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Return To The Lord, Your God -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Lee Griess -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2007
Every once in a while a whimsical story makes the news.
Strong In God's Name -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- Lee Griess -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
A young man was sent to Spain by his company to work in a new office they were opening there.
Faith To Follow -- John 3:1-17 -- Lee Griess -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
How much faith does it take to follow? How much trust in God must we have?
Streams Of Living Water -- John 4:5-42 -- Lee Griess -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Streams of living water ...
A God Who Suffers With Us -- John 9:1-41 -- Lee Griess -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Sometimes you have to wonder.
A Salvation Army Parade -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Lee Griess -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Different churches celebrate Palm Sunday in different ways.
Brought Together And Sent Forth -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Lee Griess -- Maundy Thursday - A -- 2007
There once was a majestic cathedral in Northern Europe that was known for its magnificent organ.
The Cross No One Wants To See -- John 18:1--19:42 -- Lee Griess -- Good Friday - A -- 2007
Garbage truck driver, Craig Randall, brings his work home with him sometimes.
The Rest Of The Message -- John 20:1-18 -- Lee Griess -- Easter Day - A -- 2007
On June 18, 1815, the combined forces of Austria, Russia, Great Britain, and Prussia under the leade
Hope To Carry On -- Luke 24:13-35 -- Lee Griess -- Third Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
It is perhaps one of the most compelling narratives in all of the scriptures.
The True Shepherd -- John 10:1-10 -- Lee Griess -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
It's no wonder that the image of the shepherd was so frequently on the lips of our Savior.
The Way And The Truth And The Life -- John 14:1-14 -- Lee Griess -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
The great American humorist, Will Rogers, had the reputation that he could make anyone laugh.
Always With Us -- John 14:15-21 -- Lee Griess -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
On a hot southern night, some 150 years ago, a weary slave sat before a tar-paper shack and lifted h
Connected To God -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Lee Griess -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 2007
It's one of those stories that circulates around the internet.
One In Faith And One In Service -- John 17:1-11 -- Lee Griess -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
A few choice words -- that's what Jesus gives us this morning -- a few choice words about our lives
Set Free For Life -- John 11:1-45 -- Lee Griess -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
When the famous agnostic, Robert Ingersoll, died, the printed funeral program left this solemn instr
Behind Closed Doors -- John 20:19-31 -- Lee Griess -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
There are some jokes that are just too terrible to tell from the pulpit.
Do Not Be Doubting But Believe! -- John 20:19-31 -- Lee Griess -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1997
What a week it had been for the disciples. Everything had
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