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Refocus -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
Once when Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright, was traveling in Rome, he noticed a crowd of peopl
Fulfilled Faith Journey -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- David Coffin -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
In an effort to challenge my own faith along my spiritual journey, I explored a book about “theodicy
The calm at the center -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
One Chinese word-symbol for "doubt" is a caricature of a person with each foot in a different canoe.
Emergency numbers -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
A whole generation is growing up now with no knowledge of those little stickers we used to keep on o
Gotcha! -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
The longer I go in life the more I become fascinated with words: how we use them, where
The "Not-Me" gremlin -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2002
One of the tasks that I always squeeze somewhere into my day is to read the newspaper.
Faith -- pure and simple -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1996
To believe is not very complicated.
Hitting out of the rough -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- David Kalas -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
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Refocus -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
Once when Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright, was traveling in Rome, he noticed a crowd of peopl

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:
Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p
Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
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Proper 14 / OT 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
... and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty pieces of silver....

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Sermon Illustrations For Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2020) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Sermon Illustrations For Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2017) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2014) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl Keffer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Ira Progoff, in his book At a Journal Workshop, tells the story that in the middle of the nin
NULL -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Sometimes the greatest accomplishments in life emerge out of the greatest tragedies.
In every generation, there are... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In every generation, there are those who would kill the dreamers. John F. Kennedy
Our Genesis lesson today starts... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Our Genesis lesson today starts out with a startling statement. It says, "Jacob settled in
On a warm summer day... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
On a warm summer day, the church youth fellowship visited a regional amusement park.
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
In Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the
Illustrations for August 10, 2008 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
In a word, Joseph was... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
In a word, Joseph was betrayed by those whom he trusted. Is anything more devastating?
Brothers can be partners in... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Brothers can be partners in making a mess out of things.
In every generation, there are... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
In every generation, there are those who would kill the dreamers. John F.
Sibling rivalry has been around... -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Sibling rivalry has been around since Cain and Abel.

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:
Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p
Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:
Sermon Illustrations For Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 (2020) -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:
Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p
Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:

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Proper 14 / Ordinary Time 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2010
Theme For The DayFaith always involves an element of risk.
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: 37:1--4, 12--18 (C)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, 1 Kings 19:9-18 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Here begins the collection of Joseph stories with which the rest of Genesis will be concerned.
Proper 14, Ordinary Time 19 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 (C)
How to overcome a contrary wind -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 37:1--4, 12--28 (C)

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:
Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p
Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:

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The Land Where Our Fathers Had Lived -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- David Kalas -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
The story begins innocently enough.
Shalom Shattered -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
It's art class.
When Life Is The Pits! -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Joseph got thrown in a big hole by his brothers, and he quickly discovered what life is like down in
The Waste In Comparison -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
Grandparents are some of the most well-balanced people on the face of the earth. They have to be.

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Dysfunctional Families -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Our particular age seems to be suffering considerably from what might be called the effects of dysfu

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My Sisters Were Saints -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Wagner -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
Contents"My Sisters Were Saints" by C. David McKirachan
Nice Feet! -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
Contents"Nice feet!" by C. David McKirachan
Where's Your Jesus Now? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Sandra Herrmann, Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Where's Your Jesus Now?" by Sandra Herrmann
Get Out Of The Boat -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "Walking on Water"

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:
Faith In A Stormy Sea -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2017
The last few months have been chaotic ones -- both in Washington and around the world.
Stepping Forward In Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary passages -- specifically the Genesis and Matthew texts -- illustrate the p
Fear And Faith -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2011
When the news came of a bombing in the heart of downtown Oslo, many people's first reaction was to a
The Tyranny Of The Quick Response -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Argile Smith -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2008
When faced with a crisis, our first reaction is to try to come up with a quick solution.
What Motivates You? -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A
Lance Armstrong's record-setting seventh win of the Tour de France sparked this installment of Th

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Bending Toward Justice -- Matthew 14:22-33, Romans 10:5-15, Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2020
For August 9, 2020:

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Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: Scripture tells us of how Jesus once invited Peter
God Walks With Us Through Darkness -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 105:1-4)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2004
HymnsSing Praise To God (NCH6, CBH59, UM126, PH483)
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 2001
Theme: JealousyCall To Worship
Proper 14 -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28, Romans 10:5-15, Matthew 14:22-33 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28Theme: Peace At Home First
Joseph And His Brothers -- Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use as an anthem.
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They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (vv. 16-18)
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When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.  While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.  Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. (vv. 50-53)

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The resurrection of Jesus takes center stage, rightfully so, in the church calendar. By contrast, Ascension Day often falls by the wayside, unless it happens to fall on a Sunday. It’s something Jesus did, but it’s not necessarily a significant event in the lives of many churches. These three texts, however, illustrate the central importance of this event, which is the capstone of the ministry of Jesus.
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Acts 1:1-11
There is still a lot to be in despair about in America. Racism is not gone, as the families who lost loved ones to wanton police shootings continue to mourn. Those who lost jobs, incomes, and businesses in the pandemic continue to suffer and remain in despair. It is all so tragic, as the German-born philosopher Theodor Adono once wrote: “But he who dies in despair has lived his life in vain.” Martin Luther saw this text and its account of the ascension as a time to preach on faith and the comfort from despair that that Word brings:

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Janice B. Scott
Many years ago I met a churchwarden who had grown up within a Jewish background but who had converted to Christianity quite late in life. She had had an amazing conversion experience which had affected her deeply and as a result had become an ardent Christian. She was particularly zealous about Christian mission to the Jews, wanting to convert all Jews to Christianity. When I asked whether she thought Jesus was the only way to God, she looked astonished and said yes, of course!

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Constance Berg
Brian could feel the heat of anger rising in his neck. His left hand curled into a fist and he hit the palm of his right hand. He felt dizzy as he looked around.

Clothes, towels, and sheets were scattered all over the living room. A glass of orange juice was empty, the contents still dribbling down the side of the coffee table. A towel landed at his feet. His one-year-old looked up at him and giggled, making Brian even more angry.
E. Carver Mcgriff
We Americans have long had a love affair with winners. Successful undertakings of nearly every sort quickly receive the admiration of those around us. As a group, we take great delight in banquets and other ceremonies at which honors are distributed. People who come in second are rarely remembered in our culture. The runner-up usually receives a brief word of recognition and then is quickly forgotten. If you happen to be a sports enthusiast, you'll remember the poor old Buffalo Bills of the NFL.
Paul E. Robinson
How many of you know what BASE jumping is? BASE jumping is the very scary sport of jumping off Buildings, Antennae, Spans, and Earth objects. If you want to do it more than once, you jump with a parachute or perhaps a hang glider. Some of you may have seen examples of this daring sport on television.

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John W. Clarke
Ascension Day is a good time for the Christian community to assess where it has been and where it is going. We need to ask ourselves why we are here and exactly what is it we are supposed to be doing. Our lesson for this day provides us with much needed information on what we should be doing and what our final destination as we travel this road in ministry with Jesus is.
Erskine White
When people are confused or afraid, when they feel that things are out of control, or when they feel helpless to overcome the problems which confront them, they often resort to "pie in the sky" religion. They look for Jesus to come and fix what they can't fix for themselves. They figure that one day, as if by magic, Jesus will make everything right for them in the "sweet bye and bye."

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Peter Andrew Smith
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Not the Hour or the Day
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Acts 1:1-11

“God, I know that I’m supposed to have faith and trust,” Paul said softly as he sat on the bench outside of the nursing home. “Yet a part of me wishes you would tell me when.”

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