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This passage is filled with... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1999
This passage is filled with the passion, love, AND frustration of Jesus.
Saint Paul is confessing that... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
Saint Paul is confessing that, left to his own powers, he cannot live a life that measures up to God
Every day, I discover myself... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
Every day, I discover myself embroiled in the same battle as Paul.
I once visited with a... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
I once visited with a woman in the hospital who was suffering from lung cancer.
It is said that Calvin... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
It is said that Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words.
I had no church relationship... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
I had no church relationship until the age of sixteen, except for those Sundays when my parents sent
A young man asked his... -- Romans 6:1b-11 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
A young man asked his religion teacher a wise question.
As any hiker knows, an... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
As any hiker knows, an excellent backpack is a wonderful thing.
The path of life is... -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
The path of life is strewn with obstacles.
It has been said that... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
It has been said that Christianity is always one generation away from extinction.
Many of us consider our... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
Many of us consider our religion a burden. We try not to offend God or man, but it is difficult.
In 1994 the city planners... -- Matthew 10:40-42 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
In 1994 the city planners in San Luis Obispo, California, introduced a measure that would have requi
At six feet two... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A -- 1996
At six feet two inches and close to 300 pounds, Tom was a
At the petting zoo there... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
At the petting zoo there is a small carousel with five ponies tethered to a pole.
In the Autobiography of Benjamin... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
In the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, that old statesman tells of living in a boarding h
Jesus did not offer a... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Jesus did not offer a life with no yoke at all.
Weariness can beat us down... -- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Weariness can beat us down.
Rooting for a baseball team... -- Isaiah 66:10-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Rooting for a baseball team is an act of selfless devotion.
Courtship customs have changed since... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Courtship customs have changed since those days of Isaac and Rebekah, but one thing remains constant
A pastor's car had broken... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
A pastor's car had broken down just as a tow truck came by.
When you love you should... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart,"
Moderns have a difficult time... -- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Moderns have a difficult time appreciating the ancient custom requiring the oldest daughter to be ma
Sandra entered her pastor's study... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
Sandra entered her pastor's study and dropped a bomb shell: she was hooked on drugs.
In one of Bill Watterson's... -- Romans 7:15-25a -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
In one of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, perennial bad-boy Calvin poses a t

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Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don't! -- Romans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30, Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67, Psalm 45:10-17 -- George Reed -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - A
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