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The Fruitful Vine -- John 15:1-8 -- William E. Keeney -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
What is a preacher to make of a parable or extended allegory about a vine in an urban and industrial
Unlimited Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1995
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how ofte
Wicked Tenants -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1995
"Listen to another parable.
The King's Wedding Feast -- Matthew 22:1-14 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 1995
Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a k
Prepared Or Not? -- Matthew 25:1-13 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 1995
"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this.
Use It Or Lose It -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 1995
"For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to the
Actions Determine Judgment -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- William E. Keeney -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 1995
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the thr
Service And Reward -- Matthew 20:1-16 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 1995
"For The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers
Two Sons -- Matthew 21:23-32 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - A -- 1995
When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was
Seasoning And Illumination -- Matthew 5:13-20 -- William E. Keeney -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - A -- 1995
"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored
The Shepherd And His Flock -- John 10:1-10 -- William E. Keeney -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1995
"Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by ano
Self-deception, Hearers And Doers -- Matthew 7:21-29 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1995
"Not every one who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one w
Sowers Of The Seed -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1995
The same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.
Thistles Among The Wheat -- Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 1995
He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed g
Treasures And Trash -- Matthew 13:44-52 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 1995
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in h

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Use It Or Lose It -- Matthew 25:14-30 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 1995
"For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to the
Unlimited Forgiveness -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 1995
Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how ofte
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Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. (vv. 1-4)

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Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (vv. 11-12)

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Have any of you ever been sick? (Let them respond) How did you feel? Did you feel lucky? (Let them respond.)

Have any of you ever gotten hurt? (Let them respond) How did you feel? Did you feel happy? (Let them respond.)

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Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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These responses may be used:


Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

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