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When silence is not golden! -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B
The avalanche of dealings we have had these past weeks with sin, impending judgment and the call for
The Call of Duty -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Luke 17:1-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
There are those who chafe at the word duty. It seems so arbitrary, so oppressive, so binding.

Illustration

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Through a phone modem, computers... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1997
Through a phone modem, computers can now access mountains of data.
The prophet instructed the people... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1997
The prophet instructed the people that they were to "hate evil and love good." What kind of evil do
In the movie, Raiders of... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1994
In the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark, archaeologist Indiana Jones receives word of the possible exi
John Ruskin, the distinguished 19th... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1991
John Ruskin, the distinguished 19th century English author (1819-1900), made this observation upon t
A story is told of... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1991
A story is told of a homeless 10-year-old who lived on the streets of a large city with his mother.
Most of us deal with... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1991
Most of us deal with the destruction which comes into our lives by blaming it on the other guy.
(M, C)br... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
(M, C)
(M, C)br... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
(M, C)
(P)A... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
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(P)Happy... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
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(P)William... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
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(P)We... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
(P)
(L)Amos... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
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(L)If... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
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L)There is... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
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(M, C)br... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
(M, C)
(M, C)br... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1982
(M, C)
Seek good, and not evil... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
"Seek good, and not evil ... Hate evil, and love good ..." (Amos 5:14, 15)
The Teka birthplace of the... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
The Teka birthplace of the eighth century BC prophet, Amos, can be seen five miles south of Bethlehe
In the east there was... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
In the east there was a people sorely afflicted.
An older preacher seemed to... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
An older preacher seemed to have an uncanny ability to speak a wise or insightful word at just the r
October 4, Feast of St... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
October 4, Feast of St.
Seek good, not evil, that... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
"Seek good, not evil, that you may live.

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Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Everything Except God -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
Robert Coles, a child psychiatrist who taught at Harvard University, decided to travel to the South
Seek Good, Not Evil -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Paul W. F. Harms -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1985
Adolph Hitler had a dream of a thousand-year empire.
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John Jamison
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
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Frank Ramirez
Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
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Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

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Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

Contents
What's Up This Week
"Love Language That Hurts" by Argile Smith
"Whine And Cheese" by C. David McKirachan
"Moving On" by C. David McKirachan


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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

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I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
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"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

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