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Children's Activity

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Playing referee -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
God is there -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
God is with us -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Materials Gelatin powder, blue and yellow Water Fingers or paintbrushes
"Solving our differences" -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers or Parents: There is probably no more important
Jesus, our Commander in Chief -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers or Parents: Children are interested in power, and
Christian tennis -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Teachers: Tennis is the game for Christians. It has "love" and

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:15-20 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:15-20 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A

Commentary

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God Sets Us Free And Keeps Us Together -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In accord with the Pentecost season’s preoccupation with living the Christian life (Sanctification),
The meaning of community -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
The Moravian Community of Herrnhut in Saxony was well established by the year 1727.
The things God requires -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Psalm 149 -- David Kalas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Many of us deeply cherish Micah's famous answer to that question (Micah 6:8).
Kill or be killed? -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Psalm 149 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
Gilbert and Sullivan, the dynamic duo of the stage, created fun-filled musicals and light
Non-Hollywood love -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Psalm 149 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2002
In June the American Film Institute released its list of the top 100 romance movies of all time.
Community! Community! Community! -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1999
(Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St.
Putting love to work -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1996
Last week we suggested that if Genesis is the account of God's election, then Exodus is t
School days, school days -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14 -- William H. Shepherd -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good old golden rule days.
Respons ... ibility -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Listen to most people talk about responsibility and you will soon hear them speaking of duty and obl
Faith and Works -- Psalm 15, Ezekiel 18:1-9, 25-29, Luke 14:1, 7-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
One would think that one of these days the continuing discussion of these two matters would go away.

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God Sets Us Free And Keeps Us Together -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In accord with the Pentecost season’s preoccupation with living the Christian life (Sanctification),

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:15-20 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Matthew 18:15-20 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Delivery -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Tug-O-Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be don
One in Jesus as a Church Family! -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
The Point: As a member of Jesus' family of faith we need to work to keep our unity.
What is a neighbor? -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. (v. 10)
Playing referee -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you
Sharing Jesus -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
Love your neighbor as yourself. (v. 9)
God is there -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. (v. 20)
Love your neighbors -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls! Did you do anything special this week?
God is with us -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Isn't it great to be here in church? You look wonderful today.
Who is my neighbor? -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! The Bible tells us that we should love our
Solving our differences -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! Have you ever noticed how many stories are in
Fulfilling the law -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning! This morning I'm going to ask you to fill this
Jesus, our Commander in Chief -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
When I was your age, I liked to collect toy soldiers like
A neighbor at school -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you take your lunch
Keeping a good friend -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you ever get into arguments?

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
The Debt Penalty: Pay The Fine Or Do The Time -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul reminds us once again of our call to look beyond our own self
No More Promised Lands -- Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Roger Lovette, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's been an eventful week for America's East coast, dominated by what the media blithely refers to
Love Of Neighbor: Priceless -- Romans 13:8-14, Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Tug-O-Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be don
Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be

Children's Story

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Why Doesn't It Work? -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
They were huddled together leaning against straw stacks in a corner of the old barn, where they

Devotional

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Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / OT 23 -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
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Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / OT 23 -- Psalm 149 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands.
Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / OT 23 -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the
Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / OT 23 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.

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My Brother's Keeper -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
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Sermons Illustrations For Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2017) -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Exodus 12:1-14
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Exodus 12:1-14
We can learn a lot... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
We can learn a lot about what the story of the Passover has to do with Christians from our Jewish fr
Chuck Noll, the former coach... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Chuck Noll, the former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, took the team to four Super Bowl championsh
Love is an overused word... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Love is an overused word in the English language.
How hard it is to remember... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
How hard it is to remember that most important rule.
Leonardo da Vinci once designed... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) once designed a timepiece that could wake a sleeping person by brushin
Conflict is inevitable in human... -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Conflict is inevitable in human life, even in churches.
On the day after the Normandy invasion... -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
On the day after the Normandy invasion, war correspondent Ernie Pyle made this report: "I took a wal
It's all about getting your priorities straight... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's all about getting your priorities straight.
Writing about relationships in the church... -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Leonard Sweet, writing about relationships in the church, contends that to say "relationship" is to
The story of visiting an old woman... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Peter Gomes tells the story of visiting an old woman in a nursing home who had to downsize her posse
Have you ever had an outfit or a pair of jeans... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Brian Hohmeier -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Have you ever had an outfit or a pair of jeans that fit so well that they just felt natural to wear
Early politicians required feedback from the public... -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered importan
Sermons Illustrations For Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2011) -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Exodus 12:1-14
A megachurch is defined as a church with 2,000 or more... -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
A megachurch is defined as a church with 2,000 or more in average weekly attendance.
My wife's family has some German in their background... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
My wife's family has some German in their background, so after I married her I was introduced to the
On a blustery October night... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
On a blustery October night in a church outside Minneapolis, several hundred believers
In our Exodus lesson today... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
In our Exodus lesson today, the Lord tells Moses and Aaron to tell the people to prepare
A. J. Jacobs wrote of... -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
A. J. Jacobs wrote of his experiences in seeking to live one year "biblically." He wrote,

The Immediate Word

Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
The Debt Penalty: Pay The Fine Or Do The Time -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul reminds us once again of our call to look beyond our own self
No More Promised Lands -- Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Roger Lovette, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's been an eventful week for America's East coast, dominated by what the media blithely refers to

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Sermons Illustrations For Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2017) -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Exodus 12:1-14
Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be

Intercession

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Compassionate God... -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
The Debt Penalty: Pay The Fine Or Do The Time -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul reminds us once again of our call to look beyond our own self
No More Promised Lands -- Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Roger Lovette, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's been an eventful week for America's East coast, dominated by what the media blithely refers to
Love Of Neighbor: Priceless -- Romans 13:8-14, Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be

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Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2010
Theme For The DayIn the Passover and in the Lord's Supper, eating is remembering.
Proper 18/Pentecost 16/Ordinary Time 23 -- Psalm 149 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2006
(See All Saints, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 12:1--14 (C)
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
This particular text, which tells of the institution of the Jewish Passover feast, is to mark the be
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPSCALL TO WORSHIP
Proper 18, Pentecost 16, Ordinary Time 23 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-4, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 12:1-4 (C)
A word of warning -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Exodus 12:1-14 (C)
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Exodus 12:1-14 (C)
Proper 18 -- Exodus 19:16-24, Romans 13:1-10, Matthew 18:15-20 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
The Debt Penalty: Pay The Fine Or Do The Time -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul reminds us once again of our call to look beyond our own self
No More Promised Lands -- Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Roger Lovette, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's been an eventful week for America's East coast, dominated by what the media blithely refers to
Love Of Neighbor: Priceless -- Romans 13:8-14, Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be

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The Armor Of Light -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
Characters Harry Christian Margaret Christian (Harry's wife)
Eat And Run -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- David Kalas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
At some time or another, we've all had to hurry through a meal and hurry away from the table.
Personal Politics -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
Thomas Browne said that "the vices we scoff at in others laugh at us from within ourselves." More th
Doing Well And Doing Good -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
There is a cliche thrown around the business world that states that people should do well by doing g
Church Discipline: A Cure For What Ails The Body -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Stan Purdum -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
When a sixteen-year-old stays out all night drinking, then drives home, a father disciplines him wit
Bloody Lintels -- Broken Bread -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
Two Russian surgeons and an anesthetist took turns lying on an operating table beside a critically-i
A Call To Love -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Of all the words used throughout the world, the one that is used the most -- or misused the most --
Is Big Brother Watching You? -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Marilyn Saure Breckenridge -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Introduction
Saved Through The Blood Of The Lamb -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Many times, especially during Lent, we hear that Jesus is the Lamb of God who shed his blood on the
Bloody Doorposts -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Tempe Fussell, Curtis Fussell -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
When I was about twelve years of age I attended a state Boy Scout jamboree.
The Challenge Of Tough Love -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
The time was November 1930. The place was the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
Holy Unto The Lord -- Exodus 19:16-24 -- Walter L. Kimbrough -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1992
The challenge of every Christian believer is to live a holy life. Ralph P.
Familiarity Breeds Contempt -- Exodus 19:16-24 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Our "take-it-or-leave-it" attitude concerning God is evidence that we do not always fully appreciate
Straight Talk, Due Process and Grace -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- William J. Carl, III -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
It never ceases to amaze me how periodically someone joins the church thinking with great naivete th

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Passing Over -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
At the moment it is a
Rising To The Heights Of Love -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Over the sombre weeks of this recent summer in which two little girls were murdered in a quiet C
Every Member Ministry -- And Judgment? -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Here in England, despite being constantly told of the drop in church attendance, the Church cont

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Teeth -- Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Contents "Teeth" by C. David McKirachan "Being Ready" by Peter Andrew Smith
The Power Of Passover -- Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- John Fitzgerald, Keith Hewitt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
Contents"The Power of Passover" by John Fitzgerald
I Tertius, The Writer Of This Letter -- Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- David O. Bales, Craig Kelly -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
Contents"I Tertius, the Writer of this Letter" by David O. Bales
Styling And Profiling -- Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Bryan Meadows, Constance Berg -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2008
What's Up This Week
The Armor Of Light -- Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2005
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Teeth -- Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
Contents "Teeth" by C. David McKirachan "Being Ready" by Peter Andrew Smith

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Remembering 9/11 -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
"This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festi
The Winds Of God -- Romans 13:8-14 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
Larry WinebrennerMy grandmother was an unforgiving woman.
Paying With Love -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the
Strike Three, You're Out! -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
It was a difficult issue: LaTonya was a beloved woman who had been asked to watch the church nursery
The Defining Mark -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
Rollin and Tom were colleagues at a small Christian college.

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be
The Debt Penalty: Pay The Fine Or Do The Time -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2014
In this week’s Romans passage, Paul reminds us once again of our call to look beyond our own self
No More Promised Lands -- Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 149 -- Roger Lovette, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2011
It's been an eventful week for America's East coast, dominated by what the media blithely refers to
Love Of Neighbor: Priceless -- Romans 13:8-14, Exodus 12:1-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A
Dear fellow preachers,

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Love in Action -- Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20, Exodus 12:1-14, Ezekiel 33:7-11, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2017
In this week’s lectionary epistle text, Paul echoes Jesus when he says that the commandments can be

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Proper 18/Pentecost 16/Ordinary Time 23 -- Matthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14, Psalm 119:33-40 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
Confession, Instruction, And Forgiveness P: Holy God, in whose name we gather,
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: To people held captive by others,
Bitter Herbs, Sweet Remembrance -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Psalm 149:1-4)
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 149, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2004
HymnsWake, Awake, For Night Is Flying (UM720, NCH112, PH17)
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Theme: The Community Of FaithCall To Worship
Proper 18 -- Romans 13:8-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Theme: Love One AnotherCall To Worship
Proper 18 -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Theme: Two Or Three TogetherCall To Worship
Proper 18 -- Psalm 149 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Reproving Another Who Sins -- Matthew 18:15-20 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
Remembering Whose We AreInvitation to the Celebration
Proper 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Exodus 12:1-14Theme: TogetherCall To Worship
Duties Toward Others -- Romans 13:8-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1992
Suggestions:Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
PROPER 18 -- Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 149, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
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
Call to WorshipPastor:
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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