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Awareness of Sin and The Urgency of Repentance -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Ash Wednesday - A -- 2020
Ash Wednesday is time to stress our sorrow for sin and the way out, a chance to stimulate our awaren
Advocating New Life -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- David Coffin -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
It was the high school graduation season in a certain community who had been blessed with the public
God's Love Is In All Of Creation -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter direct us to sermons on the great things God’s love does,
Lives transformed -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
What if the resurrection happened and no one told anyone about it?
The life of trust and courage -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 17:22-31
Idol-rife -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- William H. Shepherd, Schuyler Rhodes -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
In Garret Kreizer's novel, God of Beer (2002), the high school social studies teacher tells t
Our known God -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- David Kalas -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Pulling off the exit ramp on a highway in Pennsylvania, I saw a sign that caught my
My other car is a UFO -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
Are you planning a vacation to visit the relatives?
Church and world -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
Perhaps no issues are more difficult in Christian preaching and teaching than the relationship of th
Bridging the gap -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Bridging the gap from the divine to the human, from God's
Idol-rife -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
In Garret Kreizer's novel, God of Beer (2002), the high school social studies teacher tells t

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Religious in Every Way, or Not -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 17, 2020:
Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.

Devotional

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Easter 6 -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
For as I went through the city and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I found among the

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Easter 6 (2020) -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, M Adryael Tong -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
Act 17:22-31
Sermon Illustrations For Easter 6 (2017) -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Acts 17:22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 6 (2014) -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 17:22-31
Colonel Robert Green... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Colonel Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll was a lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and an ora
Each morning an... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Each morning an elderly woman was seen kneeling before a statue of the Virgin Mary at the city's gre
There are no atheists... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
There are no atheists.
NULL -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Acts 17:22-31
NULL -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
In this year's voting for players to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame, sluggers were absent from the
NULL -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Do you ever feel like there is something missing?
What do you suppose Paul... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
What do you suppose Paul would say if he showed up not on the Areopagus in ancient
Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk, said: "I no longer
Fifteen churches on the district... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Fifteen churches on the district participated in a first-ever ministry fair. The event was
What is this? the teacher... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
"What is this?" the teacher asked, holding up an old leather horse collar. Her city students
Acts 17:22-31 What... -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Acts 17:22-31
Joan was convinced that herbs... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Joan was convinced that herbs were the answer to good health.
The story is told about... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
The story is told about how Garrison Keillor became a Lutheran.
Mary, a registered nurse for... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Mary, a registered nurse for over twenty years and a Christian for most of her adult life, walked in
A football coach smiled as... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
A football coach smiled as he looked over his team.

The Immediate Word

Religious in Every Way, or Not -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 17, 2020:
Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Religious in Every Way, or Not -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 17, 2020:
Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.

SermonStudio

Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Acts 17:22--31 (C, E)
Sixth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
There is a strange belief abroad in our land at the present time, the belief that we cannot know God
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme Jesus out of the grave and alive and with us.
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Acts 17:22-31 (C, E)
Making God known -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Acts 17:22--31 (C, E, L)
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 17:22-31 (C, E, L)
Sixth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Religious in Every Way, or Not -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 17, 2020:
Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.

SermonStudio

Stuck in Park -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Tony S. Everett -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Martha had lived alone for several years, except, that is, for her dog, Otto, a three-year-old minia
To An Unknown God -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Are you one of those people who always has a backup plan?
Blinders -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Bill Mosley -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Loggerhead turtles lay eggs among the sand dunes on beaches.
How To Be Christian Without Being Religious -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Robert J. Elder -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
One thing about ancient Athens. It was a marketplace for new ideas.
Center Yourself In The Lord -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
When Charlie Atlas was a teenager his parents purchased for him a dresser mirror that he placed in h
Ya Gotta Know The Territory -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
I. Old Wisdom For A "New" Era

The Village Shepherd

Groping For God -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Each year I visit the local Church of England primary school, to tell the older children (10 and 11

Stories

StoryShare

Here Am I -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Epiphany 2 | Ordinary Time 2 - A -- 2020
Contents “Remembering Our Limitations” by C. David McKirachan
What Words to Use -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
Contents “What Words to Use?” by C. David McKirachan
We Are Never Alone -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Keith Wagner -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Contents"We Are Never Alone" by Keith Wagner
Deliverance -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Craig Kelly -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Contents"Deliverance" by Craig Kelly
Always Be Ready -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Always Be Ready" by Frank Ramirez
With Advocates Like This... -- Acts 17:22-31, John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Contents What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Attack Or Attract? -- Acts 17:22-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
It has been a few years since Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code (New York: Doubleday, 2003

Worship

The Immediate Word

Religious in Every Way, or Not -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2020
For May 17, 2020:
Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.

SermonStudio

Easter 6 -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To Confession
Easter 6 -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: We have come to seek God
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20, John 14:15-21 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
HymnsOur Cities Cry To You, O God (PH437)
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: The Unknown God Made KnownCall To Worship
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31Theme: To A Known GodCall To Worship
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
EASTER 6 -- Psalm 66:8-20, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Norman A. Beck -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Perhaps the most usable unifying theme that is present in all of the texts selected for Easter 6, Se
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Bethany Peerbolte
Dean Feldmeyer
Thomas Willadsen
For April 18, 2021:
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John Jamison
While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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John E. Sumwalt
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"Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect" by Frank Ramirez
"Reunite Refugee Children and Parents" by John Sumwalt
 

Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (v. 4)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Acts 3:12-19
Wayne Brouwer
Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

SermonStudio

John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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