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We've adopted all three of... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
We've adopted all three of our dogs from the animal shelter.
A quick perusal of titles... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
A quick perusal of titles on the library shelf, the bookstore, or on the Internet, gives us the impr
Our faith is the victory... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Our faith is the victory that overcomes the world.
Regarding the power of the... -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Regarding the power of the Holy Spirit, William Wordsworth, the poet, testified to feeling a presenc
It is ... quite easy to... -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
"It is ... quite easy to say both too little and too much on this subject [the Holy Spirit].
Caesarea was located on the... -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Caesarea was located on the Mediterranean coast.
Archaeologists excavate the ancient biblical... -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Archaeologists excavate the ancient biblical sites.
Someone once referred to sharing... -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Someone once referred to sharing the Good News of Jesus as "the sacrament of sound waves." This beca
For many folk, religion consists... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
For many folk, religion consists of what a person believes.
Do we take our Scriptures... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
Do we take our Scriptures as seriously as the people of other religions take theirs?
In police work there is... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
In police work there is a phrase used -- "the thin blue line." What this means is that a small numbe
In one scene in Shakespeare's... -- 1 John 5:1-6 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
In one scene in Shakespeare's King Lear, the banished Duke of Kent returns in disguise to take servi
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who... -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
President Franklin D.
There are three results of... -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
There are three results of the inward union with Christ: effectual prayer; fruitfulness in character
In the old days thick... -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
In the old days thick, high walls were built around the biggest and best cities.
Although Mother's Day is not... -- John 15:9-17 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Although Mother's Day is not recognized on most liturgical calendars, many parishioners look for a m
Sometimes we believe it is... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Sometimes we believe it is impossible to love one another. Case in point is Lieutenant Deshazer.
Reader's Digest has an article... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Reader's Digest has an article by Nadine Crenshaw, a woman who writes romance novels.
A retired priest asked the... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
A retired priest asked the local undertaker to call him if ever there was a person to be buried who
Bob was a very successful... -- 1 John 4:1-11 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Bob was a very successful business person, excelling in his job, moving up the corporate ladder of s
When Dr. Martin Luther King... -- Acts 11:9-30 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
When Dr.
We called him Brother McAllister... -- Acts 11:19-30 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
We called him "Brother" McAllister -- the pastor of our little Free Methodist Church in my home tow
A youth leader wanted to... -- Acts 11:19-30 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
A youth leader wanted to get to know her students better, so she invited them to bring their favori
Barnabas emerges as an exceptional... -- Acts 11:19-30 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Barnabas emerges as an exceptional person. He was a Levite.
Today was her birthday. There... -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Today was her birthday. There had been so many; today she was 93. At least, her body was.

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How Can We Love One Another? -- John 15:9-17 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Do you love anyone enough to offer them your last Rolo?

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Conversion To Impartiality -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Richard E. Gribble -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory.

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Conversion To Impartiality -- Acts 10:44-48 -- Richard E. Gribble -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - B
Once upon a time a great and powerful king ruled over a vast territory.

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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
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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

Bonnie Bates
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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