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Preaching the Christmas story

Hugh Litchfield

Preaching the Christmas story

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Published by Broadman Press in Nashville, Tenn .
Written in English

  • Christmas sermons.,
  • Baptists -- Sermons.,
  • Sermons, American -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementHugh Litchfield.
    LC ClassificationsBV4257 .L57 1984
    The Physical Object
    Pagination126 p. ;
    Number of Pages126
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3192773M
    ISBN 100805421017
    LC Control Number83071689

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