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The authors of the old... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2002
The authors of the "old hymns" took at face value the declarations of the Apostle Paul to the Romans
It could easily be argued... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2002
It could easily be argued that Beirut is the most dangerous city in the world.
I was giving our daughter... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2002
I was giving our daughter and her best friend a ride to the movies.
Brad was a naturally shy... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2002
Brad was a naturally shy guy, but he also had a passion for reaching out with the gospel.
The Sound of Music by... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2002
The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein is based on the true story of Captain Georg Von Trapp
Saint Francis of Assisi, who... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
Saint Francis of Assisi, who preached to the birds that Jesus speaks about, desired to follow his Lo
Information explosion! The amount of... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
Information explosion! The amount of data doubles at ever-
A student is not above... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
"A student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above the master" reminds us of the importance of
For about 22 years a... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
For about 22 years a strange festival has been taking place in Bunol, Spain.
Jessie had been attending Church... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
Jessie had been attending Church since she was eight days old.
Candlemakers Michael and Lynette Richards... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
Candlemakers Michael and Lynette Richards of Iowa City, Iowa, give hope and help to homeless, disabl
Ted seemed like the rebel... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
Ted seemed like the rebel of rebels.
Margaret held her breath. She... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1999
Margaret held her breath. She couldn't decide what to do.
A man and his wife... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
A man and his wife were awakened in the middle of the night by a little girl climbing into their bed
I have lost the source... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
I have lost the source of this story. A young doctor found himself at a hospital.
It sometimes takes courage to... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
It sometimes takes courage to witness for Christ.
Why now? Brian asked in... -- Matthew 10:24-39 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
"Why now?" Brian asked in anguish. "Why, after all this time?"
I was once doing some... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
I was once doing some counseling with a couple who was about to be married.
This time, Brenda knew she... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
This time, Brenda knew she was going to make it. She had tried to leave three times before.
Within the text we see... -- Romans 5:6-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
Within the text we see God's love for all people -- a love which was revealed to us through Jesus Ch
My theology professor, Addison Leitch... -- Romans 5:6-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
My theology professor, Addison Leitch, told of an event in Russia around 1870.
The tires made a crunching... -- Romans 5:6-11 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1996
The tires made a crunching sound as the car rolled over the gravel of the driveway -- a sound that b
In this passage of Scripture... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
In this passage of Scripture, the writer both mourns Jerusalem's present condition and brims over wi
The prophet Isaiah provides a... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
The prophet Isaiah provides a vision at the conclusion of his book, chapters sixty-five and sixty-si

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Across The Generations -- Matthew 10:24-39, Romans 6:1b-11, Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A
June 19 is one of those Sundays when many North Americans celebrate a secular holiday, Father's Day,

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The Immediate Word

Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For August 18, 2019:
  • Seeing the Signs, Taking the Steps by Mary Austin — Jesus tells the crowds listening to him to see the signs, and watch for change in the world. We can interpret the weather, but seeing change in our communal life is much harder.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
The Desert Fathers told of a father and a son who were traveling together. They came to the edge of a forest. Some of the bushes were loaded with berries. They looked so delicious that the son asked if they could stop for a while and pick berries.

The father was anxious to be on his way, but he saw the desire in his son’s eyes and agreed to stay there for a short while. The son was delighted. Together they searched the bushes for the biggest, plumpest, juiciest berries.
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 5:1-7
In the passage from Isaiah, God is the owner of the vineyard, which represents God's people. The coming destruction (verses 5-6) results from the people's failure to do what God "expected," and hoped for (verses 2, 4, 7). That is, the failure to enact and embody justice and righteousness invites catastrophe.

God’s judgment is just and would ultimately come for the recipients of the prophecy by means of the Assyrians (if the recipients were, as many suggest, the Northern Kingdom).

StoryShare

Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“A Cloud of Witnesses” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Mind of Their Own” by Frank Ramirez


A Cloud of Witnesses
by Peter Andrew Smith
Hebrews 11:29--12:2

Pastor Will stormed out of the board room.

“Is everything okay, Pastor?” Linda called from the office. “Are you finished already?”

“We’re just taking a break,” he said. “We all need a few minutes”

Will walked into the sanctuary, sat in a pew, and closed his eyes.

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Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

SermonStudio

Lee Ann Dunlap
Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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