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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.
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?

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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...

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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)

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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)

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  • 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.

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