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Our Own Mountaintop Walk -- Matthew 28:16-20 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - B -- 1993
Matthias was the 13th of the 12 disciples!
The Spirit's Tether -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
Young Amos was a servant boy who, as an orphan, had attached himself to the Galilee travelers.
Walking Through A Storm -- Mark 4:35-41 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 7 | Ordinary Time 12 - B -- 1993
Simon was in control of the boat. He was the oldest, and besides it was his boat.
Living By Faith And Trust -- Mark 5:21-43 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - B -- 1993
Jairus' little daughter was the sweetest child in the whole village. Everyone said so.
Walking The familiar -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - B -- 1993
There was still a slick of morning moisture covering the path into the town as Eli and Samuel walked
A Solitary Witness -- Mark 6:7-13 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1993
The raw skin on Marcus' ankle was still bleeding as he began work in Herod's palace.
The Compassionate Highway -- Mark 6:30-34 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 11 | Ordinary Time 16 - B -- 1993
The Compassionate HighwayHer name was Mary. Quite a common name.
Living Water -- John 7:37-39a -- Leonard H. Budd -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
To call it a "wilderness" is not strong enough, not descriptive enough.
God's Descending Spirit -- John 20:19-23 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
Even in the room's darkness Rachel's face was seen streaked with tears.
It's A Small World After All -- Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 -- Leonard H. Budd -- 1993
Lately Jude had spent more and more time with his head resting back against the wall, eyes closed, r
Have You Confronted Christ? -- Mark 3:20-35 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 5 | Ordinary Time 10 - B -- 1993
Simon bar Jacob - Simon, son of Jacob - had just finished the pruning of his olive trees, ending wit
Pathway To God's Kingdom -- Mark 4:26-34 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - B -- 1993
Jacob knew nothing of the geography that stretched beyond his farmland to the Great Sea.
The M And M Factor -- Mark 2:23--3:6 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 1993
Caleb was probably the laziest boy in the whole village.



Week of Prayer For Christian Unity -- Leonard H. Budd, Anthology -- 1988
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Flower Sharing Sunda -- Leonard H. Budd, Anthology -- 1988
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Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.


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The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
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Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
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Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!


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