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Thanks For The Memory, Bob -- John 6:24-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 2008
Several years ago, America paused to mark the passing of a great man.
A New Year's Resolution -- Ephesians 4:25--5:2 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 2008
Good instructions.
When Words Are Not Enough -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 2008
Once upon a time, a farmer who was a deacon in his country church was summoned to serve on a federal
Being A Christian "Survivor" -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2008
Survivor -- after all these years on television, you are familiar with the concept -- castawa
Sex, Sex, And More Sex -- Song of Solomon 2:8-13 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2008
Depending on who happened to publish your edition of the Bible, the heading on the page that contain
Ephphatha ... Be Opened -- Mark 7:24-37 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2008
Our text introduces us to a remarkable woman. She is courageous. She is clever. She is cool.
Lent -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2007
This season of Lent, which we begin today, developed gradually in the church.
Temptation -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Temptation.
God's Not Done With Me Yet! -- Romans 4:13-25 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 2007
Abraham. No individual in history is more widely recognized and revered.
The Adventure Of Faith -- Genesis 12:1-4a -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Life is an adventure.
Swords Into Plowshares -- Isaiah 2:1-5 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
September 11th.
Who Woulda Thunk It? -- John 4:5-42 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Who woulda thunk it?
The Wondrous Gift -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
Phillips Brooks was an eloquent Episcopalian preacher in the nineteenth century, famed in his day fo
Telling The Story -- John 9:1-41 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
The account of the healing of the blind man in our gospel lesson is wonderful. He meets Jesus.
Streams In The Desert -- Isaiah 35:1-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
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The Ideal Pastor -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
"If I wanted to drive a manager up the wall, I would make him responsible for the success of an orga
All I Want For Christmas -- Titus 2:11-14 -- David E. Leininger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." Remember that?
A Drama In Three Acts -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Philippians presents the story of Jesus as a drama in three acts.
When Evil Seems To Win -- Matthew 2:13-23 -- David E. Leininger -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - A -- 2007
"Peace on earth." Ha! Even in the Christmas story, it doesn't last long.
What's Right With The Church? -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 2007
A denominational executive was scheduled to conduct an officers' retreat for a local church.
The Upper Room -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2007
I've been there, the upper room, where this scripture is set.
Joseph -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A -- 2007
What a mess! Put yourself in Joseph's sandals. A simple man, a carpenter.

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The Voice -- 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) -- David E. Leininger -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - B -- 2008
Someone has suggested that the title for a sermon about this incident in the life of Samuel should b
Cross-Bearing -- Mark 8:31-38 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
While vacationing in Mexico sometime back, my wife and I attended worship in a church that is served
Look Up And Live -- Numbers 21:4-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Do you like snakes? Not many do.

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