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Table scraps -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Open up! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Play a game of "Ephphatha! Open up!" with the children.
Ephphatha -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Teachers or Parents: Just as Jesus opened the ears of the deaf
Be open! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Teachers: This week's lesson tells about Jesus healing a deaf

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:24-37 -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:24-37 -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B

Commentary

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The Poor and Their Maker -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- David Kalas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
How close are you to poverty? We might answer that question in a variety of ways.
Christianity 101 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
All three of our readings for this Sunday point in the direction of inclusion, rather than the exclu
Don't judge people by their covers -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
Shorthand might be an efficient way to take quick notes, but it’s a lousy way to typecast people.
Human price tags -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Soren Kierkegaard once wrote of a strange break-in at a large store in his native Denmark where the
Practically Christian -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125 -- David Kalas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
I parked next to a car yesterday that looked like a bit of a junker. It was pretty banged up
Eating humble pie -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2003
My family lives in a typical, middle-class suburb just outside the nation's capital.
Playing favorites -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2000
Many of us know the feeling of being excluded or unwanted by another who plays favorites.
Words -- Proverbs 1:20-33, James 3:1-12, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2000
The little boy's parents persistently call him stupid, and he drops out of high school his first yea
Whose side is God on? -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9,22-23, Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1997
(Dr. Mark A.
The little dogs of God -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1994
The overarching theological theme in today's gospel lesson is the growing inclusiveness of the missi
Getting along -- Proverbs 2:1-8, James 1:17-27, Mark 7:31-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1991
Getting along, just getting along, that is how most of us live most of the time.
Keeping Others in Mind -- Isaiah 35:4-7a, Mark 7:31-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Those of you who read my material know that I am always insistent that we keep the people and the ev

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:24-37 -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: Mark 7:24-37 -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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He's Not One Of Us -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Call to Worship: When Jesus entered a house, he didn't want anyone to know he was

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Untouchable! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- John Jamison -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into
Eph-pha-tha (ef-a-tha) -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Then looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphat
Jesus, Savior of the World -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
The Point: Jesus did miracles to point to his greatest work -- our salvation
Open Your Ears! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: Here we have an interesting combination of healing stories.
Does God care? -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the
Take a risk -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their
What it is to be poor -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about being poor.
Open up! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. When you wake up in the morning, what do your eyes do?
Both are needed -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Good morning! I have here a flashlight and some batteries.
Ephphatha -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Good morning! What is this I have here in my hand? (Show the
Faith has no favorites -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a pair of glasses with
He makes the deaf to hear -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know someone who
Table Scraps -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
But she answered him, "Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children's
Does God care? -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the

The Immediate Word

Hearing Our Siblings' Cries -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125, Genesis 2:15 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
For September 5, 2021:
Better Than Silver or Gold -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
By providing cures for a deaf-mute and the daughter of a foreign woman, Jesus does much more in this
Some Citizens United -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
After the conclusion of this week's Democratic convention, two months remain until the November elec
Divine And Human Partiality: A Christian Dilemma -- Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Faithing Our Fears -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Fear -- and our varying responses to it -- will likely be one of the enduring legacies from Hurrican

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Carnival Day At The Street -- James 2:1-10, 14-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Mr Skillett, who was as thin as two pieces of paper stuck together and as tall as a bus, always

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Carnival Day At The Street -- James 2:1-10, 14-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Mr Skillett, who was as thin as two pieces of paper stuck together and as tall as a bus, always

Devotional

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Proper 18 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2008
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Proper 18 -- Mark 7:24-37 -- William W. Helland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2005
Mark 7:24-37

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All Things Well -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1999
Theme:

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | OT 23 | Pentecost 15 (2021) -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | OT 23 (2018) -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | OT 23 (2015) -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Bonnie Bates, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | OT 23 (2012) -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem, Cynthia E. Cowen, Mark Ellingsen, Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
During the Communist witch hunt... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
During the Communist witch hunt, led by Senator Joe McCarthy, many individuals in the film industry
Someone asked me one day... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Someone asked me one day, "How much do you earn a year?" I answered him, "I earn about $750,000." He
Generosity is a cardinal ethical virtue... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Generosity is a cardinal ethical virtue uplifted in many houses of faith.
If I say "dandelion," what do you think of?... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
If I say "dandelion," what do you think of? (an ugly weed)
Statistics released by the Corporation for Economic Development... -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Statistics released by the Corporation for Economic Development reveal the number of poor families h
Leonard Sweet brings the Letter of James up-to-date... -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Leonard Sweet brings the Letter of James up-to-date in his criticism of those who favor the rich ove
In 1993, mountaineer Greg Mortenson failed to climb K2... -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
In 1993, mountaineer Greg Mortenson failed to climb K2, second-highest mountain on earth, located on
Tucker, the family pet, had a bad eating habit... -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Tucker, the family pet, had a bad eating habit.
Some expect God to perform a healing when they pray for a person... -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Some expect God to perform a healing when they pray for a person.
Barbara Van Dahan is addressing a problem that has been basically ignored by society... -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
Barbara Van Dahan is addressing a problem that has been basically ignored by society, and that is th
Whoever sows injustice will reap... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
"Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity," says the book of Proverbs. Yet we can all
In a couple of the... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
In a couple of the transitional episodes of changing characters in the television series
Ralph shared with his Sunday... -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
Ralph shared with his Sunday school class how his sister and her husband lived and
The man on the street... -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
The man on the street asking for money was easy to ignore. He was not attractive. He
In today's world, following James... -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
In today's world, following James' advice of accepting all others can be risky. Certainly,
Suppose you learned that actress... -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
Suppose you learned that actress Julia Roberts was coming to your worship service next
Courtney worked hard in math... -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
Courtney worked hard in math while in high school. Every good grade she got, she

The Immediate Word

Hearing Our Siblings' Cries -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125, Genesis 2:15 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
For September 5, 2021:
Better Than Silver or Gold -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
By providing cures for a deaf-mute and the daughter of a foreign woman, Jesus does much more in this
Some Citizens United -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
After the conclusion of this week's Democratic convention, two months remain until the November elec

Intercession

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God Of Compassion... -- James 2:1-10, 14-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Proper 18 -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Andrew Daughters -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
Lord, we all have a measure of deafness,though our ears may perform very well

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Proclaiming the incredible -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: The point of the story for Mark appears not to be to signal

Preaching

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Hearing Our Siblings' Cries -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125, Genesis 2:15 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
For September 5, 2021:
Better Than Silver or Gold -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
By providing cures for a deaf-mute and the daughter of a foreign woman, Jesus does much more in this
Some Citizens United -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
After the conclusion of this week's Democratic convention, two months remain until the November elec
Divine And Human Partiality: A Christian Dilemma -- Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Faithing Our Fears -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Fear -- and our varying responses to it -- will likely be one of the enduring legacies from Hurrican

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Proper 18 / Pentecost 15 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2011
Theme of the DayGod cares for the poor. Collect of the Day
Proper 18/Pentecost 16/Ordinary Time 23 -- Psalm 125 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
Psalm 125 celebrates the presence of God during times of distress.
Getting Back Into The Conversation -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2005
Miracle Eight Getting Back Into The ConversationThe Text
Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 or Isaiah 35:4-7a3, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2005
Revised Common Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 or Isaiah 35:4-7a3
An Exile Of Silence Set Free -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2002
The Healing Of The Deaf Mute
Proper 18 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2001
In both Mesopotamia and Egypt, but also in Israel, Wisdom teaching and theology held a respected pos
Healing A Deaf-Mute -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Harold H. Lentz -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1999
Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, in th
Proper 18 (C, E) -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 (C)
Faith active in good works -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Faith active in good works.
Proper 18 -- Psalm 119:129-136 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
Your decrees are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.
Proper 18 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
It is obvious that this pericope was chosen because of its
Proper 18 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
At this juncture in the church year, which is now well into the second half of Pentecost, the preach
Proper 18 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
At this juncture in the church year, which is now well into the second half of Pentecost, the preach
Proper 18, Pentecost 16, Ordinary Time 23 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Seasonal Theme
The Deaf-Mute -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
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Hearing Our Siblings' Cries -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125, Genesis 2:15 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
For September 5, 2021:
Better Than Silver or Gold -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2018
Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
By providing cures for a deaf-mute and the daughter of a foreign woman, Jesus does much more in this
Some Citizens United -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
After the conclusion of this week's Democratic convention, two months remain until the November elec
Divine And Human Partiality: A Christian Dilemma -- Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Faithing Our Fears -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Thom M. Shuman, Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Fear -- and our varying responses to it -- will likely be one of the enduring legacies from Hurrican

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Going to the Dogs -- Mark 7:24-37 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2011
There are some Bible stories that embarrass me and this is one of them.
A Glance and a Sigh -- Mark 7:24-37 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2011
There is a scripture text that I would commend to all of us.
The Place Beyond Punishment -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2008
You can tell a lot about a family by finding out what happens if a child spills something.
The Inconcealable Christ! -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2008
He could not keep his presence secret.-- Mark 7:24
Yielding To Spiritual Maturity -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Thomas W. Lentz -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2008
Peter Drucker has conducted management seminars for both businesses and churches.
Strength Through Diversity -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2005
A wealthy businessman decided to take a walk and eat his lunch at the same time.
A Healing Ministry For The Modern Church -- Mark 7:24-37 -- John T. Ball -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2005
The mission and ministry of Jesus was preaching, teaching, and healing.
Abundant Love -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2002
The pastor began his sermon by telling of an encounter earlier that week.
Deliverance: The Forgotten Third Of Jesus' Ministry -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2002
Russian novelist Fydor Dostoevsky wrote, "God and the devil are at war in the universe and their bat
People See Through Us -- James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2002
A lasting contribution to American life was made by a simple business woman who turned a small baker
All Mine To Give! -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1999
Do you ever get tired of giving?
Cheers For The Healed -- Mark 7:24-37 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1996
Let's Hear It For The Deaf Man -- that's the title of a detective novel.
Lasting Impressions -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1996
During his first visit to the United States, Albert Schweitzer found himself at Pennsylvania Station
The Spiritual Organ Of Corti -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
Jonah went in the opposite direction of that in which God wanted him to go.
Wisdom In A Proverb -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Sue Anne Steffey Morrow -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
What is a proverb?
Of Seeing and Hearing -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
A jungle tribe walks down a path.
Wisdom for the Living of These Days -- Proverbs 2:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff, Robert W. Stackel -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
Four men were in a plane: the president of the United States, a college professor, a preacher, and a
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Room At The Table -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Keith Hewitt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
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Two Men -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37 -- Keith Hewitt, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
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Ephphatha ... Be Opened -- Mark 7:24-37 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2008
Our text introduces us to a remarkable woman. She is courageous. She is clever. She is cool.
Paying With Love -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2005
My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord
A Different Hunger -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1999
Marsha and Richard had a beautiful home on a wooded lot just outside the suburbs.
Keeping Watch -- Psalm 146 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-Sumwalt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1996
A little boy named Jacob was getting ready for bed.
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We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

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Hearing Our Siblings' Cries -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125, Genesis 2:15 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Quantisha Mason-Doll -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2021
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Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? -- Mark 7:24-37, James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
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Some Citizens United -- James 2:1-10 (11-13) 14-17, Mark 7:24-37, Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Psalm 125 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2012
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The Rich And The Poor -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
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PROPER 18 -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, Mark 7:24-37, Psalm 125 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
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P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, + and of the Holy Spirit.
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