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Gloom settles over the... -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Gloom settles over the scene as we read, "He could do no mighty work there," and, "He marveled
One tradition in the Judaism... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
One tradition in the Judaism of Jesus' day maintained that, should any child of Israel successfully
Harry Houdini, the famous magician... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Harry Houdini, the famous magician, did not make contact from his grave as he had promised his frien
One summer some friends... -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
One summer some friends and I were vacationing in Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay.
How many people in the... -- Matthew 16:13-19 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
How many people in the history of the human race, once they have caught the vision of what their own
Anthony Bloom in his helpful... -- Luke 7:11-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Anthony Bloom in his helpful little book Beginning to Pray recalls his earlier years as a you
In his hometown, when... -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
In his hometown, when Jesus began to stand out from the crowd, the neighbors said, "Isn't this
Nobody in his or her... -- Acts 12:1-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Nobody in his or her right mind becomes a messenger without first counting the cost.
Booker T. Washington once... -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Booker T.
The stage play (and film... -- Acts 12:1-11 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
The stage play (and film version) of Camelot begins and ends with a discouraged, war-torn, gr
In his book,I... -- 2 Samuel 7:1-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
In his book, The Salty Tang, Fred Speakman tells the story of a Mid-western grandmother.
Many hundreds of years ago... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Many hundreds of years ago, a young Chinese boy studied to become a Buddhist monk.
Onesimus was a common name... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Onesimus was a common name for a slave during the New Testament period.
It is a natural... -- Mark 6:1-6 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
It is a natural human assumption that people are distrustful of others until proven otherwise.
One of the most disgusting... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
One of the most disgusting signs of the ancient world was the symbol of the cross.
Sometimes the best intentions... -- 2 Samuel 7:1-17 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Sometimes the best intentions of human beings fall.
Freedom isn't a fragmentary expression... -- Galatians 5:1, 13-25 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Freedom isn't a fragmentary expression of life in the kingdom: it is kingdom living.
Lamentations is seldom used... -- Lamentations 3:22-33 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Lamentations is seldom used in any Lectionary except during Holy Week.
The Corinthian Christians were dividing... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
The Corinthian Christians were dividing the Body as they elevated one gift over others.
In the midst of... -- Lamentations 3:22-33 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
In the midst of Jersualem's sufferings, Jeremiah offered hope to the people by speaking of the
Purity was of highest importance... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Purity was of highest importance to the Jewish religion.
She was dying, but... -- Lamentations 3:22-33 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
She was dying, but she wouldn't tell me.
In verse 19 we read... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
In verse 19 we read, "God traps the wise in their cleverness." But even in the way we sometimes trea
On one of the... -- Ezekiel 2:2-5 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
On one of the early episodes of the television program My Sister Sam, the gist of the s
Paul learned, from bitter experience... -- 1 Corinthians 3:16-23 -- Proper 8 | Ordinary Time 13 - C
Paul learned, from bitter experience, the importance of stressing, in his life and preaching, the pr

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The Immediate Word

Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
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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Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
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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