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Who's in? Who's out? -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
Today’s readings introduce us to three groups of outcast people: the exiles in Babylon, Paul in pris
Exiles, outcasts, and home -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013
When he summarized the formation of Latino identity, Gregory Rodriguez titled his social history
Your home away from home -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Psalm 66:1-12 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
Imagine yourself in a ship out on the high seas.
Christianity, the basic course -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Psalm 66:1-12 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
A survey of Christian education resources reveals a trend toward an increasing number of
Surviving for real! -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2001
Earlier this year the nation was captivated by the television series Survivor -- the Outback.
Gratitude to God -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1998
The Gospel Lesson for today strongly urges a theme of thanksgiving, specifically of grateful acknowl

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Lemonade -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
In this week’s Old Testament passage, God -- through the prophet Jeremiah -- addresses the people of
Sticks And Stones And... Shutdown -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013

As the federal government shutdown

Playing The Hand We're Dealt -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
As you well know, these are often challenging days for the church.

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Hey batta batta...swing! -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
"Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which
Set the word free -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
The Apostle Paul did many good things for God.
Do you know this man? -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of those movies where
Not chained -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a padlock with a key today
Good news! -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
We use the word "gospel" a lot, don't we? That is not a word
Working as God's representative -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be

Devotional

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Proper 23 / Pentecost 21 / Ordinary Time 28 -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 23 | OT 28 (2016) -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, R. Robert Cueni, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 23 | OT 28 (2013) -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Paul often repeats the basis... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013
Paul often repeats the basis of our faith in Christ! It can't be stated often enough!
Is Paul naive?... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013
Is Paul naive? Or has he hit on something that we have yet to learn?
NULL -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
NULL -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Ron Love -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
Jimmy Buffett was born in Mississippi, but raised in Alabama.
NULL -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
In Ray Bradbury's science fiction classic Fahrenheit 451, firefighters are not as we know the
Two hundred years ago, people... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Two hundred years ago, people defined preaching as sixty minutes to raise the dead. One
Having watched the various figure... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Having watched the various figure skating championships this past winter, we often do
What the middle verses indicate... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
What the middle verses indicate is that we need to be mindful of Christ. Indeed,
When John G. Paton, the... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
When John G. Paton, the first missionary to the cannibals of the South Pacific Islands,
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 br... -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 br... -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
In this passage, Paul speaks... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2001
In this passage, Paul speaks of enduring everything for the sake of God's chosen people, in order th
In one scene of Bernard... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2001
In one scene of Bernard Shaw's play, Saint Joan, Shaw portrays Joan of Arc's inquisition.
The apostle reminds us that... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2001
The apostle reminds us that it is out of death that we receive life, and it is out of despair that w
Michael Saylor, the C.E.O. of... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2001
Michael Saylor, the C.E.O.
Despite being a prisoner of... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
Despite being a prisoner of Rome, Paul was free to proclaim the true gospel of the risen Lord.
Only eight years after Christopher... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1998
Only eight years after Christopher Columbus proved it could be done, Francisco de Bobadilla sailed f
In this passage Paul describes... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1998
In this passage Paul describes Jesus in two ways: raised from the dead and a descendant of David.
Having watched the various figure... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Having watched the various figure skating championships this past winter, we often do not realize th
Ten or five or even... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Ten or five or even three years ago, who would have believed that we would so soon see the fall of t

The Immediate Word

Lemonade -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
In this week’s Old Testament passage, God -- through the prophet Jeremiah -- addresses the people of
Sticks And Stones And... Shutdown -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013

As the federal government shutdown

Playing The Hand We're Dealt -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
As you well know, these are often challenging days for the church.

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PROPER 23 -- Micah 1:2, 2:1-10, Psalm 26, Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
Sing a new song to God, who has done marvelous deeds.

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Lemonade -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
In this week’s Old Testament passage, God -- through the prophet Jeremiah -- addresses the people of
Sticks And Stones And... Shutdown -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013

As the federal government shutdown

Playing The Hand We're Dealt -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
As you well know, these are often challenging days for the church.

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Proper 23/Pentecost 21/Ordinary Time 28 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
God wants us to bloom where we're planted.
Proper 23 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 23 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 (C)

Proper 23 -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 23 -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 23 -- Micah 1:2; 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Lemonade -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
In this week’s Old Testament passage, God -- through the prophet Jeremiah -- addresses the people of
Sticks And Stones And... Shutdown -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013

As the federal government shutdown

Playing The Hand We're Dealt -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
As you well know, these are often challenging days for the church.

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Living In Chains -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Scott Suskovic -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
"... suffer as I do" (2 Timothy 1:12).

The Gospel Is Unchained ... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2006
I went to the store to buy a new pair of blue jeans.
Half-truths And Almost Bible -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2003
The first time that I noticed the book Salvation on Sand Mountain was when I was leaving the Andover
What's In It For Us? -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2000
Everybody has a list of personal pet peeves. Here's mine:

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Remembering Simple Basics -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
When three of us from our benefice here in South Norfolk went to London on an Alpha training cours

Stories

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Rebirth For Troubled Souls -- Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Keith Wagner, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Rebirth for Troubled Souls" by Keith Wagner
You've Got To Be Kidding -- Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Psalm 66:1-12 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013
Contents
"You've Got to Be Kidding" by C. David McKirachan
The Outsider -- Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Keith Hewitt -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
Contents
"The Outsider" by Keith Hewitt
Seek The Welfare Of The City -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Frank R. Fisher, Ron Lavin -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Seek the Welfare of the City" by Frank Fisher
The Thanks You Get -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Psalm 66:1-12 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "The Thanks You Get"

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Remember Jesus Christ ... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
By the time Paul wrote these words to Timothy, memories were about all he had left.
God Is Faithful To Godself -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 1994
His hands were surely trembling as he lifted his hammer to nail his theses to the door of the Castle

Worship

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Lemonade -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2016
In this week’s Old Testament passage, God -- through the prophet Jeremiah -- addresses the people of
Sticks And Stones And... Shutdown -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2013

As the federal government shutdown

Playing The Hand We're Dealt -- Luke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2010
As you well know, these are often challenging days for the church.

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Proper 23 / Ordinary Time 28 / Pentecost 21 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19, Psalm 66:1-12 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 23/Ordinary Time 28 -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 2:8-15

Theme: If, Then, Therefore
Proper 23 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2003
Theme: Beware Of False Prophets

Call To Worship
Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 -- Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, Luke 17:11-19 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Theme: Feed And Flower

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Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
For February 24, 2019:

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Keith Hewitt
Wilton Lewis stood with his hands on his hips, studying the sanctuary wall, not trusting himself to speak. He wanted to spit, was thwarted by the fact that he was inside, and instead swallowed hard and said, “This is vile. Disgusting and vile.” He turned to his right and added, “I apologize, Reverend Cashmore. This does not represent the good people of Port William. You know that, I hope.”

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Frank Ramirez
Since Albert Einstein is considered the genius above all geniuses, he is often credited quotes he never said. (If Einstein said it, it must be true.) That includes the saying that insanity is defined as doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result. Actually, it wasn't until the 1980's that he was first connected to that saying, but it doesn't matter who actually said it, because these three scriptures seem to validate the saying.

Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Genesis 45: 3-11, 15

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Arley K. Fadness
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (v. 27)

Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.

The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.

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David Kalas
Seven years ago, our family moved from southern Virginia to northeast Wisconsin. As you might expect, spring comes later here. Fall comes earlier. And winter is a much different experience in northeast Wisconsin than it was in southern Virginia. The same temperatures that seemed bone-chilling in Virginia are good reason to leave the mufflers and mittens at home in Wisconsin. Of course, many of the retired folks in my congregation here take their cue from the geese and fly south for the winter each year.

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