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Before Sally went to summer... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 2000
Before Sally went to summer camp her mother gave her a list.
Karl Rahner's theology is one... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 2000
Karl Rahner's theology is one that challenges Christians to make the most of their lives and see eac
This teenager was a loser... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
This teenager was a loser. No doubt about it.
Intimate is a word that... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
Intimate is a word that we use for sexual relations today.
The critics of the church... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
The critics of the church have always had difficulty understanding what Christians believe and how t
The famous Italian painter Giovanni... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
The famous Italian painter Giovanni Francesco Caroto established a reputation for realistic, sometim
There is a story about... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
There is a story about a man who spent his whole life telling other people about the castle that he
John, who was still in... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
John, who was still in university, liked to visit his brother, Alec, who was in his last year of sem
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a man... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1997
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a man who knew how to "make the most of the time," as Paul writes, "always a
The first and one of... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
The first and one of the very few credible television theologians was Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.
One Sunday morning I was... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
One Sunday morning I was preparing for a baptism during the service.
To eat and drink is... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
To eat and drink is to believe, to assimilate and to abide in Christ.
An Arab Proverbbr... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
An Arab Proverb
Anyone who is stopped for... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
Anyone who is stopped for a traffic offense and is believed to be driving under the influence of alc
I saw a poster that... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
I saw a poster that read, "A friend is someone who hears the song in my heart and sings it for me wh
In an old book, Legenda... -- Ephesians 5:15-20 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
In an old book, Legenda Monastica, there is a story of a choir that sang very enthusiastically, but
Whether or not these verses... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
Whether or not these verses are used in the sermon, they would provide an excellent call to worship
Roy Johnson was ahead of... -- Proverbs 9:1-6<br> -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
Roy Johnson was ahead of me in school by two years and he was considered one of the sharpest minds e
Just outside of Pittsburgh there... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
Just outside of Pittsburgh there is a golf community: expensive homes located on a golf course.
Jim was one of those... -- Proverbs 9:1-6 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
Jim was one of those kids you see hanging around on street corners, that makes you want to cross the
A philanthropist approached an organization... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
A philanthropist approached an organization which operated a home for a number of disabled persons a
Some still call him the... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
Some still call him the King.
People came to her frequently... -- 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
People came to her frequently for advice, sometimes commenting on her reputation for wisdom.
As Ron waits to count... -- 1 Kings 2:1O-12; 3:3-14 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
As Ron waits to count down the seconds of each of his wife's labor pains, he quietly prays for his w
A certain lawsuit ended up... -- John 6:51-58 -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 1994
A certain lawsuit ended up at the United States Supreme Court in the summer of 1993.

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Beyond The Oak Table -- John 6:51-58 -- Lawrence H. Craig -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B
The day is picture perfect. The scene is a park lake, clean and tranquil.

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