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Superman has had a long... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
Superman has had a long life.
The Baptism of John is... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
"The Baptism of John is the Baptism of Repentance, of emptying ourselves of evil and sin.
Near the beginning of his... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
Near the beginning of his book, Roots, Alex Haley describes the special event of naming a chi
It is difficult to believe... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
It is difficult to believe that it is the same Saint Paul who, in First Corinthians 14:19 says that
This past Christmas our family... -- Acts 19:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
This past Christmas our family was unexpectedly invited to a post-Christmas party.
The text is an example... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
The text is an example of the preaching of the early church. It is one of Peter's sermons.
A current phrase I have... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
A current phrase I have been hearing recently is "It is the state of the art." When people speak abo
If you were selecting a... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
If you were selecting a person to be given an important position of trust, who would be carefully tr
In the days when public... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
In the days when public transportation was still earthbound, a young woman boarded a passenger train
When John came preaching repentance... -- Mark 1:4-11 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
When John came preaching repentance, he was proclaiming God's "about face" command to us.
I could see pride in... -- Mark 1:4-11 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
I could see pride in my father's eyes as he volunteered me for a job I had never done and knew nothi
God's creative energies are not... -- Mark 1:4-11 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
God's creative energies are not confined to the atom, the proton, and that marvelous sub-atomic part
The Sunday school class, which... -- Mark 1:4-11 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
The Sunday school class, which my daughter attends, has a club which they call "The Din Din Club." T
Many people tend to save... -- Genesis 1:1-5 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
Many people tend to save their creations.
The avalanche of advances in... -- Genesis 1:1-5 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
The avalanche of advances in the fields of astronomy, physics, and biology bears a marvelous link to
A young child came home... -- Genesis 1:1-5 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
A young child came home from church school after hearing the creation story and asked her father, "W
The promise that the coming... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
The promise that the coming Servant will bring and establish justice is made no less than four times
What was Jesus really like... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - B
What was Jesus really like?

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