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Many congregations and individuals pray... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 1996
Many congregations and individuals pray for specific missionaries and write them to let them know of
It only took a couple... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 1996
It only took a couple of minutes for the people who worked with Jack to notice the difference in his
The convenience store clerk got... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - A -- 1996
The convenience store clerk got off late and walked home in the dark.
During World War II, a... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1996
During World War II, a group of Jews, hounded by the
Let me take you back... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1996
Let me take you back to 1980: Lake Placid. The crowd is
RemainsCemetery overgrown with... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - B -- 1996
RemainsCemetery overgrown with weeds,resting place of forgotten saints,
In a dark corner of... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
In a dark corner of the Metropolitan Museum in New York is a painting, not well known, from the Baro
We have sung the old... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
We have sung the old hymn, "There is power, power, wondrous working power in the precious blood of t
Agnes Sanford's ministry was one... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
Agnes Sanford's ministry was one of love for all God's saints, and of the true wisdom that comes fro
What comes into your mind... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - C -- 1995
What comes into your mind when you hear the word power?
There is a Hindu story... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
There is a Hindu story about four Brahmins who were friends.
As the young mother was... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
As the young mother was getting her children ready for bed, her eight-year-old son got into bed wit
The poem, Via Lucis, by... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
The poem, Via Lucis, by Howard Chandler Robbins seems so appropriate to this passage and to Ascensio
Milton Jacobi was 10 or... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
Milton Jacobi was 10 or 15 years older than I and he had graduated from a small state college.
The church which is his... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1991
"The church which is his [Christ's] body, the fullness of him who fills all in all" (v. 23).
During the late 1940s, a... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1991
During the late 1940s, a small city had become well-known for its tolerance toward crime and corrupt
We must never forget who... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1991
We must never forget who it is who shall reign in glory for both this age and the next.
The Japanese poet, Issa, is... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A
The Japanese poet, Issa, is considered to be among the greatest practitioners of the simple poetic f
Paul Baloche has written or... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A
Paul Baloche has written or co-written more than 120 recorded worship songs.
The pastor explained to the... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A
The pastor explained to the board that sponsoring a Boy Scout troop would be a good thing since it w
Brad was able to get... -- Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A
Brad was able to get into the university he most wanted to attend. He was grateful.
On October 23, 1958, an... -- Ephesians 1:15-23
On October 23, 1958, an explosion rocked mine number three at Springhill, Nova Scotia.
Two teenage sisters named Alice... -- Ephesians 1:15-23
Two teenage sisters named Alice and Sally were talking about their mother.

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American Individualism And Christian Community:contradiction, Compromise, Or Challenge? -- Acts 1:1-11, Ephesians 1:15-23, Luke 24:44-53 -- Carter Shelley -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Thanksgiving Opportunities -- Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 25:31-46, Psalm 100 -- Carter Shelley -- Christ The King (Proper 29) - A
Dear Fellow Preachers,

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Acts 2:1-21 is the obvious choice for your Pentecost lectionary text and perhaps you have used it on many occasions. However, the lectionary includes several options and I explore them in this Charting the Course to try to show there is more than one way to experience God’s Spirit.

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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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C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez
Contents
“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:

The Village Shepherd

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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