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Remember your roots, offer your... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
"Remember your roots, offer your fruits." Remembering roots is our link to the heritage we have w
A leader of a mainline... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C -- 1995
A leader of a mainline Protestant body deplored the problem of church closings in his denomination.
It often seems as if... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
It often seems as if this old creedal formula from the people of Israel has no merit in the modern a
A teenager came home from... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
A teenager came home from school announcing that she wished to travel with her class across country
And behold, now I bring... -- Deuteronomy 26:5-10 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
"And behold, now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground, which thou, O Lord, hast given me." (
The ugliness of open ingratitude... -- Deuteronomy 26:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
The ugliness of open ingratitude is graphically portrayed by the story of a young army captain who w
It is dangerously easy to... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
It is dangerously easy to begin to assume that God is our personal possession.
Never was the adage that... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Never was the adage that confession is good for the soul so true as it was in the following fable en
A terribly heinous crime... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
A terribly heinous crime was committed in a big city and the police had some good leads as to
I have a problem for... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
I have a problem for you. It is an easy problem.
In his article, How to... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
In his article, "How to Handle Temptation," Dr. Smiley Blanton states:
The best way to drive... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
The best way to drive out the devil,if he will not yield to texts of Scripture,
You shall worship God alone... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
You shall worship God alone and serve God only. How easy that is to say!
Acid rain, toxic waste, pollution... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Acid rain, toxic waste, pollution --all are common words in today's vocabulary.
Beware of people who quote... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Beware of people who quote Scripture at you in order to upset your faith!
Jesus quotes the word of... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus quotes the word of God, "Man shall not live by bread alone." But we still succumb to the tempt
Self-contribution flows out of... -- Deuteronomy 26:5-10 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Self-contribution flows out of a grateful heart.
Scientists have reported the discovery... -- Deuteronomy 26:5-10 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Scientists have reported the discovery of a quasar sending out light more than ten billion years old
B.P. Gore said in verse... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
B.P. Gore said in verse nine, "lay hid all that is essential to the Christian creed.
Whom do we call upon... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Whom do we call upon to be saved? What name spells "salvation" for each of us?
John Wesley set sail for... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
John Wesley set sail for Georgia on October 14, 1735, on the Simmonds.
During World War I, a... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
During World War I, a Protestant chaplain in Italy became friendly with a local priest.
When Martin Luther entered the... -- Romans 10:8b-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
When Martin Luther entered the monastery at Erfurt, Germany, he gave himself wholly to prayers, fast
There is something in human... -- Luke 4:1-13 -- First Sunday in Lent - C
There is something in human nature that seeks to avoid the hour of testing.

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Are You Tempted To Be Offended? -- Luke 4:1-13 -- George L. Murphy -- First Sunday in Lent - C
Jesus is getting plenty of media coverage these days.

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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Thomas Willadsen
Ron Love
Mary Austin
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 28, 2019:
  • Finding Resurrection Among Smoldering Ruins by Chris Keating — The aftermath of the fiery destruction of Notre Dame of Paris, as well as the recent burnings of African American churches in the south, provides a contemporary connection to our search for resurrection hope in moments of fearful desperation.

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Peter Andrew Smith
Keith Wagner
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"Witness to These Things" by Peter Andrew Smith
"Grateful and Free" by Keith Wagner
"Faith for the Skeptic" by Keith Wagner


Witness to These Things
by Peter Andrew Smith
Acts 5:27-32

“You need to stop,” Jodi said. “You’re embarrassing yourself.”

Cindy looked up at the three girls surrounding her table in the High School cafeteria. “What are you talking about?”

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Arley K. Fadness
Thomas answered Him, 'my Lord and my God!'(v. 28)

Good morning children,

Did you know it is still Easter? Yes it is. So Happy Easter! (to the congregation)

Happy Easter! (get a response) It is still the Easter season for the fifty days following Easter Sunday. Yaaay!

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
This Sunday’s lessons proclaim that God and his resurrection have their way with us.

Historically the Sunday after Easter was the first Sunday when newly baptized members could be admitted into the fellowship as full members of the church. Consequently the theme of having life determined by something bigger than we are (the resurrection of Jesus) is most appropriate.


Acts 5:27-32
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Acts 5:27-32
This lesson is the story of what the Holy Spirit can do to change lives, the courage the Spirit gave Peter to witness to authorities, the courage given to the Church today to stand up to the powers that be. Regarding the Holy Spirit modern Latin Evangelical theologian Zaida Perez has written:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I shall never forget that moment on February 11, 1990 when Nelson Mandela was freed after nearly 30 years in captivity in South Africa. It was one of those magic moments shared, thanks to television, with the whole world.

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Erskine White
There have been a number of occasions in my life where I have had the opportunity to make a complete fool of myself, and sad to say, I have generally taken full advantage of each one of those opportunities as they came along. I suppose I could prove the point by regaling you with dozens of pertinent stories, but for the sake of preserving your time and my dignity, I will tell you just one.

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