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Life Always Springs New! -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Donald Zelle -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1987
To some disappointed people, life is a long valley of dried bones.
From Rooftop to Valley and to Heaven Again! -- 2 Samuel 11:1-15 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1987
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Uzziah is Dead! -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Donald Zelle -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1987
Those who look to this well-known Old Testament lesson for some new insight on the interrelatedness
Called in From Off-stage -- 1 Samuel 16:1-13 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 1987
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." We read that from As You Like I
Our Time Will Come! -- 1 Samuel 16:14-23 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 1987
"This offer is good for a limited time only." These words, spoken hastily or put into small print, a
Walking the Valley of the Lost -- 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1987
David is lost! He had roamed the Judean wilderness with his band of soldiers.
Jerusalem: City for All Time -- 2 Samuel 5:1-12 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1987
"If you want one simple word to symbolize all of Jewish history, that word would be Jerusalem." So w
The Benefits of Christianity for Nonbelievers -- 2 Samuel 6:1-15 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1987
"Oh, I don't believe in all of this religious stuff," said a young woman, planning her wedding with
A House! a House! and a House! -- 2 Samuel 7:1-17 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B -- 1987
To live at the time of a building boom is exciting!
Walking On the Knees -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Donald Zelle -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1987
One needs to read this prayer of King David twice!
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