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Preaching The Psalmbr... -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
Preaching The PsalmPsalm 72:1-7, 10-14
It was one of the... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
It was one of the strangest and most marvelous things ever to happen in the city of New York: a city
A telemarketer called a home... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
A telemarketer called a home one day, and a small voice whispered, "Hello?"
For the last decade, Beth... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
For the last decade, Beth has invited her neighbors to her home the first week in January.
One of life's frustrating mysteries... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2008
One of life's frustrating mysteries: Why is it so hard to swat a fly?
When the writer of Ephesians... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
When the writer of Ephesians speaks of the "mysteries" of the Christian faith, he is not
I have a friend who... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
I have a friend who, for everything she doesn't understand or can't explain, has a simple
Julie and Craig looked forward... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Julie and Craig looked forward to their winter vacation for months. It would be the first
Unsearchable riches. In the history... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2007
Unsearchable riches. In the history of humankind, there have been several commodities
As I write this, some... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
As I write this, some secret plans to blow up airplanes are making headlines. In contrast,
Tom was vaguely disturbed. He... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
Tom was vaguely disturbed. He felt it all day, starting at the office. He thought for sure
Many people today are prisoners... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2006
Many people today are prisoners. No, they are not living at a correctional facility, or in
They had tried everything -- new... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
They had tried everything -- new worship styles, bigger ads in the Yellow Pages, evangelism programs
Have you ever wondered just... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
Have you ever wondered just what it was that enabled Paul to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Two young adults met, and... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
Two young adults met, and it was love at first sight.
One evening in the town... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2002
One evening in the town of Amherst, Massachusetts, the father of poet Emily Dickinson hurried to his
Pastor Li was a mite... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
Pastor Li was a mite of a man, but he carried a mighty message.
In small towns people frequently... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
In small towns people frequently identify people by their family connections.
Charles MacArthur sighed as he... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
Charles MacArthur sighed as he entered the church.
Dr. Viktor Frankl was an... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - C -- 2001
Dr. Viktor Frankl was an imprisoned Jew in World War II.
A local church produced a... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
A local church produced a brochure about itself with the caption, "The Church with the open doors."
There was an old custom... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
There was an old custom which was a part of the communion service in some churches.
Was God's plan of salvation... -- Ephesians 3:1-12 -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2000
Was God's plan of salvation to include the Gentiles (non-

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A Little Child Shall Lead Them -- Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12, Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 -- Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Epiphany of the Lord - A -- 2008
One of the wonders of creation is the coexistence of opposites.
You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Ephesians 3:1-12, John 1:1-18 -- Carter Shelley, George L. Murphy, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton, Larry Hard -- Epiphany of the Lord - B -- 2003
(Originally published for January 5, 2003)

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