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Seeking answers -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
Can you carry the cross? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
What does it mean to put Christ first? What does it mean to carry his cross?
"The cost of discipleship" -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Teachers or Parents: It is very easy for all of us to say
Time, Treasure and Talent -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Parents or Teachers: The lesson today is about counting the cost of being a
Count the cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Teachers or Parents: Discipleship is as simple as a childlike
Earning awards -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Materials:Colored felt (stiff) Glue

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Adult study

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The Cost Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- 2004
One of the undeniable marks of a great leader is that he makes his expectations very clear.

Commentary

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How Devotion to God Changes Things -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
The key to this Sunday’s lessons is how they aim to get us to appreciate how devotion to God changes
Who are you really? -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Under the guise of harshness, the prophet Jeremiah wants us to see in God’s earnest desire to get ou
Commitment test -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- David Coffin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Shall we or shall we not continue a certain ministry, program, or event in our congregation?
Forfeiting to win -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Our youngest daughter was born in Nigeria while I was teaching at the Reformed Theological College i
The object of the game -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
My little girls recently received a new board game for children as a present. They asked
Life with attitude -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2001
We live in an ever-coarsening culture.
God's sovereignty -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1998
It's Labor Day weekend. Church attendance may be a bit low.
He's hyper -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
"I worry about him," my wife said as the credits rolled for Bowling for Columbine, referring
More than meets the eye -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
In many congregations this Sunday after Labor Day marks the transition from the lessened activity of
Consequences -- Psalm 94:12-22, Ezekiel 33:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A
Somewhere someone tells the story of a Sunday School teacher of years gone by who wanted to teach he
For those who have ears to hear -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
This is a day when a lot of ears will burn if the preaching follows the lead of the texts.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-7 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Jo's First Camp -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Call to Worship:

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Making Plans -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
“Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” (v
Follow The Leader -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Let's play a game together today.
Counting the Cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Anna Shirey -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
First Thoughts
Seeking answers -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
"Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters
Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your
Can you carry the cross? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
(hold up the cross) Look at this big cross! It's pretty big, isn't it?
The cost of discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning! I would like to ask all of you this morning if
Come on down! -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Boys and girls, COME ON DOWN! (Hold up the large price tag.) I want to
Count the cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Good morning. I want to tell you a story about this poor
Earning awards -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. (v. 27)

The Immediate Word

No Longer As a Slave -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
For September 8, 2019:
Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i

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Favorites -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your

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How Much Does It Cost? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Understanding the cost of something before the commitment is made.
It Costs To Follow Jesus -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a bank statement

Children's Story

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Basil's Journey -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Basil was lonely and cold and very, very tired.

Devotional

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Proper 18 / Pentecost 16 / Ordinary Time 23 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.

Drama

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Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1997
Theme What is the price of discipleship?Summary

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Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2019) -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2016) -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 (2013) -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Scott A. Bryte, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Dietrich Bonhoeffer asks... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Dietrich Bonhoeffer asks the pertinent question: "How can we live the Christian life in the modern w
This scripture forbids us... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Bob Ove -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
This scripture forbids us from hating anyone, much less our family.
NULL -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Stop for a moment and evaluate your resources.
NULL -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus was asked what it meant to be one of his followers.
NULL -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jeremiah 18:1-11
Robinson Crusoe portrays a lone... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
Robinson Crusoe portrays a lone castaway (the original castaway)
A Christian layman who was... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
A Christian layman who was also an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team once
Count the cost of discipleship... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
Count the cost of discipleship, our Lord warns. A young soldier once tried to give that
Not many take Jesus' words... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
Not many take Jesus' words to hate father and mother literally. Even turning one's back
For many years on the... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
For many years on the outskirts of London there stood a prominent, very large white
Aki was born in a... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2001
Aki was born in a small village in Japan.
Many people were interested prior... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2001
Many people were interested prior to last year's Olympic games in the quest of actress Geena Davis f
With radical preciseness, Dietrich Bonhoeffer... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2001
With radical preciseness, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in The Cost of Discipleship, introduces his th
In September 1997, a sudden... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1998
In September 1997, a sudden windstorm leveled a hastily assembled stadium where 300 people had gathe
An election was held in... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1998
An election was held in a remote county in Kansas in April of 1997.
It is always disturbing to... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1998
It is always disturbing to a person to be a victim of false or misleading advertising.

The Immediate Word

No Longer As a Slave -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
For September 8, 2019:
Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i

Intercession

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God Of The Universe... -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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The difficult demands of discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Dennis Koch -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:The difficult demands of discipleshipGospel Note:
PROPER 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Psalm 94:12-22, Philemon 1-20, Luke 14:25-33 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

No Longer As a Slave -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
For September 8, 2019:
Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i

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Work And Rest -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Mariann Edgar Budde -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: "Come, go down to the potter's house, and there I w
Proper 18/Pentecost 16/Ordinary Time 23 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Seasonal ThemeJesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Counting The Cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
1. Text
The Consequences Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, "Whoever comes to me and d
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Jeremiah 18:1-11 (C)
Proper 18 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Richard A. Jensen -- 1997
In this week's text Jesus fixes his gaze on the multitudes who have followed him and calls them to d
The Price Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- William E. Keeney -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1997
25Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned
Proper 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Philemon 1-20, Luke 14:25-33 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Philemon 1-20, Luke 14:25-33 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Proper 18 -- Ezekiel 33:1-11, Luke 14:25-33 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

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No Longer As a Slave -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
For September 8, 2019:
Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i

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Finish What You Start -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Rick McCracken-Bennett -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
I remember as I was growing up, before gas became more precious than gold, that our family would go
Counting The Cost Of Discipleship -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
The best thing to say to a pastor after you hear a sermon that moves you is not, "That was a good se
Warning To The Clueless Enthusiasts -- Luke 14:25-33 -- R. Robert Cueni -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Jesus said, "Whoever comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brother
Costly Grace -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Thomas A. Renquist -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
The opening phrase of our Gospel is all-important: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus." Large cr
Counting The Cost -- Luke 14:25-33 -- W. Robert Mcclelland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1991
"Come to me all of you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest!" Christ's warm invita
Faith To The Finish -- Luke 14:25-33, 2 Timothy 4:6-8 -- Erskine White -- 1990
In our first text for this morning, Jesus asks, "For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does n

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How Much, In The Cold Light Of Day? -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
The evangelist Billy Graham was away from home a great deal when he was in his heyday of large eva

Stories

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A Petition For Justice -- Luke 14:25-33, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
Contents "A Question of Hospitality" by Keith Hewitt
Unchained Poet -- Luke 14:25-33, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Frank Ramirez, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
Contents"Unchained Poet" by Frank Ramirez
Of Pots And Potters -- Luke 14:25-33, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Larry Winebrenner, C. David Mckirachan, Lamar Massingill -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Contents"Of Pots and Potters" by Larry Winebrenner
Terminally Shy -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Scott Dalgarno, Argile Smith, Timothy F. Merrill -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "Terminally Shy" by Scott Dalgarno
Ole And Clarence -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider wh

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The Cost Of The Kingdom -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Constance Berg -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
"Brooke, are you aware of the demands that will be placed on you? Can you handle them?
Bearing The Cross -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 1994
At long last, Laura McDermott had fulfilled her lifelong dream.
Proper 18 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- John Steward -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C
A man was once put in a dark cave.

Worship

The Immediate Word

No Longer As a Slave -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2019
For September 8, 2019:
Mulligan Theology -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2016
A major theme in this week’s lectionary texts is how faith completely redefines our lives -- changin
Playing Poker In Damascus -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2013
The images were horrific -- even by the standards of the civil war in Syria that has raged on fo
Free Sermon Illustrations For September 5, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is often seen wearing his signature ruby red leather shoes.
Hating Enough To Love Completely -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed, Ron Love -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2010
Jesus stuns us this week with some words that seem at first hearing to denigrate the role of the fam
The Only Way To Make A Saint: Start With A Sinner -- Luke 14:25-33, Philemon 1:1-21, Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Paul Bresnahan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2007
In this week's Old Testament passage (Jeremiah 18:1-11), the prophet Jeremiah offers a rich visual i

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Proper 18 / Ordinary Time 23 / Pentecost 16 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
Proper 18/Ordinary Time 23 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: Luke 14:25-33Theme: Hiring The Right Architect
Proper 18 -- Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1:1-21, Luke 14:25-33 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2003
Theme: Clay In The Potter's HandCall To Worship
Proper 18, Pentecost 16, Ordinary Time 23 -- Luke 14:25-33 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: GreenGospel: Luke 14:25-33
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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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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!”
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"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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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.
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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.
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