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Isaac Newton, looking back over... -- 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Isaac Newton, looking back over his achievements said, "If I have seen further than
William Willimon tells the story... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
William Willimon tells the story of a bishop from Angola (the former Portuguese colony
The Canadian Charter of Rights... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms defines four fundamental freedoms of
This Independence Day weekend we... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This Independence Day weekend we celebrate our freedom. Fireworks will light up the
Do not use your freedom... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
"Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-indulgence." Many contemporary
Upon the Montana prairies few... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
Upon the Montana prairies few rises or gullies break the landscape. There, tractors have
I spend a great deal... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
I spend a great deal of time driving to hospitals due to the distance and the various
In third-world countries, the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
In third-world countries, the use of a plow pulled by horses, oxen, or water buffalo is still
In this text, we find... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
In this text, we find two pointed illustrations of how demanding this discipleship business
This text has always seemed... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
This text has always seemed like a conflict of differing tunnel visions.
When Linda Greenlaw was a... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
When Linda Greenlaw was a crew member on fishing boats, she recalls how when they departed for their
Classified ad seen in I... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Classified ad seen in The Jerusalem Gazette, A.D. 30:
Liz is a heavy smoker... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Liz is a heavy smoker. Well into her 70s, Liz has chain-smoked for nigh onto 60 years.
Many people live by the... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Many people live by the flesh and end up dying by the flesh.
Paul Harvey, in an address... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Paul Harvey, in an address in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 21, 1998, told how freedom requires self-di
Every morning for the past... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Every morning for the past eight years, Paul and David had gotten together for coffee on Wednesday m
In the movie Scent... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
In the movie Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino plays an army officer blinded by an errant grenade.
Sometimes I think I'm the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2001
Sometimes I think I'm the world's biggest procrastinator.
Former New York Ranger Barry... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
Former New York Ranger Barry Beck, in explaining how a brawl started, declared, "We have only one pe
With heart and voice and... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
With heart and voice and handPaul served the Lord of the Spirit
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin tells the story of a man who wanted his axe to be as bright
There are often two different... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
There are often two different agendas in our lives: God's and ours.
It was 1953 when the... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
It was 1953 when the first expedition reached the top of Mount Everest, which of course is the highe
A woman on the I... -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 1998
A woman on the Peter Gunn television show many years ago fell in love with Gunn.

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Burning Bridges And Plows -- 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Galatians 5:1, 13-25, Luke 9:51-62, Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C -- 2007
This week many of the people in your pews may have their minds on the upcoming July 4th holiday.

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For May 31, 2020:
  • We Are The 120 by Ron Love — Let us never forget that we are the 120; the unseen members of the Body of Christ.
  • Second Thoughts: Masked Prophets by Bethany Peerbolte — Being a prophet is not about knowing exactly what will happen in the future. Being a prophet is about seeing the present world clearly and knowing God enough to sense a disconnect.

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Frank Ramirez
Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

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M Adryael Tong
Acts 2:1-21
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without the wind, branches without sap, and like coals without fire, we are useless.” The Day of Pentecost is the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles and they began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4).

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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
“Dream, Pray, Plan” by Frank Ramirez


You. Yes, You.
by C. David McKirachan
Acts 2:1-21

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Bethany Peerbolte
These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up.

What you will need:
A transparent jar or bowl
A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container)
Sand
Water

In your lesson say something like:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

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Kristin Borsgard Wee
All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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