5th Sunday after Epiphany - 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

1 Corinthians 9:16-23 (NIV) 16 For when I preach the Gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel! 17 If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. 18 What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the Gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my

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Ephiphany B = Ephesians 3:1-12

Ephesians 3:1-12 (NIV) 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ,

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Christmas 1B - Galatians 4:4-7

Galatians 4:4-7 (NIV)  But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.  Because you are His sons, God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are His child, God has

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Christmas Day B - Luke 1:14

Luke 2:14 (NIV) 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favour rests.”             The birth of a baby is an amazing thing. A miracle. Those of you who have been present at a baby’s birth will know the awesomeness of the occasion.             Yet the birth of a baby is still a mystery. Doctors may be able to explain the physiology - but how does it

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