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Come Out! -- John 11:32-44 -- Thomas Peterson -- All Saints Day - B -- 1990
Years ago I had the rare privilege of hearing a lecture in which the question was posed, "Did the an
Jesus: The Ultimate Ordinary -- John 18:33-37 -- Thomas Peterson -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1990
Once again Jesus gives a curious, cryptic teaching that leaves us wondering.
Of Seeing and Hearing -- Mark 7:31-37 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B -- 1990
A jungle tribe walks down a path.
You Did That for Me! -- Mark 8:27-38 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1990
A friend and I were having lunch.
Enter God -- Mark 9:30-37 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 20 | Ordinary Time 25 - B -- 1990
When Jesus put the child on his knee, he acted out a parable.
The Needle's Eye -- Mark 9:38-50 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 21 | Ordinary Time 26 - B -- 1990
No mistake. This is a hard text.
A Road Map to the Kingdom -- Mark 10:2-16 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 22 | Ordinary Time 27 - B -- 1990
I hope for each of you that your journey on planet earth has been a good one and will continue to be
Every Person's Great Possessions -- Proper 23 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 23 | Ordinary Time 28 - B -- 1990
Jesus was confronted by a man who ran up and knelt before him. You know what?
What Can I Do for You? -- Mark 10:35-45 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 24 | Ordinary Time 29 - B -- 1990
Knowing James and John wanted something of him Jesus asked, "What do you want me to do for you?" The
Would That God -- Mark 10:46-52 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - B -- 1990
Would that God would give us the gift to see ourselves as others see us. (Robert Burns)
Trial-and-Error or Grace -- Matthew 5:1-12 -- Thomas Peterson -- All Saints Day - B -- 1990
Sometime ago I discovered that God wants us to be happy.
We Haven't Got To Them Yet -- Mark 12:28-34 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - B -- 1990
People give evidence that they like things to be pure.
Giving with Open Hands -- Mark 12:41-44 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 27 | Ordinary Time 32 - B -- 1990
A couple stands before the pastor in the midday service.
Where Does That Leave Us? -- Mark 13:24-32, 33-37 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 1990
Where does this Scripture leave us? Jesus compares the fig tree with the Day of Judgment.
First Things First -- Mark 13:1-13 -- Thomas Peterson -- Proper 28 | Ordinary Time 33 - B -- 1990
In our text Jesus makes a comparison between two different things: buildings and a person.
Winners -- Losers -- John 8:31-36 -- Thomas Peterson -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 1990
The world is filled with winners and losers. Jesus knew all about being a winner.
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