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Here we have the heart... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2006
Here we have the heart of Jesus' message. Walter Russell Bowie called this gospel, "the
The 1998 movie Life... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
The 1998 movie Life Is Beautiful tells the story of an Italian Jewish family during World War
The Reverend Primus Prenk Ndreva... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
The Reverend Primus Prenk Ndreva-shay was born in the remote mountainous village of Brashte, Albania
A popular movie a couple... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
A popular movie a couple of years ago was The Prince of Egypt.
Certain actions are said to... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
Certain actions are said to be habit forming.
As many as 80,000 honeybees... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
As many as 80,000 honeybees can live in a single colony, which they need in order to survive indivi
During World War II a... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
During World War II a small village in France made an extraordinary statement about solidarity of t
Dave and Carol had been... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
Dave and Carol had been married for 55 years when Carol began to have severe memory loss problems.
Some of the best wisdom... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2001
Some of the best wisdom is kid's wisdom.
When I was living in... -- Luke 21:10-19 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
When I was living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I had reason often to pass through a suburb of Tulsa called Bi
In the report of Jesus... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
In the report of Jesus' temptations, we note that both Jesus and Satan repeat scriptures from memory
The Nazareth Synagogue slumbers by... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
The Nazareth Synagogue slumbers by the Galilean Sea -- Sabbath day about to dawn on the gathering of
President Franklin Roosevelt worshiped often... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
President Franklin Roosevelt worshiped often at a Washington church.
Jesus' words were a sore... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
Jesus' words were a sore spot for the good people of his hometown.
This passage draws from stock... -- Luke 21:10-19 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
This passage draws from stock-in-trade apocalyptic language: wars, earthquakes, famines, and portent
In the Olivet Discourse also... -- Luke 21:10-19 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
In the Olivet Discourse also found in Matthew 24-25 and Mark 13 a report is given of what the last d
My father was a Texan... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
My father was a Texan, and he loved to tell tall tales.
How many of us have... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
How many of us have joined hands around a blazing campfire on a beautiful summer evening, singing in
There is a plague in... -- 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
There is a plague in this country that is seen clearly in a man I spoke with recently.
When you walk into the... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
When you walk into the doctor's office, what do you see there on the wall?
Jim Crane, in his book... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
Jim Crane, in his book On Edge, has drawn one of his characters, hat in one hand, cigarette i
In the movie Dances... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
In the movie Dances With Wolves Lieutenant John Dunbar experienced firsthand what it meant to
Great success stories often involve... -- Galatians 1:11-24 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
Great success stories often involve a radical contrast between the "before and after" states.
On a trip to Alaska... -- Luke 21:10-19 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1998
On a trip to Alaska, Andrew Rogness says, "We talked with many people, especially one I'll never for
A test was conducted at... -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1995
A test was conducted at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Evangelism -- Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6, 8-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
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Dangerous Gospel -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Some time ago there was a series of programmes on BBC 2 on the recent history of the Catholic Chur
Evangelism -- Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Here in Norwich diocese we've been exploring a national initiative set up by the last Archbishop of

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Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, 
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Hi, everyone! (Let them respond.) We have another story about Jesus today, are you ready? (Let them respond.)

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There’s all this cool stuff and most times we can get exactly what we want, when we want it. During the pandemic there were shortages, however, which we took with ill grace.

David has abused his position as king to murder a man and steal his wife. His greatest concern seems to have been keeping up appearances. Even he can see the injustice, however, when confronted by the prophet Nathan’s parable. Nathan reminds David of all God has done for him, but he has not lived a life worthy of his calling
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2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a
David was certainly not the last powerful man to take sexual advantage of a woman. We think of Bill Clinton and Matt Lauer (and Donald Trump has indicated he would like to do it). Martin Luther says that such behavior is the essence of sin:

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
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“Seeing Your Sin” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Finally Home” by David O. Bales
“It’s How You Speak the Truth” by David O. Bales
 

Seeing Your Sins
by Peter Andrew Smith
2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a

Sally watched Joe make his way toward the group of other preschoolers playing in the church hall. She started forward when he stumbled and looked like he was going to fall but stopped when he stayed upright. She stepped back as he laughed upon reaching his friends.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
"Do you want a sandwich?" asked Tony's mum. Tony was eyeing the cake, but he thought it was unlikely his mother would let him have any cake until he'd eaten a sandwich or two.

"Oh, all right," he muttered, ungraciously. He reached across the picnic table for a ham sandwich. He removed the top layer of bread to check whether there was mustard on the ham. He didn't like mustard. The ham was clear, so Tony lifted it out of the bread and ate it. While his mother wasn't looking, he crumbled the bread and tossed it to the seagulls.

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The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.
-- Ephesians 4:11

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William G. Carter
We had a very tasty meal. So when the tour guide said, "Let's load the bus and visit the site," I think I was near the front of the line. Lunch that day was pita bread and tilapia, a round thin fish that resembles a sunfish. Our destination was Tabgha, a spot on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is a couple of stones' throw from the ruins of Capernaum, at the bottom of the hill where Jesus gave the Beatitudes.

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