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New Things -- Acts 14:8-18, John 13:31-35, Revelation 21:1-6 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
To hear some people talk, one might conclude it is the task of the church to call people back to som

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From the New York Times... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
From the New York Times comes the story of a healing different from the healing in the text appointe
Occasionally, I have been mistaken... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
Occasionally, I have been mistaken for another person.
Many churches have known financial... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
Many churches have known financial difficulties at one time or another, my own being no exception.
When someone achieves something notable... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
When someone achieves something notable and significant we want to know their secret -- the key to t
Paul said to the crippled... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
Paul said to the crippled man, "Stand upright." It is good advice that is not always heeded.
Shelby Foote is a southern... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
Shelby Foote is a southern novelist and historian who recently has attracted a great deal of popular
One of the real temptations... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
One of the real temptations every minister must face is letting the popularity of the office get to
The late Raymond Nogar, OP... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
The late Raymond Nogar, OP., in his book The Lord of the Absurd, talks about the way in which
The young couple was from... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
The young couple was from a large urban area.
The renowned magician and escape... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
The renowned magician and escape artist, Houdini, got out of many sets of handcuffs or straitjackets
Lystra was a Roman colony... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
Lystra was a Roman colony founded by Caesar Augustus and was only eleven miles from Pisidian Antioch
and seeing that he had... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
"... and seeing that he had faith to be made well ..."
In the spring, Debbie began... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
In the spring, Debbie began experiencing dizziness and found it difficult to maintain her balance.
In a not-too-familiar... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
In a not-too-familiar tale sent in the India he learned to love, Rudyard Kipling spun a yarn* about
Joni Earickson was supposed to... -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C
Joni Earickson was supposed to have been paralyzed for life. She fooled the doctors.

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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 14:8-18, Psalm 145:13b-21, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP(Responsively)God is great and greatly to be praised.

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Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Fifth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Thanksgiving Day -- Deuteronomy 8:1-20, 1 Timothy 2:1-8, Acts 14:8-18 -- George M. Bass -- Thanksgiving Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Easter 5 -- Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Easter 6 -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
The LessonsActs 15:1-2, 22-29 (C, RC)

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Beware! Caution! Danger! -- Acts 14:8-18 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
We may not always heed warning signs, but we still like to feel we have been told of approaching dan
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John Jamison
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
(vv. 16-21)

The Immediate Word

Thomas Willadsen
Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
Katy Stenta
Quantisha Mason-Doll
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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Road trip. Books, movies, and songs often center on a story about a journey in which someone finds out who they really are, what they really want, how to become what they were meant to be. The journey may be literal — discovering about ourselves through travel — or symbolic — an inward journey or experience that crystalizes self-discovery. In these passages, Jeremiah’s journey is an inward dialogue with God, in which, despite his protestations, it becomes apparent he is to be God’s prophet in the worst of times.
Mark Ellingsen
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Jeremiah 1:4-10
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, wrote, “'I have chosen you!' Keep that note of greatness in your creed. It is not that you have got God but that He has got you.” These words are powerful and, I think, reflect well the call of Jeremiah that we see in this passage. From before the time he was born, God had a plan for Jeremiah. He would be God’s prophet to the nations. 

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to worship:

Jesus grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favour of God was upon him. As we grow, let us too become strong, with the favour of God upon us.

Invitation to confession:

Lord, we would grow inwardly strong, as you were strong.
Lord, have mercy.

Lord, sometimes we are weak and do that which we later regret.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord, may we hold fast to you and become filled with wisdom.
Lord, have mercy.

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Argile Smith
C. David Mckirachan
Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

Contents
What's Up This Week
"Love Language That Hurts" by Argile Smith
"Whine And Cheese" by C. David McKirachan
"Moving On" by C. David McKirachan


What's Up This Week

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Gregory L. Tolle
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.... Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. (vv. 12-14, 27)

James Evans
(See Proper 16/Pentecost 14/Ordinary Time 21, Cycle C, for an alternative approach.)

William G. Carter
I want to let you in on an industry secret. Ready? Most preachers have a difficult time preaching in the congregations where they grew up.
Steven E. Albertin
"The land of the free and the home of the brave." So ends our national anthem sung today at many large public gatherings in our society. It was originally penned in a time of war and has continually reminded us that this is a nation where people will bravely fight to defend their freedoms. But in this day of post-modern relativism, when there are very few causes left which anyone will bravely defend, "freedom" still remains as the great American ideal.

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