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It seems like many people... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
It seems like many people have been inoculated against God.
It's so easy as pastors... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
It's so easy as pastors to try to change people for the Gospel.
He had to make a... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
He had to make a choice.
One of the more memorable... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
One of the more memorable characters from the movie, Field of Dreams, was Archibald "Moonlight" Grah
One Sunday morning, a beloved... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
One Sunday morning, a beloved pastor announced to his congregation that he would be leaving after mo
A young lady had taken... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
A young lady had taken her children to the mall.
It was standing room only... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
It was standing room only in the company lunchroom for the special evening meeting of all employees
In our community, a Sister's... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
In our community, a Sister's Life Profession service takes place in the midst of the celebration of
We are to tell the... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
We are to tell the world about the tree, the tomb, and the trumpet, proclaiming the good news wherev
At the end of A... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
At the end of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is so elated at having a second chance, of undoing
To help pass the time... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
To help pass the time as I waited in line with my wife at the grocery store, I picked up one of the
It was in the depression... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
It was in the depression years, the mid-30s, and nobody could buy a new chair let alone a new car, e
A)Peter failed... -- Acts 1:15-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)One... -- Acts 1:15-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)How... -- Acts 1:15-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(A)How would you like to be named Judas?
A)To know... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)In... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)I... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(A)For sure!
A)Jesus is... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)An... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)The... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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At the Greek Orthodox Easter... -- Revelation 22:12-17,20 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
At the Greek Orthodox Easter Vigil Noon Mass in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Eucharist was c
In an age where Do... -- Acts 16:6-10 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
In an age where "Do your own thing" is a popular slogan, I believe we need to recognize that reachin
Who was the man from... -- Acts 16:6-10 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Who was the man from Macedonia urging Paul to travel to Philippi instead of the Roman province of Bi
Togetherness is a comfortable way... -- Acts 16:6-10 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Togetherness is a comfortable way to deal with life.

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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. (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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