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Can you identify with the... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
Can you identify with the people who began to cry when they heard what the law required?
The new policy manual had... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
The new policy manual had just been distributed to all the employees one week earlier.
My friend Clyde is a... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
My friend Clyde is a weeper. He weeps at weddings and at funerals.
The people of Israel were... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
The people of Israel were hearing the Word of God for what seemed like the first time.
I write these words as... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
I write these words as the heat of the Presidential race is rapidly increasing.
Ezra opened the book in... -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C
"Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people." (8:5)



THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10, Psalm 19:7-14, Luke 4:14-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1985



Epiphany 3 -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10, Luke 4:14-21 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1988
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Life Demands a Decision -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1988
Nehemiah had returned from Babylon in the early fifth century B.C.
The Happy Find -- Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 5-6, 8-10 -- James H. Bailey -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 1985
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