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(L, M)br... -- Acts 4:23-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(L, M)br... -- Acts 4:23-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(P, C)br... -- Acts 4:23-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(P, C)"Jesus, that's who!"
(P, C)br... -- Acts 4:23-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(P, C)br... -- Acts 4:23-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(P, C)br... -- Acts 4:23-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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A)Religion is... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(A)Religion is not just for the sweet by and by. It is for the nasty now and now also.
(A)In... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)If... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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A)There was... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)Jesus... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)We... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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Measuring with a different rule... -- 1 John 3:18-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Measuring with a different rule ...
As I read this Scripture... -- 1 John 3:18-24 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
As I read this Scripture, I thought of a story I heard a minister tell about a man who took his twel
I have a very good... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
I have a very good friend who was "born out of wedlock." He was born in the early fifties, when such
The world cannot see child... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
The world cannot see "child of God" on the face of a believer.
In the original Star... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
In the original Star Wars movie R2D2 has a primary goal which it seeks to fulfill: to get a l
The old man looked like... -- 1 John 3:1-2 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
The old man looked like a fool to busy passers-by.
In 1983 a certain church... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
In 1983 a certain church softball league voted to exclude the Mormon team from participating on the
The Eiger SanctionI... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
The Eiger Sanction is a novel about spy and counterspy activity.
Bob related to me one... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Bob related to me one day that he never really understood the good shepherd passage until he learned
To love someone is to... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
To love someone is to know them. A seminarian once told a professor that he really loved him.
Some preachers say, I do... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Some preachers say, "I do not talk about healing because I do not want to create false hopes." My fr
In her autobiography, On... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
In her autobiography, On Reflection, Helen Hayes speaks about the necessity of faith.

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The Good Shepherd And The Good Mother:a Tough Job Description -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
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Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
The texts this week are centered on the church’s testimony and witness. That is the essence of what Peter and the Apostles are up to Acts. Luke reminds us that when the times get tough, the tough go to worship — which is exactly where we find Peter and John this Sunday. Peter’s healing of a paralyzed person produces praise. The crowd’s amazement leads to Peter’s proclamation.

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John Jamison
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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"Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect" by Frank Ramirez
"Reunite Refugee Children and Parents" by John Sumwalt
 

Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (Psalm 4:4)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.
Lord, have mercy.

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John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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