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The Widow's Mite, The Mighty Widow -- Luke 21:3-4 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2002
Widows occupy a very special place in the biblical religions of Judaism and Christianity.
Taxes To Caesar - What To God? -- Matthew 22:21 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2002
A young politician running for office asked a veteran politician for advice on how to assure victory
Stocks, Bonds, And Petty Cash -- 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2002
The Christian Faith owes a great deal to sailors on the seas.
2001: A Faith Odyssey -- Luke 12:15 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2002
It made the headlines when it was first released. Magazines and newspapers were raving about it.
I Thirst -- John 19:28 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
The surface of the earth is two-thirds water, but when you are really thirsty, a good drink can be h
Father, Forgive Them -- Luke 23:34 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
It was May 13, 1981.
My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me? -- Mark 15:33-34 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Few of us have to be told what it means to be forsaken.
Today Shalt Thou Be With Me In Paradise -- Luke 23:42-43 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Paradise is hard to come by these days. But then again, paradise has always been hard to come by.
Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit -- Luke 23:46 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Perhaps no scene is more indelibly impressed in the consciousness of western civilization than that
It Is Finished -- John 19:30 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
In the time of Jesus, Rome was a great power, but it was a brutal power.
Woman, Behold Thy Son; Behold Thy Mother -- John 19:26-27 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 2001
Ask most sons and they will tell you their mothers do not understand them.
The Child That Changed The World -- Luke 2:22-40 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - B -- 1999
Eight days after his birth Jesus was circumcised according to Jewish law and custom.
Words, Words, Words -- And The Word -- John 1:1-18 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 1999
One of my favorite cartoons appeared in The New Yorker magazine.
The Challenge Of Starting All Over Again -- Romans 5:17 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
If, because of one man's trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who r
Jesus And The Challenge Of The Bread Business -- Luke 4:3-4 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." And Jesus
The Challenge To Change -- Romans 2:4 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
Or do you presume upon the riches of his kindness and patience?
The Challenge To Forgive -- Luke 7:47 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
"Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is
The Challenge Of Tragedy -- Luke 13:2-3 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Ga
The Challenge Of No-Fault Religion -- 2 Corinthians 5:17, 19 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
And for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation: the old creation has gone, and now the
The Challenge Of The Napoleon Complex -- Luke 19:9-10 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham
The Challenge Of Death And Dying -- Philippians 2:8 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a
The Challenge To Live Again -- Colossians 3:1 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- 1999
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated
Watching And Waiting For The Kingdom -- Mark 13:24-37 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- First Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
The future is big business these days.
How To Prepare For Christmas -- Mark 1:1-8 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Second Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
To tell you the truth, it doesn't look much like Christmas at all.
A God Who Comes To Us -- John 1:6-8, 19-28 -- Maurice A. Fetty -- Third Sunday of Advent - B -- 1999
It all happened in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Advent 2
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100+ – Illustrations / Stories
33 – Children's Sermons / Resources
31 – Worship Resources
29 – Commentary / Exegesis
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Advent 3
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