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The Season of the Spirit -- Acts 2:4 -- Richard W. Patt -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1975
Some of you who are over thirty may have had the pleasure, as I did, to grow up on a farm.
Weed-Pulling -- Matthew 13:24-30 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - A -- 1975
"Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until harvest!" I don't know if we're up to taking t
Life's Greatest Treasure -- Matthew 13:44, 45 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A -- 1975
Today's sermon title could easily set our imaginations running.
Working and Praying Go Together -- Matthew 14:31-2 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - A -- 1975
Here in the middle of summer our daily work can get to be a drag - especially if everyone around us
Overcoming Life's Obstacles -- Matthew 14:29, 30 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - A -- 1975
There is nothing so frustrating in life as a shattered dream. We all have our dreams.
Everybody Pray! -- Matthew 15:21-28 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - A -- 1975
Have you ever taken a long trip on one of our beautiful interstate highways?
Arise, O Church of God, Arise! -- Richard W. Patt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1975
The Way He Taught -- Matthew 7:28, 29 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - A -- 1975
Our precious Christian faith is first of all and foremost the good news that God loves us and forgiv
Saving Sinners -- Matthew 9:9; 13 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - A -- 1975
Today there is a lot of talk about what the church should really be doing.
The Challenge of God's Harvest -- Matthew 9:37, 38 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1975
What a stirring picture Jesus lays before us in this text!
You Are Worth Much! -- Matthew 10:31 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - A -- 1975
The other day I was visiting a man about forty-five years old in the hospital.
Don't Try So Hard! -- Mark 8:35 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 1975
"We're only number two; we try harder!" I'm sure you've all seen the magazine ad of the car rental a
The Yoke of Christ -- Matthew 11:29, 30 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1975
Life is full of questions.
The Demanding Word -- Matthew 13:1-9 -- Richard W. Patt -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - A -- 1975
The Parable of the Sower is so familiar that it may turn out to be a problem for some of us.
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120+ – Illustrations / Stories
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