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Getting The Big Picture -- Romans 8:14-17 -- April Yamasaki -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2009
A "global positioning system" can tell you the fastest way to drive from Point A to Point B -- which
An Uncomplicated Gospel -- Galatians 1:1-12 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2009
Dear John,
But When God ... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2009
In the early Christian church, there were no pulpits.
Living With Integrity -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2009
"Justification by faith" -- to a theologian these words express one of the most basic principles of
Thicker Than Blood -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2009
In the classic movie, Mary Poppins, Julie Andrews plays a no-nonsense, yet delightful, nanny
Freedom Calling -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2009
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On Not Giving Up -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
A word of encouragement came from an unlikely source the other day in a television interview with Dw
For All The Saints -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2009
What picture comes into your mind when you think of a saint?
Sing Praise -- Colossians 1:15-28 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2009
Theologian Karl Barth was once asked to sum up his life's work.
God's Chain Reaction -- Romans 5:1-5 -- April Yamasaki -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
In 1980, NBC introduced a new television game show called Chain Reaction.

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On Not Giving Up -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- April Yamasaki -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2009
A word of encouragement came from an unlikely source the other day in a television interview with Dw
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