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Lessons From A Picnic -- Luke 9:11-17 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- 1999
There are certain biblical stories that are so well known that most of us could tell them from memor
The Promise Of A Presence -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1999
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Must I Love That Neighbor? -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - C -- 1999
Someone once said: "What goes around comes around." And there is enough anecdotal and historical evi
Changing A Paradigm -- Or Two -- Luke 7:1-10 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - C -- 1999
Paradigm is certainly a word that has received much usage these days, especially in management circl
A Grave Reality -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - C -- 1999
The widow of Nain, the Gospel story just read: Can you picture the scene?
Images Of Life -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1999
Images of life and death -- we are surrounded by them every day.
We Know Him -- Luke 8:26-39 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - C -- 1999
He wore a perpetual smile on his face and there was a constant glint ever present in his eyes as if
Life By Excuse -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1999
We all know what it means to live life by excuse.
Jesus' Travel Instructions -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1999
It sounds simple enough, this Gospel text for today -- the sending forth of the seventy in pairs to
On A Need-To-Know Basis -- John 16:12-15 -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1999
Probably most of us are familiar with the phrase that serves as the title for my sermon this day --
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