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Debra F. Bruce relates an... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Debra F.
There's an old story about... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
There's an old story about three boys who got into a bragging contest about whose dad was the greate
One of the students who... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
One of the students who was active in the campus ministry student group at Whitewater, Wisconsin, in
Some of Charles' friends tease... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Some of Charles' friends tease him and accuse him of being "gay." The reason is that the he does not
Years ago I bought a... -- Acts 4:8-12 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Years ago I bought a large quantity of hardware from a man's basement for seventy-five dollars.
In a day and age... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
In a day and age when people need positive role models, the church is often the place to look.
If you take a pig... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
If you take a pig from his mud-wallow in the farm yard, wash him, sprinkle on a little perfume, tie
Tonya watched her father live... -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Tonya watched her father live his last few years on a strict diet while on kidney dialysis.
In the original stage version... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
In the original stage version of "Godspell," the Gospel spirit of love is beautifully conveyed.
Video teleconferencing is probably here... -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Video teleconferencing is probably here to stay.
Mary was diagnosed with cancer... -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Mary was diagnosed with cancer: her prognosis wasn't good.
Only two to three percent... -- Luke 24:36b-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
Only two to three percent of new members walk into a church on their own.

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The "real Presence" Of The Church -- Luke 24:36b-48, 1 John 3:1-7, Acts 3:12-19 -- George Reed, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
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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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