"Bang," Richard R. Caemmerer. Used by permission from the artist.
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Second Sunday of Christmas
John 1:(1-9), 10-18 Commentary
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Dear Working Preacher,
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Brainwave 332 - Second Sunday of Christmas
Discussion on texts for Second Sunday of Christmas (Jan. 5, 2014): (Gospel) John 1:(1-9), 10-18; (1st Reading) Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:12-20; (2nd Reading) Ephesians 1:3-14.