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God's Bounty -- Psalms 139:13-18, 2 Kings 4:8-17, Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
Turn to whichever selection for today that you wish and you will soon discover that the common theme

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In the early days of... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
In the early days of television, there was a show called "The Millionaire." Each week the millionair
Elisha became the recipient of... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Elisha became the recipient of a "wealthy" woman's kindness.
Ray Gaylord pastored the Cascade... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Ray Gaylord pastored the Cascade Christian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for more than 30 years.
With great regularity we receive... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
With great regularity we receive invitations to this and to that. Some are downright oblique.
One of the most recurring... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
One of the most recurring themes throughout the Old and the New Testaments is that God can change ba
The tale is quite famous... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
The tale is quite famous now, concerning the story of how George C.
During the Great Depression, ministers... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - A
During the Great Depression, ministers often proclaimed the Word at great personal sacrifice.
The gracious hospitality of this... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
The gracious hospitality of this woman prompts the prophet Elisha to see possibilities in her life s
Our churches have many like... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
Our churches have many like this woman and her husband.
During the sixties a group... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
During the sixties a group of us were attending a session of the Ecumenical Institute in New Haven.
When an American visited the... -- 2 Kings 4:8-17 -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C
When an American visited the German city of Munich, he had an unexpected encounter with Bavarian hos

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