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Klingon is the galaxy's fastest... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
Klingon is "the galaxy's fastest growing language." That's the news you will read when you go to the
The Spirit confirms the work... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
The Spirit confirms the work and word of Christ in the world.
There was once a young... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
There was once a young man who decided to add a deck onto the back of his new house over a long Four
One of the most privileged... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
One of the most privileged tasks of a minister is to be a counselor.
We need to hear the... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
We need to hear the truth, even if it comes to us unvarnished.
Reverend Cindy prayed that God... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
Reverend Cindy prayed that God would use her.
We're not there yet, but... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
We're not there yet, but we are on the way.
The death of baseball great... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
The death of baseball great, Ted Williams, has raised the issue of deep-freezing people soon after d
The whole creation is groaning... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
The whole creation is groaning. The sounds and sights of hunger illustrate that.
Two men were exploring an... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
Two men were exploring an old mine when they became lost.
Unless the eye catch fire... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
Unless the eye catch fireThe God will not be seen.Unless the ear catch fire
By the time of the... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
By the time of the Gutenberg Press in the fifteenth century, the Bible, at least in some of its part
What language shall I borrow... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
"What language shall I borrow?" That is the question asked by the hymn from another church season.
J. R. R. Tolkien is... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
J. R. R.
The wonder of the church... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
The wonder of the church is that in moments when it just seemed most dead, out of its own body there
Julia Kale Kellersberger was writing... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
Julia Kale Kellersberger was writing of her very first trip to Africa.
During a lecture on maritime... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
During a lecture on maritime technology, the speaker passed around a smooth piece of wood, obviously
At a Youth Club meeting... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
At a Youth Club meeting one week, we set a six-foot long 2 x 4 board on the floor.
Thomas Alva Edison, the great... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
Thomas Alva Edison, the great American inventor, seemed undaunted in his quest for ever new discover
Abraham Lincoln appreciated humor in... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
Abraham Lincoln appreciated humor in his life.
Spinach saves the day! That's... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
Spinach saves the day!
Beneath the rubble of the... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
Beneath the rubble of the apartment building May Ying huddled in a little space.
There were a lot of... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1997
There were a lot of questions about the new service I introduced, "The Blessings of the Animals." Ma
Driving through the dairy country... -- Romans 8:22-27 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Driving through the dairy country of northern Vermont in spring, summer, or fall one cannot help but
She had been dead for... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
She had been dead for years. No, not dying. Dead. Stone, cold, dead. Dead emotionally.

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Life Always Springs New! -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Donald Zelle -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1987
To some disappointed people, life is a long valley of dried bones.
What's a Good God Doing In a World Like This? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- James Weekley -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1987
What if the first couple of the Bible had entered into the following conversation?
Liquid Hope -- John 7:37-39a -- James Weekley -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1987
Our bodies contain the following percentages of water: muscles, 75%; blood, 92% ; bones, 22%; the en
The Song in Search of a Voice -- John 20:19-23 -- James Weekley -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1987
Since the second great war of our century humankind has treated itself to seventy more armed conflic
The Advocate -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Ron Lavin -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Holy Spirit is called "your Advocate" in the New English Bible translation of John 15:26.

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I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh -- Acts 2.1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
It's A Small World After All -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - B
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan first coined the term "global village" nearly four decades ago, and

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The Holy Spirit -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - B
As I recall, there was a mighty, rushing wind at the last Bank Holiday weekend.

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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“This Will Make A Great Shot!” by Frank Ramirez
“A Modern Lazarus” by John Sumwalt

This Will Make A Great Shot!
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 24

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully. (vv. 3-4)

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Steven Molin
Mary and Martha; remember them? They are the sisters who were hosting Jesus for dinner one evening, except that Martha did all the work, and Mary sat at Jesus' feet for the Bible study. And when Martha complains to Jesus about it, Jesus corrects her! "Martha, Martha, you worry about so many things, but just one thing is necessary ... and Mary chose it." Ouch!

Lee Ann Dunlap
On U.S. Route 40 just west of New Concord, Ohio, stands an S-shaped bridge spanning a creek on the old National Road. Standing uphill from that bridge a traveler can simultaneously observe five historic transportation links that helped to build a nation:

• The original trail blazed by Ebenezer Zane, also known as "Zane's Trace."

• The brick roadbed of the old "National Road" that followed.

• The train tracks of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which nearly made that early highway obsolete.

Richard E. Zajac
... love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength...

In an interesting twist, the talk was well received by some patients, not so much because of the point, but because my opening comments helped alleviate fears in regard to their bizarre mental behavior. They hadn't realized that what they experienced was not far from the "norm" when it comes to surgery.

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H. Alan Stewart
"Trouble comes in threes," so many people say. Every time something goes wrong, those people expectantly look for numbers two and three to hit them, full force, taking a huge sigh of relief after number three. "Pessimists" we sometimes call them.

In our story, Naomi and Elimelech experience a famine in their homeland Judah. The couple goes to Moab, a neighboring country east of the Dead Sea, with their two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. Elimelech dies in Moab. The two sons each marry Moabite women, Orpah and our heroine, Ruth, and then the two sons both die.

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John Jamison
When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied. (vv.32-34)

Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today, okay? (Let them respond.) Great!
John Jamison
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” (v. 28)

Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today, are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Katy Stenta
For October 31, 2021:
  • Are We There, Yet? by Dean Feldmeyer — Jesus tells the scribe that he is “not far from the kingdom of God.” But is that good news or bad news? And how far is “not far?”
  • Second Thoughts: Ruth’s Radical Reformation by Chris Keating — Ruth breaks the norms by redefining family similar to the changing patterns of many American families today.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
In any daily newspaper there are always catalogues of horrific events perpetrated by human beings on other human beings, and it seems to be getting worse. There doesn't seem to be much respect for law and order, and even those who once would have been ashamed to be involved in any questionable activity, now seem to work under the premiss that if they don't get caught, it's all right.

Some of the horrors are inflicted on the body; rape, assault, grievous bodily harm, murder. But other horrors are perpetrated on the

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