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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 Lessons

Acts 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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“...for power came out of him and healed all of them.” (v. 19b)

Good morning wonderful children,

Thanks for joining me. I am so happy to see you and to talk to you today. Are you ready for a special message I have just for you? (children respond)  Here we go.

Ever heard the word bless?  Like “you are blessed” or “you are my blessing?”(children respond) To be blessed is like goodness coming to you. To be blessed is like getting a gift that makes you happy.

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A Messianic Message?
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Luke 6:17-26

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We tend to think of Saints as special holy people who are perhaps not quite real. But in this reading, Jesus makes it clear that those who are very ordinary because they are poor, or hungry, or sad, or otherwise disadvantaged in some way, are especially blessed. This is a story about Casper, who spoke in fun but found his words were taken rather seriously.

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"Louise, can you and Pastor Hal come to Thanksgiving dinner at our house this Friday? I have this really, really big turkey, and I don't want a ton of leftovers," Tracy implored her friend.

"Well, I'd love to, but we always invite a widower, Andy Vespa, each Thanksgiving. I don't want him to be by himself with his pork and beans. Of course, Steve and Vicki will be here, too," Louise replied. "Andy's always been a part of this family gathering."

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