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Can We Give Thanks? -- 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 -- Carl B. Rife, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a six-year-old boy who was ill from birth
John -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
The Sea of Galilee is so beautiful; I wish I were there now, with Jesus and Peter and James and the
The Money Bag -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
Judas -- Judas Iscariot
It would have been better had I not been born.
Oh, Lord.
Mary (The Mother Of Our Lord) -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
Little did I know growing up in Nazareth of Galilee that I had been chosen by God to be his sacred v
The Towel -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
Look at the cross before you, the wilted palm branches symbolizing the fact that early in the last w
Peter -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
I denied him! I denied him! I denied him.
The Crown Of Thorns -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
We have been looking at the symbols of the cross during this season.
Judas -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
Why do you look at me that way in your smug self-righteousness?
The Nails -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
During these Sundays in Lent, we have been looking at the symbols of the cross.
Mary Magdalene -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
Unloved and unlovable.
The Palms -- Carl B. Rife, Harold D. Shaffer -- 2001
The Symbols Of The Cross

The Palms

Honk, If You Love Jesus -- John 14:15; 13:4-35 -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
In the film Dead Poets' Society, the teacher, Mr. Keating,
Let Our Kids Pray -- Matthew 6:6; 26:36-44 -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
Quite a few years ago I saw a bumper sticker on a car that
God Made My Day -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
"God Made My Day" is one anonymous Christian's response to the
Christians Aren't Perfect; They Are Forgiven -- 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
There it was on a bumper sticker -- "Christians Are Not
God Said It. I Accept It. That Settles It. -- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
Like the other bumper stickers we talked about, this bumper
I Found It! -- Luke 15 -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
For those of you who may have not been here during this series
Warning! In Case Of Rapture This Car Will Be Unmanned -- Mark 13:14-37 -- Carl B. Rife -- 1993
During recent weeks we have been using some religious
My God! Why? Teenage Death Due to Drinking and Driving -- Job 3:2-26< -- Carl B. Rife, Anthology -- 1989
May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

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Good morning girls and boys,

Welcome. It's awesome to talk to you this morning. How are you? (children respond)

I have a question for you. Does your teacher ever teach something that is hard to understand? Are you sometimes puzzled or bewildered by something said?

Have you ever wondered about hard things like what electricity is and how it works?

Or gravity? Or the universe? Or algebra? (children answer)

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1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14
It is no wonder that believers still view Solomon as wise and relate the wisdom of Solomon as an attribute we all might seek. Clearly, Solomon was a thinker, one who contemplated carefully. But it is even more important that Solomon sought wisdom as his blessing and gift from God. At a time when power or wealth or even military might may have been the obvious choices, Solomon wanted to be wise and discerning. Jesus says in Matthew 10:16, “Be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.”
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Naturally she was horrified, and asked the other children why they hadn't told her that this little boy had passed out.


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The day is picture perfect. The scene is a park lake, clean and tranquil. The lake draws to itself children, youth, and adults. They come to fish. They come to watch the ducks that float on the water's surface.

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