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You Can't Start a Car With a Cross -- 2 Corinthians 5:20 -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
Recently, I reached into my pants' pocket for a loose car key I had put there earlier. "Quarters.
A Night of Farewell - Peter -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
"Tonight we will forget all of this ungodly talk about death.
Vacillation - Pontius Pilate -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
"... Suffered under Pontius Pilate ..." you say in your creed each Sunday.
Nobody - Simon of Cyrene -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
My purpose is to ask you to look again at the way of the cross and to examine the anemic thing that
At the Foot of the Cross -- Ron Lavin -- 1984
"I hope this damn thing doesn't last too long. I've got things to do, people to see."
The Advocate -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Ron Lavin -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Holy Spirit is called "your Advocate" in the New English Bible translation of John 15:26.
The Agony And Ecstasy Of Family -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B
Jesus experienced conflict in his family.
The Parables About Response -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B
The kingdom of God is described in many different ways in the Bible.
The Little Boat -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B
Picture Jesus and the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.
The Compassionate Healings -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B
We have before us two stories, the story of a sick woman with a twelve-year-old hemorrhage and the s
The Sending Plan -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
In his sermon at the hometown synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus preached to the hometown folks -- family
The Rebirth -- John 3:1-17 -- Ron Lavin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B
The story of Nicodemus is fascinating and intriguing.
The Open Hand -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B
Whenever you consider the meaning of a Bible text, it is always good to look at the context.

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The Sending Plan -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Ron Lavin -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B
In his sermon at the hometown synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus preached to the hometown folks -- family

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