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Howard didn't believe in God... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Howard didn't believe in God.
The author of Hebrews tried... -- Hebrews 12:18-24 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
The author of Hebrews tried to lead his readers to realize who they really are, what has happened to
It was either a bold... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
It was either a bold gesture of courage, or an act of supreme foolishness.
Just as there is a... -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Just as there is a big difference between Mount Sinai with its laws and Calvary with its love, there
There is the story of... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
There is the story of a teenage boy who was battling cancer.
I wish I could show... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
I wish I could show you a picture that hangs in my study.
Hoping to find some reason... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Hoping to find some reason to accuse him, a man asked Gregory of Nazianzus in 381 A.D.
Several years ago the people... -- Luke 13:22-30 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Several years ago the people who lived in a certain area along the Golf Coast of the U.S.A., were wa
The radio talk show host... -- Matthew 16:13-20 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
The radio talk show host was lamenting the fact that she had three opportunities to see Pope John Pa
When we present our bodies... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
When we present our bodies as a living sacrifice to God, we also commit ourselves to good stewardshi
On February 23, 1821, John... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
On February 23, 1821, John Keats died of consumption (now called tuberculosis) in Rome.
While growing up, most of... -- Romans 12:1-8 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
While growing up, most of us probably heard at one time or another, a parent ask us, "If your friend
When Ninevah needed to hear... -- Exodus 1:8--2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
When Ninevah needed to hear God's message, God called Jonah.
There are many tales in... -- Exodus 1:8--2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
There are many tales in the ancient world that are similar to Moses' early adventure in the reed bas
Anytime we believe what we... -- Exodus 1:8--2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Anytime we believe what we read, or what others tell us, we are accepting the witness' testimony.
A beloved cultural artifact of... -- Exodus 1:8--2:10 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
A beloved cultural artifact of the Adirondack region of New York is the Adirondack Guide Boat -- a s
Learn to ride a horse... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
Learn to ride a horse that throws you.
Who was Jeremiah? the Sunday... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
"Who was Jeremiah?" the Sunday School teacher asked his seventh grade class.
He felt no fear of... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
"He felt no fear of death, but a terror of life, of going on soiling himself and repenting and soili
It is hard to stand... -- Jeremiah 20:7-13 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
It is hard to stand against a crowd, calling on it to act responsibly.
These are prayers for unity... -- Isaiah 66:18-23 -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - A
These are prayers for unity from many countries as they were used in worship at the Sixth Assembly o

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