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Slaves Of A Different Master -- Romans 6:12-23 -- William G. Carter -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - A -- 2004
Earlier this week somebody asked what the sermon was about.
Praying For A Whole New World -- Luke 21:25-36 -- William G. Carter -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
The door slammed. There was a rush upstairs.


Praying For A Whole New World -- Luke 21:25-36 -- William G. Carter -- First Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
The door slammed. There was a rush upstairs.
When The Word Comes To The Wilderness -- Luke 3:1-6 -- William G. Carter -- Second Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
You can tell Christmas is on the way when the catalogs start arriving in the mail.
Same Question, Same Answer -- Luke 3:7-18 -- William G. Carter -- Third Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
"Preacher, why don't you tell me what you want me to do?" She stood with a frown on her face, while
Two Blessings For An Unwed Mother -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- William G. Carter -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - C -- 2000
By Christmas vacation of my first year in college, I had become an expert on the birds and the bees.
What A Star Can't Tell You -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2000
"Hi, Pastor! How are you?" She waved a glove from the other end of the parking lot.
Splashed With The Spirit -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- William G. Carter -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2000
One Saturday when I was seventeen or eighteen, I had an unusual religious experience.
And On The Third Day ... -- John 2:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2000
The story of the wedding at Cana is one of the most famous stories in the Bible.
Today -- Luke 4:14-21 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2000
In one of his books, David Buttrick tells about a cartoon in a magazine.
When The Sermon Turns Sour -- Luke 4:21-30 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2000
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready?
The Kind Of People Whom God Chooses -- Luke 5:1-11 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2000
There are many stories in the New Testament about people who are called to serve God and follow Jesu
Hated, Excluded, Reviled, Defamed -- And Leaping For Joy -- Luke 6:17-26 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2000
In a certain town, a man walked into a bookstore to return a purchase.
Anything Better Than The Golden Rule? -- Luke 6:27-38 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C -- 2000
A few years ago, I accepted an invitation to preach in a church in upstate New York.
Getting It Together -- Luke 6:39-49 -- William G. Carter -- Epiphany 8 | Ordinary Time 8 - C -- 2000
Hypocrisy. We know it when we see it.
All Is Calm, All Is Bright -- Luke 2:1-20 -- William G. Carter -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2000
What a time for an angel to forget his lines!
Light Of The World -- John 1:1-18 -- William G. Carter -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C -- 2000
One of the striking features of the Gospel of John is the way it depicts the life and ministry of Je
Home For The Holidays -- Luke 2:41-52 -- William G. Carter -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2000
Laura was going home for the holidays.
Beyond Our Sight, Within Our Hearing -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- William G. Carter -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2000
I wonder what they were thinking as they started up the mountain.
Learning to Live Without Jesus -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- William G. Carter -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1996
Everywhere you looked, you saw people in tie-dyed t-shirts.
It Is Blessed To Receive -- Matthew 6:25-33, Luke 17:11-19 -- William G. Carter -- Thanksgiving Day - B -- 1996
In the small town of Mapleville, the ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service was poorly attended.
Double Image -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- William G. Carter -- All Saints Day - B -- 1996
"You know why I want to join the church?" The speaker was a father in his thirties, holding an infan
Water Won't Quench The Fire -- John 7:37-39 -- William G. Carter -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1996
An unusual piece of mail arrived at the office the other day.
Sent From The Mountain -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- William G. Carter -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1996
There is nothing like taking part in a worship service with 17,000 people.
A Taste Of Life -- Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 -- William G. Carter -- 1996
The workshop was winding up.
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