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There's a little town in... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
There's a little town in northeast Ohio called Hanoverton, settled in the early 1800s by Protestants
We don't automatically understand how... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
We don't automatically understand how remarkable the encounter between Jesus and the woman with the
Christ left the riches of... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Christ left the riches of heaven in order to abide among us mortals here on earth.
Plenty ... abundance ... that our fruits... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Plenty ... abundance ... "that our fruits may abound!"
Bostonian Tom White is the... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Bostonian Tom White is the head of the J. F.
David invites nature into his... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
David invites nature into his grief over the death of Saul and Jonathan.
Gath and Ashkelon were two... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Gath and Ashkelon were two of the five principle cities in the Philistine territory along the Medite
One of the dynamics of... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
One of the dynamics of grief is the idealization of the deceased.
Grief can be a harsh... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Grief can be a harsh teacher, but a good instructor in humility, patience, respect, perspective and
It was late afternoon, and... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
It was late afternoon, and I was on my way home in downtown Detroit.
Might this prayer have gone... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
Might this prayer have gone through Jairus' mind? "Lord of life, my young daughter was dying.
In the spring of 1998... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
In the spring of 1998, there was a story in the news about a fifteen-year-old boy who bled to death
Alexander I, the Czar of... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
Alexander I, the Czar of Russia during and following Napoleon's unsuccessful invasion of his country
John Adams had to be... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
John Adams had to be strong and noble to accept second place twice as the first Vice President of th
The benevolent wealthy man wanted... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
The benevolent wealthy man wanted to share all that he had with the less fortunate.
Nathan sat quietly eating his... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
Nathan sat quietly eating his candy and enjoying each individual bite.
At the time of his... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
At the time of his death, Henri Nouwen was the spiritual leader of L'Arche Daybreak Community in To
If you are a single... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
If you are a single-minded person and a "doer" more than a "thinker," it is very difficult to stop w
Jairus connected his daughter to... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Jairus connected his daughter to Jesus through his prayer, his petition, his intercession, his reque
To touch or be touched... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
To touch or be touched by Jesus is to be given new life.
Several years ago in Rumania... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Several years ago in Rumania, there was a woman who fainted when she opened her front door and found
Emperor Cyrus II, sometimes called... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Emperor Cyrus II, sometimes called "Cyrus the Great," became an emperor to be feared after rising fr
The Christian teaching that we... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
The Christian teaching that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit is the most dynamic and elevating t
Private detectives in fiction are... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Private detectives in fiction are often hard-drinking, chain-smoking people with unstable diets and
William Cowper suffered from a... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
William Cowper suffered from a terrible inferiority complex.

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Give Generously -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
In the early seventies, Ian (my husband) and I started a business together.
The Distress Of Death -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Surprisingly, most

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The Compassionate Healings -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
We have before us two stories, the story of a sick woman with a twelve-year-old hemorrhage and the s

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That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

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Frank Ramirez
Appearances are deceiving. Goliath looks unconquerable, and the young shepherd boy who says thanks but no thanks to the king’s armor, is pretty confident that five smooth stones will be enough to change the world.

So it is that the Apostle Paul reminds us we don’t see anyone from a human view anymore. We see them through God’s eyes.
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1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4, 11, 19-23) 32-49
We like underdogs, which is why we like the story of David and Goliath. About David’s improbable victory John Wesley wrote:

Thus does God often do great things for His people by the weak things of the world. (Commentary On the Bible, p.189)   

The world needs Davids — people who take on the powerful and the social consensus even if it does not seem that they have a chance. The playwright George Bernard Shaw explained why the world needs such people like David:

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A David and Goliath Story
by Peter Andrew Smith
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49

Laura took some vegetables out of the bag to chop. “So, I hear you are in a bit of trouble at school.”

“Who told you that, Auntie?” Joan asked.

“Your mother. She wanted me to see if there is anything I could do.”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
The first thing Jack saw when he walked into church on the Sunday morning was a bright red octopus. It seemed an odd animal to be in church, but Jack's heart lifted in anticipation, for with an octopus in the offing and a bright red one at that, surely the preacher would have an exciting talk this morning.

Of course it was only a paper octopus, but nonetheless it filled Jack's mind with thoughts of the sea and strange sea creatures and coral reefs and snorkelling and all those things you never usually thought about in church.

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Kristin Borsgard Wee
Just a short time ago, a young homemaker and mother sat in my office telling me how she was feeling about her life. She said she felt she was adrift in a tiny boat in the middle of a great and surging ocean. How she had gotten into that boat and where she was going was a mystery to her. All she could see were the huge waves towering over her frail, little boat, threatening at any moment to swamp it and sink it, to swallow her up forever.

Stan Purdum
The United Methodists came out with their most recent hymnbook in 1989. Three years before that, while the hymnal committee was deciding which hymns from the previous book would be included in the new one and which would be deleted, they concluded that "Onward Christian Soldiers" should be omitted. The committee voted to delete it, feeling that the hymn was overly militaristic and thus was inconsistent with the church's goal of eradicating war and establishing world peace. The announcement of this decision, however, made in mid-May 1986, launched a great brouhaha in the church.

Glenn W. Mcdonald
In the year 2000 Forbes Magazine featured a special edition on a single topic that it called "the biggest issue of our age -- time." The editors wrote, "We've beaten, or at least stymied, most of humanity's monsters: disease, climate, geography, and memory. But time still defeats us. Lately its victories seem more complete than ever. Those timesaving inventions of the last half-century have somehow turned on us. We now hold cell phone meetings in traffic jams, and 24-7 has become the most terrifying phrase in modern life."

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