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One Sunday, Allen asked if... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
One Sunday, Allen asked if he could share his story during the worship service. He told
I have been crucified with... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
"I have been crucified with Christ." Life contains many enigmas. One of the greatest is
Everyone knows that Harriot has... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
Everyone knows that Harriot has the biggest heart in town. She delivers food to the
In an earlier century, the... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
In an earlier century, the great violinist, Bocher, substituted his talent for that of a poor,
The centerpiece of this text... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
The centerpiece of this text shines on a woman with a sordid reputation that came to
As often as we seek... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2007
As often as we seek forgiveness, it is God's wish and pleasure to grant it. So it was with
A theme common in the... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
A theme common in the Bible is that adhering to the Law will not save you; faith in Jesus is what wi
After a long road trip... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
After a long road trip, there is nothing so inviting as a motel sign: V-A-C-A-N-C-Y!
The phone rang. It was... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
The phone rang. It was Karen, one of the most committed members in our congregation.
We have a teenage son... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
We have a teenage son. Recently I overheard my wife sharing a story with a friend about him.
In the Museum of Fine... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
In the Museum of Fine Arts in Buda-pest, Hungary, there hangs a most captivating painting, Sleepi
The saying, One bad apple... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
The saying, "One bad apple spoils the whole bunch," isn't always true. Nik is an avid gardener.
Do we live by the... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
Do we live by the law or by grace?
The 1991 movie Defending... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 2001
The 1991 movie Defending Your Life features Meryl Streep and Albert Brooks in a whimsical sto
There is a difference between... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
There is a difference between righteousness based on avoiding sin and righteousness based on doing g
Every year during the month... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
Every year during the month of June an impressive ceremony is held in London.
About the middle of the... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
About the middle of the 1800s, Henry Ward Beecher became a prominent minister, political writer, and
The law does not justify... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
The law does not justify.
There is always a page... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
There is always a page in the local newspaper that lists what is going on in all the different churc
The story is told in... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
The story is told in Spain of a father and his teenage son whose relationship had become strained.
In January of 1997, Katie... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
In January of 1997, Katie Couric interviewed Gordon Liddy on the NBC Today show.
Mass murderers are people we... -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1998
Mass murderers are people we love to hate.
Pastor Ed was tired and... -- 1 Kings 8:(22-23, 27-30), 41-43 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1995
Pastor Ed was tired and frustrated.
In the hills of Eastern... -- 1 Kings 8:(22-23, 27-30), 41-43 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1995
In the hills of Eastern Kentucky, two churches, five miles apart and pastored by the same circuit-ri
The community had worked hard... -- 1 Kings 8:(22-23, 27-30), 41-43 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C -- 1995
The community had worked hard for several years to collect the funds necessary to build a suitable p

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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. (Psalm 4:4)

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Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
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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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