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Chester Quimby, in his commentary... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
Chester Quimby, in his commentary on Romans, illustrates how the Spirit helps us to take hold of wha
Hint. If God ever asks... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Hint.
In the movie The Shawshank... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, there is a scene in which the lead character says, "Yo
But truly it is the... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
"But truly it is the spirit in a mortal, the breath of the Almighty, that makes for understanding."
The sinful nature says to... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
The sinful nature says to the hungry boy, "Go ahead and steal that candy bar, nobody will know." The
Most clubs, organizations, and societies... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Most clubs, organizations, and societies have membership requirements that prospective members must
In an interview with John... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
In an interview with John Ortberg, he says: "One of the analogies that's kind of been helpful to me
Jill had always been a... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Jill had always been a bright student.
Peter Holmes' neighbor had a... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Peter Holmes' neighbor had a vicious dog.
Jesus Christ. The name of... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Jesus Christ. The name of the Savior embodies the dilemma of the incarnation.
William Charles Macready, a nineteenth... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
William Charles Macready, a nineteenth-century British actor, was famous for his roles in Shakespear
It was Ava Gardner who... -- John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
It was Ava Gardner who said, "I am deeply superficial." How different from that was Jesus, who was "
Hope comes when new life... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Hope comes when new life is breathed into a situation where none appears to exist.

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Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

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Peter forced himself to take another deep breath and sit back in his chair. He kept his breathing steady and felt himself start to calm down. There was a knock at his office door and his heart began to race. “Come in.”

Rose opened the door. “Have you got a moment?”

“What can I do for you?”

“I have a hard copy of the report that you asked for.” Rose handed him a stack of papers.

“Thanks.” Peter placed them on the desk. “Was there something else?”

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Thomas A. Pilgrim
Some of you experienced the victory of World War II. Others of us have at least seen on television old newsreel footage of the celebration of victory in Europe. Then came victory over Japan and other victory parades. There were no such celebrations after the wars in Korea and Vietnam. But after the Allied victory in the Persian Gulf we attempted to make up for all of that with tremendous celebrations and victory parades. The attention of the entire nation was fixed on General Norman Schwarzkopf, who was the man of the hour.

The Village Shepherd

Passion Sunday - A
Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
When Jesus died, the centurion who crucified him said, "Truly this man was God's Son!" Let us worship God's Son in all our activities today.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, forgive us when we fail to recognise you in other people.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, forgive us when we let ourselves down.
Christ, have mercy.
Jesus, forgive us for all those occasions when we crucify you afresh.
Lord, have mercy.

Reading:
Matthew 27:11-54 (NRSV)

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