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The apostle wishes that his...

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The apostle wishes that his friends in Corinth would not be "lacking in any spiritual gift." The ritual of Christmas gift-giving, so recently past, bears but little resemblance to the sort of gifts Paul has in mind.

On "Black Friday" in Orlando, Florida, some years back, customers in a national discount-chain store got into a brawl over laptop computers. A video clip looped endlessly on the 24-hour news channels: two men tackling another man and pulling him to the ground, because he had cut ahead of them in line. "It was absolute pandemonium in
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Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
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Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Bethany Peerbolte
John the Baptist gives us a great example of how to be a friend. Many times, when someone new comes along people get scared their friends will like the new person better. This happens to kids and adults. Bullying often stems from the fear that someone else will steal friends away. A bully sees the only line of defense as making fun of the new kid. They hope by ruining their reputation their friends won’t want to be friends with the new person, and the bully can keep all their friends to themselves.

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Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
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“The Principle of Paying Attention” by C. David McKirachan
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The Principle of Paying Attention
C. David McKirachan
John 1:29-42

The Village Shepherd

Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A
Janice B. Scott
Jackie thought Miss Potter looked something like a turtle. She was rather large, and slow and ponderous, and her neck was very wrinkled. But Jackie liked her, for she was kind and fair, and she never seemed to mind even when some of the children were quite unpleasant to her.

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H. Burnham Kirkland
Theme: The Lamb Of God

Call To Worship
John the Baptist exclaimed as he saw Jesus: "Look, here is the Lamb of God!" Two disciples heard him and they followed Jesus. We have come this morning to worship Jesus, the Lamb of God; let us also be prepared to follow him as faithful disciples. Come, let us worship.

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