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Isaac Newton, looking back over... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Isaac Newton, looking back over his achievements said, "If I have seen further than
William Willimon tells the story... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
William Willimon tells the story of a bishop from Angola (the former Portuguese colony
The Canadian Charter of Rights... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms defines four fundamental freedoms of
This Independence Day weekend we... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This Independence Day weekend we celebrate our freedom. Fireworks will light up the
Do not use your freedom... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
"Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence." Many contemporary
Upon the Montana prairies few... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Upon the Montana prairies few rises or gullies break the landscape. There, tractors have
I spend a great deal... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
I spend a great deal of time driving to hospitals due to the distance and the various
In third-world countries, the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
In third-world countries, the use of a plow pulled by horses, oxen, or water buffalo is still
In this text, we find... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
In this text, we find two pointed illustrations of how demanding this discipleship business
This text has always seemed... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
This text has always seemed like a conflict of differing tunnel visions.
When Linda Greenlaw was a... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
When Linda Greenlaw was a crew member on fishing boats, she recalls how when they departed for their
Classified ad seen in I... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Classified ad seen in The Jerusalem Gazette, A.D. 30:
Liz is a heavy smoker... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Liz is a heavy smoker. Well into her 70s, Liz has chain-smoked for nigh onto 60 years.
Many people live by the... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Many people live by the flesh and end up dying by the flesh.
Paul Harvey, in an address... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Paul Harvey, in an address in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 21, 1998, told how freedom requires self-di
Every morning for the past... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Every morning for the past eight years, Paul and David had gotten together for coffee on Wednesday m
In the movie Scent... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
In the movie Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino plays an army officer blinded by an errant grenade.
Sometimes I think I'm the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Sometimes I think I'm the world's biggest procrastinator.
Former New York Ranger Barry... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
Former New York Ranger Barry Beck, in explaining how a brawl started, declared, "We have only one pe
With heart and voice and... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
With heart and voice and handPaul served the Lord of the Spirit
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin tells the story of a man who wanted his axe to be as bright
There are often two different... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
There are often two different agendas in our lives: God's and ours.
It was 1953 when the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
It was 1953 when the first expedition reached the top of Mount Everest, which of course is the highe
A woman on the I... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
A woman on the Peter Gunn television show many years ago fell in love with Gunn.

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Burning Bridges And Plows -- 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This week many of the people in your pews may have their minds on the upcoming July 4th holiday.

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The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For July 21, 2019:
  • Teamwork by Tom Willadsen — The US Women’s Soccer Team dominated the competition in the World Cup, winning their second consecutive title. The team demonstrated a deep personal commitment to every player on the team —everyone was important. Could we reimagine the relationship between Mary and Martha as one of a team rather than adversaries?

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
Elizabeth Achtemeier said that one of the greatest errors of young preachers is their desire to tell people that it is very easy to know the will of God. It is so easy, she said, to preach in black and white, to declare either this or that, with no shades of gray in between.
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
R. Robert Cueni
Frank Ramirez
Amos 8:1-12
I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Here Comes da Judge” by C. David McKirachan
“A Little on Edge” by Frank Ramirez


Here Comes da Judge
by C. David McKirachan
Amos 8:1-12

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Arley K. Fadness
“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

SermonStudio

Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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