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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
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During Lent, an ecumenical group... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
During Lent, an ecumenical group of clergy gathered each Thursday for common prayer and breakfast.
The opening verse of this... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The opening verse of this reading revives the dream of Pentecost.
A. J. Gordon has raised... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
A. J. Gordon has raised an interesting hypothetical proposition.
The speaker was about to... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The speaker was about to address a large gathering of hopefuls, in the ballroom of the local hotel.
Fear is probably the number... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Fear is probably the number one reason why most folks aren't following Jesus.
Have you ever wished you... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Have you ever wished you could have been with Peter and John, hearing Jesus' words and staying close
West of Phoenix, Arizona, at... -- Acts 2:1-11 -- Day of Pentecost - B
West of Phoenix, Arizona, at a site in the desert near Palo Verde, a large nuclear generating statio
Our Lord sent us his... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Our Lord sent us his Spirit to convince us of that which we repeatedly refuse to believe.
Pentecost happens for someone everyday... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Pentecost happens for someone everyday.
It is said there was... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - B
It is said there was once a time when a handshake would seal a promise.
The many divisions in the... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The many divisions in the Christian church today are continuing reminders that only God's Spirit can
Pentecost is recognized as the... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Pentecost is recognized as the birthday of the church.
In the dry and desolate... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B
In the dry and desolate region alongside the Dead Sea -- a place of rock and salt and dust -- one co
These words were written in... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
These words were written in response to party strife and division in the church at Corinth.
Next to human society, the... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Next to human society, the most elaborate social structure found anywhere is said to be that of bee
If any one thirst, let... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B
"If any one thirst, let him come to me and drink." (v. 37b)
Jesus said, Peace I leave... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - B
Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you ..." Real peace, genuine peace comes only f
John records Jesus' first words... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
John records Jesus' first words after the resurrection: "Peace ... peace ...
The Day Of Pentecost is... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Day Of Pentecost is the day of faith.
Have you ever known anyone... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Have you ever known anyone with agoraphobia? This is an irrational fear or dread of open places.
The people of Babylon, from... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The people of Babylon, from earliest times, were scientifically far advanced over their contemporari
Peace be with you. (vv... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
"Peace be with you." (vv. 19, 21)
The story may be apocryphal... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The story may be apocryphal. I do not know the source.
Jesus had an intimate and... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Jesus had an intimate and special relationship with the disciples.

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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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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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