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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.
The church was stately, exquisitely... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The church was stately, exquisitely appointed, and symbolically precise.
It must have been amazing... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
It must have been amazing for the people around at Jesus' Baptism to hear the word from heaven about
Luke's portrait of John the... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Luke's portrait of John the Baptist is carefully drawn.
Clearly, the Baptism of Jesus... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Clearly, the Baptism of Jesus was his identification with the ministry of John, and the confirmation
Great expectations. Dreams of the... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Great expectations. Dreams of the everyday housewife. Phantoms of future redemption.
In a recent, exciting book... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In a recent, exciting book, Preaching and the Holy Spirit, James Forbes describes his Christi
This baptismal scene makes me... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
This baptismal scene makes me think of that which is reverent and holy -- quiet and, in a sense, "pa
Do we lay hands on... -- Acts 8:14-17 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Do we lay hands on life for good or ill? Once there was a king and a wise man.
In the year 1198 in... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
In the year 1198 in the city of Paris, this passage from the prophet Isaiah was read on the Sunday b
It is possible to sleep... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
It is possible to sleep through a revolution.
The Spirit of the Lord... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me ... to bring good tidings to the afflicted ...
Up until this moment in... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Up until this moment in time Peter had believed that the kingdom of God was only for Jews.
This text from Isaiah provided... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
This text from Isaiah provided the context of Jesus' sermon in his home synagogue.
John Wesley went, with his... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
John Wesley went, with his brother, Charles, to serve as a missionary to the Indians in Georgia.
The prophet describes the mission... -- Isaiah 61:1-4 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The prophet describes the mission of the Messiah in terms of servanthood.
John Updike's novel Roger's... -- Acts 10:34-38 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
John Updike's novel Roger's Version is the story of a theological professor who finds himself
Picture three men in three... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Picture three men in three different situations.
At a ministers' conference two... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
At a ministers' conference two years ago, former United Methodist Bishop, James Armstrong, stressed
Luke tells of John the... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Luke tells of John the Baptist saying that Jesus would separate the wheat from the chaff.
The people of Israel were... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The people of Israel were chosen for a mission -- to be a light for the nations.
Time magazine (May... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
Time magazine (May 6, 1991) ran an article on the Church of Scientology, a cult founded by sc
The servant whom God has... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
The servant whom God has chosen and who will be baptized and filled by God's spirit is a man of j
John could easily have been... -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
John could easily have been carried away on the flood of people's expectations.
This great servant song from... -- Isaiah 42:1-7 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C
This great servant song from Second Isaiah was very important to Jesus, and probably an inspiration

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