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(A)Luke... -- Luke 24:36-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(A)Luke 24:49
(A)We... -- Luke 24:36-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(L, M)br... -- Acts 3:13-15, 17-26 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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C, P)As... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(C, P)br... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(C, P)br... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(C, P)br... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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The common expression is, Like... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
The common expression is, "Like father, like son." When I am giving a children's sermon in church, I
A little boy was helping... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
A little boy was helping his mother make gingerbread men.
You don't have to feel... -- John 2:1-5 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
You don't have to "feel like" loving somebody to love them; otherwise, as Paul Tillich once reminded
As his mother tucked him... -- John 2:1-5 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
As his mother tucked him into bed one night, the boy snuggled beneath the covers said, "Mom, would y
Luke's version of the Great... -- Luke 24:35-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Luke's version of the Great Commission sends the disciples "to all nations" as "witnesses." If there
People show up in surprising... -- Luke 24:35-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
People show up in surprising situations.
Luke writes, ... and that repentance... -- Luke 24:35-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Luke writes, "...
If you slide an empty... -- Luke 24:35-49 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
If you slide an empty floppy disc into your home computer and call up its information to the screen,
Where does Peter get his... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Where does Peter get his power to heal?
The twentieth anniversary of the... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
The twentieth anniversary of the death of President John F.
The people had seen a... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
The people had seen a lame man healed. They were filled with awe and and wonder.
Despite her parents' warnings, good... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Despite her parents' warnings, good examples, and hard work of trying to put her through college, Jo
There is something special in... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
There is something special in knowing who your ancestors were.
We hear a lot about... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
We hear a lot about power today. There is power in numbers. There is power in money.
Once a lady became very... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Once a lady became very distraught with me after I had told her the Gospel of Christ, the free grace
It's a story that is... -- Acts 3:12-19 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
It's a story that is told often around the farm table.
Debra F. Bruce relates an... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Debra F.

The Immediate Word

Too Good To Be True? -- Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
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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.
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!

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