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Do as you say -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do any of you have invisible
Freedom! -- John 8:31-36 -- Reformation Sunday - C
When we think about freedom, we think of our country. We even
Agape -- 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Good morning! I want to ask you some questions this morning
Blanket theology -- 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Many people are anxious. Would somebody here
Huge -- Mark 13:1-8 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B
Good morning! We are gathered in a beautiful place. This
Beginning and end -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C
Today is the beginning of a brand-new year. We even call
Where's Jesus? -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever played
God never gives up -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Can anyone tell me what kind of
Be like chameleons -- 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B
Good morning! Have you ever seen one of these? (Show the
Jesus to the rescue -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Life can be dangerous, can't it?
The wind of God -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Good morning! Today I want to talk about God in a different
Going and coming -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning! I have here a list that parents made out for a babysitter. What is a babysitter?
Knee-bending faith -- Philippians 2:1-13 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you brought a friend today?
The whole alphabet -- Revelation 21:1-6a -- New Year's Day - A, New Year's Day - B, New Year's Day - C
Happy New Year! When I think of a whole new year that we are
What makes a king a king? -- John 18:33-37 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B
Good morning! This is Christ The King Sunday. Let's talk
Revelation -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C
I have here a picture. (In this trick picture, I have a
Gabriel - God's messenger -- Luke 1:26-38 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B
Good morning! I brought an angel with me this morning to
Good medicine -- Romans 5:12-19 -- First Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a bottle of (name of
Don't mind the storm -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C
You are going to help teach the lesson today. We're going to make it rain in church!
Confident living hope -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what the word confidence means?
Happy to be hungry! -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever been
The only cure -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B
Good morning! I brought three little containers with me this
Remember to say thanks -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C
Good morning! What is this that I have in my hand? (Show
No ticket needed -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Good morning! I want to tell you a story this morning. Once
Don't sound a trumpet -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Good evening, boys and girls. I brought an empty tube with me tonight.
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The Immediate Word

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For August 18, 2019:
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“A Cloud of Witnesses” by Peter Andrew Smith
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A Cloud of Witnesses
by Peter Andrew Smith
Hebrews 11:29--12:2

Pastor Will stormed out of the board room.

“Is everything okay, Pastor?” Linda called from the office. “Are you finished already?”

“We’re just taking a break,” he said. “We all need a few minutes”

Will walked into the sanctuary, sat in a pew, and closed his eyes.

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Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

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All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

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Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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