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Sarah And The WECON Council -- John 6:1-5 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 1993
"A large crowd followed (Jesus), because they had seen his miracles of healing the sick." Notice the
The Banquet Bowl -- Mark 8:38-43, 45, 47-48 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1993
Jesus is suggesting the utter disproportionate nature of God's grace in the Mark text when he says,
Learning The Basics -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 1993
The Pharisees came up "to trap Jesus" and they asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wif
Charlie Used To Do That -- John 6:24-35 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 1993
The people said, "Our ancestors ate manna in the desert, just as the scripture says, 'He gave them b
The Banquet -- John 6:51-58 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1993
The people argued, "How can this man give us flesh to eat?" To eat and drink the Lord's portion of a
Gunda -- John 6:60-69 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- 1993
In the movie, Days of Thunder, Cole Thunder (Tom Cruise) when asked by his girlfriend why he races 2
Changing The Rules -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- 1993
When I was a camp director the rules of long established and understood games were constantly being
The Spiritual Organ Of Corti -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1993
Jonah went in the opposite direction of that in which God wanted him to go.
God's Math: Lose Life = Save It -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1993
When self-preservation is our central aim, we are never safe.
A Formula For Greatness -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1993
Following the creation of man and woman, it is not surprising in Genesis 1:28 to find guidelines as
The Robe -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Robert L. Salzgeber -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1993
The people's question concerning "How Jesus said that he came down from heaven" was preconditioned b
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Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

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Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
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The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
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Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
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Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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