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God's love is in all of creation ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 | Mark Ellingsen |
The lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter direct us to sermons on the great things God’s love does, appreciating in two cases this love’s cosmic character (especially leading to a stress on justification by grace). This is an appropriate theme with the festival of the Ascension in view, which celebrates Christ’s almighty power and cosmic vindication. 

Acts 17:22-31
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Sermon Illustrations for Easter 6 (2017) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 | Frank Ramirez | Ron Love |
Acts 17:22-31
Have you ever tried to be heard in a loud crowd? It may have been at a concert or at a football game, but if you’ve ever tried to talk at one of those events you know how tough it can be. Paul may have faced a similar situation, not so much with loud voices but with an onslaught >> More


Standing on the Promises ... from The Immediate Word | John 14:15-21 | Acts 17:21-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Christopher Keating | Dean Feldmeyer |
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the disciples that “I will not leave you orphaned.” Our government cannot (and perhaps should not) make the same commitment -- particularly in the wake of the healthcare reform legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives. While the stated objective of congressional >> More


Reason for Hope ... from StoryShare | Stories | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John Fitzgerald |
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"Reason for Hope" by John Fitzgerald

Reason for Hope
by John Fitzgerald
1 Peter 3:13-22

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the classic Little House on the Prairie series neared an end to her
life. At this juncture she penned an essay about hope in face of the constant current of change. Here is an excerpt from that writing: 

The >> More


Lives transformed ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 | Cathy Venkatesh |
What if the resurrection happened and no one told anyone about it? There wouldn't be a church; no one would know Jesus ever existed; the world would be an entirely different place. I've heard it said that the church is always just one generation away from extinction. Often this is said out of fear that this generation will be the >> More


Sermon Illustrations for Easter 6 (2014) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 | Derl G. Keefer | Ron Love |
Acts 17:22-31
Colonel Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll was a lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and an orator in the United States during the "Golden Age of Free-thought." Robert was noted for his broad range of culture and his defense of agnosticism despite the fact that his father was a noted Congregationalist minister. He had many friends who did not >> More


We see in the news... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Bob Ove |
We see in the news that the president and some in Congress try to do good, but their "good" is often interpreted by their enemies as "bad" -- especially if they don't belong to the right political party.

I hear members of other denominations having to suffer if their doctrine doesn't match ours. Only God will determine who is right. The >> More


We Are Never Alone ... from StoryShare | Stories | John 14:15-21 | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Keith Wagner |
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"We Are Never Alone" by Keith Wagner
"Thank God for His Presence" by Keith Wagner


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We Are Never Alone
by Keith Wagner
John 14:15-21

In the movie, Castaway, Tom Hanks plays the part of a man who is marooned on an island. He was the lone survivor from a plane that crashed into the ocean. He manages to find >> More


The life of trust and courage ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 | Sandra Herrmann |
Acts 17:22-31
Paul at the Areopagus.
Can we imagine what it would be like to live in a city where people worship a number of different gods? A city like Athens had a multitude of temples, each one dedicated to a particular god. Each of the major gods had a large temple, featuring a statue of a size appropriate to their >> More


Feeling Like Orphans ... from The Immediate Word | John 14:15-21 | Acts 17:21-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Mary Austin | Leah Lonsbury |

The lectionary passages this week reassure us of God’s presence and care for us, even in the most difficult circumstances of life. The Acts text tells us that “we are God’s offspring,” and the Psalmist reminds us that God has not “removed his steadfast love from [us].” But John’s gospel puts it most plainly: “I will not leave you orphaned; >> More



Deliverance ... from StoryShare | John 14:15-21 | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Craig Kelly |
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"Deliverance" by Craig Kelly

"Spiritual Judo" by C. David McKirachan
"Ascension" by Keith Hewitt
"You Are Witnesses" by Larry Winebrenner

"The Praise Game" by Larry Winebrenner

"A Disciple Speaks" by Sandra Herrmann



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Deliverance
Craig Kelly
Psalm 66:8-20

It had been over a month, and he could still feel the sting of the scars on his back with each rise and fall of >> More


Covered ... from CSS Plus | Second reading | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Leah Thompson |
And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you -- not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (v. 21)

Good morning, boys and girls! How are you this morning? (allow answers) This morning we're going to talk about water. How many of you have had >> More


Idol-rife ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 | William H. Shepherd | Schuyler Rhodes |
In Garret Kreizer's novel, God of Beer (2002), the high school social studies teacher tells the class about Gandhi's assertion that if God ever came to India, he'd have to come as bread, in order to get the attention of the starving peasants. The teacher then asks the class what form God would have to take in order to get >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | John 14:15-21 |
Acts 17:22-31
In this year's voting for players to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame, sluggers were absent from the list. The sports writers, who are responsible for determining eligibility, were leery of admitting anyone who was suspected of using steroids to enhance his performance. Hall chairman Jane Forbes Clark noted that it will be decades for sluggers from the Steroids >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Craig Kelly |
Once, when I was a university student, I went to a debate between a well-known Christian apologist and a prominent atheist. It was an interesting discussion with many well thought out arguments on both sides. While I'm not sure anyone in the audience changed their position on the existence of God after that debate (I can safely say I didn't), >> More

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