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Real Life -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
These scriptures remind us that a life worth living must be worthwhile.
How to live apocalyptically -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2016
In the first chapter of Acts, as the apostles stare into the sky where Jesus has ascended two figure
End of what? -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2013
This week's scriptures call us to be awake and alert, fearless and ready for anything.
Of beginnings and endings -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
What's new? -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Psalm 98 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Life can be quite onerous depending on the answer given to this question. Many of
TEOTWAWKI -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) speculation and predictions are nothing new.
What a difference the day makes -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Available at most video stores is a movie called Places of the Heart.
Running against wind and tide -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1995
Nautical metaphor can be helpful to the preacher in dealing with the Old Testament and gospel readin
No Free Ride -- Malachi 4:1-6, Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A
In Luke 12 the story is told of a rich man who had more than he knew what to do with.

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The Kids and the Geezers Shall Graze Together -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 12 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
For November 17, 2019:
Free Illustrations For November 14, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
One example of bullying behavior -- and the steep price that is often paid by those whose actions ar
Intimidation Or Imitation -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 12 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
This week's Gospel text depicts a traumatic scene, as Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple
As Others See Us -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
It's easy to throw stones at distant targets.
Free-Riders, Nominals, And Nones -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The lectionary readings appointed for Proper 28 provide us with powerful messages about the futu
What's Next? -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the wake of a contentious election campaign that has been fraught with anxiety, many people will

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Little red hen -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
"And we did not eat anyone's bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night
Work -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone
Be an example -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 0000
I am going to the store today.
Don't be lazy! -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the potato and let
Working hands are busy hands -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought some gloves this morning. I'd like
Good news -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
I brought a horseshoe to help me tell about good news. They
No room for lazy people -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. (v.

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Proper 28 / Pentecost 26 / Ordinary Time 33 -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work.

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 (2019) -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 65:17-25
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 (2016) -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2016
Isaiah 65:17-25
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 (2013) -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2013
Isaiah 65:17-25
This is a dangerous... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2013
This is a dangerous text, easily distorted.
NULL -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
Isaiah 65:17-25
NULL -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
Ginger is one of those students who hates group projects.
NULL -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Ron Love -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
Dr.
In her book, Unfettered Hope... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
In her book, Unfettered Hope, Marva Dawn observes that it's hard for us, in our
James Lloyd Breck, also known... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
James Lloyd Breck, also known as the "Apostle to the Wilderness," was the founder of
Phil shares his experience being... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Phil shares his experience being away from home for the first time while attending a state
Bill didn't think it could... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
Bill didn't think it could get any worse, financially. His wife, Sharon, was off work on
Here is a proverb I... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
Here is a proverb I discovered in an old school reader dating from the 1930s.
There is an ancient Chinese... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says, "A man can stand for a long time with his mouth open
Multimillionaires, who sometimes give huge... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
Multimillionaires, who sometimes give huge sums to charities, usually apply to their giving the same
In this passage from Thessalonians... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2001
In this passage from Thessalonians, Paul exhorts the value of hard work.
Captain John Smith was one... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
Captain John Smith was one of the most fascinating adventurers who ever sailed the seas.
The ant works all summer... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
The ant works all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.
We are to lead lives... -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1998
We are to lead lives of integrity, doing the work that God has laid out for us to do.

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The Kids and the Geezers Shall Graze Together -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 12 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
For November 17, 2019:
Free Illustrations For November 14, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
One example of bullying behavior -- and the steep price that is often paid by those whose actions ar
Intimidation Or Imitation -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 12 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
This week's Gospel text depicts a traumatic scene, as Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple
As Others See Us -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
It's easy to throw stones at distant targets.
Free-Riders, Nominals, And Nones -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The lectionary readings appointed for Proper 28 provide us with powerful messages about the futu
What's Next? -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the wake of a contentious election campaign that has been fraught with anxiety, many people will

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 (2019) -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
Isaiah 65:17-25

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PROPER 28 -- Malachi 4:1-6, Psalm 82, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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The Kids and the Geezers Shall Graze Together -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 12 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
For November 17, 2019:
Free Illustrations For November 14, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
One example of bullying behavior -- and the steep price that is often paid by those whose actions ar
Intimidation Or Imitation -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 12 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
This week's Gospel text depicts a traumatic scene, as Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple
As Others See Us -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
It's easy to throw stones at distant targets.
Free-Riders, Nominals, And Nones -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The lectionary readings appointed for Proper 28 provide us with powerful messages about the futu
What's Next? -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the wake of a contentious election campaign that has been fraught with anxiety, many people will

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Proper 28/Pentecost 26/Ordinary Time 33 -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day God promises to make all things new.
Proper 28 -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Proper 28 -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 65:17-25 (C)
Proper 28 -- Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 28 -- Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 28 -- Malachi 4:1-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Proper 28 -- Malachi 3:19-20, Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 1985
The LessonsMalachi 4:1-6 (C)Malachi 4:1-2a (L)

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The Kids and the Geezers Shall Graze Together -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 12 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
For November 17, 2019:
Free Illustrations For November 14, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
One example of bullying behavior -- and the steep price that is often paid by those whose actions ar
Intimidation Or Imitation -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 12 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
This week's Gospel text depicts a traumatic scene, as Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple
As Others See Us -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
It's easy to throw stones at distant targets.
Free-Riders, Nominals, And Nones -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The lectionary readings appointed for Proper 28 provide us with powerful messages about the futu
What's Next? -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the wake of a contentious election campaign that has been fraught with anxiety, many people will

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No Work, No Food! -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Scott Suskovic -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
Whoever does not work should not eat!-- 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NLT)
Weary In Well Doing -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2006
What makes people weary is conflict.
Rowers And Rockers -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2003
One of the most difficult jobs in any church is the staff person, usually a secretary, who is assign
Whistle While You Work -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2000
Everybody has a list of favorite movies.

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No Work, No Food! -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Scott Suskovic -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
Whoever does not work should not eat!-- 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (NLT)

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Stress And Hard Work -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
I took the funeral of a 94 year old lady recently.

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Gaining Your Soul -- Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2016
Contents "Gaining Your Soul" by Peter Andrew Smith
Knowing No Limits -- Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Frank Ramirez, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2013
Contents"Knowing No Limits" by Frank Ramirez
Brother Beahm Is Here! -- Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
Contents "Brother Beahm Is Here!" by Frank Ramirez
Two Stories Of Freedom -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 12 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
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The Church Is Not A Welfare State -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2006
Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers wh
Proper 28 -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- John Steward -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
Sometimes people do not think that their work is very important or significant.

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The Kids and the Geezers Shall Graze Together -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 12 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2019
For November 17, 2019:
Free Illustrations For November 14, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 12 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
One example of bullying behavior -- and the steep price that is often paid by those whose actions ar
Intimidation Or Imitation -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25, Isaiah 12 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2010
This week's Gospel text depicts a traumatic scene, as Jesus prophesies the destruction of the temple
As Others See Us -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19, Isaiah 65:17-25, Psalm 98 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
It's easy to throw stones at distant targets.
Free-Riders, Nominals, And Nones -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
The lectionary readings appointed for Proper 28 provide us with powerful messages about the futu
What's Next? -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C
In the wake of a contentious election campaign that has been fraught with anxiety, many people will

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Proper 28 / Ordinary Time 33 / Pentecost 26 -- Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-9, Isaiah 12 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 28/Ordinary Time 33 -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Theme: Idleness Versus Sabbath
Lazy Christians -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2003
Second Lesson: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Theme: Lazy ChristiansCall To Worship
Proper 28 | OT 33 -- Luke 21:5-19, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Isaiah 65:17-25 Theme: A Joy And A Delight
Malachi 3:13-4:2a, 5-6, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, Luke 21:5-19 -- Heth H. Corl -- 1976
First Lesson: Malachi 3:13--4:2a, 5-6Theme: God's judgment on the wicked and righteous
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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have a question for you today. Are you ready to hear it? (Let them respond.) Great! Here we go! Has anyone ever said something to you that didn’t make sense to you? (Let them respond.) After they said it, were you pretty confused about what they meant? (Let them respond.) Yes, I think that happens to all of us. But let me ask this: did Jesus ever say something that didn’t make sense to you or that was just really confusing and hard to understand? (Let them respond.) Well, that has happened to me.

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Christopher Keating
Quantisha Mason-Doll
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For August 14, 2022:
  • Holy Heart Burn by Chris Keating. Jesus’ declaration that he comes to bring division and not peace is a harsh reminder of the kingdom’s disruption of our lives and world.
  • Wild Growth by Quantisha Mason-Doll. Based on Isaiah 5:1-7.
  • Sermon illustrations by Mary Austin, Tom Willadsen.

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Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 5:1-7, Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19
Charles Paul Conn wrote, in his book Make It Happen, about a church that lost her purpose. The story went something like this.

A preacher was in Atlanta, several years ago, and noticed in the restaurants section of the yellow pages, a place called Church of God Grill. The unusual name aroused his curiosity, so he dialed the number. A man answered with a cheery, “Hello! Church of God Grill!”
Mark J. Molldrem
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

"But he's for family values!"

My parishioner could not believe that I didn't like the radio talk show. So what if the host's politics were reprehensible, his theology simplistic, and his biblical interpretation uncritical? The only thing that counted was family values!

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Peter Andrew Smith
Abbie walked through the door, threw her coat on the chair and crashed onto the couch. She grabbed for the remote and flipped through the channels on the television. Nothing caught her eye, so she turned it off. She picked up her phone and checked her message and social media. Nothing new. She tossed her phone on the table and slumped back.

“Why is this happening to me?” she muttered.

Linda yelled from the other room. “You back from work?”

“Yeah. I’m starving. Is there any of that pizza left?

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Janice B. Scott
Tracey was afraid. They were all playing Truth or Dare, and Tracey didn't know which was worst. The dares were becoming more and more scary, and Tracey didn't want to be part of them. On the other hand, she was terrified of being required to reveal her innermost secrets, for she knew perfectly well all the others would laugh themselves silly.

"Your go, Tracey," announced James. "Truth or dare?"

Tracey hesitated. "Oh come on, Tracey!" cried the others. "What, you scared or something?"

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Rick McCracken-Bennett
I have to admit, this is not the Jesus I'm comfortable with. All this talk about bringing fire to the earth and that he can't wait until it's set ablaze. What kind of talk is that? Then there is the part about how households will become divided because of him. For goodness' sake, that's exactly opposite from the kind of community we're trying to build here.
Chrysanne Timm
This summer I decided to take up some simple vegetable gardening. I knew it would happen someday. It's in my blood. My dad has planted and tended summer gardens of various sizes my whole life. For several years, our family's garden filled the whole half acre second lot behind our home. We had strawberries, melons, tomatoes, sweet corn, lettuce, onions, cucumbers, zucchini, acorn squash, and even pumpkins.
Kirk R. Webster
In his colorful commentary on Hebrews, Thomas Long paints a picture of the historical setting surrounding this anonymous New Testament book.

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