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Children's Activity

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A seed multiplies -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Seeing Jesus -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
One grain -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Bearing fruit -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 12:20-33 -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 12:20-33 -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Commentary

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Glorifying God in difficult times -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- David Coffin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
When everything old becomes new -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
The magnetism of Jesus -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Written on the heart -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2000
To die is the only way to live -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1997
Magnetic appeal -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1994
Sacrifice -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:7-10, John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1991
Covenant -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:7-10, John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Starting over -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 12:20-33 -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 12:20-33 -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

The Beautiful Red Balloon -- John 12:20-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Remembering No More -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Whose Economy? -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Universal Salvation, Universal Scandal, Or What? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? (Preview Of Tiw For April 2, 2006) -- George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

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The 'Lost' Fruit -- John 12:20-33 -- Anna Shirey -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
The day Jesus wept -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
A seed multiplies -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Seeing Jesus -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Our bridge -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
One grain -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
What is perfect? -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Bearing fruit -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Praxis Brings Some Friends -- John 12:20-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Devotional

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Lent 5 -- John 12:20-33 -- William W. Helland -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005

Drama

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God's Voice -- John 12:20-33 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
A Single Granary -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Psalm 51 -- John A. Tenbrook -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2015) -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2012) -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Jonathan Edwards once wrote... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Anyone who has dedicated his or her life to... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Fyodor Dostoevsky... -- John 12:20-33 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
The United States has seen three distinct instances... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Craig Kelly -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
In a couple of months... -- John 12:20-33 -- Craig Kelly -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Jeremiah 31:31-34br... -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
A promise is a sacred... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Terry suffers from problems with... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Sometimes, no matter how much... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Perfection has been a central... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
An only son, Jonathan, had... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
An online ad for the... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Pam had spent 24 hours... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Jesus' teaching about falling into... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
I grew up in a... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Sir, we wish to see... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
After 105 days as captive... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
Untimely, cruel deaths can make... -- John 12:20-33 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
One of the most powerful... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
John Spencer recently won an... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003
In the summer of 2002... -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2003

The Immediate Word

Remembering No More -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Whose Economy? -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Glory... -- John 12:20-33 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Poems

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- John 12:20-33 -- Andrew Daughters -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990

Prayer

SermonStudio

The fruit of life from the seed of death -- John 12:20-33 -- Dennis Koch -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Remembering No More -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Whose Economy? -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Universal Salvation, Universal Scandal, Or What? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? (Preview Of Tiw For April 2, 2006) -- George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
Lent 5 -- Psalm 51:1-12 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2006
Lent 5 -- Psalm 119:9-16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2006
Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2001
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
The heart of Jesus was broken in death so that he might create within us a new heart. -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Lent 5 -- Psalm 51:10-17 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Jeremish 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1990
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Remembering No More -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Whose Economy? -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Universal Salvation, Universal Scandal, Or What? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? (Preview Of Tiw For April 2, 2006) -- George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

Some Greeks -- John 12:20-33 -- John Jamison -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Life Lived in Glory -- John 12:20-33 -- John W. Clarke -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2011
The Last Compact -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Ken Lentz -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
We Wish To See Jesus -- John 12:20-33 -- John S. Smylie -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
God's Great High Priest -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Nancy Kraft -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
What's New? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Ron Lavin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Mediating The Grace Of God -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- John T. Ball -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Seeing And Not Being Seen -- John 12:20-33 -- David T. Ball -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
The Ministry Of Fading -- John 12:20-33 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
The Source -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Paul E. Robinson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
The Right Person For The Job -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- John A. Stroman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Something Old, Something New -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Paul W. Kummer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
The Troubled Heart Of Jesus -- John 12:20-33 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Written On The Heart -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Which Way To Jesus? -- John 12:20-33 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
It's Your Serve -- John 12:20-33 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
The Right Spirit Within Us ... -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Christ, Our High Priest -- Hebrews 5:9-10 -- Edward R. Mangelsdorf -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1975

The Village Shepherd

The God Within -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Were His Prayers Heard? -- Hebrews 5:5-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Stories

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Written On Our Hearts -- John 12:20-33, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Hewitt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Questions For Lunch -- John 12:20-33, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Showing Them Jesus -- John 12:20-33, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner, John E. Sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2009
Then A Voice Came -- John 12:28b-29 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
First -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Frank R. Fisher, Constance Berg, Cynthia E. Cowen, Gregory L. Tolle -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

Hope -- John 12:20-33 -- David E. Leininger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
The End -- John 12:20-33 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
A Blessed Harvest -- John 12:20-33 -- Constance Berg -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
The Conversion -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Then A Voice Came -- John 12:20-33 -- John E. Sumwalt, Loxley Ann Schlosser -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

Worship

The Immediate Word

Remembering No More -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2015
Whose Economy? -- John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2012
Universal Salvation, Universal Scandal, Or What? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- George L. Murphy -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? (Preview Of Tiw For April 2, 2006) -- George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B
Covenant Or Contract? -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12 -- George Reed, Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

SermonStudio

My Life Is Fashioned By God's Word -- Psalm 119:9-16 -- Clyde W. Wentzell -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2008
Theme: Stop The Presses! New Story! -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2005
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
A New Covenant -- Jeremiah 31:31-34 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 2002
All Shall Know God -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1999
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- James R. Wilson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1996
Obedience To The Law Of The Lord -- Psalm 119:9-16 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT -- Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B -- 1993
Jesus Predicts His Death -- John 12:20-33 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - B

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David O. Bales
John Fitzgerald
Contents
“Peter’s Painful Memories” by David O. Bales
“The Promise” by David O. Bales
“Name Change” by John Fitzgerald


Peter’s Painful Memories
by David O. Bales
Mark 8:31-38

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Arley K. Fadness
“For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake and for the sake of the gospel will save it.” (v. 35)

Good morning boys and girls,

How many smiling faces do I see this morning? If you held a mirror up to your face what would you see? A frumpy frown, a peculiar pout, a sassy sneer, or a Sunny Smile? Let's make today a Sunny Smiling Sunday. You're on camera. Everybody smile. Click.

The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
George Reed
For February 25, 2018:
  • Much more than a promise by Chris Keating -- God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah is a promise received and a promise believed. It’s much more than a typical and easily broken promise. Like the voices of some of the young people from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, they choose to believe now is the time to move forward in faith.

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Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Derl G. Keefer

Genesis 17:1-7 15-16
I heard this joke and thought it was funny and perhaps had a point.

 "Where are you going mom?" asked the youngest of five children.

"I'm going to a surprise party, my dear," answered the mother.

"Are we all going, too?"

"No, dear. You weren't invited."

After a few moments' of deep thought, the child spoke again.

"Hey mom, then don't you think they'd be lots more surprised if you did take us all?"

Mark Ellingsen
The Second Sunday in Lent was typically devoted to the theme of “remembering” [Remiscere]. The texts for this Sunday would have us remember the spiritual roots of our faith – especially the grace of God and its nurturing, surprising character.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was an interesting drama series on television recently about a family who had given up conventional suburban life to run a market garden in the country.

As well as the parents, there was a grown-up son and his fiancee, a daughter home from university, and a younger daughter aged about twelve. The son married his fiancee and they set off on their honeymoon, but on the way home from the wedding, the father had a road accident and was killed.

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Richard A. Jensen
We will treat these texts as one. In examining them we have entered what many commentators believe is the central section of Mark's story: 8:22„10:52. The immediate context for this central section of material is the climax of the section that precedes it: Mark 6:35„8:21. We need to say a few words about 8:1-21, as it is omitted from the lectionary. Mark 8:1-9 is the story of the Gentile feeding of the multitude with bread which we have discussed in an earlier chapter. The response to Jesus' feeding of this second multitude is ironic and filled with comedy.

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