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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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“Legion” by C. David McKirachan

Legion
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Luke 8:26-39

This passage invites us on so many contemporary journeys. ‘Legion’ is an appropriate name.

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Arley K. Fadness
So he went his way, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.” (v. 39b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I love seeing you here today. Are you happy to be here in God's holy house? (children respond) Great! I have a scary, wild story from the bible to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond)

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Praxis had a problem. It wasn't a problem shared by any of the other pixies, it was his alone. And it was often very embarrassing.

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Richard A. Jensen
This week's text concerning the exorcism which set a captive Gerasene demoniac free is the only text appointed from Luke 8 in this year's lectionary readings. David Tiede points out that the material in Luke 8:3„9:50 sets forth the substance of Jesus' ministry in Galilee as Luke tells the story. There is a theme to the stories in Luke 8, and it is the theme of the power of God's word. We touched upon some of this material in Chapter 13 when we discussed the general theme of hearing and doing God's word.

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