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This story must be told... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
This story must be told.
Of the many interesting facts... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Of the many interesting facts of Naaman's story, surely not to be overlooked is the place of the Isr
In his book Witnessing for... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In his book Witnessing for Peace, Munib Younan (Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Jesus' disciples of today are... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Jesus' disciples of today are no different than his disciples of yesteryear.
I am well aware that... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
I am well aware that most of the folks in my congregation are pleased as can be that our church make
The biosphere is the relatively... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The biosphere is the relatively thin zone of the earth's environment that supplies those characteris
The whole advertising business depends... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The whole advertising business depends on the fact that so many of us are like Naaman.
Jerry was an outstanding basketball... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Jerry was an outstanding basketball player.
Clay Aiken did not win... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Clay Aiken did not win the American Idol talent competition on television, but he is successf
Leprosy in all of its... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Leprosy in all of its varieties, was the most dreaded disease in biblical days.
I am presently on... -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
I am presently on a diet.
As most sixteen-year-old... -- Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
As most sixteen-year-old boys, I anxiously looked forward to getting my license and being able to dr
The North-Georgia Conference of... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The North-Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church convened for its annual meeting in Atlanta in 1
We live in a... -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
We live in a hungry world.
Clara loved to give gifts... -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Clara loved to give gifts.
In Steven Spielberg's powerful film... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
In Steven Spielberg's powerful film version of The Color Purple, a brutalized black woman stu
Many of the things... -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Many of the things that we do unconsciously, or perhaps it would be better to say without t
This passage contains the account... -- 2 Kings 5:1-15ab -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
This passage contains the account of how pride almost kept Naaman, powerful commander of the victori
The story of Abraham's interceding... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
The story of Abraham's interceding with God on behalf of the righteous people in ancient Sodom broug
Leslie Weatherhead has reminded... -- 2 Samuel 12:15b-24 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Leslie Weatherhead has reminded us that a skeptic could formulate a list of charges against Go
When a new pastor arrived... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
When a new pastor arrived at a small rural parish, she found the church's self-image was fragile.
He came to my door... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
He came to my door to visit on behalf of his sectarian outlook.
There are actually two... -- John 6:24-35 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
There are actually two kinds of bread: material -- helps us from without inwards; and spiritua
When the great Rabbi Israel... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
When the great Rabbi Israel Baal Shem-Tov saw misfortune threatening the Jews, it was his custom to
Hagar the Horrible and Lucky... -- Genesis 18:20-32 -- Proper 12 | Ordinary Time 17 - C
Hagar the Horrible and Lucky Eddie were standing at the front door of a barricaded castle.

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