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Ash Wednesday -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
For a while, as a child, my family lived over the hardware store that my father owned.
Easter Sunday -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
The six Sundays in Lent have been a precursor for the coming of Easter.
Good Friday -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
The climax for examining the areas of our lives where we may be wounded individually as well as corp
Wounded In Our Thoughts -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, James 3:1-12 -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
Sermon NotesCausesBad tapes (bad programs)Poor self-image
Wounded In Our Spirit And Emotions -- Isaiah 42:1-4, James 3:13-18 -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
Sermon NotesCausesEmotionsUnresolved anger
Wounded In Our Hopes And Dreams -- Isaiah 40:4-11 -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
Sermon NotesCauseDisciples after the crucifixion
Wounded In Our Relationships -- Isaiah 52:13--53:3, James 4:1-10 -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
Sermon NotesCausesHarmful relationships
Wounded In Our Actions -- Isaiah 53:4-9, John 19:16-18 -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
Sermon NotesCausesAccidentsAutomobile
First Five Sundays In Lent -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
The topic of discussion for the morning was the church year.
Maundy Thursday -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
As a child the first time I heard the word "maundy" I associated it with being seedy.
Palm Sunday -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
Several times in the book of Revelation there is a break in the action here on earth while we are tr
Five Crosses, Five Candles -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
The simplest visual for the Lenten candles is the one Crescent Avenue used the first time Wounded

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Ash Wednesday -- C. David Hogsett -- 2006
For a while, as a child, my family lived over the hardware store that my father owned.
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