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Brennan Manning tells the story... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2006
Brennan Manning tells the story of an 80-year-old Roman Catholic priest and his
Can you imagine anyone finding... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2006
Can you imagine anyone finding good, or singing praise to God while your house is on
Weeks ago, we stood by... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2006
Weeks ago, we stood by the manger and heard the singing of angels. They told of good
In the civil war in... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2001
In the civil war in Russia that followed the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, literally millions of pea
Fire under control has a... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2001
Fire under control has a purifying effect.
The people in Hollywood know... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2001
The people in Hollywood know a good story when they hear one.
On the television program, I... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2001
On the television program, Antique Roadshow, January, 2000, a man from Birmingham, Alabama, w
Events in the gospels are... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
Events in the gospels are often backward from what the reader might expect.
On July 2, 1776, the... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted Richard Henry Lee's Resolution for Independence
John said, One is coming... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
John said, "One is coming who is mightier than I ...
Simon the magician wanted to... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
Simon the magician wanted to purchase spiritual power and wisdom for himself.
As Christians we are grateful... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
As Christians we are grateful that God reveals himself in the person of the Holy Spirit.
Everything was going too well... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
Everything was going too well in the huge steel plant.
Do we really want the... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1998
Do we really want the Holy Spirit to come?
All of us like, and... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
All of us like, and maybe even need, to know that we're doing a good job.
As a very young man... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
As a very young man I can remember an extremely vivid display of the aurora borealis, or northern li
There were about 100 guests... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
There were about 100 guests -- family and friends of the physician who was retiring after 50 years o
Ask most Christians when and... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
Ask most Christians when and where they were baptized and -- most of the time -- you receive a respo
Spirit of God descend upon... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
"Spirit of God descend upon my heart ..." Strains from the familiar hymn ran through Theodore's thou
During the Civil War, during... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
During the Civil War, during the bloodiest fighting in the history of this nation, the Presbyterians
Howard had secretly resented his... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
"Howard" had secretly resented his younger brother since childhood.
There once was a woman... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
There once was a woman who was consumed by fear.
John Updike's novel Roger's Version... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
John Updike's novel Roger's Version is the story of a theological professor engaged in an extended d
We all have read stories... -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
We all have read stories, gone to movies, and watched television shows whose story lines depicted in
The people of Israel are... -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 1995
The people of Israel are blessed with a rich history of symbols, a contemporary example of which is

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God's Protection -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
I was once in a group for something or other where we were offered a pile of photographs.
Baptism Of Fire -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Many years ago, when Ian and I were first married, we lived in a house without central heating.
Baptism In The Spirit -- Acts 8:14-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
I was very disturbed to read in the papers recently about those two teenage girls who both died, a

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