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Behold The Man Who Was Tempted As We Are -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1996
A man who owned a small town grocery store saw a little boy come in one afternoon.

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In The Darkness Of Despair, There Is The Light Of Hope -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
A student at The University of Georgia got a job as a disc jockey at a little radio station in Comme
In The Darkness Of Suffering, There Is The Light Of Life -- John 1:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
Several years ago, I read Sidney Sheldon's Novel, The Windmills Of The Gods.
In The Darkness Of Oppression, There Is The Light Of Salvation -- Luke 2:1-5 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
I was staying at a hotel in a small town, near a large city.
In The Darkness Of Fear, There Is The Light Of Joy -- Luke 2:6-11 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
One cold Sunday afternoon in December, the congregation of a little Baptist church went over to the
In The Darkness Of Uncertainty,There Is The Light Of Wonder -- Luke 2:17-20 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
William Sloane Coffin, Jr., was, for several years, the pastor at Riverside Church in New York City.
In The Darkness Of Anxiety, There Is The Light Of Peace -- Luke 2:12-17 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
On a recent Sunday night, my wife and I went to a nearby church for their "Bethlehem Walk." Each yea
In The Darkness Of Suspicion, There Is The Light Of Devotion -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
It was a few days after Christmas.
The Temptation Of His Life -- Matthew 4:1-11 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
Robert Penn Warren wrote a novel called All The King's Men.
The Transformation Of His Call -- Matthew 4:18-22 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Second Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
In preparation for our mission trip to Puerto Rico in the summer, several of us went there in the sp
The Touch Of His Hand -- Matthew 8:14-17 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Third Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
A little girl named Charlotte went with her grandmother on a shopping trip downtown.
The Treasure Of His Kingdom -- Matthew 13:44 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Fourth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
Some time ago we had a man speak at one of our suppers who is a shareholder in Mel Fisher's enterpri
The Test Of His Courage -- Matthew 20:17-19 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
A man and his wife had their vacation interrupted by a terrible toothache.
The Triumph Of His Defeat -- Matthew 28:1-10 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
Bishop Walter L. Underwood wrote a book a few years ago called Being Human Being Hopeful.
The Tragedy Of His Victory -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
Some of you experienced the victory of World War II.
Behold The Man Who Takes Away Sin -- John 1:29-39 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1996
G. K.
Behold The Man Who Taught By The Sea -- Mark 4:1-9 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1996
It was the end of the school year and a first grade teacher was saying good-bye to her students.
Behold The Man Who Trained Disciples -- Luke 10:1-20 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1996
In March of 1860 an ad appeared in many newspapers of the West. It read, ''Wanted.
Behold The Man Who Turned Toward Jerusalem -- Mark 10:32-34 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1996
Some time ago I was reading Harold Kushner's book, Who Needs God.
Behold The Man Who Tried To Be King -- Matthew 21:1-10 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1996
Some time ago there was a stage play called Construction.
The Things Which Remain When All Is Lost -- 2 Samuel 12:16-23 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Anthology -- 1994
There is a story in the Old Testament book of 2 Samuel which I want to share with you.
The Road To The Wilderness -- Mark 1:9-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1992
I have always enjoyed that CBS News segment, "On The Road With Charles Kuralt." He takes us to out-o
The Road To Nazareth -- Luke 4:16-30 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1992
Not long ago I was driving down the interstate.
The Road To Capernaum -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1992
Dr. Robert V.
The Road To Samaria -- John 4:1-6 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 1992
When I was growing up we had a joke in our family about my father's shortcuts.

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Behold The Man Who Was Tempted As We Are -- Luke 4:1-13 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1996
A man who owned a small town grocery store saw a little boy come in one afternoon.

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The Prophetic Word -- And The Living Word -- Isaiah 40:1-5, John 1:1-14 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Lisa Johnson Wrote The Beholders -- 1999
First Sunday In Advent Isaiah 40:1-5; John 1:1-14
The Hope Of A Girl -- And The Hope Of The World -- Isaiah 7:10-14, Luke 1:26-38 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Lisa Johnson Wrote The Beholders -- 1999
Second Sunday In Advent Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38
The Expectant Parents -- And An Unexpected Baby -- Isaiah 11:1-10, Luke 2:1-5 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Lisa Johnson Wrote The Beholders -- 1999
Third Sunday In Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 2:1-5
The Song Of Angels -- And The Son Of God -- Isaiah 9:2-6 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Lisa Johnson Wrote The Beholders -- 1999
Fourth Sunday In Advent Isaiah 9:2-6; Luke 2:6-14
The Simple Shepherds -- And The Lamb Of God -- Isaiah 53:1-7, Luke 2:15-20 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Lisa Johnson Wrote The Beholders -- 1999
Christmas Eve Isaiah 53:1-7; Luke 2:15-20They Came Together In Bethlehem:
The Three Kings -- And The King Of Kings -- Isaiah 9:7, Matthew 2:1-12 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim, Lisa Johnson Wrote The Beholders -- 1999
First Sunday After Christmas Isaiah 9:7; Matthew 2:1-12
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