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Who is the world's greatest... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Who is the world's greatest evangelist? In about 1960, many of the churches in Cedar
John wrote that the Spirit... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
John wrote that the Spirit of God would send the spirit of truth. He will guide you, he will
In the short span of... -- John 6:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
In the short span of just ten years, some eighty million people have read the more than
A hospital chaplain often will... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
A hospital chaplain often will accompany a doctor into a patient's room to deliver bad news.
Jean was struggling with Alzheimer's... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
Jean was struggling with Alzheimer's disease when it was discovered that she had breast cancer.
A practice familiar to scuba... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
A practice familiar to scuba divers involves something called "buddy-breathing." Occasionally one di
How does the Spirit of... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
How does the Spirit of truth come to us today, if not in the Bible?
I find it hard not... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
I find it hard not to think of Anne Frank whenever I read of the progression: suffering, endurance,
During the plagues in Europe... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
During the plagues in Europe, Christians had an above average survival rate.
Steve Mariotti is the founder... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
Steve Mariotti is the founder and president of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
In his book It's... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
In his book It's Not About the Bike, Lance Armstrong relates his rocky journey from world cha
A cartoon in the I... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
A cartoon in the New Yorker some years ago shows two young women returning to their apartment
In the movie Trading... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
In the movie Trading Places an elderly Wall Street tycoon makes a one-dollar wager with a bus
Prior to the year 1840... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
Prior to the year 1840, if you wanted a family portrait it had to be hand-painted.
In this remarkable passage Paul... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
In this remarkable passage Paul reports how he and other persons of faith "boast in our sufferings"
The legendary comedian Bob Hope... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
The legendary comedian Bob Hope was once asked why he entertained service personnel throughout the w
Star Trek: The Next... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
Star Trek: The Next Generation has an episode that revolves around Captain Picard's artificia
The love of God has... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
"The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit." Jesus wants to thorough
Our country began with George... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
Our country began with George Washington, the one who reportedly said, "I cannot tell a lie." But th
It isn't uncommon to hear... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
It isn't uncommon to hear students (of all ages) lament over a required subject: "But why do I have
She practiced behind closed doors... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
She practiced behind closed doors, so no one would interrupt her train of thought or make fun of the
In the early church, many... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
In the early church, many considered martyrdom to be the norm for Christians.
A Bright Shining Lie is... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
A Bright Shining Lie is Neil Sheehan's story of John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam.
We were hiking up a... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
We were hiking up a section of the Appalachian Trail as it wound its serpentine way northward throug
They say that experience is... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
They say that experience is the best teacher.

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
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For July 5, 2020:
  • Say You Love Me (But Stay Six Feet Away) by Chris Keating — The voice of the beloved calls to us this week. The lush poetry calls our attention to the pure gift of God, and will likely resonate with communities longing for interaction, mutuality, and the rich abundance of love’s delight.

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Mumbling Hope
by David O. Bales
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

Phabi and Nahum rode obediently behind Eliezer, tossed rhythmically side to side on their camels. They glanced to one another with knowing looks. Eliezer was mumbling again. “I suppose I could’ve told them the whole story. They were certainly interested. A display of wealth will do that, especially to a fellow like Laban.”

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David Kalas
When I was a boy, I heard a preacher remind his congregation about the true nature of the cross. He observed that we have turned the cross into both a lovely adornment in our sanctuaries and a piece of jewelry for our bodies. It is, for us, a smooth, attractive, gilded thing. But the original cross, he insisted, was nothing like that. The cross that Jesus bore -- and the cross, therefore, that we are invited to take up as his followers -- is harsh and heavy. It is rugged and bloody. It is heavy wood across the back, not silver or gold on a lapel or necklace.
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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Here in England we're now well into the wedding season, in which many young couples will follow the age old tradition of plighting their troth. Some of them will do so here in Pulham St. Mary church, and several more here in our benefice in South Norfolk.

Although our country has the highest divorce rate in the whole of Europe and is second only to the United States in the world, and although many couples now live together outside marriage, nonetheless marriage is still a very popular institution.

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Schuyler Rhodes
I think one of the best lessons I have learned in ministry is the lesson of win-win. Have you ever heard of win-win? In a world where win-lose situations seem to dominate our interactions, the discovery of the possibility of building scenarios where everyone can benefit, where everyone can, in effect, win, has been an incredible answer to prayer. In church, community, and family life it has been a powerful way forward on numerous occasions. Recently, an experience in negotiations in a sensitive church situation resulted in a win-win, and it was unbelievable.

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Good morning, boys and girls. Does anyone live on a farm or near a farm? (let them answer) What do farmers use today to plow fields and harvest the grain? (let them answer) That's right, tractors. Before farmers used tractors what did they use? (let them answer) That's right, horses. Did you know that farmers also used to use animals called oxen? These animals are like bulls that have horns and are very strong. They can pull a plow easily as long as they worked in pairs. If the oxen didn't work together, it was hard.

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