed.
Idleness means being unwilling to... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
Idleness means being unwilling to take responsibility for your own life.

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David O. Bales
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“Second Cutting” by David O. Bales
“Everything Has Become New” by David O. Bales


Second Cutting
by David O. Bales
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

When Rod answered the phone his mother was talking and her voice blasted him, “—elp in the hay.”

“Mom,” he raised his voice into the phone.

She hadn’t heard him and talked over him, “… broke the contract and your dad’s been trying to do everything himself.”

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Arley K. Fadness
“he was lost and has been found.”

Good morning boys and girls,

I am so happy to see you this morning. How are you? (children may respond)

Let's play a game I call “Lost and Found.” Okay? (children respond)

(presenter role plays) Uh, oh, I lost something for today's message. Hmm, I wonder where it could be. It's a box like this. (shows approximate dimensions) (instruct the children to look around the immediate area) (then presenter or child finds it)

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Mark Ellingsen
Since the Fourth Sunday in Lent has been historically identified as Laetare (Rejoicing Sunday), it is most appropriate that the lessons collectively testify to a theme for which we can rejoice — God saves us by his grace!  

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Janice B. Scott
In this familiar and well-loved story of the Prodigal Son, I often wonder what happened to the mother of the family. She's totally ignored. So are any daughters. It seems like a completely male stronghold. So much so that I wonder whether perhaps the mother had died some years previously, and that was the cause of much of the unhappiness displayed by both the father and the sons. Or whether the father was such a domineering character that his wife played no real part in family life, but simply bowed her head in compliance with all his wishes, no matter how extreme they were.

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Stephen P. McCutchan
And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them."
-- Luke 15:2

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