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Humility -- Jeremiah 28:1-9, Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
All of us are aware of the difference between real and false humility.
The God Who Is Always the Same -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Luke 14:1, 7-14, Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Often when you hear some people talk about God you get the idea they are really talking about two go

Illustration

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Stevens Danish, chairman of the... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Stevens Danish, chairman of the psychology department at Virginia Commonwealth University says, "By
Lisa Alther's novel Original Sins... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Lisa Alther's novel Original Sins is a tiresome recital of lurid descriptions of violence and
A Christian counselor was helping... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
A Christian counselor was helping a group of parents deal with the weighty matter of moral instructi
Caring for others may be... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
Caring for others may be at the heart of living out our Christian fatih.
This Scripture passage emphasizes the... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
This Scripture passage emphasizes the need to show hospitality to those we meet along the many roads
It's funny how things stay... -- Hebrews 13:1-8 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A
It's funny how things stay with you over the years.

Prayer

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PROPER 17 -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Psalm 15, Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

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Proper 17 -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 17 -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 17 -- Ezekiel 18:1-9, Hebrews 13:1-8, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 1988
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