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It had been a difficult... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
It had been a difficult year for Sharon, as her mother's health deteriorated and was placed
So do not be ashamed... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
"So do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord...." All ministers should
Nathan Soderblom was a pastor... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
Nathan Soderblom was a pastor, professor, and archbishop of Uppsala, Sweden.
Suppose a group of 100... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
Suppose a group of 100 people were given the ask of moving a piece of stone weighing
The problem of how to... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
The problem of how to have faith is common to all world religions. This insight from the
The lead story on the... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
The lead story on the evening news centered on the heroic act of a firefighter who
Only a fool would go... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
Only a fool would go digging randomly in the desert -- unless he knew his faith was not
In an earlier generation, a... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
In an earlier generation, a church was decidedly short on funds. A gentleman came to
Paul reminds us that suffering... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
Paul reminds us that suffering is to be expected as a part of following Jesus.
In 1996, U.S. Supreme Court... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
In 1996, U.S.
Francis Whitaker died on October... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
Francis Whitaker died on October 23, 1999, at the age of 92 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Alvin is a city council... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
Alvin is a city council member in a Rocky Mountain city.
Gary was worried. The next... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
Gary was worried.
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is an extraordinary breed of dog.
It takes a lot of... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
It takes a lot of faith to stay at sea for a month, fishing for one's livelihood under a carpet of w
The tragic shooting at Columbine... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
The tragic shooting at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, offered a stirring reminder of the c
If you are reading this... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
If you are reading this illustration in Emphasis you are undoubtedly a fan of CSS Publishing
An old Calvin and... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
An old Calvin and Hobbes cartoon shows Calvin and his imaginary friend Hobbes, a stuffed tige
So many of our people... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
So many of our people are timid in sharing the faith.
The San Jose State University... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
The San Jose State University football team was not doing so well during the 1996 season.
There lived a woman in... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
There lived a woman in England whose house stood at the foot of two ugly hillocks, which prevented t
While serving as a chaplain... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
While serving as a chaplain in a Clinical Pastoral Education program, one student had done an outsta
Dave is president of a... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
Dave is president of a huge retail electronics corporation.
Despite being a prisoner of... -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
Despite being a prisoner of Rome, Paul was free to proclaim the true gospel of the risen Lord.

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A Lament For The City -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
This week's Immediate Word concerns Jeremiah and his laments over Jerusalem (Lamentations 1:1

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Bob Ove
Bill Thomas
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Bonnie Bates
Jeremiah 8:18--9:1
David Coffin
A pastor has been called to a certain congregation with one major mandate in mind: “Revitalize our youth ministry! We built this new addition to our church building, with a huge mortgage and we cannot get any younger people to come to our church activities.” So, the Pastor mobilizes the younger families in both the church and in the local area for monthly Sunday night activities. However, the very faces that were on the pastoral call committee often have alternative family plans on Sunday nights.

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Arley K. Fadness
“No slave can serve two masters...you cannot serve God and money.” (v. 13)

Good morning children,

I’m so glad to see you. How are you? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
It is said that if everyone started their adult life on an equal footing with £1000 each, some would go on to become millionaires, some would chug along comfortably, some would struggle to make ends meet and some would become poor. It may also be true that those who became millionaires would be venerated, those who were comfortable would be admired, those who struggled would be despised and those who were poor would be so completely disregarded that they would quickly become invisible.

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William E. Keeney
1Then Jesus said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2So he summoned him and said to him, 'What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.' 3Then the manager said to himself, 'What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to

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