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Day of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1996
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lor
The Strange Tactics Of God -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
Some of you will remember Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark, a film released several ye
A Habitat For Humanity -- 2 Samuel 7:1-14a -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1996
The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live i
Here Is Where It Happens -- 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 1996
Here is where it happens. Where is here? Here is right here, among us.
When Saints Go Marching Forth -- 1 Samuel 15:34--16:13 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1996
Sometimes when reading you come across words that just leap off the page and grab you.
Acquaintances Or Friends? -- 1 Samuel 17:57--18:5, 10-16 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1996
Let's begin by thinking about the difference between an acquaintance and a friend.
Lyrics For The Centuries -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1996
When David received the report of the battlefield deaths of Saul and Jonathan, he expressed his sorr
Another Kind Of Success -- 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B -- 1996
Rags-to-riches stories have been popular in every time and place.
R.S.V.P. -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1996
Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?-- Isaiah 6:8b
Saul, The Tormented King -- 1 Samuel 8:4-11 (12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15) -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 1996
He was like a meteor.
The Running Man -- Mark 10:17-30 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1993
"And as he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him ..." There is an intensit
Where Do We Stand? -- John 18:33-37 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1993
This is the last Sunday of the church year.
Good Powers Wonderfully Hidden -- Matthew 6:25-33 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 1993
Our gospel lesson is part of the Sermon on the Mount.
No Short Cuts To Glory -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1993
The disciples were not good listeners. But then, neither are we.
Seeing And Not Seeing -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1993
Think about your eyes. What mysterious, wonderful instruments they are.
Less Important Does Not Mean Unimportant -- Mark 12:28-34 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 1993
This meeting between Jesus and the unnamed scribe recounted in the gospel lesson for today catches o
Dwarfed By Comparison -- Mark 12:38-44 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 1993
Mark is fond of drawing comparisons as he tells the story of Jesus.
Living Between Beginnings -- Mark 13:1-13 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 1993
The 13th chapter of Mark's gospel is positioned by him to serve as the last discourse of Jesus with
Caught By The Hook -- John 8:31-36 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- 1993
This is Reformation Sunday and it is fitting that we start with a quote from Martin Luther.
Will Someone Please Notice Martha? -- John 11:32-44 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- All Saints Day - B -- 1993
Martha is an overlooked and underrated saint.
Spectators Or Sentinels? -- Mark 13:24-32 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 1993
The gospel reading for this day is bracketed by the command to keep alert, to watch.
It's Time To Rediscover The Beatitudes -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Arthur H. Kolsti -- All Saints Day - B -- 1993
The committee responsible for the wording of the New Revised Standard Version did not replace the fa
A Time For Thanksgiving -- Mark 15:21 -- Anthology, Arthur H. Kolsti -- 1989
This meditation was delivered at a memorial service for a young man of nineteen whose death was caus
God Has a Purpose Death Where Divorce Has Intruded -- Matthew 1 -- Arthur H. Kolsti, Anthology -- 1989
We can expect an increasing number of services involving families whose relationships have been stai
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All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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