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Everyone knew Gary. He drove... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2001
Everyone knew Gary.
Juan and Maria are a... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2001
Juan and Maria are a Christian couple in Columbia who minister in an area (north of Cali) controlled
The commendation of Christ in... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2001
The commendation of Christ in a person's suffering is certainly one of the most poignant testimonies
I was visiting with Mark... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2001
I was visiting with Mark, an inactive member of our congregation, when he said, "Do you want to know
Until the twentieth century, the... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2001
Until the twentieth century, the gospel message was an oral tradition or was read from available tex
The Mackenzie family had a... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
The Mackenzie family had a specific, regular routine for Sunday mornings.
A high school basketball player... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
A high school basketball player who had been selected as a first team all stater was being interview
Some time ago The... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
Some time ago The Orlando Sentinel reported that "Americans give an average of two percent of
In this letter, Paul writes... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
In this letter, Paul writes with a white hot fire: "Now is the day of salvation!" he urges.
Benjamin Disraeli was a fascinating... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
Benjamin Disraeli was a fascinating man!
The brand-new Ag Inspector... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
The brand-new Ag Inspector went to a farm, saw the farmer standing, working on his tractor, walked u
Rev. Bill Bright, who heads... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
Rev.
One Sunday morning a little... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1998
One Sunday morning a little girl was heading off to church.
The acceptable time! There are... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
The acceptable time!
In T.S. Eliot's poem Ash... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
In T.S. Eliot's poem "Ash Wednesday," there is a phrase ...
When children are young we... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
When children are young we often tell them to shut the door as they go in and out of the house.
Alice Thompson had a hard... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
Alice Thompson had a hard life.
A pastor was faced with... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
A pastor was faced with a very difficult problem.
Looking at the gates of... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
Looking at the gates of Babylon in the Oriental Institute in Chicago, one is made aware again that t
Damage, a first novel by... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
Damage, a first novel by Josephine Hart, received remarkable acclaim as a powerful psychological stu
Windows are wonderful inventions. They... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
Windows are wonderful inventions.
What does it mean to... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
What does it mean to be reconciled?
Mary and Harry lived in... -- 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
Mary and Harry lived in a two-room house on a narrow and busy country road.
As they worshipped, disaster struck... -- Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 1995
As they worshipped, disaster struck the congregation of Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont,
Giving money, praying, and fasting... -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C
Giving money, praying, and fasting are interwoven in this text not as negatives to be avoided, but a

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Acts 5:27-32
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There have been a number of occasions in my life where I have had the opportunity to make a complete fool of myself, and sad to say, I have generally taken full advantage of each one of those opportunities as they came along. I suppose I could prove the point by regaling you with dozens of pertinent stories, but for the sake of preserving your time and my dignity, I will tell you just one.

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