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Two brothers went fishing one... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Two brothers went fishing one morning.
President George W. Bush came... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
President George W.
Somewhere between housewares and sporting... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Somewhere between housewares and sporting goods, you may hear it.
Everyone wanted to play for... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Everyone wanted to play for Coach Joe.
Judges quickly develop a reputation... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Judges quickly develop a reputation by the judgments they render. Consider Judge Isaac C.
The neighbors of the Erskine... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
The neighbors of the Erskine Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario, were getting suspicious.
How many times some little... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
How many times some little foreshadowings of information are used to get our attention for the more
There had been a terrible... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
There had been a terrible fire in the grain elevator.
At this time of year... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
At this time of year, many gardening enthusiasts anticipate the arrival of a new year's supply of se
Peace. Not just peace between... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Peace. Not just peace between people but peace in the natural world as well.
A man from a small... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
A man from a small town went on a business trip to a large city.
In 1990 Frank Galati made... -- Isaiah 11:1-10 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
In 1990 Frank Galati made a hit broadway musical out of John Steinbeck's novel, The Grapes of Wra
Five years ago, a young... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Five years ago, a young girl wrote a song titled "Hold On." At the time, she had just triumphed over
The first time I saw... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
The first time I saw the animated short film Included Out I was in college and simply thought
Some of us (especially some... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
Some of us (especially some preachers!) can hardly let Advent go by without complaints about its ove
The most eloquent preacher in... -- Romans 15:4-13 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
The most eloquent preacher in the ancient church was John Chrysostom (c345-407) so named "the golden
If I were throwing a... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
If I were throwing a neighborhood party I know for certain I would not invite John the Baptist.
The gospels are unanimous. John... -- Matthew 3:1-12 -- Second Sunday of Advent - A
The gospels are unanimous.

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Are We There Yet?
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James 5:7-10

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