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Changing the Basics of the Covenant -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
God’s persistence results in changing the basics of the covenant — sour grapes and written on the he
Written in stone, written for the real world -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Paul talks about the importance of knowing scripture, its applicability to our lives -- yet remember
A timely word -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- David Coffin -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Charles Dickens begins his classic work A Tale of Two Cities with "It was the best of times;
Patience -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Patience is a tough virtue, slipping from our grasp in the moment of demand.
The easiest way to lose -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- David Kalas -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Most televised sporting events now feature some pre-game analysis by the commentators.
Where will there be faith? -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
Will Our Children Have Faith? was the title of John H. Westerhoff III's book in 1976.
Faith in God -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
Will the Son of Man find faith on earth when he comes?
Persistence -- Genesis 32:22-30, Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A
Here and there in the Biblical record, one can find material that seems to issue a call for persiste
God Is Watching -- Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 121 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A
I wonder what we think when we hear this phrase: "God is watching." For all too many, I suspect that
On being a nuisance -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Revealed through his parables is the unique ability of Jesus to present us with cameo glimpses of th

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Nevertheless, He Resisted -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
For October 20, 2019:
Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
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Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?
"baggage Or Equipment?" -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Baggage Or Equipment? -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Where you came from -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
"But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you lea
Exercising our faith -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or
Why the Bible is so special -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and
The Bible is a map -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
I have a question for you. If I need to get somewhere but I don't know the way, what do I use?
Who's the author? -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Good morning! How many of you like to read? (Let them
Keep on ... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
When I was young I didn't care too much for vegetables so I put them aside and hid them in my ro

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Proper 24 / Pentecost 22 / Ordinary Time 29 -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for

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Sermons Illustrations for Proper 24 | OT 29 (2019) -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 24 | OT 29 (2016) -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Sermons Illustrations for Proper 24 | OT 29 (2013) -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 31:27-34
Helen Hayes, the great actress... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Ron Love -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Helen Hayes, the great actress, was addressing a group of elderly individuals when she was asked how
The text's warning... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
The text's warning that the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine seems ful
NULL -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 31:27-34
NULL -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Tim Smith -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Kelly feels the pressure teaching in a public school to not share her faith.
NULL -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
In professional football, the most carefully guarded, dutifully studied, and genuinely revered objec
The culture in which we... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
The culture in which we live, while honoring the Bible in all kinds of superficial ways --
Regina believed that nothing was... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Regina believed that nothing was more important for her children than having God's
Early one morning, Pastor Bill... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Early one morning, Pastor Bill was reading his email when he found a note written by a
Did you start today with... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
Did you start today with a high-fiber breakfast? Beginning the day filled and nourished
Paul urges Timothy to be... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
Paul urges Timothy to be persistent in proclamation of the gospel, in favorable or unfavorable times
The late Carlyle Marney said... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
The late Carlyle Marney said, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you flinch before i
In the movie, Chariots... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
In the movie, Chariots of Fire, a true story, Eric Liddel concluded, because of his religious
People have always loved a... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2001
People have always loved a good story.
Abraham Lincoln wrote in a... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
Abraham Lincoln wrote in a letter to Joshua Speed, "I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible.
On the Christian television station... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
On the Christian television station, they have a cooking show that is hosted by Arlene Williams.
How valuable is familiarity with... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1998
How valuable is familiarity with the scriptures?
I know that it is... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
"I know that it is possible for faithful people to differ over the way a certain Bible passage shoul
Back in the 1950s, one... -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Back in the 1950s, one of the biographies included in some of the elementary school textbooks was th

The Immediate Word

Nevertheless, He Resisted -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
For October 20, 2019:
Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
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Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?

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Nevertheless, He Resisted -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
For October 20, 2019:
Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
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Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?
"baggage Or Equipment?" -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Baggage Or Equipment? -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Proper 24/Pentecost 22/Ordinary Time 29 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day Jesus teaches us to be persistent in prayer.
Proper 24 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus' acts of compassion and his teaching ministry.
Proper 24 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Jeremiah 31:27-34 (C)
Proper 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8a -- George M. Bass -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8a -- George M. Bass -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1991
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Proper 24 -- Habakkuk 1:1-3; 2:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 1988
Comments an the Lessons

Sermon

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Nevertheless, He Resisted -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
For October 20, 2019:
Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
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Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?
"baggage Or Equipment?" -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Baggage Or Equipment? -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

SermonStudio

The Word Alone -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Scott Suskovic -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
"All scripture is inspired by God" (2 Timothy 3:16).
Itchy Ears -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
As usual, the epistle is a little more graphic than we can quite grasp.
Changed And Charged -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Gary L. Carver -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Fred Craddock tells the story of a young lady standing before a mirror and she doesn't like what she

The Village Shepherd

Co-Workers With God -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Between December 1998 and March 1999, a study was made at Columbia University College of Physician

Stories

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A Certain Level Of Comfort -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2016
Contents "A Certain Level of Comfort" by Keith Hewitt
To Care Or Not To Care -- Luke 18:1-8, Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Frank Ramirez, Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2013
Contents"To Care or Not to Care" by Frank Ramirez
The Decision -- Luke 18:1-8, Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Craig Kelly, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Contents"The Decision" by Craig Kelly "Growing Up" by C. David McKirachan
The Ultimate Super Hero -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Fanny Lee Seville, Sandra Herrmann, John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "The Ultimate Super Hero" by Fanny Lee Seville
Keep Sharp -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Psalm 119:97-104 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "Keep Sharp"

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The Most Dangerous Verse In The Bible -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
Which verse is the most dangerous?
The Instruction Manual -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you lear
The Breath Of The Spirit -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
A retired chemist and university professor asked me to re-write a book he co-authored with his wife.
Proper 24 -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- John Steward -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
In 1899 four Denver journalists encountered one another in the Denver railway station.

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The Most Dangerous Verse In The Bible -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
Which verse is the most dangerous?

Worship

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Nevertheless, He Resisted -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2019
For October 20, 2019:
Free Illustrations For October 17, 2010 -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
Click here fo
Spiritual Wanderlust -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2010
All Of Life's A Stage -- Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Jeremiah 31:27-34, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Thom M. Shuman, Barbara Jurgensen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
How do you guide someone down a road you have never walked yourself?
"baggage Or Equipment?" -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Baggage Or Equipment? -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Proper 24 / Ordinary Time 29 / Pentecost 22 -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8, Psalm 119:97-104 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 24/Ordinary Time 29 -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5Theme: The Other 3:16
Teach With All Patience -- 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2003
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5Theme: Teach With All Patience
Covenant Contact -- Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14--4:5, Luke 18:1-8 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
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Psalm 98

Let the floods clap their hands;
    let the hills sing together for joy
 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
    to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
    and the peoples with equity.
(vv. 8-9)

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David Kalas
In the mid-1960s, a popular song declared, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.”1 It was an era of both national and international unrest. And the American landscape was reeling from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and opposition to both. Amidst headlines so marked by unrest and division, therefore, the sentiment of the song struck a chord with an American audience. 
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Acts 10:44-48
Prejudice is always wrong. Nat King Cole is a well-known artist who was the first African American to host his own national television program. In 1948, he purchased a beautiful home in an exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood. When the local neighborhood association confronted him and informed him it didn’t want any undesirables to move in, Cole responded, “Neither do I. If I see any coming in here, I’ll be the first to complain.” He lived in that house until his death in 1965.

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John Jamison
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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John E. Sumwalt
Jo Perry-sumwalt
One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

Psalm of the Day
Psalm 98
Stan Purdum
(See Christmas Day, Cycles A and B, for alternative approaches.)

Richard E. Gribble
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory. There was something very strange about this kingdom, however -- everything was the same. The people ate the same food, drank the same drink, wore the same clothes, and lived in the same type of homes. The people even did all the same work. There was another oddity about this place. Everything was gray -- the food, the drink, the clothes, the houses; there were no other colors.

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