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When The Boat Keeps Rocking -- Psalm 46 -- Robert A. Noblett, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a congregation experiencing several deaths in a brief period
Extravagant Gestures In A Cost-Effective World -- Mark 14:1--15:47 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Passion Sunday - B -- 2002
Families of faith that dwell in older buildings eventually have to struggle with the issue of restor
Placard Faith, Complex World -- John 3:14-21 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
As you have sat in your easy chair munching on snack food during any NFL game, you have seen this si
Holy Vexation -- John 2:13-22 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Third Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
We have all probably had the experience of being in the presence of someone who is normally composed
Life -- From The Inside Out -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
Eleven people, so goes the story, were dangling from a rope beneath a helicopter in a rescue scenari
Up And Running -- Mark 1:9-15 -- Robert A. Noblett -- First Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
We all have a stake in making sure that our young people get up and running.
Cross Connections -- John 18:1-19:42 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Good Friday - B -- 2002
Good Friday is not an easy day on which to preach, nor is what happened on Good Friday easy to expla
Entrustment -- John 17:6-19 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
Over thirty years ago, the late David H. C.
Called To Love, Not Like -- John 15:9-17 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
The humorist Will Rogers told us that he never met a man he didn't like.
Together, But Not Enmeshed -- John 15:1-8 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
Jesus describes the community gathered in his name -- and that would be all of us -- using the image
A Tireless And Timeless Image -- John 10:11-18 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
Images are highly influential.
Easter For Thomas, Too -- John 20:19-31 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
The urge to be a part of what is going on is very powerful.
Easter Transportation -- John 20:1-18 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Easter Day - B -- 2002
The eyes of our nation have, in recent time, twice been riveted on Antarctica and the need to rescue
Heaven's Applause -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Ash Wednesday - B -- 2002
Some words fall into the mud puddle, are never cleaned off, and become permanently tarnished by the
A Friend In High Places -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2002
What we want to talk about is not, I am extremely sure, a theme that dominated your breakfast conver
The Ministry Of Fading -- John 12:20-33 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
We could spend our sermon time talking with you about John's Christology and how our text indicates
Too Good To Be True? -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
Here's the scene.
When The Boat Keeps Rocking -- Psalm 46 -- Robert A. Noblett, Anthology -- 1994
On a fourth of July weekend when I was a fairly young man, a friend of my father's invited a friend
God's Flowing and Our Ebbing -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1990
My family and I have spent several enjoyable vacations on the Atlantic Ocean, both at Cape Cod and a
A Thanksgiving Checklist -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990
Do you ever find yourself getting confused over actual holidays and legal holidays? I do.
David and the Devil -- 2 Samuel 11:1-15 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1990
We can be thankful that the Bible is brutally honest about the people whose stories it tells.
Speaking Truth to Power: The Ministry of Nathan -- 2 Samuel 12:1-14 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 1990
In the wake of David's affair with Bathsheba, God was not content to let matters lie, and it fell to
When Matters Hang in the Balance -- 2 Samuel 12:15b-24 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 1990
When our son was very small, he developed a strange disorder that manifested itself in an excruciati
Runaway Lives -- 2 Samuel 18:1, 5, 9-15 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 1990
For cowboy lovers, the 1950s were golden.

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Too Good To Be True? -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
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