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Irving Lazar, a well-connected... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2003
Irving Lazar, a well-connected literary agent, worked with former President Richard Nixon in plannin
Jesus' washing the disciples' feet... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
Jesus' washing the disciples' feet was the quintessential act of humility.
Have you heard the commercials... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
Have you heard the commercials for this new spelling and reading game?
We all experience community of... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
We all experience community of some sort. There are neighbors on the street where we live.
Pastors work hard on their... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
Pastors work hard on their sermons, and rightfully so.
In our home there is... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
In our home there is a drawer full of things that can only be called junk, and yet we will not throw
A beloved highland pastor observed... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
A beloved highland pastor observed that an elderly woman with a shawl around her shoulders hesitated
Paul's chastisement of the Corinthian... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
Paul's chastisement of the Corinthian Christians for the "divisions" (v. 18) and "factions" (v.
One day a church member... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 2000
One day a church member called his minister. The church member seemed to be rather annoyed.
The story of Jesus is... -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
The story of Jesus is truly a sad story. It is the story of a promise made and then unkept.
Before he was famous, Michelangelo... -- Mark 14:12-16 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Before he was famous, Michelangelo was a student of sculpture, and an unbeliever.
Remembering --One final night... -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Remembering --One final night when death passed over this,
It is uncomfortable and unsettling... -- Mark 14:12-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
It is uncomfortable and unsettling when something bad happens and no responsible person comes forwar
Peter's protest and subsequent failure... -- John 1:1-7, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Peter's protest and subsequent failure are all too familiar to those who have lived with an alcoholi
It's a great story and... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
It's a great story and probably true.
What would you do if... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
What would you do if you were God?
A man decided to surprise... -- John 13:1-17, 31b-35 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
A man decided to surprise his wife and hire a cleaning team to do the spring cleaning.
For CommunionBread crumbs... -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (18-21) -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
For CommunionBread crumbs gathered up from leavesmake me think of angels;
A farmer enlisted the aid... -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (18-21) -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
A farmer enlisted the aid of some friends in searching for his small daughter who was lost.
Many prayers had been uttered... -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Many prayers had been uttered as preparations for this meal were made.
Among his many teachings, Gandhi... -- 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (18-21) -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Among his many teachings, Gandhi included the following principle: that it is impossible for someone
Did you remember your anniversary... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Did you remember your anniversary? Do you remember your 21st birthday?
When the early Christians shared... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
When the early Christians shared the bread and the cup together, they recalled aloud the event on wh
One morning as a minister... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
One morning as a minister arrived at his church, he became aware of a commotion across the street at
Baltimore police put a homeless... -- 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 -- Maundy Thursday - B -- 1994
Baltimore police put a homeless man named Martin Henn in jail on suspicion of setting a car on fire.

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

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

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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.

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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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