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USING FAITH FOREVER -- John 8:39-59 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 8:39-59
LOOKING AT US WITH LOVE -- John 19:1-7 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:1-7
GETTING THE MUD OUT -- John 9:1-12 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 9:1-12
LIFE, WORD, LIGHT, DARKNESS -- John 1:1-5 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:1-5
NO DECISION AT ALL -- John 19:8-16a -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:8-16a
EYES EARTHWARD -- John 9:13-41 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 9:13-41
SENT -- John 1:6-9 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:6-9
KING JESUS -- John 19:16b-25a -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:16b-25a
KNOWN BY NAME -- John 10:1-10 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 10:1-10
IN, NOT OF, THE WORLD -- John 1:10-13 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:10-13
LET DEATH COME, LORD JESUS -- John 19:25b-27 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:25b-27
SLIPPING OVER CLIFFS -- John 10:11-21 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 10:11-21
BECOMING LESS -- John 1:14-18 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:14-18
ACCOMPLISHED -- John 19:28-30 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:28-30
NEVER ALONE -- John 10:22-42 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 10:22-42
WILDERNESS -- John 1:19-28 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:19-28
BLOOD AND WATER -- John 19:31-37 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:31-37
CEMETERY -- John 19:38-42 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 19:38-42
BE THE LIGHT -- John 11:1-16 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 11:1-16
MAKING GOD GLAD -- John 1:29-34 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:29-34
WALKING AWAY BEWILDERED -- John 20:1-10 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 20:1-10
OPENING DEATH'S DARK EYES -- John 11:17-27 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 11:17-27
WADING IN DEEPER -- John 1:35-51 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 1:35-51
NAME CALLING -- John 20:11-18 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 20:11-18
CRY FOR US -- John 11:28-44 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 11:28-44

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The Gardener Came -- 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 -- Richard F. Bansemer, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For someone who lived a long, full lifeThe Gardener Came
Speechless, But Not Embarrassed -- Matthew 25:31-33 -- Richard F. Bansemer, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a resident philosopherSpeechless, But Not Embarrassed
Flock With A Future -- Psalm 23 -- Richard F. Bansemer, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For recognizing the Lord as our shepherdFlock With A Future
The Time -- Luke 1, 2 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death occurring near Christmas
Beyond the Ordinary -- 1 Corinthians 13 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after many years of "reprieve"
God Works Good -- Romans 8:26-30 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after a short illness
Remember, Rejoice, Revive -- John 14:25-31 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Unexpected Death
The Least of These -- Matthew 25:31-46 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a poor man
Affecting Eternity -- Romans 12:3-18 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a teacher
Know the Lord -- Exodus 6:6-8 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a member's parent
Delivery Room -- John 14:1-6 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after living unhappily in a nursing home
Foretaste -- 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death in old age
Amen -- John 14:1-6 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a "pillar of the church"
Mercy and Understanding -- Psalm 23 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Cancer death of a shy person
Temples within the Temple -- John 14:1-6 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after long illness
Opposites -- 1 Corinthians 15:42-44 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after a long illness
The Easy Yoke -- Matthew 11:25-30 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after long illness
Revised Edition -- Psalm 71:1-6< -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death after a stroke
Forgive and Go Forward -- Romans 8:26-28, 31 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Suicide
Always Home -- John 14:1-6, Psalm 23, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a heart-broken spouseOldest member of the church
The Last Laugh -- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a happy person
Honor by Serving -- Revelation 14:12-13 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a grateful person
Commencement -- Revelation 21:1-4 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a life-time student
Making the Move -- John 14:1-7 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a cancer victim
Water Without Price -- Revelation 21:1-7 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1987
Death of a non-church goer
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