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Excuses, Excuses ... from CSS Plus | Children's sermon | John 14:15-21 | Mary Kay Eichelman |
I have some mail today! Who would like to open it? Please read what it says. (The invitation can be to the teacher's birthday.) I'm so excited to invite you to my birthday celebration. You are all invited! How do you think it would feel if I get all the refreshments prepared. I have a great big decorated chocolate cake, >> More


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


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


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


The monks of the... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | John 14:15-21 | Ron Love |
The monks of the early church who lived an ascetic life in the deserts of Egypt referred to laziness as the "noonday demon." When the sun reached its zenith for the day with the accompanying heat, they experienced the nadir of the day, and with that a loss of desire to work.

Application: It does take work to keep God's commandments. >> More


According to a 2001 poll... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | John 14:15-21 | Mark Ellingsen |
According to a 2001 poll of the Barna Research Group 7 in 10 Americans think you have to do works in order to be saved. Little has changed about this matter in the last decade.

True enough the Gospel Lesson does speak of keeping God's commandments. But there is a big difference between having to do these works, and spontaneously and >> More


I was at a church... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | John 14:15-21 | Derl G. Keefer |
I was at a church service where the minister had a large glass jar resting on a stand. During his sermon he took large rocks and filled the jar to the top. He rhetorically asked if we thought it was full. "Yes" was the response of the audience. He repeated this action with marbles, sand, and then with water. Each >> 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


Looking for Ghosts ... from CSS Plus | Children's sermon | John 14:15-21 | Anna Shirey |

First Thoughts: This scripture gives us an opportunity to prepare our children for Pentecost, which is only a few weeks away. Here Jesus promises to send an advocate, the visitation of the Holy Spirit, which we celebrate at >> 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 |
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


Father, Son, Spirit ... from CSS Plus | Gospel reading | John 14:15-21 | Leah Thompson |
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. (v. 16)

Good morning, boys and girls! How are you this morning? (allow answers) Today we are going to talk about the Holy Spirit. How many of you can tell me what the Holy Spirit looks like? (allow answers) Actually, we don't know what >> More

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