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The idea that the Spirit... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
The idea that the Spirit had not been given does not mean that the Spirit did not exist in the commu
Thomas had always been Janet's... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
Thomas had always been Janet's favorite of the Twelve because of his doubt.
A few years ago an... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
A few years ago an artist painted a very impressive picture of Christ with the little children.
There was a discussion during... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
There was a discussion during a Sunday School class on the individuals Jesus chose to be his discipl
If we want to understand... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
If we want to understand what another person is talking about, we need to be familiar with some comm
You know the scenario. It's... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
You know the scenario. It's Christmas Eve.
How many times have we... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
How many times have we watched a great basketball game between two teams and the score is tied with
A group of pastors were... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
A group of pastors were discussing the subject, "How do you motivate people?
Charles Schulz, in his book... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
Charles Schulz, in his book, Teenager Is No Disease, has one teenager asking another, "Do you think
Peter boldly stood up with... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Peter boldly stood up with the other apostles to explain the stirring, strange events of
The instructions from Gary's wife... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A
The instructions from Gary's wife were quite specific.
There's a popular e-mail... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A
There's a popular e-mail going around that reads like this:
On the first Pentecost, fire... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A
On the first Pentecost, fire and wind came together symbolizing the coming of the Holy Spirit and br
A woman went to a... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A
A woman went to a marriage counselor and told him, "I want to divorce my husband."
One of the favorite songs... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A
One of the favorite songs in the youth group at the small church was "Pass It On." One of the verses
Unlike the first Pentecost, we... -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Unlike the first Pentecost, we don't always hear the message in our own language.
Service isn't work -- it is... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Service isn't work -- it is a gift that we give.
A pastor received word that... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
A pastor received word that Phyllis had died.
Think of spiritual gifts as... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Think of spiritual gifts as overlapping, or given in sequence.
There are varieties of gifts... -- 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 -- Day of Pentecost - A
There are varieties of gifts but one Spirit.
Christians have been called many... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Christians have been called many things, but rarely artesian wells. But that's just what we are.
Mark Twain tells the story... -- John 7:37-39 -- Day of Pentecost - A
Mark Twain tells the story in one of his books of a slave who went to sleep one night on a narrow ne

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Spirit Or Spirit? -- Acts 2:1-21 -- Mary Boyd Click -- Day of Pentecost - A
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For May 31, 2020:
  • We Are The 120 by Ron Love — Let us never forget that we are the 120; the unseen members of the Body of Christ.
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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.

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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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