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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.
Rolling Stones -- John 20:1-18 -- David E. Leininger -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
The story is certainly familiar.
Uncommon Laborers -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2007
Interesting collection of workers Jesus chose to accompany him -- the twelve.
God's Ultimate Cosmic Joke -- 1 Peter 1:3-9 -- David E. Leininger -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Many congregations have begun celebrating this second Sunday of Easter as Holy Humor Sunday.
How Not To Be The Father Of The Year -- Genesis 21:8-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 2007
It is somehow ironic that the lectionary presents this text around the time America celebrates Fathe
East Of Easter -- Luke 24:13-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Easter is past, and if you can think of that momentous event as midnight on a clock, the beginning o
The Second Worst Story In The Bible -- Genesis 22:1-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2007
What a horrible story, the second worst one in the entire Bible!
The Shepherd Psalm -- Psalm 23 -- David E. Leininger -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
The Shepherd Psalm appears on this Fourth Sunday of Easter every year.
Ask The Average Person -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 2007
I have some questions for the "average person." First, "Which is more important, making money or bei
Christ Our Cornerstone -- 1 Peter 2:2-10 -- David E. Leininger -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
"Christ is our cornerstone!" That motto was chosen over a century ago for the congregation I now ser
Fertility Facts -- Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 2007
Bible scholars tell us Matthew's gospel was compiled and distributed around 85 AD.
Attack Or Attract? -- Acts 17:22-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
It has been a few years since Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code (New York: Doubleday, 2003
Who Do You Say That I Am? -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A -- 2007
Many years ago, in my seminary days, our first course in Systematic Theology dealt with basically th
Clouded Vision -- Acts 1:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 2007
There is an ancient apocryphal story about Jesus' arrival at the pearly gates following the ascensio
The Bush Is Still Burning -- Exodus 3:1-15 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - A -- 2007
The burning bush, or more correctly, the unburning bush.
Sounds Just Like Mom -- John 17:1-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
We reflected earlier on Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and its assertion that Jesus and Mary M
Remembering 9/11 -- Exodus 12:1-14 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - A -- 2007
"This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festi
I Am With You -- Genesis 28:10-19a -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 2007
In all of scripture, and even in all of literature, you would be hard pressed to find a character mo
The Force -- Acts 2:1-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2007
"May the Force be with you." Everyone recognizes that as the prayer or benediction from the Star
The Power To Change The Past -- Matthew 18:21-35 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - A -- 2007
A fellow went to the hospital to visit his partner who had been taken strangely ill and was near dea
Nevertheless -- Romans 8:26-39 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 2007
In 1981, Rabbi Harold Kushner wrote When Bad Things Happen to Good People, not Why Bad
Speaking Of God -- 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- David E. Leininger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Some things are difficult to talk about. Love, for example.
To Die Is Gain -- Philippians 1:21-30 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - A -- 2007
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." So says the apostle Paul. Really?
Bring Them To Me -- Matthew 14:13-21 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 2007
The early church certainly liked this story -- it is the only miracle other than the resurrection th
Under The Rainbow -- Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 -- David E. Leininger -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 2007
Noah and the ark. One of our earliest Sunday school memories.

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