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The Call To Victory -- Revelation 7:9-17 -- Robert F. Sims -- All Saints Day - A -- 1992
The book of Revelation is a powerful and beautiful book designed to answer one question.
The Shepherd King -- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 -- Robert F. Sims -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 1992
There is a wonderful story out of the 16th century about Bishop Hugh Latimer, a great leader of the
The Call To Excellence -- Numbers 27:12-23 -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - A -- 1992
The time had come for Moses to be "gathered to his people as his brother Aaron was gathered (Numbers
Whether We Live Or Die -- Deuteronomy 34:1-12 -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - A -- 1992
In life and in death, Moses was a servant of God.
Love Without Deman -- Ruth 1:1-19a -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - A -- 1992
These beautiful words, with the possible exception of 1 Corinthians 13, have been quoted at more wed
Under The Wings Of The Almighty -- Ruth 2:1-13 -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - A -- 1992
The people of God are strong people.
Chosen By God -- Ruth 4:7-17 -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - A -- 1992
All of us love to be chosen. It is a wonderful thing to be chosen.
Life Isn't Fair -- Amos 5:18-24 -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - A -- 1992
The story is told of the old Irishman who was critically ill. The family called the priest.
When God Has Enough -- Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 -- Robert F. Sims -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - A -- 1992
There was no doubt in Zephaniah's mind that God had had enough.

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The Shepherd King -- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 -- Robert F. Sims -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A -- 1992
There is a wonderful story out of the 16th century about Bishop Hugh Latimer, a great leader of the
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