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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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The Immediate Word

Ron Love
Bethany Peerbolte
Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For May 31, 2020:
  • We Are The 120 by Ron Love — Let us never forget that we are the 120; the unseen members of the Body of Christ.
  • Second Thoughts: Masked Prophets by Bethany Peerbolte — Being a prophet is not about knowing exactly what will happen in the future. Being a prophet is about seeing the present world clearly and knowing God enough to sense a disconnect.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
M Adryael Tong
Acts 2:1-21
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Without the Spirit of God, we can do nothing. We are as ships without the wind, branches without sap, and like coals without fire, we are useless.” The Day of Pentecost is the day we celebrate the birth of the church and the Holy Spirit coming on the apostles and they began to speak in other languages (Acts 2:4).

StoryShare

C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“You. Yes, You.” by C. David McKirachan
“Dream, Pray, Plan” by Frank Ramirez


You. Yes, You.
by C. David McKirachan
Acts 2:1-21

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Bethany Peerbolte
These verses follow the metaphor of living water flowing from our hearts into the world. The opening activity will work off of that image to show how water works. Water fills in all the empty places it can find. Even when we think there is no room, water can find the emptiness and fill it up.

What you will need:
A transparent jar or bowl
A couple of large rocks (or other large objects that will fit in your container)
Sand
Water

In your lesson say something like:

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus promised his friends that great power would be available to them when he had finally disappeared from this earth. That power came on the Day of Pentecost. In our worship today let us explore what sort of power this was and whether it is still available to us.


Invitation to Confession:
Jesus, sometimes I have difficulty connecting with things that happened 2,000 years ago.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, sometimes I assume that all your power was in the past, belonging to a by-gone age.

SermonStudio

Kristin Borsgard Wee
All of you have heard stories of miracles. Some of you have experienced a miracle. The one which tops my list comes from several years ago. A woman I knew had been doctoring for stomach problems. Nothing seemed to be working. Her local doctor sent her to Rochester. The Mayo doctors ran her through a battery of tests and discovered cancer. They did surgery immediately. They took one look and closed her up. There was cancer everywhere. She came home to die. But she didn't get sick and weaker as we expected. We saw her in church every Sunday. Several months later, she was back at Mayo.

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