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Our Daily Bread -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- 2000
After hearing in Sunday school about Jesus feeding the 5,000 from five loaves and two fish, a little
Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2000
A farm family had some friends from the city come to visit.
Get Your Transfer Here -- Colossians 1:1-14 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 2000
Growing up, many kids love baseball. They love everything about it. They love playing it.
We Are Witnesses -- Galatians 1:1-12 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 2000
Have you ever been afraid? Of course you have; we all have.
Born And Called -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 2000
In an old Family Circus cartoon by Bil Keane, the oldest little girl, Dolly, comes into the house al
By Faith In Christ -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2000
There's a story about two newspaper editors who had been involved in a bitter feud of words and idea
Heirs According To The Promise -- Galatians 3:23-29 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 2000
As the lights in the movie theater dimmed, a young man loaded down with popcorn, cokes, and candy pa
Life In The Spirit -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2000
According to one legend, at the signing of the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, John
Bear One Another's Burdens -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2000
The composer Bizet was the original bad luck man.
A Hope That Does Not Disappoint -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Billy D. Strayhorn -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
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Proper 11 - OT 16 - Pentecost 6
24 – Sermons
200+ – Illustrations / Stories
29 – Children's Sermons / Resources
20 – Worship Resources
25 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
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Proper 12 - OT 17 - Pentecost 7
26 – Sermons
180+ – Illustrations / Stories
26 – Children's Sermons, etc.
15 – Worship Resources
26 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
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Proper 13 - OT 18 - Pentecost 8
24 – Sermons
140+ – Illustrations / Stories
32 – Children's Sermons / Resources
18 – Worship Resources
27 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Proper 14 - OT 19 - Pentecost 9
25 – Sermons
130+ – Illustrations / Stories
30 – Children's Sermons / Resources
19 – Worship Resources
28 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
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Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

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On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.


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The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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