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Albert G. Butzer, Iii

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The Three Wishes Of The Christian Life -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Ascension of the Lord - A
Following the resurrection of their Lord, the disciples' lives must have been an emotional roller co
Lent - A Tithe Of Days -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-2 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Ash Wednesday - A
Many of us feel that our lives are out of control.
Resurrection In A Cross--Shaped World -- John 20:1-18 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Easter Day - A
In one of his songs, Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel fame suggests that we live in a time "of mira
Doubting Thomas And His Twin -- John 20:19-31 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Several years ago the Episcopal Church launched a creative and clever advertising campaign.
Wide-Eyed Recognition -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Third Sunday of Easter - A
With the miracle and wonder of Easter Day still a recent and very pleasant memory, we would do well
Listening For The Voice Of The Good Shepherd -- John 10:1-10 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A
I know a woman who says that her husband has a listening problem.
The Truth About Jesus -- John 14:1-14 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A
Believe it or not, there is a theological debate raging in our society at present in the strangest o
Living In Two Worlds At Once -- John 14:15-21 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Here are two statements about the world. Tell me if both of them ring true for you.
Praying For The Church -- John 17:1-11 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A
"Dear friends," is the way she began her letter ...Dear friends,
Looking At Life From The Point Of View Of Death -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Good Friday - A
As part of my preparation for ministry, I participated in a program called Clinical Pastoral Educati
Tempted In The Strong Places Of Life -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- First Sunday in Lent - A
In his best--selling book called First You Have To Row a Little Boat, Richard Bode writes abo
New Eyes For The (Spiritually) Needy -- John 3:1-17 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Second Sunday in Lent - A
Perhaps you have heard of an organization called "New Eyes for the Needy." Their mission is simple y
Drinking From The Same Cup -- John 4:5-42 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Third Sunday in Lent - A
Hate--filled prejudice is, unfortunately, alive and well in our world today.
How Should Christians Relate To Jews Today? -- John 9:1-41 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A
How should Christians relate to Jews in today's world? That's a question all of us should ponder.
Tears Of Sadness, Tears of Gladness -- John 11:1-45 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii
This morning let's consider together what is often called the shortest verse in the Bible: "Jesus we
Receiving In Order To Give -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Maundy Thursday - A
According to the Apostle Paul, Jesus once said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 2
The Cry Of The Vacant Heart -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Passion Sunday - A
One of the harsh realities of the life of faith is feeling abandoned by God.
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