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Pentecost shouldn't just be considered... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Pentecost shouldn't just be considered a church holiday. Pentecost is a city holiday.
New seminary graduates, full of... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B
New seminary graduates, full of hopes and dreams, we came to be pastors of small rural churches.
Gathered for the fireworks on... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Gathered for the fireworks on the Fourth of July, the crowd restlessly waits for the happening.
In England there appeared on... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B
In England there appeared on many television screens the call letters of KLEE-TV.
Pentecost is the birthday of... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Pentecost is the birthday of the Christian church.
Ezekiel was that almost psychedelic... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Ezekiel was that almost psychedelic priest of the exile who had the vision about the wheel within a
You've heard of school spirit... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
You've heard of school spirit, haven't you? Especially in high school.
The narrative of the valley... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The narrative of the valley of dry bones suggests a process of regeneration.
Although John Wycliffe translated the... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Although John Wycliffe translated the Latin Vulgate into English in 1382, it is not an exaggeration
Pentecost came when with one... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Pentecost came when "with one accord (they) devoted themselves to prayer ..." The outpouring of the
Babel was a symbol of... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Babel was a symbol of human pride, which is illustrated by the fable of Aesop, "The Fir Tree and the
It is claimed that Mendelssohn... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
It is claimed that Mendelssohn once visited a cathedral in Europe that contained a priceless organ.
There are many ways one... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
There are many ways one can make a name for themselves other than to build a tower.
A Russian fisherman, walking along... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
A Russian fisherman, walking along the beach of Vilkilski Strait in the Arctic, found a bottle in th
About twenty years ago I... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
About twenty years ago I attended a three-day workshop in Pittsburgh, relative to encouraging young
Jesus says the Kingdom of... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Jesus says "the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net cast into the sea which gathers fish of every kind."
A thirty-year-old doctor... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
A thirty-year-old doctor in Quincy, Illinois -- Dr.
Electricity is a great mystery... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Electricity is a great mystery even to the most learned scientists; most of us have a hard time desc
William James is quoted as... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 -- Day of Pentecost - B
William James is quoted as having said that religion is either a dull habit or an acute fever.
There is a line in... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
There is a line in Aesop's Fables that is translated by Thomas James as, "Every truth has two sides:
This Roman Lectionary Gospel is... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
This Roman Lectionary Gospel is so rich I wish it was an alternate lesson for some of the rest of us
Could I love a god... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Could I love a god so smallthat human form contained it all?
Jesus dialogs with us through... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Jesus dialogs with us through the Holy Spirit.
Theology, the attempt to talk... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B
Theology, the attempt to talk about God, could be described as the attempt to talk about the "un-tal
The Festival of Tabernacles was... -- John 7:37-39a -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Festival of Tabernacles was the third of the trio of great Jewish festivals, coming after Passov

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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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