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Retrospect and prospect -- Numbers 6:22-27, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 2:15-21 -- 1995
The shepherds return to their flocks and the tasks of shepherding.

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As children we used to... -- Numbers 6:22-27 -- 1995
As children we used to chant, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." W
There is a church in... -- Numbers 6:22-27 -- 1995
There is a church in New Mexico which has no windows except one stained-glass depiction of Christ's
How many of us say... -- Numbers 6:22-27 -- 1995
How many of us say, "God bless you," when someone sneezes or "Goodnight and God bless you" before go
When the worship leader stands... -- Numbers 6:22-27 -- 1995
When the worship leader stands before or behind the assembly at the end of a service of worship, wit
We have seen this scene... -- Numbers 6:22-27
We have seen this scene in dozens of movies or heard it described in various novels or writings.
Day One is Peter Wyden's... -- Numbers 6:22-27
Day One is Peter Wyden's account of the development of the atomic bomb.
Francine looked around at the... -- Numbers 6:22-27
Francine looked around at the other members of her adult Sunday church school class.

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New Year's Day -- Ecclesiastes 3:1-13, Numbers 6:22-27 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- New Year's Day - A -- 2004
I cry at weddings.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy -- Numbers 6:22-27 -- Robert G. Tuttle -- 1988
Agony and ecstasy provide the balance that makes up life's pilgrimage.

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The power of God's name -- Numbers 6:22-27, Philippians 2:9-13, Luke 2:15-21, Psalm 67 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- 1989
Exegetical note: The famous tripartite (so-called "Aaronic" or "Priestly") blessing in this passage
Holy Name of Jesus -- Psalm 67, Numbers 6:22-27, Philippians 2:9-13, Luke 2:15-21 -- Norman A. Beck -- 1986
For some people there is great joy in the selection of the name for their child.
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