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Commentary

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Help wanted -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- David Kalas -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
In an election year there are certain themes that are bound to enjoy national prominence, including
God's possibility -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
When we encounter the living God we always find a new possibility open to us.
What you sow ... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
One of my favorite farming tales is of a pastor in a rural congregation who was tired of hearing peo
What must I do? -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- David Kalas -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
The Philippian jailor does not appear in any of our selected readings for this Sunday, but
Humbled by grace -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
In Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, "It is part of the discipline of humility that
Gathering the harvest -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
The theme for today is set by the Gospel lesson: the sending of missionaries to gather the harvest t
Fireworks and waterworks -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Independence Day is picnics and barbeques and the faint memory of throwing off tyranny like tea into

Children's sermon

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Terrific, radiant, humble -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
"For if those who are nothing think they are something, they deceive themselves." (v.
Don't stop and don't give up! -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Do you know what a marathon is? It's a really long race. Most marathons are many, many miles.
Helping others -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning! In the Bible, we find many places where God
Bragging -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Good morning! Today I brought a trophy I won. I bring it to

The Immediate Word

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.

Devotional

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Proper 9 / Pentecost 7 / Ordinary Time 14 -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should res

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Proper 9 | OT 14 (2016) -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
2 Kings 5:1-14
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 9 | OT 14 (2013) -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
2 Kings 5:1-14
Reaping what you sow... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
Reaping what you sow is a metaphor that comes from the fields.
No, we are no longer bound... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
No, we are no longer bound by the law, but the law shows us that we have messed up!
NULL -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
I became a Christian as a child.
NULL -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
A popular poster in grade school classrooms reads something like this: "Thirty years from now, it wo
NULL -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Illustrations

2 Kings 5:1-14
Zen Buddhism includes methods of... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Zen Buddhism includes methods of disturbing the mind and of abandoning one's usual
Annie had been diagnosed with... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Annie had been diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 36 and was the mother of three
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) had considerable... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) had considerable wealth and his generous giving included
After a long and stormy... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
After a long and stormy letter to a difficult church, Paul ended his epistle with a gentle
Australian philosopher Peter Singer, professor... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
Australian philosopher Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, has argued for
As the football coach of... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
As the football coach of Northwest High School, Coach Freeman made it a habit to read at least three
Growing up on a wheat... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
Growing up on a wheat farm, I learned quickly about reaping what you sow.
You reap what you sow... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
You reap what you sow.
In verse 14 Paul resolves... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
In verse 14 Paul resolves not to boast of anything except the cross of Christ.
In Paul's valedictory remarks to... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
In Paul's valedictory remarks to the Galatians, he places emphasis on Christian grace.
Bill Hybels relates that in... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
Bill Hybels relates that in the Boston Marathon there is a legendary obstacle called Heartbreak Hill
Among the ancient Greek legends... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1995
Among the ancient Greek legends there are a group of stories told about a young man named Jason.
Some teachers are instructed that... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1995
Some teachers are instructed that when a first grader spells "cat" as "k-a-t," they must not correct
As Christians reflect upon their... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1995
As Christians reflect upon their freedom as the children of God, they cannot adequately do so withou
On this Fourth of July... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
On this Fourth of July, these words from Galatians remind us of what it can mean for nations to "bea

The Immediate Word

Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.

Preaching

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Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.

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Proper 9/Pentecost 7/Ordinary Time 14 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: 2 Kings 5:1-14 (C)


Sermon

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Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.

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On Not Giving Up -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
A word of encouragement came from an unlikely source the other day in a television interview with Dw
Sowing And Reaping -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- John Jamison -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
These words certainly sound like a threat, don't they? You will reap what you sow!
Choosing Your Future -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
It was many years ago now, right after I had first started in the ministry that Sharlon and I travel
Bear One Another's Burdens -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
The composer Bizet was the original bad luck man.

Stories

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Those Who Reap What They Sow Are Servants -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Keith Wagner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2016
Contents
"Those who Reap what they Sow are Servants" by Keith Wagner
Hunt And Peck For History -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2013
Contents
"Hunt and Peck for History" by Frank Ramirez
Practicing Responsible Freedom -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Lamar Massingill, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
Contents
"Practicing Responsible Freedom" by Lamar Massingill
Being Helped In Spite Of Himself -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Sandra Herrmann, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Spirit Of Gentleness -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, Psalm 30 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
A Story to Live By



A Spirit of Gentleness

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Bagging It -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Bones Mackay thinks he has a cool job.

Worship

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Free Sermon Illustrations For July 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2010
Edith Shain recently died.
Who's Number One? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Psalm 30 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2010
American culture seems to thrive on an individualistic, can-do spirit -- exemplified by our deeply h
How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. Mccutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.

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Proper 9 / Ordinary Time 14 / Pentecost 7 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Psalm 30 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
A sacred teaching must be examined from at least three points of view:
Proper 9/Ordinary Time 14 -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16

Theme: Carry This, Will Ya?
Proper 9 -- 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2003
Theme: By Faith We Are Healed

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Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
Bethany Peerbolte
Thomas Willadsen
Few things are more illustrative than a juicy, tightly phrased nugget of hyperbole or literary exaggeration. From Monty Python to Cicero, literature is filled with these leg-pulling and eye rolling tidbits. To wit:

You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o’clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down at the mill for 14 hours a day and when we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!​” (Monty Python).

“Busier than a pig on ice.”

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“Hoisted On Their Own Petard” by C. David McKirachan
“Who’s Responsible?” by C. David McKirachan
“Good for What?” by Frank Ramirez


Hoisted On Their Own Petard
by C. David McKirachan
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22

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Arley K. Fadness
“Salt is good; (v. 50a)

Good morning boys and girls,

How are you this morning? Are you feeling sunny or cloudy? Stormy or balmy? Using weather talk how would you describe yourself. For me, I'm feeling _____________.

I have a question.

And I have some surprising good news. Are you ready? (children respond) The question is: have you ever eaten food without salt? Did you ever eat french fries without salt? Have you ever eaten potato chips without salt? Without salt food can be tasteless and unappetizing.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22
The 14th Day of Adar, the feast of Purim, commemorates a time when the Jewish people were saved during the Persian Empire. Tribal genocide was proposed by Haman; his desire was to annihilate the whole nation of Israel. Esther, you will remember, was encouraged by Mordecai to stand up for her people with the king of Persia. Risking her life, Esther goes before the king and advocates for justice.

Frank Ramirez
Esther is not just the winner of a beauty contest. She, like us, has the potential to rise to the unexpected occasion! She turns out to be greater than we, and she, thought she was.

According to the most practical book of the New Testament, the letter of James, prayer is more than simply the channel for our hopes. Prayer is the practical avenue  for getting things done with God, and should be treated seriously. Prayer is more than you think.

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Janice B. Scott
The chairman of our local district council has just been ordained. For the first year he will be a deacon, then in a year's time should be ordained priest in accordance with Church of England tradition. In an article in the local paper he said, "One woman told me that she got a lot from my sermons and prayers because she felt like she was leaning on a garden gate talking to God."

That seems to me to be such a good description of prayer, to be leaning on a garden gate talking to God. It conjures up a feeling

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Steven E. Albertin
Several years ago at my previous congregation I remember a discussion I had with the church council. It was very revealing of the kind of distorted vision of ministry that is very much afoot in the church these days.

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