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Once a young man received... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Once a young man received a Bible from his grandmother.
Sometimes God uses those who... -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2009
Sometimes God uses those who lack pedigree in order to fine-tune our attention and our focus.
In Stephen Harrigan's novel, The... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
In Stephen Harrigan's novel, The Gates of the Alamo, the character Edmund remembers his mothe
Paul proclaims a time of... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
Paul proclaims a time of thanksgiving for the gift of Jesus Christ.
Do not save me from... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
"Do not save me from death; save me from life!" the character Lilia cries to Joshua in Cecil DeMille
We are who we are... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B -- 2008
We are who we are, not because of our own doing, but by the grace of God.
Ephesians begins with God's redemptive... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- 2003
Ephesians begins with God's redemptive plan for humanity.
Every summer, our church conducts... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- 2003
Every summer, our church conducts a two-week Bible camp for kids in our area.
The Japanese emperor Ingyo ruled... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- 2003
The Japanese emperor Ingyo ruled during the 5th century.
In 1900 the Daughters of... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
In 1900 the Daughters of the American Revolution elected Jane Adams, the noted social worker, to hon
You and Jesus are walking... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
You and Jesus are walking down the road together.
Little guys tend to be... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
Little guys tend to be chosen last in team sports.
When Jon and Debi were... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 2000
When Jon and Debi were invited to consider going to Madagascar as missionaries it was a tough decisi
Choosing up sides at recess... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1999
Choosing up sides at recess when playing a game at school was always a tense time.
Alex wanted a dog. He... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1999
Alex wanted a dog.
There is a gospel singer... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Second Sunday after Christmas - A -- 1999
There is a gospel singer who has touched the hearts of many of us with a song he wrote.
When Alfredo arrived at school... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
When Alfredo arrived at school nobody really befriended him except Mark.
This Ephesians passage reminds us... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
This Ephesians passage reminds us that we have been adopted as the children of God through Jesus Chr
In Peru, archaeologists have uncovered... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
In Peru, archaeologists have uncovered a "portrait vessel of a ruler" from the time of the Moche cul
A labyrinth is like a... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1997
A labyrinth is like a maze. But the difference is that a maze has many dead ends.
A convenience store clerk left... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- 1994
A convenience store clerk left work at midnight. He had to walk home through a cemetery.
The astronauts who have viewed... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- 1994
The astronauts who have viewed Earth from space have a very different perspective than do we who ha
In most areas of the... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
In most areas of the United States, if you are having some kind of emergency, you can dial 911 and h
I once had an opportunity... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
I once had an opportunity to live a lifelong fantasy to be a cowboy when I served a church in Texas.
The gospels tell us that... -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1994
The gospels tell us that when Jesus was baptized God spoke from heaven and said to him, "You are my

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Proper 10 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- George M. Bass -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B -- 1990
The weekly rhythm of the church year should be clearly perceived by the preacher by this time of the
Second Sunday After Christmas -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:1-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
Second Sunday After ChristmasRevised CommonJeremiah 31:7-14
Proper 10, Pentecost 8, Ordinary Time 15 -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
An Introduction To Ephesians

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You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
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Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
It's not news that many places in the world are torn apart by war -- nevertheless, recent headlines
Faith Matters and Matters of State -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Especially in America, with our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion on the one hand and

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Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
It's not news that many places in the world are torn apart by war -- nevertheless, recent headlines
Faith Matters and Matters of State -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Especially in America, with our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion on the one hand and

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The Lot Of The Chosen -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday after Christmas - C
I wonder how you start your day?
Wish List For The Future -- Ephesians 1:3-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
When I take a wedding service or a baptism service, I like to offer a few moments of silence

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You Are What You Say: The Word Incarnate And Human Words -- Jeremiah 31:7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, John 1:(1-9) 10-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Second Sunday after Christmas - B
Dear Fellow Preachers,
Speaking Of Peace -- Mark 6:14-29, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24 -- Thom M. Shuman, Wesley T. Runk -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
It's not news that many places in the world are torn apart by war -- nevertheless, recent headlines
Faith Matters and Matters of State -- 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 -- Carter Shelley -- Proper 10 | Ordinary Time 15 - B
Especially in America, with our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion on the one hand and
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For May 31, 2020:
  • We Are The 120 by Ron Love — Let us never forget that we are the 120; the unseen members of the Body of Christ.
  • Second Thoughts: Masked Prophets by Bethany Peerbolte — Being a prophet is not about knowing exactly what will happen in the future. Being a prophet is about seeing the present world clearly and knowing God enough to sense a disconnect.

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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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M Adryael Tong
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:

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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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