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What Makes a Saint? -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- David Coffin -- All Saints Day - C -- 2019
This is the day that the early church commemorated the great leaders and heroes of the church, espec
For all the saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- David Kalas -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
All Saints Day does not boast the repertoire of music that some other seasons and holidays have.
Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Many centuries ago, the great theologian Cyprian said that a person who has God as his father, has t
The twilight zone -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Many will remember the television series, Twilight Zone, that aired in
The death pax -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
As a part of President Bush's budget and tax proposals, Congress will soon be debating the relative
The grateful dead -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
(Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St.
The Partial Gospel -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - A
One of the problems faced by every preacher is the fact that one cannot say everything about everyth
It came from beneath the sea -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- William H. Shepherd -- All Saints Day - C
Theaters in the 1950s were deluged with "wildlife-gone-amok" disaster films ...

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Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2019) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez -- All Saints Day - C -- 2019
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Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2016) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
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Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2013) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
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It happened... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Ron Love -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
It happened. An atomic bomb fell on America.
Earthly powers enslave us... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Mark Ellingsen -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Earthly powers enslave us.
NULL -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
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NULL -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Tim Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
The day after his father's funeral Gary visited with his mother.
NULL -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Craig Kelly -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
"Nothing lasts forever." "All good things must come to an end." "This too shall pass." These are onl
Jovana Jovanovic is a woman... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Jovana Jovanovic is a woman who spent more than four years in a "collective center"
Abraham Lincoln is said to... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Abraham Lincoln is said to have had a poignant dream a few weeks before he died.
Craig's father died earlier this... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Craig's father died earlier this year. The past several years had been difficult for Craig,
What happens when a person... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
What happens when a person is displaced to a world of strange language and customs?
He awoke with a start... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
He awoke with a start. His heart was racing, sweat beaded his forehead. What a dream!
As we approach the end... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
As we approach the end of this millennium, many people have become anxious as they seek to interpret
You must understand, my daughter... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
"You must understand, my daughter is not to participate in any Halloween activities in the classroom
John had been the Pastor... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
John had been the Pastor at St. Luke's Church for almost 45 years. St.
An inheritance is a powerful... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
An inheritance is a powerful gift.
Many people complain about weather... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
Many people complain about weather reports and insist that they are too frequently wrong.
Dreams and visions are taken... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
Dreams and visions are taken seriously not only by biblical folks like Daniel, but also by people in
There has never been an... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - A
There has never been an aristocracy in the United States.
Henry W. Grady, the famous... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
Henry W.
One person's dream can be... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
One person's dream can be another person's nightmare.
We had no more dreams... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
"We had no more dreams." These were the last words on a suicide note.
Daniel admits that the visions... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- All Saints Day - C
Daniel admits that "the visions of my head terrified me." Everyone has visions.

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All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Do you ever feel like giving up on your Christian faith?
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme For The Day
All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 (C)
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-36 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- All Saints Day - C -- 1988
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Oh, By The Way ... -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- R. Kevin Mohr -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
The book of Daniel presents us with the words and visions of the prophet Daniel, who lived and worke
Saintly Visions! -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- John W. Clarke -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
On All Saints, we are visited through the Hebrew Scripture by Daniel.
Sainthood Means Overcoming Obstacles -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
In 1989 an 8.2 magnitude earthquake flattened much of the state of Armenia and killed over 30,000 pe
Why Earthly Powers Need No Longer Enslave -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Mark Ellingson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
This is a story written for people who had been or were about to be persecuted, if not enslaved.
Robert Paul, You Were Right! -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Richard A. Hasler -- All Saints Day - C -- 1991
Professor Robert Paul and his family had just returned to Hartford Seminary from a trip to the Rocky
Beasts, Saints and Chaos -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Paul W. F. Harms -- All Saints Day - C -- 1985
"But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingly power and shall retain it for ever, for ev

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Let There Be Light! -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Keith Wagner, Peter Andrew Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2019
Contents “Let There Be Light!” by Keith Wanger
That's Nuts -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Contents "That's Nuts" by C. David McKirachan
Who, Me? -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Contents"Who, Me?" by C. David McKirachan
Of Dreams, Saints, And Kingdoms -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- Larry Winebrenner -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Contents"The Worst Days" by Peter Andrew Smith
Crazy Dreams -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149 -- Stan Purdum, David E. Leininger, Gary L. Carver, Scott Dalgarno -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
ContentsWhat's Up This Week "A Change of Heart" by Scott Dalgarno
Another Reformed Short Guy -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C
Contents What's Up This Week

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It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me.
Almost In Heaven -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- John E. Sumwalt -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
In 1977, about ten years before she died, I asked my grandmother, Nellie Jane Kittle Sumwalt, then i

Worship

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All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Julia Ross Strope -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18Theme: History Class
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme: God's People Will Receive PowerCall To Worship
Forever And Ever -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Theme: Forever And Ever Call To Worship
God's kingdom shall endure forever -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- James R. Wilson -- All Saints Day - C -- 1997
Call To WorshipLeader: Come, let the saints of the church gather this day for worship!
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