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Changing Up 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Changing Up

Beyond the Lectionary

Prayer resets our spiritual-attention clock.


This material allows the preacher to tell a powerful story of prayer as well as the providence of God. The story is of the life and ministry of Amy Carmichael, with special emphasis on her brown eyes.



For material based on today’s gospel text, see “What Is So Difficult about Relationships?," October 7, 2012.


This is World Communion Sunday, a day that encourages us to remember our kinship with Christians around the globe, most of whom we’ll never know, but who are seeking to be God’s people in their locations.

So, picking one of those places — India — let’s see if you can identify someone from the description we offer here. She was a woman not born in that country, but who spent most of her adult life there, working as a Christian missionary among the poor. She founded a religious order for women to assist with her work in aiding people in need and became highly regarded for her selfless...

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