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Evidently Elijah did not have... -- 1 Kings 19:15-21 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Evidently Elijah did not have to say a word.
Many find it difficult, if... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Many find it difficult, if not impossible, to love themselves.
God calls all of us... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
God calls all of us to be proclaimers.
For thus says the Lord... -- Ezekiel 34:11-16 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
"For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and seek them out." (Ezeki
Scripture reminds us many times... -- Ezekiel 34:11-16 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Scripture reminds us many times that God is the Shepherd of his people.
Why is a prophet not... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Why is a prophet not honored in his or her own home town?
The Ford Taurus with the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
The Ford Taurus with the "Driver Education Class" sticker on the trunk pulled out of the high-school
A concerted effort has been... -- Ezekiel 34:11-16 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
A concerted effort has been mounted to find the thousands of missing children who have dropped from
The Lord has set you... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
The Lord has set you firm within his Church, which he built upon the rock of Peter's faith.
Jesus set his face to... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem, and nothing or nobody could stop him.
In the social divisions of... -- Ezekiel 34:11-16 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
In the social divisions of old Israel, tax collectors, tanners, and, interestingly enough, shepherds
A gardening neighbor told this... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
A gardening neighbor told this story about her pea vines.
A cartoon on the editorial... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
A cartoon on the editorial page of a newspaper showed a picture of Jesus eating the last supper with
I have known two... -- 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
I have known two ministers who have had severe physical and emotional disorders.
Even though the letter is... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Even though the letter is a harsh response Paul uses the very familiar and intimate term "brethren."
What keeps us looking back... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
What keeps us looking back? Throwing glances over our spiritual and emotional shoulder to the past?
It is a paradox... -- 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
It is a paradox of the Christian faith that the more obstacles we overcome, the stronger we gr
Our spiritual growth often comes... -- Mark 8:27-35 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Our spiritual growth often comes when someone asks the right question, the kind of question w
Leslie Weatherhead wrote a book... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Leslie Weatherhead wrote a book called Jesus and Ourselves.
As chaplain of a... -- 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
As chaplain of a long-term care facility I am with older people quite a bit.
Twenty years ago a youthful... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Twenty years ago a youthful, brash and loud-mouthed Cassius Clay made headlines with his overstated
Joseph Pintauro wrote in his... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Joseph Pintauro wrote in his book, To Believe in God, "Nowadays to be on your way is to be ho
Gloom settles over the... -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Gloom settles over the scene as we read, "He could do no mighty work there," and, "He marveled
One tradition in the Judaism... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
One tradition in the Judaism of Jesus' day maintained that, should any child of Israel successfully
On the popular television program... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
On the popular television program, "Star Trek the Next Generation," there is a character named, simp

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Perhaps on this holiday weekend, which culturally marks the beginning of summer, it is right for us to think of the image of coming and going. People traditionally do a lot of coming and going during the summer.  The change in season combines with the relief from school schedules to make it rather common for folks to do much of their traveling and vacationing during the summer months. You and I as pastors will no doubt have to endure a lot of coming and going that may reflect itself in a dip in attendance.
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But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. (v. 26)

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I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.

But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)

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Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.

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... do not let your hearts be troubled...

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