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Emphasis Preaching Journal

A teaching similar to this... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2000
A teaching similar to this text came over the internet (unfortunately the posting stated that the a
Robert Bork, in Slouching Towards... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2000
Robert Bork, in Slouching Towards Gomorrah, tells about how in New York state, the public schools te
A scene from a classroom... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1997
A scene from a classroom: "What efforts were made to get our country out of the Depression in 1929 a
It is what comes out... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 1997
It is what comes out of a person's heart that defiles, not what goes in.
The Pharisees never did really... -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- 1991
The Pharisees never did really catch on to what Jesus was trying to say to them.

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Good morning boys and girls,

First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)

Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)

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