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One-Way Theology -- Exodus 20:3 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
God knows we don't do much theology these days.
It's Never Enough -- Exodus 20:17 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
"Oh, Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz? ..."
Dime Store Faith -- Exodus 20:4 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Growing up in a little town which nobody has heard of across the Susquehanna River from Wilkes-Barre
Putting Words In His Mouth -- Exodus 20:7 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Standing in the express line at Shop N' Spend can test one's soul, especially if the person just in
Why I Go To Church -- Exodus 20:8 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
I met Rus Howard at Princeton.
Hallmark Card Religion -- Exodus 20:12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Ross Perot has been asked many times over the past five or six years if he feels qualified to be Pre
Suicidal Situation Ethics -- Exodus 20:13 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
When people think about Dr.
Torn Between Two Lovers -- Exodus 20:14 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
As a pastor and husband, I'm acutely aware every day isn't a hot fudge sundae for married folks.
Some Folks Are Just Like The IRS -- Exodus 20:15 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Just like the United States Golf Association says, "I really, really, really love golf." It's fun, g
Truth Or Consequences -- Exodus 20:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2001
Mother Teresa and the Princess of Wales were larger than life and continue to evoke sympathy, curios
Predestination? You've Got To Be Kidding! -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Everybody has a favorite joke.
Our Christological Crisis -- Colossians 1:11-20 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2000
Back in the mid to late 1980s, I was courted by a fledgling denomination.
Holiness And Happiness -- 1 Timothy 6:6-19 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2000
Howard and Kopp with Real People celebrated its first anniversary on Adelphia Community Cablevision
Boldly Faithful -- 2 Timothy 1:1-14 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2000
The Dead Poets Society is one of my favorite movies.
What's In It For Us? -- 2 Timothy 2:8-15 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2000
Everybody has a list of personal pet peeves. Here's mine:
What's Expected From Us? -- 2 Timothy 3:14 -- 4:5 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2000
Daniel -- my youngest until June -- has been eyeing a football in my study.
Facing Death Without Blinking -- 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2000
When I was a little boy growing up in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania's First Presbyterian Church, one of th
True Friends -- 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2000
Twice a year for many years, Eric Felack and I have played a grudge golf match against my father and
What To Do With Bad Guys -- 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2000
When I asked Dad to go to Israel with Mom and me about fifteen years ago, he said, "Son, I've been i
Whistle While You Work -- 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2000
Everybody has a list of favorite movies.
Pure Prayer -- Philippians 4:4-9 -- Robert R. Kopp -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2000
My favorite eighth grader just confessed his aspiration for becoming President of the United States.

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The First Hole -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Awe came upon everyone.... -- Acts 2:43
Take Some Lessons -- 2 Timothy 3:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
All scripture is inspired by God and is useful.... -- 2 Timothy 3:16
Equipped To Play -- Ephesians 6:11 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Put on the whole armor of God. -- Ephesians 6:11
The Upside Of The Practice-- Performance Equation -- Galatians 6:7b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
You reap whatever you sow. -- Galatians 6:7b
The Downside Of The Practice -- Performance Equation -- Romans 8:28 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God....
Take Dead Aim -- Hebrews 12:2 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. -- Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
Be The Ball -- Galatians 2:20 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
... I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. -- Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
Every Shot I Ever Hit -- 1 Corinthians 11:24b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
Do this in remembrance of me. -- 1 Corinthians 11:24b
Apocalyptic Moments -- Galatians 5:22-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
The fruit of the Spirit is.... -- Galatians 5:22-23
Mind Your Manners -- Matthew 7:12 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.... -- Matthew 7:12
God Knows! -- 2 Samuel 12:7 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
You are the man! -- 2 Samuel 12:7
Leave It On The Course -- 1 Timothy 3:5 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
If someone does not know how to manage.... -- 1 Timothy 3:5
A Positive Addiction -- Romans 1:16 -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
I am not ashamed of the gospel.... -- Romans 1:16
Holing Out -- 2 Timothy 4:6b -- Robert R. Kopp -- 2000
The time of my departure has come. -- 2 Timothy 4:6b
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Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
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The Village Shepherd

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Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

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For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

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