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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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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).

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“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:

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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.

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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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