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Innocent Of The Blood Of Jesus -- Matthew 27:1-31 -- Joe Barone -- 2008
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Easter Sunday -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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First Sunday In Lent -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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Second Sunday In Lent -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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Third Sunday In Lent -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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Fourth Sunday In Lent -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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Passion/Palm Sunday -- Joe Barone -- 1993
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Channels Of God's Love -- Luke 5:12-26, Romans 8:31-39, Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-6 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For one who openly acknowledged suffering from AIDS
The Promised Land -- Luke 9:28-36, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Psalm 86:1-13 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a Christian who has suffered in faithThe Promised Land
A Real Test Of Faith -- Romans 3:21-26; 5:1-11, Isaiah 53:2-6, Job 19:23-27 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a Christian suicideA Real Test Of Faith
Our Dwelling Place In All Generations -- Psalm 90 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For a person with little discernible religious belief
God Can Change The Past -- Luke 24:1-9, Isaiah 42:1-4, Revelation 7:13-17, Psalm 22:1-8, 14-31 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For recognizing that God can turn the past around
True Wisdom -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, Proverbs 2:1-8, Psalm 111 -- Joe Barone, Charles Cammarata -- 2006
For recognizing true wisdomTrue Wisdom
Channels Of God's Love -- Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-6, Luke 5:12-26, Romans 8:31-39 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
People who attend funerals in situations such as this often have a lot of unasked questions.
The God Of The Past, The Present, And The Future -- Genesis 15:12-15, Psalm 23, Revelation 22:1-5 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
I had an old friend once who told me, "When I go to a funeral I go to hear about a loving God." And
An Overwhelming Promise -- Jeremiah 31:31-33, Isaiah 55:6-13, Hebrews 9:24-28 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Sometimes the sweep and power of God’s promises in the Bible almost overwhelm me.
The Bread Of Life -- Psalm 121, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Exodus 16:2-4, John 6:25-35 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
There are certain people in every church who have a special love for the Lord’s supper.
The Promise Of 'I AM' -- Exodus 4:7-15, John 2:1-11, John 11:20-27 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
For many people, the gospel according to John is at the heart of the whole Bible.
'Rock Of Ages. Cleft For Me' -- Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 2, Colossians 1:11-20 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
A lot of times I don’t really listen to the songs we sing in worship.
'How Great Thou Art' -- Isaiah 40:21-31, Romans 5:6-11, Matthew 24:36-44 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
The depth and power of some of the great Christian hymns amazes me.
'On A Hill Far Away' -- Deuteronomy 26:5-11, Psalm 78:12-16, Hebrews 9:24-28 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Our faith is a paradoxical thing, isn’t it? In Jesus, God turns our world upside down.
Our Dwelling Place In All Generations -- Psalm 90 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
One thing I always try to do is make my funeral sermon fit the person whom I’ve come to bury.
Praise God! -- Psalm 150 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
The Bible is so realistic.
The Promised Land -- Psalm 86:1-13, 1 Peter 1:3-9, Luke 9:28-36 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Some people suffer more effectively than others.
In The Valley -- Psalm 23, Psalm 94, Revelation 7:13-17 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Sometimes we need the refuge of familiar Scripture.
The Cross And The Resurrection -- Psalm 27, Mark 15:33-39, Revelation 21:1-4 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Sometimes I find it hard to understand why good people have to suffer, and sometimes I find myself s
Channels Of God's Love -- Psalm 23, Psalm 27:1-6, Luke 5:12-26, Romans 8:31-39 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
People who attend funerals in situations such as this often have a lot of unasked questions.
A Real Test Of Fait -- Isaiah 53:2-6, Job 19:23-27, Romans 5:1-11 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
This task is literally a real test of faith.
A Compassionate Friend -- Psalm 22:1-11, Philippians 2:5-8 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
Of all the funeral sermons I’ve ever preached, I guess this is the hardest.
The Heart Of The Gospel -- Psalm 16, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
It always humbles me to know that the earliest of Paul’s letters deals with the ministry.
A Message At Christmas -- Deuteronomy 6:20-25 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
How do you start a funeral sermon in the Christmas season?
God Can Change The Past -- Psalm 22:1-8, 14-31, Isaiah 42:1-4, Luke 24:1-9, Revelation 7:13-17 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
It always amazes me to think that God can change the past.
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Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


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Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
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Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
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Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
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One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
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