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One of life's frustrating mysteries... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
One of life's frustrating mysteries: Why is it so hard to swat a fly?
Six seminarians had met weekly... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
Six seminarians had met weekly in their externship with Don, the denomination's executive in their c
The word is deceit. Herod... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
The word is "deceit." Herod had no intention to go to the birthplace of Jesus and pay homage.
A mother and daughter were... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
A mother and daughter were driving home from a trip to the city.
On Epiphany we celebrate the... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
On Epiphany we celebrate the original gift-giving, the gifts of the magi, whose example is why we gi
There was an old custom... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
There was an old custom which was a part of the communion service in some churches.
Was God's plan of salvation... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
Was God's plan of salvation to include the Gentiles (non-
David Berkowitz was convicted of... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
David Berkowitz was convicted of being the Son of Sam serial killer, the one who terrorized New York
When the Magi came from... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
When the Magi came from the East to find the Christ Child, they were following a quest toward someth
Adolf Hitler may have invented... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
Adolf Hitler may have invented the phrase, "Resistance is futile." As he rose to power in the 1930s
All of life is a... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
All of life is a journey. It is exciting to anticipate going somewhere and pursuing a goal.
One of the most difficult... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
One of the most difficult dynamics in the church is passive-
A local church produced a... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
A local church produced a brochure about itself with the caption, "The Church with the open doors."
We always want new people... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
We always want new people in our midst.
Genealogies are often regarded as... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
Genealogies are often regarded as boring and monotonous. They have their bright spots, however.
How often sickness, financial reverses... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
How often sickness, financial reverses, even approaching death have motivated some of our greatest
If we had been royalty... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
If we had been royalty, would we have gone to do homage to another?
Saint Paul was a prisoner... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
Saint Paul was a prisoner because he had aroused the hostility of the Jews by advocating the equalit
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a great German... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a great German theologian martyred by the Nazis in 1945, wrote powerful letters
Have you ever been confused... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
Have you ever been confused by communication?
When you send in your... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1997
When you send in your federal income tax form, there is a spot on the second page where you are aske
In the movie Good Morning... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1994
In the movie Good Morning Vietnam the main character played by Robin Williams continually offends hi
The day after Christmas the... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1994
The day after Christmas the announcer on the radio station said it was Ugly Tie Day for all the men
It is interesting how God... -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 1994
It is interesting how God uses the most unlikely circumstances to get us to the place that we shou

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You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

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Yes, God Speaks to Us Directly
by John Sumwalt
Psalm 62:5-12

On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.” (v. 7)

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One of the interesting features about this story of the calling of the first disciples, is that they all immediately left everything to follow Jesus. It was as though they instinctively knew where they would find life with a capital L.

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Once upon a time, a diamond was born. He was nothing striking, but rather rough, like the rest of his family. He lived in the darkness and was very content to do just that. As a young diamond he heard tales of how some of his ancestors had left the darkness to a place of light, but that didn't concern him. One day he began to hear noise in the distance, and it came progressively closer. It was the sound of machinery with men talking and often yelling over the roar of the equipment. As time progressed, an opening was made in the cave where he lived.
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Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord gather this day for worship!
People: We were once condemned by our sins and now we know the mercy of God.
Leader: God sent the prophets to call us back into God's will.
People: And God is true and faithful to all who hear and obey the Holy Word.
Leader: Let us proclaim the righteousness of the Lord for all the world to hear!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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