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The Approach: Does Thinking About Evil Help? -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
No statement, theological or otherwise, should be made that would not be credible in the presence of
Definitions And Distinctions: Being Clear About What We Mean -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
He died all alone in a little cabin far removed from his family.
The Meaning Of Freedom: Could We Do Better If Only We Would? -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
She was only sixteen years old when the court sentenced her to death for her crime.
The Meaning Of Sin: The Mystery Of Iniquity -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
Shortly after 9:00 a.m.
Injustice And The Demonic: Dealing With Unfairness And Getting Free From Bondage -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
"I don't care what the Bible says." He spoke in anger and exasperation.
The Tragic And The Ambiguous: Unavoidable Suffering, Irredeemable Loss, And Good Inseparable From Evil -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
The words stabbed me in the heart. They come back to me again and again.
God, Evil, And Hope: Opportunistic Love Overcoming Evil -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
I knew when I saw him coming that something was wrong. I didn't know the news was that bad.
It's Okay, Life Must Go On! -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1997
Here is a letter a father wrote to his children on the first anniversary of their mother's death.

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Rejoicing In Life's "Melissa Moments" -- Matthew 17:1-8 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
What do you do with your mind when you are engaged in some routine task?
Is It Any Fun Being Good? -- Romans 12:9-21, Psalm 1 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
An underground current in our thinking has it that being good is no fun at all.
Living With The Weeds In The Wheat -- Matthew 13:24-30 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Life is a mixture of good and evil. Experience and observation keep that fact before us.
One Of These Days1 -- Matthew 6:25-32, Psalm 103 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
It was not what he said.
Why Roman Soldiers Love The Sermon On The Mount -- Matthew 5:38-48, Matthew 26:6-13 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Every now and then someone suggests that it would be wonderful if everyone lived by the Sermon on th
Jesus -- That Troublemaker! -- Matthew 10:34-42 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
His loyalty to Jesus got him into one predicament after another.
Two Ways To Get Crucified -- Matthew 27:33-44 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
A generation ago liberals learned that while segregationists might be wrong, they are not dumb.
Famous Unknowns -- 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
My title is an oxymoron. An oxymoron is an expression that appears to be self-contradictory.
The Amazing Dr. Hobbs -- And The Other Side Of The Story -- James 5:13-18 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
"I don't know how the universe works. I don't understand the great mysteries.
Lightning Bugs Over The Mudhole -- Psalm 103 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
The usual way is to speak of the problem of evil.
The Deacons And The Demons -- Ephesians 6:10-20 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
"I don't care what the Bible says." He spoke in anger and exasperation.
Risking Spirit -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Mark 14:22-26 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
A Communion Meditation
Memories, Memories, Memories -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Reflections For Maundy Thursday
On Using The Bible With Integrity -- Philippians 3:12-16; 4:8-10 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
It happened in a large department store in Wilmington, Delaware.
Holding On And Pressing On -- Philippians 3:8-16; 4:8 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Sometimes we Baptists make jokes about ourselves.
The Good Iranian -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
The only time I got a bit scared during the whole episode was when he told me he didn't know the way
The Reign Of Christ In A Complicated World -- Ephesians 1:15-23, Acts 1:6-11 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Drugs, children killing children in schools, AIDS, terrorism, torture of dissidents, abortion, earth
The Gospel In Six Words1 -- Romans 5:6-11, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
Bradley wanted to be good for nothing. His mother was. That was sufficient for him.
The Day God Cried -- Romans 1:18-32; 3:23-26; 5:6-11, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
She was only sixteen years old when the court sentenced her to death for her crime.
The Multiple Uses Of Grace -- Ephesians 2:1-10 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
You may have made use of a household oil having the brand name "3 in 1." It claims to clean, oil, an
Why Do We Suffer? -- Job 1, Psalm 69 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
He died all alone in a little cabin far removed from his family.
Consolation In Suffering -- Romans 8:28-39 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
I knew when I saw him coming that something was wrong. I didn't know the news was that bad.
A Sermon For Saturday -- Matthew 27:46, Psalm 22 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
What do you do when there is nothing more you can do?
The Cross-Shaped Scar In The Heart Of God -- Genesis 6:5-8; 9:12-15 -- Kenneth Cauthen -- 1993
The words stabbed me in the heart. They come back to me again and again.
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The Village Shepherd

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Call to worship:

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.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

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