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We do not move into... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
We do not move into the future as empty people.
Citizens of different countries hold... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Citizens of different countries hold various ideas on happiness.
In his book, Remember... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In his book, Remember Who You Are, Dr.
Following World War II, thanks... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Following World War II, thanks in great measure to the Marshall Plan, West Germany turned speedily t
The famous Italian sculptor, Michelangelo... -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The famous Italian sculptor, Michelangelo Buonarroti, was especially proud of his Pieta, the
Not infrequently we receive phone... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Not infrequently we receive phone calls from individuals who are quite ambiguous about what they wan
Sue stood on the beach... -- Isaiah 43:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Sue stood on the beach in the pre-dawn glow and fussed with her swim goggles as she nervously survey
This is clearly a Servant... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
This is clearly a Servant Song outlining an agenda for leadership as commissioned by God. (vv.
One discussion in today's medical... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
One discussion in today's medical community surrounds the benefits of therapeutic touch.
In the baptism of Jesus... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In the baptism of Jesus, God anointed Jesus for his special ministry on behalf of mankind.
Helen Keller suffered a serious... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Helen Keller suffered a serious illness at the age of 18 months, which destroyed her sight and heari
In a Charles Schulz Peanuts... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In a Charles Schulz "Peanuts" comic strip Lucy is at her lemonade-stand booth that advertises "Psych
Eighteen-year-old Kim had... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Eighteen-year-old Kim had been attending our youth group but was otherwise unchurched.
When Leslie Weatherhead was pastor... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
When Leslie Weatherhead was pastor of City Temple in London, he would conduct Sunday evening interce
A couple of seasons ago... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
A couple of seasons ago, when Larry Bird was its coach, the Indiana Pacers basketball team was one o
John the Baptizer had promised... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
John the Baptizer had promised those whom he baptized that the Christ would baptize with the
Farming has progressed a long... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Farming has progressed a long way from the winnowing fork.
Jaroslav Pelikan's book, Jesus Through... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Jaroslav Pelikan's book, Jesus Through the Ages, is a careful study of the various images of
Though I am always in... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
"Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry." So wrote John Wesley, in Letters (1831)
One January afternoon a young... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
One January afternoon a young teacher led twenty-six bundled-up first graders out into a gently fall
Inclusiveness. The Gentiles had been... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Inclusiveness. The Gentiles had been excluded. They were not circumcised.
In speaking to Cornelius and... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In speaking to Cornelius and his family, Peter recounts Jesus' story and the events that started his
P. D. James, in the... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
P. D.
This year, for the first... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
This year, for the first time, our country is officially celebrating a national holiday in honor of
The story is told of... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The story is told of two tribes that for years were in a perpetual state of conflict.

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