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The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards

The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards is a retired Lutheran pastor who formerly served St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines, IA.

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The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards

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The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards is a retired Lutheran pastor who formerly served St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines, IA.

He is the author of The Legacy Of Love: Gospel Sermons For Lent And Easter.


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The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards

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Mark 10:3-16

October 05, 1997

The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards (ELCA)

When the Pennsylvania State University was conceived, the legislature determined that it should be in the geographic center of the state. State College is indeed a beautiful and pastoral location. If you are among the 95,000 fans converging on Happy Valley for a fall football weekend; however, the traffic congestion is pure frustration. The quip is often heard that Penn State is equally inaccessible from everywhere.

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Persistence

Mark 7:24-27

September 07, 1997

The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards (ELCA)

Jesus journeyed to Tyre and Sidon -- two towns in Phoenicia which was a part of Syria. In his public, ministry it was the only time he ventured beyond Palestine. He was in Gentile territory. It was there he encountered a Syro-Phoenecian woman. Listen in on our conversation.

O, nameless, faceless foreigner! How did you hear about Jesus? How did you know he was traveling on your turf? We read, "He entered a house and did not want anyone to know He was there." No doubt you never realized his need for retreat and replenishment. His life was depleted by the needs of his followers, and his death was plotted by the deeds of his enemies. He predicted his passion. He could see the scepter of the cross. This was the Master's final detour, woman, and once he set his face steadfastly south, nothing would deter him again.

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August 03, 1997

Rejection

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December 08, 1996

The Future...It's Coming

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November 10, 1996

It's Time to Add Oil

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October 13, 1996

Sorry, I'm Busy

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September 08, 1996

Tell It Like It Is!

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