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Made Whole, By The Grace Of God -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
This is one of those weeks where all three of the scripture readings weave intricately together.
God in the rearview mirror -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- David Kalas -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
I was an Arminian in a Calvinist seminary.
Irreconcilable differences? -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
In the movie Irreconcilable Differences, a ten-year-old girl sues her parents for divorce on
Religious balkanization -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Psalm 133 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
One dimension of religious life we have in common across faith traditions and
On not loving a wall -- Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1999
Robert Frost begins his poem called "Mending Wall" with the line "Something there is that doesn't lo
Is your world too small? -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1996
I am fascinated by the writings and television work of Dr. Carl Sagan, the American astronomer.
It could happen to you -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Psalm 133 -- William H. Shepherd -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
There is a chain of tradition.

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The Double-Dog Dare Days Of August -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
The world was put on edge last week, as
Strangers In A Strange Land -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary gospel text features the curious story of a Syrophoenician woman who plead
Our Maps Are Too Small -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
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Broken and mended -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Leah Thompson -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
For God has imprisoned all in disobedience so that he may be merciful to all. (v. 32)
Come back to God -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
... for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29)
Unbreakable promises -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Hello! Do you remember who the Hebrews were?
Irrevocable!... for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (v. 29) -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Good morning! I want to show you something that is very
Faithful God -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Good morning! Yesterday thousands and thousands of people were
God never gives up -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Can anyone tell me what kind of
The Jews and the Gentiles -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you remember when we said Jewish people were the children of God?

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Proper 15 / Pentecost 13 / OT 20 -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2007
... the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.-- Romans 11:29

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 (2017) -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bill Thomas -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
Genesis 45:1-15
Sermon Illustrations for Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 (2014) -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Derl G. Keefer, Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
Genesis 45:1-15
Thascius Cyprian, born into... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Ron Love -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
Thascius Cyprian, born into a well-educated family that afforded him the same opportunity,
Paul's point is that we... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
Paul's point is that we Gentiles have been grafted into the tree that is Judaism. We are
NULL -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
Genesis 45:1-15
NULL -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
Lewis Smedes tells of his early days as a seminary professor when he ran into trouble with the more
NULL -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Craig Kelly -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
My wife is currently in nursing school, and she is getting ready to finish a class in Lifespan Psych
Torah came thundering down from... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
Torah came thundering down from the mountain with the force of a hammer striking an
What is your calling? Are... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
What is your calling? Are you a homemaker? A teacher? A doctor? Do you work as a
Sarah had been a nurse... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
Sarah had been a nurse for several years. She was good at what she did, showing
Omma had a practice of... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
Omma had a practice of giving each of her grandchild two gifts. One gift was an article
A friend had tried all... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2002
A friend had tried all morning to phone her insurance company to report a claim.
A pastor's wife once asked... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2002
A pastor's wife once asked me, "Do you know the difference between kindness and loving-kindness?" We
Sometimes we hear, but we... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2002
Sometimes we "hear," but we don't "listen." We are rather like Jed Harris, the U.S.
All night she had taken... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2002
All night she had taken turns nursing the sick and praying for their wholeness, for Saint Theresa of
Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish citizen... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1999
Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish citizen and a Christian, was instrumental in saving the lives of thousan
She was raised in a... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1999
She was raised in a Christian home. I was her pastor.
Henri Nouwen tells the story... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1999
Henri Nouwen tells the story of an old man who used to meditate early every morning under a big tree
A minister complained to another... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1996
A minister complained to another pastor saying, "I am so busy that I don't have time for people!" To
On a Gunsmoke episode (my... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1996
On a Gunsmoke episode (my all-time favorite program, if you have failed to guess by now), the parent
A man who was not... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1996
A man who was not a Christian was led to a condition of partial faith.
A New AnswerBy... -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1996
A New AnswerBy what unique name do you call me, Lord?

The Immediate Word

The Double-Dog Dare Days Of August -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
The world was put on edge last week, as
Strangers In A Strange Land -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary gospel text features the curious story of a Syrophoenician woman who plead
Our Maps Are Too Small -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
The images are heart-wrenching, as the world's attention has slowly become focused on the ongoing dr

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The Double-Dog Dare Days Of August -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
The world was put on edge last week, as
Strangers In A Strange Land -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary gospel text features the curious story of a Syrophoenician woman who plead
Our Maps Are Too Small -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
The images are heart-wrenching, as the world's attention has slowly become focused on the ongoing dr

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Proper 15 / Pentecost 13 / Ordinary Time 20 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Proper 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 45:1-15 (C)
Proper 15, Pentecost 13, Ordinary Time 20 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
Proper 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 45:1-15 (C)
The ever--expanding circle of God's love -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 45:1--15 (C)
Proper 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 45:1-15 (C)

Sermon

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The Double-Dog Dare Days Of August -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
The world was put on edge last week, as
Strangers In A Strange Land -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary gospel text features the curious story of a Syrophoenician woman who plead
Our Maps Are Too Small -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
The images are heart-wrenching, as the world's attention has slowly become focused on the ongoing dr

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The Heifer That Will Change The World! -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Larry Lange -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2007
The Reverend Clyde Lott is a national champion cattle judge and livestock showman.
Irrevocable Gifts -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Jeff Wedge -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2004
People have had a wide variety of reactions to the idea of politically--correct language.
Have Mercy On Me -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Tom M. Garrison -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2001
"Lord, have mercy on me." My earliest memory of that statement goes back to a little farm in central

The Village Shepherd

No Strings Attached -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
In today's gospel reading, Jesus seemed reluctant to heal the Canaanite woman's daughter.

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Two Brothers -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
Contents"Two Brothers" by Keith Hewitt
The Prisoner -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
Contents"The Prisoner" by Keith Hewitt "Heavenly Talkback" by Frank Ramirez
You're Stuck -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- C. David Mckirachan, Craig Kelly -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "You're Stuck" by C. David McKirachan
A Time To Weep -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "The Sound of a Man Forgiving"

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The Double-Dog Dare Days Of August -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2017
The world was put on edge last week, as
Strangers In A Strange Land -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 133 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2014
This week’s lectionary gospel text features the curious story of a Syrophoenician woman who plead
Our Maps Are Too Small -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133 -- Mary Austin, Roger Lovette, George Reed -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2011
The images are heart-wrenching, as the world's attention has slowly become focused on the ongoing dr

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Proper 15/Pentecost 13/Ordinary Time 20 -- Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28, Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Psalm 67 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2007
Prayer Of The Day
Proper 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: How good it is to gather as God's people!
God Has Sent Me Before You -- Genesis 45:1-5, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Frank Ramirez -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2004
Call To Worship
Proper 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2004
HymnsO Christ, The Healer, We Have Come (NCH175, CBH379, UM265, PH380)
Proper 15 -- Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 2001
Theme: Irrevocable LoveCall To Worship
Proper 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32, Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 45:1-15Theme: The Sound Of MercyCall To Worship
PROPER 15 -- Genesis 45:1-15, Psalm 133, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 -- B. David Hostetter -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
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  • Lover. Beloved. Love. by Tom Willadsen — The concept of the Trinity is imperfect, incomplete and mysterious. Words can never fully express what it means that God is in “three persons,” as the song goes. Still, there is benefit for Christians to imagine God in this way. (Aren’t you glad Trinity Sunday is only once a year?)

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Who is the God of our congregation? How is this God made known in the community? These two questions get at the core of the existence and operation of any congregation. The texts of Trinity Sunday could be used as an opportunity to explore church history and the creedal controversies. In the congregations that I have served, such deep, doctrinal sermons on the history of the Triune God will result in glassy eyed parishioners who wonder if they will have to confess the Athanasian Creed.
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Wisdom is vividly and dramatically personified as she speaks in this chapter of Proverbs. This is an historically challenging text. Arius used this verse from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, which puts the phrase like this: The Lord created me at the beginning of His way. Arius argued that Jesus is the wisdom of God, and this verse spoke of his creation. If he was created, then he had a beginning and was not eternal, and if not eternal, he was not God.

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“When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...” (v. 13a)

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Janice B. Scott
Mary Louise was a little bit lonely. Not completely lonely, but just a little bit. With no brothers or sisters, Mary Louise spent quite a lot of time playing by herself. Although not completely by herself, for Mary Louise had a number of silent companions, who were a great comfort to her.

Every night when she went to bed, Mary Louise would line up her silent companions on the foot of the bed, and give them a big kiss. Then she'd sigh happily, climb into bed and fall asleep very quickly, for she knew her silent companions were looking out for her.

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April Yamasaki
In 1980, NBC introduced a new television game show called Chain Reaction. Since then, the show has appeared in different forms, but the main idea has always been for different teams to fill in a chain of words. For example, the first word in a four-word chain might be "light," the last word "spring," with the team needing to guess the two words in-between. In this case, "light" comes from a light "bulb," and out of the bulb grows a "daffodil," which comes up in the "spring." It's a chain reaction of words, where one word leads to another, and "light" turns into "spring."

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