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There's a little town in... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
There's a little town in northeast Ohio called Hanoverton, settled in the early 1800s by Protestants
We don't automatically understand how... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
We don't automatically understand how remarkable the encounter between Jesus and the woman with the
Christ left the riches of... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Christ left the riches of heaven in order to abide among us mortals here on earth.
Plenty ... abundance ... that our fruits... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Plenty ... abundance ... "that our fruits may abound!"
Bostonian Tom White is the... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Bostonian Tom White is the head of the J. F.
David invites nature into his... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
David invites nature into his grief over the death of Saul and Jonathan.
Gath and Ashkelon were two... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Gath and Ashkelon were two of the five principle cities in the Philistine territory along the Medite
One of the dynamics of... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
One of the dynamics of grief is the idealization of the deceased.
Grief can be a harsh... -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2003
Grief can be a harsh teacher, but a good instructor in humility, patience, respect, perspective and
It was late afternoon, and... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
It was late afternoon, and I was on my way home in downtown Detroit.
Might this prayer have gone... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
Might this prayer have gone through Jairus' mind? "Lord of life, my young daughter was dying.
In the spring of 1998... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
In the spring of 1998, there was a story in the news about a fifteen-year-old boy who bled to death
Alexander I, the Czar of... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
Alexander I, the Czar of Russia during and following Napoleon's unsuccessful invasion of his country
John Adams had to be... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
John Adams had to be strong and noble to accept second place twice as the first Vice President of th
The benevolent wealthy man wanted... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
The benevolent wealthy man wanted to share all that he had with the less fortunate.
Nathan sat quietly eating his... -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
Nathan sat quietly eating his candy and enjoying each individual bite.
At the time of his... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2000
At the time of his death, Henri Nouwen was the spiritual leader of L'Arche Daybreak Community in To
If you are a single... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
If you are a single-minded person and a "doer" more than a "thinker," it is very difficult to stop w
Jairus connected his daughter to... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Jairus connected his daughter to Jesus through his prayer, his petition, his intercession, his reque
To touch or be touched... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
To touch or be touched by Jesus is to be given new life.
Several years ago in Rumania... -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Several years ago in Rumania, there was a woman who fainted when she opened her front door and found
Emperor Cyrus II, sometimes called... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Emperor Cyrus II, sometimes called "Cyrus the Great," became an emperor to be feared after rising fr
The Christian teaching that we... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
The Christian teaching that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit is the most dynamic and elevating t
Private detectives in fiction are... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
Private detectives in fiction are often hard-drinking, chain-smoking people with unstable diets and
William Cowper suffered from a... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1997
William Cowper suffered from a terrible inferiority complex.

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Give Generously -- 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
In the early seventies, Ian (my husband) and I started a business together.
The Distress Of Death -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
Surprisingly, most

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The Compassionate Healings -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
We have before us two stories, the story of a sick woman with a twelve-year-old hemorrhage and the s

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Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
The texts this week are centered on the church’s testimony and witness. That is the essence of what Peter and the Apostles are up to Acts. Luke reminds us that when the times get tough, the tough go to worship — which is exactly where we find Peter and John this Sunday. Peter’s healing of a paralyzed person produces praise. The crowd’s amazement leads to Peter’s proclamation.

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While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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"Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect" by Frank Ramirez
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Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)

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Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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