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As you know, Grandma Moses... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
As you know, Grandma Moses was a painter, famous for her landscape scenes.
Sugar Ray Leonard, great middleweight... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Sugar Ray Leonard, great middleweight boxer, once commented to the effect that "God gives all of us
Pentecost empowered the disciples to... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Pentecost empowered the disciples to go into all the world with courage and power.
While visiting a very poor... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
While visiting a very poor area of a Latin-American country, I was invited to speak to a large group
Dr. Cuthbert Simpson, one-time... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Dr.
In her book, Pilgrim at... -- John 20:19.23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
In her book, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard describes a time when she was in the field walki
A theologian once said: Christmas... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
A theologian once said: "Christmas is God with us. Good Friday is God for us.
Many of us could possibly... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Many of us could possibly be categorized as cynical individuals, believing only in those things whic
Here's a revival in a... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Here's a revival in a graveyard. What was dead lives once more.
One day as A. J... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
One day as A. J.
I learned of an epitaph... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
I learned of an epitaph in a cemetery in Girard, Pennsylvania that read: "In memory of Ellen Shannon
Tennyson wrote in his In... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Tennyson wrote in his In Memoriam: "There is more faith in honest doubt, Believe me than in half the
A middle-aged man entered... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
A middle-aged man entered a cocktail lounge and walked directly to the bar.
Only once in my life... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Only once in my life was I ever so thirsty that I thought I might die.
An English author, social critic... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
An English author, social critic, and atheist, acidly commented on an attempt by a number of denomin
Jesus says the prerequisite for... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Jesus says the prerequisite for drinking is to experience thirst.
John Wesley was preaching one... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
John Wesley was preaching one day, when the town bully started to tease him.
The hill behind the house... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
The hill behind the house in which I grew up has four season memories.
Hearsay evidence is not allowable... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
"Hearsay evidence" is not allowable in a court of law.
Verse 27 states, ... you, too... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Verse 27 states, "...
So often when we see... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
So often when we see the term witness we think of the martyrs who gave their lives as dramatic sacri
The Bible is the Word... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
The Bible is the Word of God written. The Word of God is Christ.
Anyone watching more than one... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
Anyone watching more than one child opening Christmas gifts knows the strict attention paid to who r
L, P)Old... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1982
(L, P)Old Man: There are many things youdon't understand.
(M, C)br... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1982
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John Jamison
They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.  Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.  As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. (vv. 16-18)
John Jamison
When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them.  While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.  Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. (vv. 50-53)

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Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Katy Stenta
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Frank Ramirez
The resurrection of Jesus takes center stage, rightfully so, in the church calendar. By contrast, Ascension Day often falls by the wayside, unless it happens to fall on a Sunday. It’s something Jesus did, but it’s not necessarily a significant event in the lives of many churches. These three texts, however, illustrate the central importance of this event, which is the capstone of the ministry of Jesus.
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
Acts 1:1-11
There is still a lot to be in despair about in America. Racism is not gone, as the families who lost loved ones to wanton police shootings continue to mourn. Those who lost jobs, incomes, and businesses in the pandemic continue to suffer and remain in despair. It is all so tragic, as the German-born philosopher Theodor Adono once wrote: “But he who dies in despair has lived his life in vain.” Martin Luther saw this text and its account of the ascension as a time to preach on faith and the comfort from despair that that Word brings:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Many years ago I met a churchwarden who had grown up within a Jewish background but who had converted to Christianity quite late in life. She had had an amazing conversion experience which had affected her deeply and as a result had become an ardent Christian. She was particularly zealous about Christian mission to the Jews, wanting to convert all Jews to Christianity. When I asked whether she thought Jesus was the only way to God, she looked astonished and said yes, of course!

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Constance Berg
Brian could feel the heat of anger rising in his neck. His left hand curled into a fist and he hit the palm of his right hand. He felt dizzy as he looked around.

Clothes, towels, and sheets were scattered all over the living room. A glass of orange juice was empty, the contents still dribbling down the side of the coffee table. A towel landed at his feet. His one-year-old looked up at him and giggled, making Brian even more angry.
E. Carver Mcgriff
We Americans have long had a love affair with winners. Successful undertakings of nearly every sort quickly receive the admiration of those around us. As a group, we take great delight in banquets and other ceremonies at which honors are distributed. People who come in second are rarely remembered in our culture. The runner-up usually receives a brief word of recognition and then is quickly forgotten. If you happen to be a sports enthusiast, you'll remember the poor old Buffalo Bills of the NFL.
Paul E. Robinson
How many of you know what BASE jumping is? BASE jumping is the very scary sport of jumping off Buildings, Antennae, Spans, and Earth objects. If you want to do it more than once, you jump with a parachute or perhaps a hang glider. Some of you may have seen examples of this daring sport on television.

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John W. Clarke
Ascension Day is a good time for the Christian community to assess where it has been and where it is going. We need to ask ourselves why we are here and exactly what is it we are supposed to be doing. Our lesson for this day provides us with much needed information on what we should be doing and what our final destination as we travel this road in ministry with Jesus is.
Erskine White
When people are confused or afraid, when they feel that things are out of control, or when they feel helpless to overcome the problems which confront them, they often resort to "pie in the sky" religion. They look for Jesus to come and fix what they can't fix for themselves. They figure that one day, as if by magic, Jesus will make everything right for them in the "sweet bye and bye."

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
Contents
“Not the Hour or the Day” by Peter Andrew Smith
“Closer To Heaven” by David O. Bales
“Power To Change Nature … and People” by David O. Bales
 

Not the Hour or the Day
by Peter Andrew Smith
Acts 1:1-11

“God, I know that I’m supposed to have faith and trust,” Paul said softly as he sat on the bench outside of the nursing home. “Yet a part of me wishes you would tell me when.”

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