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Many theorize that Jesus didn't... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Many theorize that Jesus didn't want Mary to hold onto him because following his
The year was 1815. Napoleon... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
The year was 1815. Napoleon, who had been defeated, escaped imprisonment, and led
When the beloved disciple ran... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
When the beloved disciple ran and reached the tomb first and saw the folded cloths that had covered
One woman writes:br... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
One woman writes:
There was a family, not... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
There was a family, not very well off, who stayed overnight in a cheap motel on their way to a new t
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe is a vivid account of the excesses of the 1960s.
Axel Hjalmar Ender, of Molde... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
Axel Hjalmar Ender, of Molde, Norway, painted a glorious picture of "Holy Women at the Tomb." He por
The acclaimed U.S. writer, Bret... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
The acclaimed U.S.
How does one recognize Christ... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
How does one recognize Christ?
Clyde was a constant thorn... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
Clyde was a constant thorn in the side of most church members and the new pastor.
A new Christian, Chris sought... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
A new Christian, Chris sought to live a life that would honor a God who sent his only son to die for
It is not true that... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
It is not true that these who are so heavenly minded are no earthly good.
An old Hagar the... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
An old Hagar the Horrible comic strip has the family dog listening to the howl of the wolves
Paul describes a whole new... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
Paul describes a whole new way to live!
A very important part of... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
A very important part of a NASCAR race is the pit stop.
A visitor to Okinawa observed... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
A visitor to Okinawa observed 71-year-old widow Shizu Arikaaki lay out bowls of soup, fish, rice, an
In my hometown one had... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1999
In my hometown one had to look hard for new experiences.
A strange ad appeared in... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
A strange ad appeared in the London Times. "Wanted by an invalid lady, a housekeeper.
Racing toward the garden behind... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
Racing toward the garden behind John, Peter felt disbelief rising within him on a tide of intense an
A popular phrase states that... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
A popular phrase states that "seeing is believing." The apostle Thomas could tell his fellow discipl
There is a story told... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
There is a story told of an individual who appeared at the Pearly Gates and asked Saint Peter for en
Examine the history of God... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
Examine the history of God with man:
Families have traditions, values that... -- Colossians 3:1-4 -- Easter Day - A -- 1996
Families have traditions, values that set them apart from other families.

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Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008Easter Day / Cycle ADear Fellow Preachers:
Our Lead Story -- Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6, Colossians 3:1-4, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- George L. Murphy -- Easter Day - A
March 27, 2005Easter Sunday| Cycle A

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For July 21, 2019:
  • Teamwork by Tom Willadsen — The US Women’s Soccer Team dominated the competition in the World Cup, winning their second consecutive title. The team demonstrated a deep personal commitment to every player on the team —everyone was important. Could we reimagine the relationship between Mary and Martha as one of a team rather than adversaries?

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
Elizabeth Achtemeier said that one of the greatest errors of young preachers is their desire to tell people that it is very easy to know the will of God. It is so easy, she said, to preach in black and white, to declare either this or that, with no shades of gray in between.
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Amos 8:1-12
I’m a baseball fan and this is the middle of baseball season, so I thought this might be an appropriate and helpful story. An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called the legendary Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with disapproval at the call, Ruth turned to the umpire and angrily said, “There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball, tomato head.”

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
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“Here Comes da Judge” by C. David McKirachan
“A Little on Edge” by Frank Ramirez


Here Comes da Judge
by C. David McKirachan
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Arley K. Fadness
“...there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part....”(v. 42a)

Good morning boys and girls,

Well, how are you this morning? (children respond) If you ask me how I am I would say, “terrific.” I am “terrific” because __________________!

I am curious, who has a sister? (children respond) Who has more than one sister? (children respond) Who is a sister here this morning? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
On our first visit to Malta many years ago, we stayed in the rural south of the island. At that time there were few hotels and those were situated farther north, in St Paul's Bay and Sliema. The south was agricultural country, where a friend of ours happened to have part share in a "villa". The "villa" turned out to be a small farm house.

Farming at the time was very primitive, with the farmer walking over his field behind a hand-held plough. All has now changed, of course, but then it was just like a throw-back to Biblical times in the Middle East.

SermonStudio

Constance Berg
The cabins at Mt. Carmel Bible Retreat are small. Most have two small rooms; some have one large great room. There is a tiny bathroom with a utility shower.

Inside each cabin is a double bed and a set of bunk beds, a dresser and a small rod to hang clothes. Linens are provided for a charge and some of us are very grateful to have a ceiling fan.

Our group of fourteen cabins is set along a little walkway. Each cabin is about ten feet apart and each row of seven faces the sidewalk.

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