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Post-Resurrection Catch -- John 21:1-14 -- John W. Wurster -- Third Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed
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John 2:1-11Epiphany 2Miracle ThreeWedding At Cana
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Luke 5:1-11Epiphany 5Miracle FourCatch Of Fish
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Matthew 2:1-12EpiphanyMiracle OneThe Star
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Luke 17:11-19Proper 23Pentecost 21Ordinary Time 28
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Luke 7:1-10Proper 4Pentecost 2Ordinary Time 9Miracle Seven
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Luke 7:11-17Proper 5Pentecost 3Ordinary Time 10
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Luke 9:28-36Transfiguration Of The LordMiracle Five

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God Notices -- Amos 8:1-12 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - C -- 2000
It was the best of times.
A Match Made In Heaven -- Hosea 1:2-10 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C -- 2000
I have a friend who wanted me to preach on this passage at his wedding.
Do You Know? -- Hosea 11:1-11 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 13 | Ordinary Time 18 - C -- 2000
" 'It was I who taught Ephraim how to walk, I took them up in my arms; but they did not know that I
True Or False? -- Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 14 | Ordinary Time 19 - C -- 2000
"Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom.
God Knows -- Isaiah 5:1-7 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 15 | Ordinary Time 20 - C -- 2000
It's a phrase meant to underscore the limits of our knowledge.
What If What They Say Is True? -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2000
Whether through the complicated process of socialization or good manners or simple maturity, somehow
There Couldn't Be, Could There? -- Jeremiah 2:4-13 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 17 | Ordinary Time 22 - C -- 2000
Jeremiah tells us that there was a time and a place when God was upset, when the heavens were shocke
Have You Seen The Potter Lately? -- Jeremiah 18:1-11 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - C -- 2000
(Note: This monologue is from the point of view of an imagined contemporary of Jeremiah.)
'? yet' -- Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - C -- 2000
Some of the hardest weeks of my life were spent in an intensive eight week Hebrew course at Princeto
Changing Seasons, Constant Love -- Jeremiah 8:18--9:1 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - C -- 2000
Another season has come and gone. Promises that were made have not been fulfilled.

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What If What They Say Is True? -- Jeremiah 1:4-10 -- John W. Wurster -- Proper 16 | Ordinary Time 21 - C -- 2000
Whether through the complicated process of socialization or good manners or simple maturity, somehow
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