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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Landmarks -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Our lives are filled with a combination of physical, emotional, and spiritual landmarks.
Promises, promises -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
Psychiatrist, Viktor Frankl, often wrote about the meaninglessness of his patients' lives.
Mirror, mirror on the wall -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2002
The events of September 11, 2001, still have folks acting in disturbing ways.
God brought laughter -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8, Psalm 100 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
A few years back, the religious media was filled with reports of "holy laughter." Some charismatic c

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Keep Calm And Hope On -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Less than three months after a similar coordinated
Illustrations For June 15, 2008 From Tiw -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
In this week's program, Protestant theologian Don Saliers observes that churches sometimes transm
Who's Hungry? -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
We are all too familiar with the commercials and TV spots depicting starving children halfway around
Welcome The Stranger -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Hospitality to strangers, a welcoming spirit, the personal touch -- we expect to find these above al

Devotional

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Proper 6 / Pentecost 4 / OT 11 -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2007
Is anything too wonderful for the Lord?...-- Genesis 18:14

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Proper 6 | Ot 11 (2017) -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7)
The road-weary business traveler... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
The road-weary business traveler steps out of a taxicab, suitcase in hand, and climbs the
There's a whole lot of... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
There's a whole lot of laughter going on in our Genesis passages for today. First, Sarah
Throughout the year, a mission... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
Throughout the year, a mission distribution center needs volunteers to help sort donated
Dr. Drew Cottle wrote the... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
Dr. Drew Cottle wrote the following prayer based on the story of Sarah's laughter:
Many professional schools -- law, medicine... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Many professional schools -- law, medicine, business, and others -- advise their students to be fami
There's a story about Gracie... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
There's a story about Gracie Allen, the comedian and wife of George Burns, that illustrates the open
Susan is the oldest member... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Susan is the oldest member of her church.
A man was driving along... -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
A man was driving along a country road late one afternoon and his car just died.

The Immediate Word

Keep Calm And Hope On -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Less than three months after a similar coordinated
Illustrations For June 15, 2008 From Tiw -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
In this week's program, Protestant theologian Don Saliers observes that churches sometimes transm
Who's Hungry? -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
We are all too familiar with the commercials and TV spots depicting starving children halfway around
Welcome The Stranger -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Hospitality to strangers, a welcoming spirit, the personal touch -- we expect to find these above al

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Keep Calm And Hope On -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Less than three months after a similar coordinated
Illustrations For June 15, 2008 From Tiw -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
In this week's program, Protestant theologian Don Saliers observes that churches sometimes transm
Who's Hungry? -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
We are all too familiar with the commercials and TV spots depicting starving children halfway around
Welcome The Stranger -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Hospitality to strangers, a welcoming spirit, the personal touch -- we expect to find these above al

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Keep Calm And Hope On -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Less than three months after a similar coordinated
Illustrations For June 15, 2008 From Tiw -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
In this week's program, Protestant theologian Don Saliers observes that churches sometimes transm
Who's Hungry? -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
We are all too familiar with the commercials and TV spots depicting starving children halfway around
Welcome The Stranger -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Hospitality to strangers, a welcoming spirit, the personal touch -- we expect to find these above al

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God's Laughter -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2007
Okay, who knows how Joan of Arc died? Right. She was burned at the stake.
The Problem With Promises -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- James L. Killen, Jr. -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2004
The problem with promises is that you have to trust them.
Laughter -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2001
Several years ago Danny Thomas got a good burst of laughter from his audience.

Stories

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Most Improved -- Matthew 9:35--10:8, Psalm 100, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- David O. Bales, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Contents "Most Improved" by David O. Bales
Hope On A Stick -- Matthew 9:35--10:8, Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Keith Hewitt, John E. Sumwalt, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Hope on a Stick" by Keith Hewitt

Worship

The Immediate Word

Keep Calm And Hope On -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2017
Less than three months after a similar coordinated
Illustrations For June 15, 2008 From Tiw -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
In this week's program, Protestant theologian Don Saliers observes that churches sometimes transm
Who's Hungry? -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
We are all too familiar with the commercials and TV spots depicting starving children halfway around
Welcome The Stranger -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Hospitality to strangers, a welcoming spirit, the personal touch -- we expect to find these above al

SermonStudio

Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: On an ordinary Sunday, we come to worship God.
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, Romans 5:1-8 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2004
HymnsWe Are Dancing Sarah's Circle (NCH501)
God Promises Abraham And Sarah A Son -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use as an anthem.* = optional stopping point
PROPER 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7), Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, Romans 5:1-8 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
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