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Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed

For July 12, 2020:


What is The Immediate Word?

The Immediate Word gives a theological perspective on today's headlines and popular culture for your sermon, children’s sermon, and worship service. The Immediate Word gives a theological perspective on today's headlines and popular culture.

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