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Commentary

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The power of God made real -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
Does our modern faith leave room for miracles?
Miracles -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Charles Darwin grew up in a Christian home, yet later in life he rejected Christianity's hold on him
Distinguishing features -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17, Psalm 146 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
When our people hear these three passages read during our worship services this Sunday, they will se
Vital signs -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17, Psalm 146 -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
When President Warren Harding died suddenly, making Calvin Coolidge president of the

Children's sermon

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God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

Devotional

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Proper 5 / Pentecost 3 / Ordinary Time 10 -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2009
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, "Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 5 | OT 10 (2016) -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Bill Thomas, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 5 | OT 10 (2013) -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)
The Gentile widow had nothing... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
The Gentile widow had nothing to give Elijah, and yet he healed her child.
You can run out of gas... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
You can run out of gas. You can run out of food. You can run out of money.
Susan Jacoby wrote an editorial... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Ron Love -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Susan Jacoby wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which she pointed out the falsehood
NULL -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Tim Smith -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2010
Lilia felt empty following her divorce. Her friends stood by her but she felt alone nonetheless.
Several years ago on the... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
Several years ago on the Canadian prairies, farmers experienced an unusual problem with
We don't have any money... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
"We don't have any money," Doreen cried to her older sister. Doreen's husband had left
If you were hungry and... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2007
If you were hungry and needed food, would you call the wealthiest or the poorest person
It had been a hard... -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
It had been a hard winter in the Appalachian backcountry. Blizzards had deposited snow

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God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

Preaching

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Proper 5 -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Luke 7:11-17 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

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God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

Sermon

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God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on

Stories

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Free! -- Luke 7:11-17, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Psalm 146 -- Keith Wagner -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2016
Contents "Free!" by Keith Wagner
Ruining A Good Funeral -- Luke 7:11-17, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Galatians 1:11-24, Psalm 146 -- C. David Mckirachan, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2013
Contents"Ruining a Good Funeral" by C. David McKirachan
E-Mails To Home: What If Paul Had An E-Mail Account? -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Rick McCracken-Bennett, John S. Smylie -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week
E-Mails To Home: What If Paul Had An E-Mail Account? -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Rick McCracken-Bennett, John S. Smylie -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
ContentsWhat's Up This Week

Worship

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Proper 5/Ordinary Time 10 -- 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2006
First Lesson: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)Theme: Your Word Is Truth

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God With Us, In The Pit -- Luke 7:11-17, Galatians 1:11-24, 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24), Psalm 146 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C
The problem of human pain and how to alleviate it has been a great challenge throughout the ages, on
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“I think that was probably the best dinner we’ve ever had with your parents.” Stephen finished wiping the counter and then turned the dishwasher on. “It was really great to have them over.”

“They certainly seemed to enjoy themselves and even Dad was talkative,” Molly gave him a kiss on the cheek. “Thanks for cooking.”

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Object: You need pieces of clothing to dress two children. One is to be dressed in nice clothes, and the other in ‘not-so-nice’ clothes. You could either dress them like they were in Jesus’ day or as they might look today. For Jesus’ day, you might dress one child in a nice robe, with a fancy hat and staff, like a king, and the other just wrapped in something like burlap with a rope belt, like John the Baptist. For today, you might dress one child in a jacket or nice suit, and the other in old, torn jeans and a baggy, ragged shirt, or sweatshirt.

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Call to Worship:

With John the Baptist, in our worship today let us prepare the way of the Lord and make his paths straight.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, we are not worthy to undo the strap of your sandals.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, we repent. Forgive our sins.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, baptise us with your Holy Spirit.
Lord, have mercy.

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Somewhere today a woman picks up another dirty shirt and tosses it into the laundry basket. She shakes her head and thinks, "I've got to get out of this marriage! He treats me like dirt! I deserve someone better, someone who really loves me! God knows I've put up with more than anyone needs to."

But she sees the picture of their wedding day on the dresser and stops. She remembers the promise she made that day: "...for better, for worse...." And she decides to stay and see if she can make this thing work.

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