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Keep your eye on the... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
"Keep your eye on the ball." It is the advice given to batters, golfers and placekickers.
Have you ever thought about... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
Have you ever thought about how much the Christian life is like a glider airplane?
A group of boys was... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
A group of boys was playing a pick-up game of baseball one summer.
The manager of a baseball... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
The manager of a baseball team is the most important person on the team.
An elderly man came to... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
An elderly man came to President Abraham Lincoln with a tale of sorrow.
I once sat with an... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
I once sat with an old lady who was dying.
Easter GiftBy Robert... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-28 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
Easter GiftBy Robert Raines
Bertrand Russell on the subject... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
Bertrand Russell on the subject of faith: "We may define faith as a firm belief in something for whi
The lesson was on biblical... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
The lesson was on biblical heroes.
True to its intent the... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
True to its intent the NRSV renders verse six as "brothers and sisters." The sisters were not even m
Mr. B. E. Hutchinson was... -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
Mr. B. E.
JoiningWhere flies the... -- Acts 10:34, 37-43 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
JoiningWhere flies the dove?Over whom does it hover?
When Nathaniel was three years... -- Acts 10:34, 37-43 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
When Nathaniel was three years old his parents took him to see an Easter pageant.
Clyde loved playing baseball. His... -- Acts 10:34, 37-43 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
Clyde loved playing baseball. His coaches claimed that he had a lot of natural ability.
In the 10th chapter of... -- Acts 10:34, 37-43 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
In the 10th chapter of Acts, Peter learns a very important lesson that is contrary to his cultural a
In Wishful Thinking, Frederick Buechner... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
In Wishful Thinking, Frederick Buechner writes the following: "When you are with somebody you love,
Agatha was 60 and divorced... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
Agatha was 60 and divorced.
When Howard Hughes died, we... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
When Howard Hughes died, we were shocked as the details of his life during his last few years were r
The top box office movie... -- Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Easter Day - B -- 1994
The top box office movie of all time is the 1982 film E.T., with E.T.
Three times in this passage... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 1991
Three times in this passage we find "where" followed by words indicating those early -- disappointed
Is it not strange that... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 1991
Is it not strange that the record of the appearances of the Risen Lord do not take place in the temp
The Candlelight Revolution they called... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 1991
"The Candlelight Revolution" they called it.
In Jerusalem there are two... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 1991
In Jerusalem there are two tombs of Jesus. One is the Garden Tomb.
The individual's relationship with God... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - B -- 1991
The individual's relationship with God is often a very visible one.
If you have been raised... -- Colossians 3:1-4<br> -- Easter Day - B -- 1991
"If you have been raised with Christ ..." live like it!

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The hymn, “The Church’s One Foundation” was written by Samuel J. Stone around 1866. It was part of a collection of twelve hymns that emphasized a part of the Apostles’ Creed. “The Church’s One Foundation” speaks specifically to article nine of the Apostles’ Creed, and it emphasizes that Jesus is the one upon whom the church is built. According to C. Michael Hawn, the song became known as the “battle song of the church.”

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John E. Sumwalt
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. (v. 4)

Are there angels among us who save people in danger?

One of the stories I tell in response to this question, was sent to me by Robyn Bradley of Oxford, Wisconsin. She’s a therapist and licensed clinical social worker who is the Director of Psychological Health for the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

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John Jamison
Object: A hearing aid.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story today? (Let them respond.) Great! Let’s go!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was a farmer living in a remote part of the Norfolk countryside who had been burgled a number of times. On the last occasion he was disturbed in middle of the night, he went downstairs with his gun and when a torch was shone into his face, he pulled the trigger several times.

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Stan Purdum
(See Lent 4, Cycle A, and Easter 4, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)

If asked how many images of God this most familiar of all psalms includes, most people would probably say one, that of shepherd. (And, while saying it, there's a good chance they'd actually be picturing Jesus with a lamb in his arms, thanks to the famous painting of that scene hanging in Sunday school rooms all over America.) But, in fact, there are two images of God in this psalm -- the shepherd (vv. 1-4) and the host at a banquet in the temple (vv. 5-6).

Richard E. Zajac
... the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

Doctor Bernie Siegel claims that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

__________

I have spent nine years here at the hospital. In the course of those nine years I've witnessed and experienced many strange things. I've watched events occur that made me stop and think and wonder. I've found myself doing something or I've found others doing something that made me scratch my head. I've come across many coincidences that made me wonder if indeed they were coincidences.
David H. Webb
It is hard to find a more bold expression of the Easter faith than what we hear from Peter today in our first lesson.

Peter and John had just healed a lame beggar at the gate of the temple. Without hesitation Peter proclaimed to the astonished crowd that the healing was the work of God who had raised Jesus from the dead. Almost immediately, the Sanhedrin arrests Peter and John and puts them on trial. They ask. "By what power or by what name did you do this?" (v. 7).

Mark J. Molldrem
Easter is in springtime for a reason. Springtime is that time of year when new life emerges from the old. Easter is that time of history when New Life emerged from the old.

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