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My friends lived at the... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
My friends lived at the end of a dark, dead-end street a quarter mile from a prison. They
Most of us wonder what... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
Most of us wonder what kind of life we'll have in heaven. Will we have an ethereal
One of the strongest statements... -- John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
One of the strongest statements against war is that which Mark Twain wrote in the form
Acts 2:1-21 These... -- John 20:19-23, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
Acts 2:1-21
One of the best ways... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
One of the best ways to illustrate how the gifts of the Spirit make up one body is to refer to a jig
Eric had always been a... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
Eric had always been a bit different. For some reason he seemed out of step with most folks.
A photographer was sent to... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
A photographer was sent to cover the fires at Yellowstone National Park.
When outsiders look at United... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
When outsiders look at United States military academies, they see practices that seem peculiar.
In my part of the... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
In my part of the country, we don't think much about the rainfall.
To thirst for God means... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
To thirst for God means to open our hearts to the flow of living waters that spill over into the liv
What a precious commodity is... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2002
What a precious commodity is water!
The Spirit of the Lord... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
The Spirit of the Lord that came down at Pentecost is the same Spirit, Paul tells us, that gives us
At a youth retreat, a... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
At a youth retreat, a conservation worker came and talked with our group about oxygen in water.
Don and Margaret had just... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
Don and Margaret had just lost their van. It had been repossessed.
When the Colorado River broke... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
When the Colorado River broke away from its southerly course to the Gulf of California and instead b
I just looked over at... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
I just looked over at my bookshelf.
Doris looked around the room... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
Doris looked around the room.
In the movie Beastmaster... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
In the movie Beastmaster the warrior hero calls upon the unique gifts of several companions i
At the end of the... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1999
At the end of the 1997 National Football League season there was a lot of debate around morning coff
The arrival of the Holy... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
The arrival of the Holy Spirit was phenomenal. Many strange and wonderful things occurred.
Beverly knew the word Pentecost... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
Beverly knew the word "Pentecost" was derived from the word for "fifty" because it came fifty days a
In the fall of 1994... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
In the fall of 1994, the small town of Conyers, Georgia, was in the news.
All those beer and soft... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
All those beer and soft drink commercials are not far wrong: we've built up a thirst.
Wag Dodge was the crew... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
Wag Dodge was the crew leader assigned to the Mann Gulch fire in 1949 -- the tragic fire that killed

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Becoming One In A Divided World -- John 20:19-23, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Paul Bresnahan, Stephen P. McCutchan, Carlos Wilton -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 2008
When the Holy Spirit came down at Pentecost, it was a time of great unity.

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Frank Ramirez
Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
M Adryael Tong
Acts 2:1-21
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without the wind, branches without sap, and like coals without fire, we are useless.” The Day of Pentecost is the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles and they began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4).

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
“Dream, Pray, Plan” by Frank Ramirez


You. Yes, You.
by C. David McKirachan
Acts 2:1-21

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Bethany Peerbolte
These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up.

What you will need:
A transparent jar or bowl
A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container)
Sand
Water

In your lesson say something like:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

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Kristin Borsgard Wee
All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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