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When our twin granddaughters and... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
When our twin granddaughters and their parents came a very long distance to visit us, they were stil
See John Dominic Crossan's book... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
See John Dominic Crossan's book, The Historical Jesus, page 276, for some interesting facts about th
Columnist Leonard Pitt claims to... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Columnist Leonard Pitt claims to be a history buff despite what he learned in school.
I have no idea how... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
"I have no idea how it works." I have said that phrase more often than I care to admit.
A family was vacationing in... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
A family was vacationing in the northern woods.
There is debate over whether... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
There is debate over whether Jesus used parables to conceal or to reveal the truth.
A homeless man was sitting... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
A homeless man was sitting across the street from an artist's studio. The artist saw him,
Earl and Ruth were raising... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Earl and Ruth were raising a small family. Their oldest son seemed to lie around and drag
Ed watched in dismay as... -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
Ed watched in dismay as young families gradually left the church. The people of the

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Seeds Of Disaster And Seeds Of Hope -- Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13) 14-17, 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The American military operation last week resulting in the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Za

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  • Not-So-Happy Campers by Chris Keating — As things heat up in the wilderness, God's people quarrel and grumble, wondering aloud "is the Lord among us or not?".

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David Kalas
The mirror on the wall gets a lot of looks. We are continually checking to see that our hair is right, that our teeth are clean, that our clothes are put together and put on in the most attractive way. We check the mirror in the bathroom, the mirror in the bedroom, the mirror in the car, perhaps a mirror in the bathroom at school or work, and we may even employ our phone as a mirror from time to time.

“Man looks at the outward appearance,” indeed (1 Samuel 16:7 NASB).
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Exodus 17:1-7
Americans want to make it on their own. As recently as in 2011 in a poll conducted by Pew Research Center it was indicated that 62% of Americans (as compared to less than 50% of western Europeans) believe that success in life is determined by factors we control. In fact, as this lesson makes clear, we are dependent on God for the good things we have. If we only depend on ourselves, we are asking for trouble and misery. Famed Puritan of the Colonial era, the great revivalist, Jonathan Edwards had it right:

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Psalm 25:1-9

“Let me tell you a story.”

“No, no, no. That’s not the way to start a story. Try again.”

“I’ve got a great story to tell you.”

“You’re still missing it badly.”

“But I just introduced the story.”

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John Jamison
“Which of the two did what his father wanted?” (v. 31)

Note: The instructions will explain who you are to be speaking too. Most of all, have fun with this!

Let’s have some fun this time and do some acting. And I think it is really going to take some good acting because I know that none of you ever behave like one of the children in this story behaves. This is a story Jesus told about a man and his two sons, so let’s begin by finding our actors for those roles. Don’t worry, I’ll help you know what to say and do.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Double Trouble was the smallest of the litter of puppies. He was also the most mischievous. When the old lady saw him, she couldn't resist the way his ears flopped over his face or the way his tail wagged incessantly.

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William E. Keeney
When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" 24Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.

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