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Great Expectations -- Jeremiah 11:18-20, Mark 9:30-37 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
Most of us have been conditioned to expect great things from God.

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One day an old man... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
One day an old man came to President Lincoln with a sad tale.
Jeremiah had become aware of... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1994
Jeremiah had become aware of a plot against his life.
I saw a sixth grader... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
"I saw a sixth grader, on his way up the alley to school, throw a firecracker over the fence of our
Does vengeance indeed belong to... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Does vengeance indeed belong to the Lord or is it our possession?
Some quotes on Persistence:br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
Some quotes on Persistence:
A truck driver stopped at... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1991
A truck driver stopped at a roadside restaurant for a quick meal.
(L, P)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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(L, P)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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(L, P)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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L, P)But... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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(M, C)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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(M, C)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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(M, C)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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(M, C)br... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1982
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When I was a seminarian... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
When I was a seminarian in the 1960s, there was much talk of "prophetic" ministry, of "putting yours
The student teacher had just... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
The student teacher had just given a lecture to beginning math students.
The day dawned coldb... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
The day dawned cold and gray along the rocky coast of Norway.
Jeremiah has spoken the word... -- Jeremiah 11:18-20 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B
Jeremiah has spoken the word of the Lord.
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