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The Taught Can -- Mark 8:27-38 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1996
You have heard that it has been said in old times, "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach." But
Cheers For The Healed -- Mark 7:24-37 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1996
Let's Hear It For The Deaf Man -- that's the title of a detective novel.
Our Dilemma And Delight -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1996
For the past five Sundays the lectionary has assigned gospels from John.
The Final Questions -- John 6:56-69 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 1996
We are all being taught by God.
Himself The Real Presence -- John 6:51-58 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1996
Accustomed as we are to hearing the words, "This is my body" in the consecration of the sacrament an
Flesh For Our Life -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1996
Once again our Lord tells us, "I am the living bread that came down from heaven." "Bread of life" --
Bread In Our Baskets -- John 6:24-35 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 1996
After the Lord's miraculous multiplying of the two fish and the loaves of bread, the crowd had seen
The Sign For Home -- John 6:1-21 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 1996
The crowd gathered because they saw the signs Jesus was doing for the sick.
What He Said! -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1996
People left his presence marvelling -- this Jesus -- they left his great gatherings amazed.
Look How You Listen -- Mark 6:14-29 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
The whole of today's gospel seems to be about John the Baptist.
Choose To Be Chosen -- Mark 6:7-13 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1996
What a relief to be chosen! Remember?
Children Just Forever -- Mark 9:38-50 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1996
You are now, each one of you, and you have always been since you were baptized, one of these "little
Last But Yet First -- Mark 9:30-37 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1996
In order to be last, you must give others a place in front of you.

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What He Said! -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- George W. Hoyer -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1996
People left his presence marvelling -- this Jesus -- they left his great gatherings amazed.
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Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

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