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Emphasis Preaching Journal

Optical Illusion? -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
Walking through a carnival midway at the county fair, a man met his neighbors, a young couple with t
Changing the conversation -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- David Kalas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
You probably have, as I do, certain email applications that allow you to view your emails as "conver
It was good -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, Psalm 8 -- William H. Shepherd, Schuyler Rhodes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
The more I listened, the more I heard desperation.
Down for the count -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, Psalm 8 -- R. Craig Mccreary -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
All of my life, as I am sure of that in most of your lives, I have had to live by the

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm
Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.

Devotional

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
See, I have given you every plant yielding seed ... you shall have them for food.

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Trinity Sunday (2017) -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bill Thomas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
Genesis 1:1--2:4a
On November 28, 1660... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
On November 28, 1660, a group of twelve men met at Gresham College in London to listen to a lecture
Trying to relate... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
Trying to relate the Creation accounts in Genesis with modern science is tricky but not impossible.
Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2014) -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
Genesis 1:1--2:4a
NULL -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Genesis 1:1--2:4a
NULL -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Leah Thompson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Evening and morning: the most bewitching times of day.
NULL -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Before each game, Texas A&M women's basketball coach Gary Blair will scrawl a plus sign on his h
Consider what we know about... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Consider what we know about the size of this God-created universe ...
The opening words of the... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
The opening words of the book of Genesis, which are the opening words of the whole
One day, Jackie found a... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
One day, Jackie found a kitten in her trash can. The kitten could not have been more than
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts' important work... -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts' important work on the working-class lives in industrial towns
Genesis 1:1--2:4abr... -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Genesis 1:1--2:4a

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm
Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm
Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Trinity Sunday -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2004
This priestly account of God's creation of the world has been called the most theological chapter in
Trinity Sunday -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme The teaching and ministry of Jesus the Christ.
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Genesis 1:1--2:4a (C); Genesis 1:1--2:3 (E)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm
Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.

SermonStudio

To Say Elohim -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Stan Purdum -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Since we are gathered here in a church, I suspect that there are not many of you present who do not
The Glory Of Being Human -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- Leonard W. Mann -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
The sciences tell us that out of nothingness came an instantaneous burst of power, a power microscop

Stories

StoryShare

The Critic -- Matthew 20:16-20, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Psalm 8 -- Keith Hewitt, C. David Mckirachan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
Contents"The Critic" by Keith Hewitt
God, Faith, And Science Fairs -- Matthew 28:16-20, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Psalm 8 -- Craig Kelly, Keith Hewitt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
Contents"God, Faith, and Science Fairs" by Craig Kelly
Throwing The Thompson's -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- C. David Mckirachan, David O. Bales -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week

Worship

The Immediate Word

Saints On A Train -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 -- Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2017
While the world copes with another apparent terrorist attack in London, a recent incident on a
Infinite Infinities -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2014
The lectionary texts for Trinity Sunday -- specifically the creation story from Genesis and Psalm
Free Sermon Illustrations From The Immediate Word For June 19, 2011 -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
A FATHER'S PERSPECTIVE
When Good-Bye Is Not Good-Bye -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2011
This Sunday of the church year the lectionary focuses on the doctrine of the Trinity -- a complex th
What The Church Can Teach The Nations -- Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2008
Power can lead to great good or great evil, depending on who wields that power.

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Matthew 28:16-20, Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Psalm 8 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Apostolic GreetingUse 2 Corinthians 13:13 with a response.
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: God, who created all things and named them "good,"
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 2001
Theme: CreationFirst Lesson: Genesis 1:1--2:4a Theme: Creation
The Holy Trinity -- Genesis 1:1--2:4a, 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Genesis 1:1--2:4aTheme: Trinity -- In The Beginning
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Mary Austin
Dean Feldmeyer
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For August 18, 2019:
  • Seeing the Signs, Taking the Steps by Mary Austin — Jesus tells the crowds listening to him to see the signs, and watch for change in the world. We can interpret the weather, but seeing change in our communal life is much harder.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Wayne Brouwer
The Desert Fathers told of a father and a son who were traveling together. They came to the edge of a forest. Some of the bushes were loaded with berries. They looked so delicious that the son asked if they could stop for a while and pick berries.

The father was anxious to be on his way, but he saw the desire in his son’s eyes and agreed to stay there for a short while. The son was delighted. Together they searched the bushes for the biggest, plumpest, juiciest berries.
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Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
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Mark Ellingsen
Isaiah 5:1-7
In the passage from Isaiah, God is the owner of the vineyard, which represents God's people. The coming destruction (verses 5-6) results from the people's failure to do what God "expected," and hoped for (verses 2, 4, 7). That is, the failure to enact and embody justice and righteousness invites catastrophe.

God’s judgment is just and would ultimately come for the recipients of the prophecy by means of the Assyrians (if the recipients were, as many suggest, the Northern Kingdom).

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Peter Andrew Smith
Frank Ramirez
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“A Cloud of Witnesses” by Peter Andrew Smith
“A Mind of Their Own” by Frank Ramirez


A Cloud of Witnesses
by Peter Andrew Smith
Hebrews 11:29--12:2

Pastor Will stormed out of the board room.

“Is everything okay, Pastor?” Linda called from the office. “Are you finished already?”

“We’re just taking a break,” he said. “We all need a few minutes”

Will walked into the sanctuary, sat in a pew, and closed his eyes.

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Arley K. Fadness
Jesus said, ‘I came to bring fire to the earth,’...” (v. 49a)

Good morning girls and boys,

It is a good morning, isn’t it? It’s good because you and your family are here at worship. It’s good because I get to talk with you. It’s good because God is here. How awesome is that? Can you think of other reasons why today is a good morning? (children may respond)

What secret do you think I have in this special box? (children guess)

(presenter removes and shows a candle on a candlestick)

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
All prospective Church of England clergy are obliged to attend a three day selection conference to determine whether or not they are suitable candidates for ministry in the Church. This can often cause real difficulty for those candidates who are told at the end of the conference that the selectors have decided not to recommend them for training at this time. The candidates feel themselves to have been called by God, but the selectors don't agree.

SermonStudio

Lee Ann Dunlap
Some of the best prophetic voices of any culture are its troubadours. Historically, the term refers to traveling musicians who once strolled the streets and pubs of medieval Europe singing love songs in exchange for food and lodging. Today they travel by jet or private coach filling auditoriums with screaming fans and recording "greatest hits" albums. Regardless of the time or language, music has an almost supernatural power to affect the human soul and even change the course of the human community. It lifts our spirits, bolsters our courage, and points out injustice.

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