Login / Signup

Seventh Sunday of Easter - B

Hold down Ctrl (Windows) / Command (Mac) for multiple selections (scroll list to see all options)

Children's Activity

Commentary

Children's bulletin

Children's Liturgy and Story

Children's sermon

Children's Story

Devotional

Drama

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

The telephone rang in the... -- Acts 16:6-10 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
The telephone rang in the pastor's study. It had been that way all morning.
Lord, do not hold this... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Lord, do not hold this against them." How could anyone pray such a prayer as one's enemies were abou
We all know it was... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
We all know it was the experience on the road to Damascus that changed Saul to Paul, the Apostle.
If you are predisposed to... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
If you are predisposed to be a nonconformist, save this passage for the time when the Sunday after C
Paul prayed for the healing... -- Acts 16:16-34 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Paul prayed for the healing of a disturbed girl. She was healed.
In his message to Congress... -- Acts 16:16-34 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
In his message to Congress, January 6, 1941, President Roosevelt said he was trying to "make secure"
In Hollywood, California (sin city... -- Acts 16:16-34 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
In Hollywood, California ("sin city USA"?), is located a very interesting church.
The world may not agree... -- Acts 16:16-34 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
The world may not agree with the next statement, but what does the world know of such things?
Estrangements come easily. And quickly... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Estrangements come easily. And quickly.
An elderly lady, who had... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
An elderly lady, who had suffered long from the dreaded disease of cancer, but who had received love
Parenting isn't something we learn... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Parenting isn't something we learn: it's a beautiful inbred instinct in us coming from the heart of
If we asked the average... -- John 17:11b-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
If we asked the average person whether they knew Jesus had prayed for them, they'd probably say "No.
Judas brings to mind one... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Judas brings to mind one of the mysteries of life -- the capacity for good and evil within each of u
This year I have been... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
This year I have been picked to head up a team at Annual Conference (United Methodist's annual legis
On one occasion when Martin... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
On one occasion when Martin Luther was quite depressed -- gloomy and morose -- his wife Katie used a
Lord, ... show which one of... -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
"Lord, ...
An island native could not... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
An island native could not understand the practice of the captains of large, oceangoing vessels who
In this passage John reflects... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
In this passage John reflects on the greatness of God and how that can be passed on to us.
A beautiful young woman was... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
A beautiful young woman was engaged to be married to a fine young man.
Graduates of a certain high... -- 1 John 5:9-13 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Graduates of a certain high school assembled for their first class "reunion." Ten years had passed a
The hypocrisy of particular Christians... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
The hypocrisy of particular Christians has been well-documented in the history of the church: the ex
A 66-year-old widow... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
A 66-year-old widow from Waynesboro, Georgia, celebrated Christmas last year not only as the birth o
During the First World War... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
During the First World War, a fierce battle raged in a patch of forest in northern France.
There is no big secret... -- 1 John 4:13-21 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
There is no big secret about how love goes from person to person.
Stephen was the first Christian... -- Acts 7:55-60 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Stephen was the first Christian martyr, but far from the last.

Intercession

Poems

Prayer

Preaching

Sermon

Stories

Worship

UPCOMING WEEKS
In addition to the lectionary resources there are thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)
Easter 2
31 – Sermons
170+ – Illustrations / Stories
31 – Children's Sermons / Resources
20 – Worship Resources
27 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Easter 3
30 – Sermons
160+ – Illustrations / Stories
27 – Children's Sermons / Resources
25 – Worship Resources
27 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Easter 4
29 – Sermons
140+ – Illustrations / Stories
27 – Children's Sermons / Resources
28 – Worship Resources
32 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Easter 5
27 – Sermons
140+ – Illustrations / Stories
29 – Children's Sermons / Resources
29 – Worship Resources
30 – Commentary / Exegesis
4 – Pastor's Devotions
and more...
Plus thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources...
Signup for FREE!
(No credit card needed.)

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
The texts this week are centered on the church’s testimony and witness. That is the essence of what Peter and the Apostles are up to Acts. Luke reminds us that when the times get tough, the tough go to worship — which is exactly where we find Peter and John this Sunday. Peter’s healing of a paralyzed person produces praise. The crowd’s amazement leads to Peter’s proclamation.

CSSPlus

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.”

StoryShare

Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
Contents
"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)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

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.
Lord, have mercy.

SermonStudio

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!

Collect

Special Occasion