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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
The first >> More


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


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


Colonel Robert Green... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | Derl G. Keefer |
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 share >> More


Each morning an... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | Ron Love |
Each morning an elderly woman was seen kneeling before a statue of the Virgin Mary at the city's great cathedral in Florence. Savanarola, the respected pastor of the city, commented to a friend on how devout the woman was. But the great fifteenth-century preacher was offered a word of caution. The woman he sees kneeling each morning, when she was >> More


There are no atheists... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | Mark Ellingsen |
There are no atheists. Martin Luther made clear that everyone has a god: "A god is that to which we look for all good and in which we find refuge in every time of need. To have a god is nothing else than to trust and believe him with our whole heart... For those two belong together, faith and God. >> More


We Are Never Alone ... from StoryShare | Stories | John 14:15-21 | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Keith Wagner |
Contents
"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


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


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 | Acts 17:22-31 | Ron Love |
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 Era >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 17:22-31 | Leah Thompson |
Do you ever feel like there is something missing? Surrounded by all the things in the world, good and bad, ugly and beautiful... still. A blank space. An unnamable space. A space that sometimes keeps you awake at night, trying to put your finger on what exactly it is. The mysterious "Rainbow Connection." The "ineffable." The Athenians that Paul speaks >> More


The Unknown Gods of Righteousness ... from The Immediate Word | John 14:15-21 | Acts 17:22-31 | 1 Peter 3:13-22 | Ron Love | Mary Austin |
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an interesting intersection with the lectionary texts. In the epistle passage from First Peter, we are told that "even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed." On Memorial Day, of course, we commemorate the sacrifices of those who have >> More

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