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In many of Clint Eastwood's... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- 1998
In many of Clint Eastwood's early Western movies, Eastwood's character never has a name.
There are many ways of... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- 1995
There are many ways of naming children practiced in different regions of the globe.
Jonathan was usually on a... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- 1995
Jonathan was usually on a pretty even keel, but during the last few days he had really been struggli
Every Sunday, thousands of preachers... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Every Sunday, thousands of preachers, choir directors, worship leaders, and others stand before cong
Michael Lindvall, a Presbyterian minister... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Michael Lindvall, a Presbyterian minister, has written a story called "The Christmas Pageant." Set i
Fred and Lena had been... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
Fred and Lena had been married 62 years when the new pastor went to visit them.
The birth of a child... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
The birth of a child is both a special and anxious occasion in most families, even when everything g
The birth of a baby... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
The birth of a baby usually solicits hope for the future.
A minister was sharing his... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
A minister was sharing his children's message on a Sunday in the Advent season.
In the play, Shadowlands... -- Matthew 1:18-25 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
In the play, Shadowlands, by William Nicholson, about the life of C. S.

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A Good-Enough Marriage -- Matthew 1:18-25, Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, Psalm 80:1-7 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - A
December 19, 2004Fourth Sunday of Advent, Cycle A

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