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Christian community -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
Here we see community formation in action.

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I don't think anything can... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
I don't think anything can be more damaging to a relationship than miscommunication and half-truths.
When the early Christians argued... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
When the early Christians argued over the practice of circumcision and its application to the Christ
I was attending a church... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
I was attending a church potluck supper one evening.
Dr. Barbara Racioppo, a clinical... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
Dr.
Ron and Lori were celebrating... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
Ron and Lori were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.
Generally people will listen to... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
Generally people will listen to someone who speaks from the vantage point of actually having made an
A summer writing project necessitated... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
A summer writing project necessitated sending weekly news articles electronically.
Necessity has no law.br... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
"Necessity has no law."-- Augustine
Will Campbell writes in Forty... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
Will Campbell writes in Forty Acres And a Goat: "When I got home I began to read up on John R
One of the great things... -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Ascension of the Lord - C
One of the great things about the Word of God is it tells the story of God's people --warts and all!

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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- B. David Hostetter -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Easter 6 -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Sixth 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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No Grey Area -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Our text this morning is about one of the greatest spiritual and theological events in the history o
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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) I have another story for you today. Are you ready? (Let them respond.) Great!

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David Coffin
All of today’s texts address times along the faith journey where a mature faith is helpful. Modern examples include a church which has just completed a major building project. The ribbon cutting celebration is in the past. It is time to make payments to the creditors. Also, there are maintenance and upkeep costs along with knowing the state will be making inspection visits to assure building safety standards remain current.
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Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26
John Calvin well describes the distress and doubt which this lesson depicts:

...for there is nothing more difficult for men than to preserve their minds in a state of peace and tranquility, undisturbed by any disquieting fears, whilst they are in this world, which is subject to many changes. (Calvin’s Commentaries, Vol.V/1, p. 18)

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Janice B. Scott
Alice loved ballet. She'd been given a ballet video for her birthday, and she spent hours watching it. When she'd been attending ballet classes for three weeks, she announced to the assembled family that she was going to be a ballet dancer when she grew up.

Alice's mother and father exchanged meaningful glances. "Ballet means a lot of hard work," warned her father.

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What's Up This Week
"Where Have All the Churches Gone?" by John Smylie
"Caught Not Taught" by John Smylie
"Oh, Mulberries!" by David Bales

Note: This installment was originally published in 2007.

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Where Have All the Churches Gone?
By John Smylie
Lamentations 1:1-6

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David E. Leininger
A couple of years ago, a fascinating book by Mitch Albom hit the bestseller lists, Tuesdays with Morrie. The author had learned that his old teacher was slowly dying of Lou Gehrig's disease, and after an absence of many years, the two reconnected and began to get together every Tuesday. The book shares some of the great lessons that emerged from those weekly conversations. For example:

"Okay, question," I say to Morrie. His bony fingers hold his glasses across his chest, which rises and falls with each labored breath.

"What's the question?" he says.
Carlos Wilton
The little-known book of Lamentations was likely composed in the ashes of Jerusalem, following the Babylonian invasion which carried the leaders of the Jewish community off into exile. It speaks to the concerns of the Jerusalem community for their long-term survival under occupation by a foreign power. While the book's title sounds grim, and its setting is dark, the book is fundamentally life-affirming. It is a testimony to the steadfast love of God that may be discovered through renewed faith, even in troubled times.

Dallas A. Brauninger
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The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" [6] The Lord replied, "If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
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Habakkuk was a prophet who undertook to sustain the faith of the nation through one of the most hopeless periods of Hebrew history.
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"The Dead Poets Society," he reveals with eyes aglow, "was a society dedicated to sucking the marrow out of life. That phrase is by Thoreau and was invoked at every meeting."

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