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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Reading the other side of the New Testament -- Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:35-48 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
It is important that we never forget that the New Testament was written in the midst of real life, r
Learning from cancer -- Luke 24:36b-48, 1 John 3:1-7, Acts 3:12-19 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Third Sunday of Easter - B
For the past seven years, cancer has been part of my journey.


Emphasis Preaching Journal

Recently a television special recounted... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Recently a television special recounted the life of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
The human eye is like... -- 1 John 3:1-7 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
The human eye is like a built-in camera.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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C. David Mckirachan
There’s an old saying, “Watch what you pray for, you might get it.” A cautionary tale.

I always worry about giving people a rosy picture, a way to solve their problems. Having grown up with sit-coms, indoctrinated with the attitude that every problem could be fixed in a half hour (with commercials), except for the complicated ones (those took an hour), you’d think I’d expect happy endings and easy fixes. But somewhere along the line I was taught or osmosed a different attitude.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Ron Love
Mark Ellingsen
Bonnie Bates
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Job 38:1-7, 34-41
David Coffin
It is a dark, damp, raining Wednesday night in a certain pastor’s church study. Gathered with the pastor are four men in their late fifties. They have their Bibles open. Their eyelids are barely cracked open. A couple of the men were wise enough to stop by a gas station to get a cup of black coffee to stay awake. This is the latest effort in this small town congregation that worships less than ninety people.


Arley K. Fadness
“...whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant.” (v. 43b)

Good morning young folks,

What a blessing to see you this morning. I hope you are well and eager to hear a message from the Bible today. I love sharing and I know you love listening.

Today we will learn about how to be great. Yep, that’s what I said -- how to be great!

Have you ever been in a contest and you came out first? (children respond)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
One thing which perhaps separates humans from other animals, is our sense of justice. According to the documentaries I see on television, other animals seem to be driven by basic needs such as hunger, survival and sex. Their lives are centred around satisfying those needs, and even though some animals display considerable domestic organisation and affection for others of the species, they're still driven by their basic primitive urges.

We could also say that humans are driven by similar urges, but our lives are very


James Evans
Psalm 104 begins and ends with a unique call to praise. Instead of calling on others to praise the Lord, the psalmist instructs himself: "Bless the Lord, O my soul." This psalm and Psalm 103 are the only places in the Bible where this particular expression occurs. What are we to make of this unusual phrase?

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