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Call and response -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35-10:8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1996
Lewis Carroll's Alice bragged that she could believe in impossibles; why, she could believe in six

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Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7... -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2008
Genesis 18:1-15 (21:1-7)
When exactly did Abraham recognize... -- Genesis 18:1-15 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2002
When exactly did Abraham recognize that God was present among his three visitors?

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Proper 6 / Ordinary Time 11 / Pentecost 2 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 18:1--15 (C)
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2004
In our Old Testament lesson last Sunday, we heard God promise to Abraham that he would be the forbea
Proper 6, Pentecost 4, Ordinary Time 11 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 18:1-15 (C)
God's people are commissioned for mission -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 18:1--15 (C)
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Genesis 18:1-15 (C)

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Proper 6 / Ordinary Time 11 / Pentecost 2 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Carlos Wilton -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day

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Is Anything Too Wonderful For The Lord? -- Genesis 18:1-15 -- Leonard W. Mann -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1998
Abraham was an old man and his wife Sarah was almost as old as he was.

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Sarah Laughed -- Genesis 18:1-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Perhaps one of the characteristics which endeared Princess Di to the nation, was her ordinariness.

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I Gave You To God -- 1 Samuel 1:27-28, Genesis 18:1-15 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2004
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The Visit -- Genesis 18:1-15 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1998
It was a "go nowhere" sort of a job. The job itself was fun, working part-time during high school.

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I Gave You To God -- Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Genesis 18:1-15, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A
Contents What's Up This Week A Story to Live By: "She Had Compassion"

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Honest Abe And Sarai -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8 -- Frank Ramirez -- 2004
Call To Worship
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 2001
Theme: Be Hospitable To GodCall To Worship
Proper 6 -- Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-8, Matthew 9:35--10:8 (9-23) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 18:1-15Theme: HospitableCall To Worship
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