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As they started to sing... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
As they started to sing the pulpit hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy," John said to his daughter Sally, "This
U.S. News and World... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
U.S. News and World Report editorialized on a picture sent from a shuttle flight.
What is faith? What must... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
What is faith? What must you believe to be saved?
In the 20th century it... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
In the 20th century it would be difficult to point to one particular person and call that person a "
If you were invited to... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
If you were invited to an audience with a king in a great palace, the likes of which you had never b
Sixteen-year-old Lee woke... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Sixteen-year-old Lee woke up in the hospital with a broken leg, a concussion and multiple laceration
The search for God is... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The search for God is one that is taken in many ways.
Harold Kohn was a remarkable... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Harold Kohn was a remarkable man. He was an artist, pastor, author and counselor.
There is a rather old... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
There is a rather old story about the preacher who spent hours in preparation for her sermons.
Hope is a strange thing... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Hope is a strange thing. It does not always come in the way we expect. I have a friend with cancer.
Jesus tells us the real... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Jesus tells us the real purpose of the Bible when he says, "He (the Spirit) will glorify me, for he
Is it possible to begin... -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Is it possible to begin with sufferings --plural --and end in hope?
How simple the test, how... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
How simple the test, how great the consequences when that test has not been applied.
I used to drive by... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
I used to drive by a peaceful-looking lake in southeastern Minnesota that was surrounded by oak tree
All the texts for this... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
All the texts for this Trinity Sunday reflect the unity of God in the purpose of creation and the co
The Trinity is more than... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The Trinity is more than a dogma of faith, or a sign of the cross, or a mystery simply accepted.
The wisdom of God is... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The wisdom of God is in all creation, and it is revealed in so many ways.
In this chapter which reveals... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
In this chapter which reveals John's vision of the hereafter, we recognize the source of the words t
Troubles began piling up for... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Troubles began piling up for a Midwest couple near Alton, Illinois. First they lost their jobs.
The entire fourth chapter is... -- Revelation 4:1-11 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The entire fourth chapter is an allusion to temple worship.
The oldest riddle in the... -- Proverbs 8:22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The oldest riddle in the world: "Which came first?
Aldous Huxley was an English... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Aldous Huxley was an English writer whose works seemed to express a disillusionment with 20th centur
God's immanence and transcendence need... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
God's immanence and transcendence need always to be in tension.
God is enlightening you and... -- John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
"... God is enlightening you and teaching you direct, bit by bit as you can bear it.
There was a Sunday... -- Isaiah 6:1-8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
There was a Sunday school teacher who prided herself on her biblical expertise, innovative pe

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John Jamison

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (vv. 14-16)


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Bethany Peerbolte
Thomas Willadsen
Katy Stenta
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

David Coffin
Easter is a season of new life and that which guides the church into new life. All three texts point in this direction. What congregation or church leader is not in need of new ideas and directions for life in the history or their ministry?
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Acts 4:5-12
I ran across, what sounds to me, like an old legend. It’s a good story, though, and I think it is worth looking at.

Back in the days when the Old West was being settled, a lot of people made their way over the Oregon Trail. When they got to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, they found a stream that was too wide to cross by just stepping over it. To get across, they "two-stepped" across by using an ugly lump sticking up out of the water in the middle of the stream as a step.

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
Contents
“Trusting in God” by Peter Andrew Smith
“The Power of a Name” by David O. Bales
“Through A Dark Valley Toward the Table Of An Enemy” by David O. Bales


Trusting in God
by Peter Andrew Smith
1 John 3:16-24

Jane handed Mary a cup of coffee. “Is anyone else around?”

Mary shook her head. “No, Ken and Pastor Mark headed off to their meeting so it’s just the two of us at the church until they get back.”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his voice today.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we fail to hear your voice.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wilfully ignore your voice.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we wander far from the fold.
Lord, have mercy.


Reading:

John 10:11-18

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Donna E. Schaper
What does this shepherd possibly mean? He says he has the power to put his life down and to pick it up again! It is almost like he is saying we can stop breathing whenever we want -- and then begin breathing again. How dare we believe this promise?
Paul W. Kummer
Sometimes it just takes boldness!

"Tell me what my dreams means," bellowed the king. "And I want to know what the dream was, too! It was so terrifying that I can't remember it! Tell me now! If you don't, O wise men of Babylon, I will have all of you killed."

That's the report Daniel heard in his prison cell as henchmen came to fulfill the king's earnest decree. "Wait, there's a God in heaven who reveals mysteries," delays Daniel, and with boldness in God and with confidence that God gives dream meanings, Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar about the future.
Paul E. Robinson
Not long ago I heard about one more study done with rats. This particular study seemed to indicate that the amount of stress experienced by baby rats in their first ten days set their bodies for the rest of their lives as to how the rats would react to stressful situations. As I recall, there are at least two factors at work. First of all, in a stressful situation a chemical is produced that triggers the stress response throughout the body.

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