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What Taxes Do -- Romans 13:1-10 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a street sign, some school books, and a fascimile of a food stamp voucher


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From childhood school days I... -- Romans 13:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
From childhood school days I recall the deep impression made upon me by a certain poem by J. H. L.
Therefore one must be subject... -- Romans 13:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
"Therefore one must be subject, not only because of wrath but also because of conscience" (Romans 13
Have you ever walked a... -- Romans 13:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1996
Have you ever walked a tightrope about fifty feet off the ground?



Proper 18 -- Exodus 19:16-24, Romans 13:1-10, Matthew 18:15-20 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1989
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The awesome presence of God -- Exodus 19:16-24, Psalm 115, Romans 13:1-10, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: Every aspect of this narrative points to the awesomeness of the presence of God.
The glory, majesty, and power of God -- Exodus 19:16-24, Romans 13:1-10 -- Heth H. Corl -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1986
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PROPER 18 -- Exodus 19:16-24, Psalm 115:1-11, Romans 13:1-10, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Norman A. Beck -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1986
When these seven texts are studied within their contexts, it becomes apparent that they share the th

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“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)

Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.


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We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real. But in this reading, Jesus makes it clear that those who are very ordinary because they are poor, or hungry, or sad, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way, are especially blessed. This is a story about Casper, who spoke in fun but found his words were taken rather seriously.


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"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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