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Responsibility -- Luke 16:1-13 -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2007
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The Bible -- Luke 16:19-31 -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - C -- 2007
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The best size -- Luke 17:5-10 -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - C -- 2007
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Thanking Jesus -- Luke 17:11-19 -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - C -- 2007
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Squeaky people -- Luke 18:1-8 -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - C -- 2007
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Be humble -- Luke 18:9-14 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C -- 2007
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Reflecting God's love -- Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
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No more hiding -- Luke 19:1-10 -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2007
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Changes -- Luke 20:27-38 -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - C -- 2007
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God's word -- Luke 21:5-19 -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - C -- 2007
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No more hunger -- John 6:25-35 -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 2007
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Remembering -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - C -- 2007
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God spoke -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
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Lost child -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2006
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The real thing -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 -- The Baptism of our Lord | Epiphany 1 | Ordinary Time 1 - C -- 2006
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It gets better -- John 2:1-11 -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - C -- 2006
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Don't stare -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Epiphany 3 | Ordinary Time 3 - C -- 2006
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Pleasing the crowd -- Luke 4:21-30 -- Epiphany 4 | Ordinary Time 4 - C -- 2006
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Catching people -- Luke 5:1-11 -- Epiphany 5 | Ordinary Time 5 - C -- 2006
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Huddling with Jesus -- Luke 6:17-26 -- Epiphany 6 | Ordinary Time 6 - C -- 2006
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A big change -- Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a) -- Transfiguration Sunday - C -- 2006
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Four rules -- Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 -- Ash Wednesday - C -- 2006
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Protect me, Lord -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 2006
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Staying clean -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2006
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Table scraps -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2006
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Forgiveness builds God's Kingdom -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Jesus gives us a forgiveness that builds God's Kingdom.
Jesus Came to All -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
The Point: You are invited to the greatest moment in history ? Jesus’ birth
God's Kingdom Grows in Little Acts of Faith -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 2015
Object: An acorn (or a small seed of a tree that the children know)
Grow in the Lord -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 2015
The Point: You can grow in many ways, but the most important is to grow in the Lord
Fear Turns to Faith in Jesus -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 2015
The Point: In the midst of storms let your fear become faith in Jesus.
Put Your Faith Into Action -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 2015
The Point: Real faith will be put into action.
Telling About Jesus -- Mark 6:1-13 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B -- 2015
The Point: Tell others about what has brought great joy to your life.
Who Is Jesus? -- Mark 6:14-29 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Who do you think Jesus is? Your answer can be life transforming.
Jesus Is our Shepherd in Life -- Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 2015
The Point: Like sheep we all need a shepherd to guide our life.
Offerings in the Hands of Jesus -- John 6:1-21 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - B -- 2015
The Point: When you offer your life to Jesus he can do wonderful things with it.
Jesus is the Bread of Eternal Life -- John 6:24-35 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Bread is important for daily life, but Jesus alone is the bread that gi
Jesus, The Bread of Eternal Life -- John 6:35, 41-51 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - B -- 2015
The Point:  When you believe in Jesus and seek to follow him in your daily life, yo
Eternal Life in Jesus -- John 6:51-58 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Jesus knows and is the way to eternal life.
Save your life for eternity -- Mark 8:31-38 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Second Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
The Point:  Save your life in Jesus, and you shall have your life for eternity.
Go To Jesus For the Words of Life -- John 6:56-69 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Jesus, alone, has the words of eternal life.
What Spills from Your Heart? -- Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - B -- 2015
The Point:  Whatever is in your heart will spill as life bumps into you.
Jesus, Savior of the World -- Mark 7:24-37 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 2015
The Point: Jesus did miracles to point to his greatest work -- our salvation
Who Is Jesus to You? -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 2015
The Point: To believe that Jesus is our Savior is to seek and to follow him
Children in God's Kingdom -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 2015
The Point: Children are important in God's kingdom
Flavor the World with Love -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 2015
The Point: A world with love in it is a much better world
A Childlike Faith -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 2015
The Point: A childlike faith in Jesus includes us in the kingdom of God
Lean on Jesus for Eternal Life -- Mark 10:17-31 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 2015
The Point: Lean upon Jesus for he alone can give eternal life
Serve in the Name of Jesus -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 2015
The Point: As Jesus served us we serve others
Blinded by Doubt? Call on Jesus -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 2015
The Point: Blinded by doubt or worry, call out to Jesus for sight
Saints Believe in Jesus -- John 11:32-44 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- All Saints Day - B -- 2015
The Point: A saint believes in Jesus and trusts him for eternal life
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