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The verses immediately preceeding... -- 2 Samuel 7:18-29 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The verses immediately preceeding this text are pivotal.
When the Lord instructs the... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
When the Lord instructs the 70 to "eat what is set before you," both humorous and sad stories come t
Naaman is desperate and willing... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Naaman is desperate and willing to go to any ends for healing.
May I never boast except... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been cr
An unusual member of the... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
An unusual member of the plant kingdom, the mimosa or sensitive plant avoids relationship with any o
According to an advertisement in... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
According to an advertisement in a recent magazine, a senior oncologist at a prominent New York hosp
In verse fourteen of this... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In verse fourteen of this reading the Apostle Paul tells us he is "dead to the world."
In each person's life there... -- Luke 10:1-2, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In each person's life there are three stages.
My grandfather was a piano... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
My grandfather was a piano tuner during the depression.
On this Fourth of July... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
On this Fourth of July, these words from Galatians remind us of what it can mean for nations to "bea
Freedom - that's what the fourth... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Freedom - that's what the fourth of July was all about.
Many of the members of... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Many of the members of churches are somewhat disdainful of Mormons.
Comparing ourselves with others can... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Comparing ourselves with others can be destructive -- both for us and for them.
In the cross of Christ... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"In the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time.
Two young men were out... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Two young men were out jogging. One asked the other why he seemed so gloomy.
If you let a twelve... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
If you let a twelve-foot python roam free in your home, you'd better make sure you feed it.
Paul made it a point... -- Galatians 6:14-18 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Paul made it a point to earn his own living wherever he went so he would not need to accept gratuiti
The woman in Simon's house... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
The woman in Simon's house was not forgiven because she loved much.
When it comes to planting... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
When it comes to planting seed, certified seed, though more expensive, is the way to go.
First say 'Peace be to... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"First say 'Peace be to this house' ..."
In the 1950s C. S... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
In the 1950s C. S. Lewis carried on a correspondence with a woman in America who was seriously ill.
I have spent countless hours... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
I have spent countless hours in hospitals with parishioners who were sick or dying.
Now that we are in... -- Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Now that we are in the midst of the vacation season, we face the annual dilemma of packing our suitc
Hey, that's not fair!br... -- Luke 7:36-50 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
"Hey, that's not fair!"
Years ago when our children... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C
Years ago when our children were very small they would often ask us to tell them a story at bedtime.

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