The Most Comforting Word

... repent and believe in the Gospel

Mark 1:15
Mark 1:12-15

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First Sunday of Lent,

Sermon Topic


Dr. Wilfred Funk who became famous as a composer of dictionaries, once was asked to list the ten most expressive words in the English language. He gave the following answer:

The most bitter word is “alone.”
The most reverent word is “mother.”
The most tragic word is “death.”
The most beautiful word is “love.”
The most cruel word is “revenge.”
The most peaceful word is “tranquil.”
The saddest word is “forgotten.”
The warmest word is “friendship.”
The coldest word is “no.”
The most comforting word is “faith.”

We could play endless games with Wilfred Funk’s list. We could make our own lists, for example, and discover that no two…

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