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In the twenty-first century... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2001
In the twenty-first century, we don't have much use for dictators. We want to vote.
In December 1988, Chuck Close... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2001
In December 1988, Chuck Close suffered a collapsed spinal artery, leaving him paralyzed and confined
Saying good-bye is never... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2001
Saying good-bye is never easy.
Are you happy yet?br... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2001
Are you happy yet?
Strength comes from the prayers... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 2001
Strength comes from the prayers of God's people.
At a wedding reception the... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
At a wedding reception the father of the groom, who happened to be a successful neurosurgeon, raised
Paul's prayer to the Ephesians... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
Paul's prayer to the Ephesians focuses on two key elements: our vertical relationship with God, and
A college professor, preparing to... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
A college professor, preparing to teach an introduction to the Old Testament class, taped a large sh
Marching Ordersbr... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
Marching OrdersGo, teach and do
In France, September of 1783... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
In France, September of 1783, Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier publicly demonstrated the first practic
Repentance for forgiveness of sins... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
"Repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name." A pastor friend of mine had a
For many children in school... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
For many children in school, gym is their least favorite class.
The opposite of the text... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1998
The opposite of the text is portrayed and depicted by H. G. Wells' croquet player, Mr. Frobisher.
Ascension DayWhen, long... -- Acts 1:1-11 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
Ascension DayWhen, long ago in distant place,Disciples last beheld His face,
In a dark corner of... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
In a dark corner of the Metropolitan Museum in New York is a painting, not well known, from the Baro
We have sung the old... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
We have sung the old hymn, "There is power, power, wondrous working power in the precious blood of t
Agnes Sanford's ministry was one... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
Agnes Sanford's ministry was one of love for all God's saints, and of the true wisdom that comes fro
What comes into your mind... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
What comes into your mind when you hear the word power?
The popularity of the new... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
The popularity of the new generation of three-dimensional art has caused many interesting scenes whe
A young couple with a... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
A young couple with a little girl had just brought home a baby boy from the hospital.
In the final chapter of... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
In the final chapter of Luke when Jesus appears to his disciples, he exhorts them in 24:49, "Stay in
Sam had found an abundance... -- Luke 24:44-53 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
Sam had found an abundance of blessing in his day.
Recently McDonald's was told that... -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
Recently McDonald's was told that they could open restaurants in India.
Stories and photographs circulate frequently... -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
Stories and photographs circulate frequently -- the face of Jesus recognized in a photo of clouds, o
There is a legend told... -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
There is a legend told about Thomas, the "doubting" disciple, and how it was that he became the apos

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As God's people we have a choice to make about what sort of covenant we want to live with. In Jeremiah the Lord compares what the people received under divine leadership and guidance, and what awaits those who choose gods that are not gods. The author of Hebrews reminded the people of just how scary that whole Mount Sinai business was and how disastrous the results compared to the boldness in which we approach the living temple and the lamb of God.
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“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame and the blind.” (v. 13)

Good morning children of God,

I call you children of God because that is what you are. And we are going to talk about that in a minute. But first I am so glad you are here today. How are you? (children answer)

I’m going to tell you a made-up story, like Jesus did when he told parables.

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Janice B. Scott
The wedding season starts around Easter each year, heats up during June, July and August, begins to quiet down during September and is usually finished by October. It can become quite hectic if most Saturday afternoons of the three summer months are taken up with weddings, but they are usually fun to conduct and a real privilege for the priest.

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On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely.

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