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Grace: reinterpreting our lives -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
One college professor presented his class syllabus on the first day of the new semester.
Dimensions of faith -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- David Coffin -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
On any given communion Sunday, various people line up either to take continuous communion or table c
Faith for the world that is -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Who would not want the power of telekinesis? Obstacle in the way? Remove it with a thought.
Connected -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
The bride-to-be was obviously nervous. It was only the rehearsal, but already the pastor
Faith for the world that is -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2001
Who would not want the power of telekinesis? Obstacle in the way? Remove it with a thought.
God-centering -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
The theme for today seems to be "centering on God," remembering in whom we have trusted, reminding o
When silence is not golden! -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B
The avalanche of dealings we have had these past weeks with sin, impending judgment and the call for
Doing the impossible -- Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
The prayerful expressions of grief found in Lamentations reflect the pain, despair, and raw emotions
The Call of Duty -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Luke 17:1-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A
There are those who chafe at the word duty. It seems so arbitrary, so oppressive, so binding.

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Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Illustrations For Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
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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Good treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
"Guard the good treasure entrusted to you, with the help of the Holy Spirit living in us." (v.
Healing -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you
Gifts from God -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
See this beautiful present? I wonder what's inside.
A real treasure in our chest -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Good morning! I brought a picture to show you today. Can you
Kindling wood -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Good morning, boys and girls. In some parts of the country it is getting
Guard the treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
We could say this key is for a treasure chest filled with fine
The laying on of hands -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your moth

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Proper 22 / Pentecost 20 / Ordinary Time 27 -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your m

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 22 | OT 27 (2016) -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- R. Robert Cueni, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Lamentations 1:1-6
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 22 | OT 27 (2013) -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Lamentations 1:1-6
There is only a photograph... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Ron Love -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
There is only a photograph of one person standing atop Mount Everest, and that is of Tenzing Norgay,
You can have your father's... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
You can have your father's eyes. You can move just like your mom.
Twenty-first-century American... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Twenty-first-century American life is chaotic, comprised of meaningless meanderings.
NULL -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Lamentations 1:1-6
NULL -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Some of the latest surveillance and security technology for banks and other financial institutions i
NULL -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Timothy Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Linda knows first hand the value of having a supportive family.
We should never underestimate the... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
We should never underestimate the value of faithful Christian parents and grandparents.
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
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
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.
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
The Mosaic law clearly states... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1998
The Mosaic law clearly states that "anyone hung on a tree is under God's curse" (Deuteronomy 21:23).
In a few days we... -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
In a few days we will be celebrating Christopher Columbus' great discovery.

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Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Illustrations For Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
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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Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 -- Amos 5:6, 7, 10-15, Psalm 101, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIPLet us sing of mercy and justice as we give sincere praise to God.

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Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Illustrations For Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
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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Proper 22/Pentecost 20/Ordinary Time 27 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Lamentations 1:1-6 (C)
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 22 -- Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Illustrations For Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
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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Guarding The Treasure -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
Most of us have a long list of passwords, PINs, and usernames to type into our cell phones, our comp
The Promise That Won't Be Broken -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Clayton A. Lord Jr. -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Paul was sitting in prison with every reason to be discouraged.
Fan The Flame -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
You may have noticed that I read earlier from the King James Version of the Bible and not the New In
Boldly Faithful -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.

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Being Good, Or Being Yourself? -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
A renegade priest was recently convicted in court of stealing thousands of pounds from the PCC of

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Would Your Church Be Missed? -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- John E. Sumwalt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Contents "Would Your Church Be Missed?" by John Sumwalt
The Nominee -- Luke 17:5-10, Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Contents"The Nominee" by Keith Hewitt
Living The Word -- Luke 17:5-10, Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Psalm 137 -- Frank Ramirez, Larry Winebrenner -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Contents"Living the Word" by Frank Ramirez
Where Have All The Churches Gone? -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- John S. Smylie, David O. Bales -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week
A Word Of Comfort -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10, Psalm 137 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
Contents What's Up This Week: "A Word of Comfort"

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Lipstick Pistols -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
"We do disagreeable things," wrote novelist John le Carré in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, "so
I Am Sure That God Is Able -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- John E. Sumwalt, Linda J. Vogel -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2003
In 1969 my father was dying (too slowly!) from a malignant brain tumor that changed his personality
Gospel Grandmothers -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 1994
United Church has a tradition. They were known for supporting their pastors very well.
Proper 22 -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- John Steward -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C
A pastor was preaching one of his first sermons in the new church to which he had been called.

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Silent Songs -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Robin Lostetter -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2016
Psalm 137, as well as both of this week’s Lamentations passages, expresses the pain and sadness of t
Our Holy Calling -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2013
Many denominations will observe World Communion Sunday this week, celebrating the bonds that join Ch
Faith And Trust In A World Of Fractured Relationships -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Lamentations 3:19-26 -- Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2010
Illustrations For Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 17:5-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Lamentations 1:1-6, Psalm 137 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
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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Proper 22 / Ordinary Time 27 / Pentecost 20 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 22/Ordinary Time 27 -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 1:1-14Theme: Our Blessed Past, Our Hopeful Future
Proper 22 -- Lamentations 1:1-6, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Luke 17:5-10 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2003
Theme: Sin Causes SufferingCall To Worship
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Literature is full of stories of mistaken identity. Sometimes the results are comic and other times tragic. But failing to recognize with whom you are dealing is never without consequence. 

The pages of Scripture are filled with highest-order instances of mistaken identity. The residents of Sodom, for example, don’t know whom they are threatening. The Pharaoh of Egypt does not recognize the hand of Israel’s God at work. And the Jewish leaders who thought that Jesus was an agent of Beelzebul had it all wrong. 
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Perhaps what most people crave in today's world, is to love and to be loved. But it may also be true that not many people outside the church would use quite that terminology. Some people might say that they're looking for happiness, others might settle for contentment, especially the contentment of knowing that their family is happy and secure. Yet others might express their desires in different ways , such as the longing for good health or the desire for wealth, but probably at the root of all these wishes is the search for happiness.

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Today, and for the next several weeks, the Revised Common Lectionary devotes attention to one of the most intriguing figures in all of the Old Testament -- the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah began his work as the bearer of God's word to the nation of Judah during the time of King Josiah's reign in 627 BC. His prophesying continued even as Judah's brightest and best were forced to leave their homeland for exile in Babylon in approximately 586 BC.

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