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Rejoice -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Back home -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
God looks for you -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
There are lots of stories in the Bible about being lost and found.
"Finding that which was lost" -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Teachers or Parents: These parables about finding something
Lost and Found -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Parents or Teachers: Today's lesson is about the lost sheep and the lost
Lost ones found! -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Teachers or Parents: Share with the children a time when you
Tie a yellow ribbon -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Materials:12 inches of yellow lanyard per child

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C

Commentary

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Life or Death: Make A Choice -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2022
Choices matter.
Discomforting Words -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
Note: This installment was originally published in 2013.
Overflowing grace -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- David Kalas -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
When the apostle Paul wrote his first letter to Timothy, he shared in writing a part of his own pers
Discomforting words -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
Today's scriptures carry warnings that Christians of the 21st century really need to listen to.
Jilted in Jerusalem -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
If the lost is lost, it is not found. If it is found, it is no longer lost.
Changed -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
When one congregation finished its building project, the dedication team wanted to place
Jilted in Jerusalem -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2001
If the lost is lost, it is not found. If it is found, it is no longer lost.
God's initiative -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1998
The First Reading for today is a bit hard to take -- few biblical passages are so apparently void of
But what if it is broken? -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- David Kalas -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Conventional wisdom says, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." That's fair advice.
When the predictions become reality -- Isaiah 66:16-23, Hebrews 12:18-24, Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Most of the time, I think the predictions of the Bible, especially those related to the coming of th
Share the joy reach out and include -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord.

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Grandma's Pendant -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Call to Worship:

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Lost and Found! -- Luke 15:1-10 -- John Jamison -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2022
Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one.
Dancing Angels -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
“Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner
Where's That Missing Piece? -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
How many of you like to play with Legos? Do you have any special Legos that you would hate to lose?
The Lost Is Found! -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Ignerint -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
"But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overf
Rejoice -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
"Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over nine
Your heart -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into
Back home -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow
God looks for you -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
In today's scripture reading, Jesus tells us two short stories. In the first, a man has 100 sheep.
Help! Save me! -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Good morning! I want you to imagine that you are on a big
Finding that which was lost -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Good morning! Have you ever lost anything that was important
Be patient -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some blocks to play with because
Lost and found -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you have ever lost
Lost ones found! -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Jesus once told a story about a woman who had a coin such as
By appointment -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
My doctor is a very, very busy person who has to see many sick
Choosing from a display -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
But for that very reason I received mercy, so that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might
Tie a yellow ribbon -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

The Immediate Word

Ecological Jeremiad -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
For September 15, 2019:
Fully Pardoned -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
In this week’s lection from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Jeremiah -- communicating God’s judgm
No Rejoicing Yet -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus illustrates the concern God has for every one of us,
When Faithfulness Counts As Righteousness -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Whether we look to the headlines or in the particulars of our own experiences, life is full of diffi
No One Left Behind -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
There have been several recent news stories about people being lost, toward whom costly rescue effor
Back To Chaos? -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
This coming weekend is the third anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in the history of t

Children's Story

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When Jodie Was Lost -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
It was Jodie's first holiday at the seaside, and she loved it.

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Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light.
Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Psalm 14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
Fools say in their hearts, "There is no God."-- Psalm 14:1a
Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overfl
Proper 19 / Pentecost 17 / Ordinary Time 24 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.

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Sketch Practice -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1997
ThemeWithout Jesus there will be no joy in any of our endeavors.

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2022) -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2022
Luke 15:1-10
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2019) -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2016) -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 (2013) -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Phil Mickelson was so excited... -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Ron Love -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
Phil Mickelson was so excited in winning the 2004 Masters that he jumped for joy -- a reaction captu
The text reminds us... -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
The text reminds us how skilled we are in doing evil, in sinning.
It's usually a complaint... -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
It's usually a complaint. It's usually said in frustration or resignation.
Joshua Milton Blahyi... -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
Joshua Milton Blahyi, a member of the Sarpo tribe in Liberia, was a high priest for the biggest god
God appointed Paul... -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
God appointed Paul. He did not take on this responsibility by himself.
On the evening of... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
On the evening of Sunday, August 21, 1911, three men disguised as maintenance workers broke into the
The great joy Jesus... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
The great joy Jesus and the Father feel over the reclaiming of just one lost sheep and just one lost
Before becoming a great... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Ron Love -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
Before becoming a great American novelist, Dashiell Hammett was a police detective for the Pinkerton
NULL -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
If you perform a Google search for Mount Vesuvius, you will be met with a variety of pictures of the
NULL -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Tim Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Someone asked in an adult Sunday school class if there were prophets today.
NULL -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Ron Love -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Rembrandt completed an inspiring painting in 1634 that he titled, "The Descent from the Cross." Stan
NULL -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
One character in the book Les Miserables by Victor Hugo is named Inspector Javert.
NULL -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Karen asked her parents if they would be able to keep her cat while she and her family were away on
NULL -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
During basic training, soldiers in the United States Army are taught what is known as the Soldier's
NULL -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
At times we need to... -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
At times we need to know that the Lord is a God of justice. When slumbering giants of
God promises to blow against... -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
God promises to blow against the people of God like a desert wind. One desert wind that

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Ecological Jeremiad -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
For September 15, 2019:
Fully Pardoned -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
In this week’s lection from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Jeremiah -- communicating God’s judgm
No Rejoicing Yet -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus illustrates the concern God has for every one of us,
When Faithfulness Counts As Righteousness -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Whether we look to the headlines or in the particulars of our own experiences, life is full of diffi

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Rescuing God, Your Sense Of Grace Is Outrageous... -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Repentance as response -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:Repentance as responseGospel Note:
PROPER 19 -- Hosea 4:1-3, 15:15-6:6, Psalm 77:11-20, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Ecological Jeremiad -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
For September 15, 2019:
Fully Pardoned -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
In this week’s lection from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Jeremiah -- communicating God’s judgm
No Rejoicing Yet -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus illustrates the concern God has for every one of us,
When Faithfulness Counts As Righteousness -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Whether we look to the headlines or in the particulars of our own experiences, life is full of diffi
No One Left Behind -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
There have been several recent news stories about people being lost, toward whom costly rescue effor
Back To Chaos? -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
This coming weekend is the third anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in the history of t

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Proper 19/Pentecost 17/Ordinary Time 24 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day God always offers a special welcome to those who are lost.
Proper 19/Pentecost 17/Ordinary Time 24 -- Psalm 14 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
(See Proper 12/Pentecost 10/Ordinary Time 17, Cycle B, for an alternative approach.)
Proper 19 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
"Now it is I who speak in judgment upon them" (v. 12).
Proper 19 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus' acts of compassion and his teaching ministry.
Lost And Found -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
1. Text
The Never Lost Ninety-Nine -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2001
The homemade sign hanging on a large construction crane outside Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Io
Jesus Searches For Us -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
Proper 19 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 (C)
Recovering The Lost -- Luke 15:1-10 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1997
1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to
Proper 19 -- Hosea 4:1-3; 5:15-6:6, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 19 -- Hosea 4:1-3; 5:15-6:6, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 19 -- Hosea 4:1-3; 5:15-6:6, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1988
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The Never Lost Ninety-Nine -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2001
The homemade sign hanging on a large construction crane outside Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, Io

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Ecological Jeremiad -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
For September 15, 2019:
Fully Pardoned -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
In this week’s lection from the Hebrew scriptures, the prophet Jeremiah -- communicating God’s judgm
No Rejoicing Yet -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
In this week’s lectionary gospel text, Jesus illustrates the concern God has for every one of us,
When Faithfulness Counts As Righteousness -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Whether we look to the headlines or in the particulars of our own experiences, life is full of diffi
No One Left Behind -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2007
There have been several recent news stories about people being lost, toward whom costly rescue effor
Back To Chaos? -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- George L. Murphy -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
This coming weekend is the third anniversary of one of the most traumatic events in the history of t

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From Life To Death To ... -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Chrysanne Timm -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
How many of you remember the movie Duck and Cover?
The Utmost Patience For The Foremost Sinner -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Scott Suskovic -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
We usually don't spend too much time thinking about our own sinfulness.
Where Would You Go To Meet Jesus? -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Rick McCracken-Bennett -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
I remember reading in a church development book some time ago of the experiences of a church planter
Only The Lost And The Least -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
A woman approached her pastor with a question: "Where is the lost and found department in our church
Thank God We Can Change -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Clayton A. Lord Jr. -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
Someone once said that the only constant in life is change.
Tales Of The Spiritually Stupid -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 18-22 -- Lee Ann Dunlap -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
"Stupid is as stupid does." So says the now-famous quote from the movie, Forrest Gump.
Actions Bring Consequences -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
Once upon a time an otter rushed before the king and cried out, "My lord, you are a king who loves j
Jesus Encounters The Religion Police -- Luke 15:1-10 -- R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
Back before the ways of the Taliban became common knowledge, there was a fascinating little article
Giving The Best To The Worst -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
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'? yet' -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
Some of the hardest weeks of my life were spent in an intensive eight week Hebrew course at Princeto
God As Loser And Finder -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
It happens now with increasing regularity.
Messes Into Miracles -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Kirk R. Webster -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
Remember your first home?
A Seeking Savior -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1991
Christian thinking about salvation has divided itself into two main streams which I like to think of
Find Your Way Home -- Hosea 4:1-3; 5:15-6:6 -- R. Keith Hammer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1991
It’s 6:15 in the morning.

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The Outrage Of Grace -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
I've recently been reading a most fascinating book,
'real' Christians -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
As a teenager, I remember a visit to our church youth club by Sylvia.
Can God Be Bought? -- Exodus 32:7-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
At a very young age, Jamie discovered that he was excellent at Maths.

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The Biggest Sinner -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- John E. Sumwalt, Sandra Herrmann, Fanny Lee Seville -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2022
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "The Biggest Sinner" by John Sumwalt
In Our Hearts -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
Contents “In Our Hearts” by Peter Andrew Smith
Come, Join The Party! -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 14 -- Keith Wagner, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
Contents "Come, Join the Party!" by Keith Wagner
The Amen Code -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 14 -- Frank Ramirez, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
Contents"The Amen Code" by Frank Ramirez "Gun Stories" by John Sumwalt
Lost And Found -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 14 -- Keith Hewitt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Contents"Lost and Found" by Keith Hewitt
Until Found -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10, Psalm 14 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C
Contents A Story to Live By: "Until Found"

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When Faith Faces Disaster -- Luke 15:1-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2009
This text appears in the lectionary cycle just about the time of the America's remembrance of the Se
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Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.
The Parable Of The Lost Dog -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
Like most of the general population, I lose things all the time.
The Faith Of A Child -- Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jane Moschenrose -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
As an eleven-year-old pitcher for the Rockies Little League softball team, Karen was having a great
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I was in great pain.
The Joy Of God -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1994
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Ecological Jeremiad -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2019
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Fully Pardoned -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Robin Lostetter -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2016
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No Rejoicing Yet -- Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2013
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When Faithfulness Counts As Righteousness -- Luke 15:1-10, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, Psalm 14 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2010
Whether we look to the headlines or in the particulars of our own experiences, life is full of diffi
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If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
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Proper 19/Ordinary Time 24 -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 1:12-17Theme: Immortal, Invisible
Proper 19/Ordinary Time 24 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 15:1-10Theme: Looking To Find
Proper 19 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2003
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Proper 19 | OT 24 -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Luke 15:1-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
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Proper 19, Pentecost 17, Ordinary Time 24 -- Luke 15:1-10 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
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Accountable to God -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1997
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Grace beyond sin -- 1 Timothy 1:12-17 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1997
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Seeking the Lost -- Luke 15:1-10 -- James R. Wilson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1997
Gospel: Luke 15:1-10Theme: Seeking the lost
Proper 19 -- Psalm 77:11-20 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 1991
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