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There is nothing more we... -- Galatians 2:16, 19-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
There is nothing more we need do in order to have our sins forgiven and to be in fellowship with God
Item: Arizona transportation officials failed... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Item: "Arizona transportation officials failed Thursday to convince the federal government to lift a
Moses came down from Mount... -- Galatians 2:15-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Moses came down from Mount Sinai with ten commandments which God had given to govern his people.
Edward Arlington Robinson was a... -- Galatians 2:16, 19-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Edward Arlington Robinson was a depressed person.
Following the installation of the... -- Galatians 2:11-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Following the installation of the Rev. Dr.
Some years ago Johnny Cash... -- Galatians 2:11-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Some years ago Johnny Cash had a hit record about a musical group of four who sang "the mountain bal
Native Americans dwelling upon the... -- Galatians 2:11-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Native Americans dwelling upon the Great Plains were unquestionably a spirit people.
Salvation is ours by faith... -- Galatians 2:11-21 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Salvation is ours by faith, not by works. We can't earn our way to heaven by obeying all the rules.
Nathan's pointed parable spoken to... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Nathan's pointed parable spoken to King David has a way of cutting through the mass of excuses we us
The film, AmadeusI... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
The film, Amadeus, depicted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as a real turkey.
What would you have done... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
What would you have done if you were Nathan?
Many of us have been... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Many of us have been successfully innoculated against the Bible by our early church school instructi
Velma Barfield was executed by... -- 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Velma Barfield was executed by lethal injection in the state of North Carolina in November, 1984, th
Zig Ziglar tells a story... -- 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Zig Ziglar tells a story in his book See You at the Top that is worth repeating here: The sce
Throughout my consulting ministry, writes... -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
"Throughout my consulting ministry," writes William Easum, "I have seen a disturbing pattern: Most e
Case Study: ElijahI... -- 1 Kings 19:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Case Study: ElijahDiagnosis:
Ahab stole Naboth's vineyard, first... -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Ahab stole Naboth's vineyard, first by framing him and then by having him murdered.
Depression deeper than the briny... -- 1 Kings 19:1-8 -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Depression deeper than the briny ocean's floor is a major problem in America.
Joyce Reed of the Reed... -- 1 Kings 21:1-21a -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Joyce Reed of the Reed and Bennett Real Estate agency pulled into the McKenzie farm, opened the rick

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Appearance Matters And Other Weighty Theological Issues -- Luke 7:36--8:3 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
Author's Note: As the parent of a former anorexic adolescent, I know one must approach the
Integrity -- 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a, Galatians 2:15-21, Luke 7:36--8:3, Psalm 5:1-8 -- Scott Suskovic, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 6 | Ordinary Time 11 - C
In our very commercialized society, where it's often assumed that everything and everyone has their

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Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
For April 18, 2021:

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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)

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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.

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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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