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The Problem of Authority -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Mark 1:21-28, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Every age has the problem of sorting out the true prophets from the charlatans.
Looking for a leader -- Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, Mark 1:21-28 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Leadership is a hot topic in business and society.

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You can spot them by... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1997
You can spot them by the way they talk. They know something about everybody.
This story seems to be... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1994
This story seems to be filled with words like, astonished and amazed.
Many people in our society... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1994
Many people in our society have a fascination with evil spirits and the confusion and terror they ca
Authority is the issue here... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1991
Authority is the issue here. It always is when dealing with the demonic. Who's the boss?
Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was influential... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B -- 1991
Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was influential as a peacher at Trinity Church, Boston.
Jesus taught with authority, but... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Jesus taught with authority, but authority is a tough issue for many.
Person after person, whether a... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Person after person, whether a reporter, a rescuer, or a public official, describes the aftermath of
Tom Ehrich, in the On... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
Tom Ehrich, in the On a Journey e-newsletter, writes about the distinction between power and
But Jesus rebuked him, saying... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - B
But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent and come out of him" (Mark 1:25).
I was counseling a young... -- Mark 1:21-28 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C
I was counseling a young woman who had many severe problems.
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