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Looking for a leader -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Leadership is a hot topic in business and society.

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In 1889, a ship left... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 2000
In 1889, a ship left the Netherlands bound for America.
Doctors who smoke; police officers... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1997
Doctors who smoke; police officers who ignore the seat-belt laws; veterinarians who hunt and kill an
It is good to remember... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1994
It is good to remember how important our example may be to another person, both in positive and neg
Paul is speaking to us... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1991
Paul is speaking to us, to us Christians; and he says we are free, free to choose, to act.
It was Jim's second attempt... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1991
It was Jim's second attempt to break his alcohol addiction. His first trip through St.
(C, P)br... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1982
(C, P)
Sometimes we are just trying... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Sometimes we are just trying to figure out "What do I have the right to do?" Tony's wife, Julie, has
John Ruskin (1819-1900) was Britain's... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
John Ruskin (1819-1900) was Britain's foremost writer on culture.
In our society, we like... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
In our society, we like to stress independence and freedom.
Sandy is severely allergic to... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Sandy is severely allergic to shellfish.
Sometimes we meet people professing... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Sometimes we meet people professing Christianity who drink strong alcoholic drinks.
Trip him? Some hard lessons... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
Trip him?
If you've ever driven in... -- 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
If you've ever driven in New England, you know the roads are narrow, hilly, winding and very busy.
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