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An old Kudzu cartoon shows... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
An old Kudzu cartoon shows the resident preacher, Will B.
Workplace violence is on the... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
Workplace violence is on the rise.
As a child I was... -- Matthew 21:33-46 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1996
As a child I was fascinated by the visitors who ate on our back porch.
Macbeth: Present fears are less... -- 2 Timothy 1:3-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Macbeth: "Present fears are less than horrible imaginings."
On a December day when... -- Amos 5:8-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
On a December day when it was ten degrees, a pregnant woman in her thirties boarded a bus in Milwauk
Christian faith is rarely discovered... -- 2 Timothy 1:3-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Christian faith is rarely "discovered" like a bolt out of the sky.
The Teka birthplace of the... -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
The Teka birthplace of the eighth century BC prophet, Amos, can be seen five miles south of Bethlehe
Faith is a word that... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
"Faith is a word that connects hope and God.
A minister in Cadiz, Ohio... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
A minister in Cadiz, Ohio, put an ad in the Sunday paper stating, "Godloving folks badly needed to h
Allowances for children have often... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Allowances for children have often been hotly debated items, usually between parents and their own c
Never be disturbed by honest... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Never be disturbed by honest doubts.
I must make a confession... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I must make a confession.
For years and years Lowell... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
For years and years Lowell, Massachusetts, was one in a series of sick cities along the northern bor
I have witnessed an increasing... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I have witnessed an increasing number of conversations in recent years that are geared toward discer
On this World Communion Sunday... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
On this World Communion Sunday, Christians from around the world will be celebrating this all-encomp
As any carpenter will tell... -- Joel 2:23-30 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
As any carpenter will tell you, "You can't stretch a board, but you can always cut one down to size.
Martin Buber tells about a... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Martin Buber tells about a surgeon friend who visited one of his patients.
If why? is the great... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
If "why?" is the great "child question," then perhaps, as illustrated in Habakkuk, the great "adult
One sports writer reported that... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
One sports writer reported that golf pro Sam Snead's counsel on how to handle the rough was very sim
More often than we may... -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
More often than we may realize, the task of the church is one with that of Habakkuk.
Following his death in 1955... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
Following his death in 1955, an autopsy was performed on Albert Einstein, in which it was reported h
I've discovered, thanks to my... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
I've discovered, thanks to my wife's observation and wisdom, that I look for too many pats on the
If life is a bowl... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
"If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" Erma Bombeck's question was on the lip
The most spectacular spiritual event... -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
The most spectacular spiritual event of the last several years was the public performance of this Sc

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Null -- 1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43, Ephesians 6:10-20, John 6:56-69 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
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  • Faith Outside the Box by Bethany Peerbolte — Boxes are convenient. In the home, they make moving easier, they hide our clutter, and they separate one thing from another. But if the boxes we put people in are inflexible they prevent us from coming to know someone’s divine worth.
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Raw power is stunning, but rarely is it warm and personal in the way we think of strength. Power explodes, while strength is channeled energy. Power unleashes force, but strength controls ability in very specific ways.

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“Legion” by C. David McKirachan
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Legion
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Luke 8:26-39

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So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)

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I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)

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Praxis had a problem. It wasn't a problem shared by any of the other pixies, it was his alone. And it was often very embarrassing.

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This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.

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