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This passage talks about the... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
This passage talks about the natural effects of being in love with God.
A father and son were... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
A father and son were testing the springtime winds with a brand-new kite.
Our passage is one of... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
Our passage is one of the first references to singing in the context of Christian worship.
Love and forgiveness are beautiful... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1997
Love and forgiveness are beautiful ideas, until someone wounds us deeply.
A young pastor, appointed to... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1990
A young pastor, appointed to an old, inactive church, soon discovered why the membership was rapidly
One of the most colorful... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1990
One of the most colorful characters in literature is Zorba the Greek.
John H. Withers, an Irish... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1990
John H. Withers, an Irish Presbyterian, said in a sermon on "Stress and Strain":
Trevor Ferrell began helping people... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C -- 1990
Trevor Ferrell began helping people on the streets of Philadelphia when he was 11 years old.
In a sample litany included... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
In a sample litany included in the book Battered Women by Joy Bussert, a battered woman says:
How does one allow the... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
How does one allow the Word of Christ to dwell in you richly?
In Psalm 73:11, the scoffers... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
In Psalm 73:11, the scoffers say: "How can God know?
Have you had to return... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Have you had to return or exchange any of the clothes you received for Christmas this year?
Shortly before the outset of... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Shortly before the outset of World War II, while on his morning ride through Copenhagen, Denmark's k
St. Paul's letters never lack... -- Colossians 3:12-17 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
St.
Unexpected trips are hard. Motels... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Unexpected trips are hard.
Jesus was crowned with glory... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Jesus was "crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death." Our Lord's willin
At one of our local... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
At one of our local grade schools several boys in the third grade were continually fighting on the p
Martin Luther liked to emphasize... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Martin Luther liked to emphasize that "since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he him
A mother scolded her young... -- Colossians 3:12-21 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
A mother scolded her young son about his behavior.
Seldom can one live through... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Seldom can one live through Christmas without experiencing some surprises.
In the world of practical... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
In the world of practical affairs, the mother of Phillips Brooks showed herself eminently sane and w
Literature and legend are full... -- Hebrews 2:10-18 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
Literature and legend are full of stories about kings and princes who adopted a disguise and circula
The vocation of the adult... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The vocation of the adult is often foreshadowed in the interests of the child.
The good physician Luke is... -- Luke 2:41-52 -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
The good physician Luke is the only gospel writer who tells us the story of Jesus' first visit to th

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What Child Is This? -- Matthew 2:13-18, Luke 2:41-52 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday after Christmas Day - C
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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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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
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“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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