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Acts 13:15-16, 26-33

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God's promise is true -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
The fourth Sunday of Easter grounds the new life in Christ in the ancient promise of God.

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When businesses advertise, they try... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
When businesses advertise, they try to take their message and put it in places where their potential
Apartheid in South Africa has... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
Apartheid in South Africa has been a system of repression and injustice.
Family reunions are the greatest... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
Family reunions are the greatest/awfullest events on the face of the planet.
In 1866, in a famous... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
In 1866, in a famous speech on reform, William Gladstone declared to the English House of Commons, "
The Today's English Version has... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
The Today's English Version has the officials of the synagogue say, "Brothers, we want you to speak
What does it mean to... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
What does it mean to "fear God?" I am thankful that the times in my life I have been most afraid hav
I was convinced that I... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
I was convinced that I was serving the most difficult, demanding, conflicted congregation in the cou
Verse 27 is key in... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
Verse 27 is key in understanding this passage -- due to a lack of recognition and misunderstanding t
The Sunday school teacher read... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
The Sunday school teacher read from her Bible storybook the account of Jonah and the whale to her fi
Am I fulfilled? That question... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
"Am I fulfilled?" That question has become a major preoccupation.
There is a mighty BUT... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
There is a mighty "BUT" in this passage. "BUT, God raised him from the dead." (v.
Repeatedly you find the word... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
Repeatedly you find the word "fear" in much of our Easter Scripture readings.
On a flight from Las... -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C
On a flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Rochester, Minnesota, a man tried to ease tensions by telling

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FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33, Psalm 23, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(RESPONSIVELY)Come into God's presence with singing.

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Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Easter 4 -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33, Revelation 7:9-17, John 10:22-30 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
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The Mystery of God's Mercy -- Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Have you ever hurt someone, or have you ever insulted someone without knowing it?
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David Kalas
You have no doubt seen, as I have, the lingering effect of the songs that are sung at a loved one’s funeral. Certain individuals in my congregation reliably tear up during this hymn or that one, and I know that it’s because that song was sung at their parent’s, or spouse’s, or child’s service. And the experience of death and grief is so strong in us that that song, then, forever belongs to that occasion for that individual. 
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For November 1, 2020:
  • Shining in Glory by Chris Keating — On All Saints day, we recall those who have faced the great ordeal. Those who shine in glory give us courage to press forward, even in the face of pandemic and ongoing strife.

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Peter Andrew Smith
“There were so many people involved in the project I’m not sure I deserve to be singled out,” Jenny said.

“You deserve it and more,” Carl said from beside her. “Don’t be humble. You worked hard and should be thanked.”

“Thanked I can handle but all of this?” Jenny nodded toward the lavish reception which followed the surprise presentation. “Like I said in my speech there were many hands and gifts that went to make this outreach effort possible.”

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John Jamison
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them. (vv. 1-4)

John Jamison
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (vv. 11-12)

I have a few questions for you.

Have any of you ever been sick? (Let them respond) How did you feel? Did you feel lucky? (Let them respond.)

Have any of you ever gotten hurt? (Let them respond) How did you feel? Did you feel happy? (Let them respond.)

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Mark Ellingsen
Theme of the Day
Inspired by the saints and the love of God.

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Acknowledging that God has knit His people together in one body, petitions are offered that the faithful might follow the saints in lives of faith and commitment and know the inexpressible joys prepared for those who love Him. Doctrines of Sanctification (construed as a Work of God), Church, and Eschatology are emphasized.

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Psalm 34:1-10, 22
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Pharisees Today

The Pharisees were real "good news/bad news" guys!

They were the undisputed authorities on the Jewish Scriptures, and the recognized spokespersons for Moses himself. "Do whatever they teach you and follow it," Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples (Matthew 23:3a). We hear so much about Jesus in conflict with the Pharisees, that sometimes we forget Jesus respectfully acknowledged their academic accomplishments and religious leadership.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

The Church of Christ

Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority

The local community

Those who suffer

The communion of saints


These responses may be used:


Lord, in your mercy
Hear our prayer
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

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