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Truth and sacrifice -- Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18, Mark 8:27-38 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
The closing sentences in the gospel lesson read like a collection of proverbs.
Costly Discipleship -- Isaiah 50:4-10, James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18, Mark 8:27-35 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B
One of the great tragedies that has befallen the modern Christian church is the current-day movement

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Faith Needs Work -- James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 -- Wesley T. Runk
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Faith and works are as... -- James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
"Faith and works are as necessary to our spiritual life as Christians, as soul and body are to our l
It seems that everyone agrees... -- James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1991
It seems that everyone agrees that caring for the needy is something Christians should do.
I used to think when... -- James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
"I used to think when I was a child, that Christ might have been exaggerating when he warned about t
In Southwestern Virginia some years... -- James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B
In Southwestern Virginia some years ago, a small prison was used regularly by area ministers as a pr

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