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Washington School's principal, Mr. Tavender... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Washington School's principal, Mr.
In her book, The Long... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
In her book, The Long Winter, Laura Ingalls Wilder tells the story of how difficult life could be on
At the conclusion of her... -- 1 John 1:1-2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
At the conclusion of her series of mystical visions or showings, the 14th-century mystic, Julian of
John Locke, 17th century English... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
John Locke, 17th century English philosopher, wrote, "Repentance is a hearty sorrow for our past mi
It is the power of... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
It is the power of Jesus' name alone that has made the lame man strong, as God promised to the coven
Once upon a time a... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Once upon a time a young man with no credentials and no formal training began telling people that th
For years Americans have been... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
For years Americans have been complaining about the need for change in our government.
Nothing brings people closer together... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Nothing brings people closer together than a shared tragedy.
Two ads were placed in... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Two ads were placed in a newspaper by the same ad agency for two different, if similar clients: J
Never a needy person among... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
"...
I can remember back when... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
I can remember back when I was serving a large suburban congregation as one of two associate pastors
John's theme is darkness and... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
John's theme is darkness and light. It is the world's theme -- darkness and light.
Hear again the words, If... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Hear again the words, "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves" (v. 8).
Sometimes our life looks like... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Sometimes our life looks like a chalkboard covered with all kinds of clashing marks.
A summer seminary course was... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
A summer seminary course was recently advertised as "Readings in the Old Testament for Fun and Proph
As a young child, I... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
As a young child, I remember being enthralled by huge scrapbooks filled with photographs of my paren
You denied the Holy and... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
"You denied the Holy and Righteous One ...
One of the finest pieces... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
One of the finest pieces of advice I have ever heard or tried to practice came from Dr.
The early church was very... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The early church was very practical in meeting the needs of their people.
The unity of the first... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The unity of the first Christians gave witness to the power of Christ's life and resurrection, and t
A friend recently related his... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
A friend recently related his experience as a small boy when he went to his first symphony orchestra
William Barclay emphasizes the two... -- Acts 4:32-35 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
William Barclay emphasizes the two leading features Luke describes as typical of the community life
We should not wonder at... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
We should not wonder at the skepticism of Thomas, who said, "Unless I see in his hands the print of
Susie enjoyed being in the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Susie enjoyed being in the kindergarten class very much.
The 16th century German artist... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The 16th century German artist, Albert Durer, is famous for his representations of biblical subjects

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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)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

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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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