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I Wonder If God Exists -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
The conversation was going well. I respected my new friend's intellectual prowess.
I Wonder Why Bad Things Happen To Good People* -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
As we remember the terror of 9/11, we long for answers.
I Wonder Why My Prayers Go Unanswered* -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
Warren Wiersbe tells of the time when he was helping to paint the outside of his neighbors' home.
I Wonder About God's Will For My Life* -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
We have all seen them. As we drive down the road, they are as plain as day.
I Wonder About The Miracles In The Bible -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
Premarital counseling can be an adventure for pastors.
I Wonder About The End Of The World -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
Of all the themes of our faith, what the Bible says about the end of the world ranks as one of the m
I Wonder About Life After Death -- Charles D. Reeb -- 2006
The assumption of this chapter is probably wrong.

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Defeating Discouragement -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Yard sales are interesting to me.
Does Prayer Make Any Difference? -- Mark 1:29-39 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - B -- 2015
I want to address a subject that many of us struggle with — prayer.
Unstoppable Love -- Mark 1:40-45 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - B -- 2015
If I could only preach one sermon, my point would be Jesus loves us more than we could ever imagine
Prayer Changes Things -- Mark 2:1-12 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - B -- 2015
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Learn to Play Again -- Mark 2:13-22 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - B -- 2015
A group of theologians and scholars once cornered C.S.
True North -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 9 | Ordinary Time 9 -- 2015
Sha Jahan was the emperor of India during the 1600s. When he lost his wife he was devastated.
The Cost of Discipleship -- Mark 9:2-9 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Transfiguration Sunday - B -- 2015
Sha Jahan was the emperor of India during the 1600s. When he lost his wife he was devastated.
The Wind -- Mark 1:4-11 -- Charles D. Reeb -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2014
John the Baptist says something interesting in Mark, “He (Jesus) will baptize you with the Holy Spir
Through Cross-colored Glasses -- Steven E. Albertin, Charles D. Reeb, Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- 2003
Introduction
In The Event Of Power Failure -- Acts 1:1-11 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2003
A friend of mine once shared a story about his first visit to Niagara Falls.
Come Clean -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2003
There is an old story about a mother of eight who walked into her house after visiting with a neighb
God Has The Last Word! -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
It is amazing how sounds will stir the mind and heart.
The Life You've Always Wanted -- Acts 5:27-32 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
The other day I came across some interesting epitaphs.
A Vexing Vision -- Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) -- Charles D. Reeb -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Have you have heard the expression, "Something got lost in the translation?" On the Internet there a
Need A Lift? -- Acts 9:36-43 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Journalist Bob Garfield researched health articles in The Washington Post, USA Today, and The New Yo
Love Without Limits -- Acts 11:1-18 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
The eloquent preacher Tom Long tells the story of a small church-related college that held an annual
When All Is Said And Done -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Life has a way of presenting us with defining moments.
More Beyond -- Acts 16:16-34 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Centuries ago, Portugal adopted a national motto.
One Heaven Of A Party -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- Charles D. Reeb -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Moses saw that look in their eyes. He saw that glimmer of hope on their faces.
Falling Into Faith -- Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Second Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
Woody Allen once quipped, "If there is a God, he is the ultimate under-achiever." This statement is
The Invitation -- Isaiah 55:1-9 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Third Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
I don't know about you, but I love receiving invitations.
A Happy Ending -- Joshua 5:9-12 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
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Dying To Live -- Isaiah 43:16-21 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - C -- 2003
In his book The Mustard Seed Conspiracy, Tom Sine shares the story of his parents' friends and their

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Defeating Discouragement -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2015
Yard sales are interesting to me.
The Wind -- Mark 1:4-11 -- Charles D. Reeb -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B -- 2014
John the Baptist says something interesting in Mark, “He (Jesus) will baptize you with the Holy Spir

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It's Not My Fault -- Matthew 4:1-11, Romans 5:12-19, Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32 -- C. David Mckirachan, Charles D. Reeb -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "It's Not My Fault" by C. David McKirachan
Wayne's Deployment -- Luke 24:44-53, Ephesians 1:15-23, Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 47 -- Argile Smith, Charles D. Reeb, John S. Smylie -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Wayne's Deployment" by Argile Smith
Wayne's Deployment -- John 17:1-11, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 -- John S. Smylie, Argile Smith, Charles D. Reeb -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Wayne's Deployment" by Argile Smith
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