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You better get a lawyer... -- 1 John 2:1-5 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
"You better get a lawyer," Jim said to me.
First of all, the chain... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
First of all, the chain had come off the sprockets on his bicycle.
Concerning the Holy Spirit, Frederick... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Concerning the Holy Spirit, Frederick Buechner writes in his book Wishful Thinking the following: "T
The trial of Peter and... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
The trial of Peter and John was an opportunity to make a speech under the direct inspiration of the
It has been said of... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
It has been said of an especially critical parishioner that she was so particular Christ himself pro
A Chicago chain of book... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
A Chicago chain of book stores recently reported what book is the most shoplifted from its store.
The police officers, a man... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The police officers, a man and a woman, looked huge as they taught the children seated around them.
Love is one of those... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
"Love" is one of those words which has been trivialized, yet we must almost shout for joy when we he
One of the mini-vacations... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
One of the mini-vacations that my wife and I enjoyed so much was a weekend trip to Monticello to vis
The worldly Ornar Khayyam, mystic... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The worldly Ornar Khayyam, mystic of the East, writes in the Rubaiyat:
Peter's defense of his activities... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Peter's defense of his activities brought him before the rulers.
One evening's worth of television... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
One evening's worth of television commercials or one quick scan through a magazine or newspaper will
Peter had done a spectacular... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Peter had done a spectacular thing, the kind of thing for which a man might be highly praised, even
How do you know Jesus... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
How do you know Jesus is risen? What evidence do you cite?
Los Angeles Dodgers' manager, Tommy... -- John 20:19-31 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Los Angeles Dodgers' manager, Tommy Lasorda likes to tell a story about when he was managing in the
(L, M)br... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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A)Whatever... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)An... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)1... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)If... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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A)To be... -- Luke 24:36-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(A)Several... -- Luke 24:36-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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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.

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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.”

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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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"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.

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!

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