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Language, community and relationship -- Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
How does the preacher cope with those Sundays of the year that carry a specific theme?
Passover and Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - B
I encourage you to do some extensive work in an effort to understand something of the meaning of Pen
The God of New Beginnings -- Psalm 104:24-34, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Listen to some people talk these days and you get the idea that they worship a God who is interested
Spirited speech -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
The issue of communication, godly and human, forms the common bond among the Pentecost texts.

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Different But the Same -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 9, 2019:
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar

Drama

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The Tower Of Babel -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1997
Theme

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Different But the Same -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 9, 2019:
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar

Emphasis Preaching Journal

He was always out to... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
He was always out to make a name for himself, to be someone greater and more important than he was.
Recently Anne, Mary and Nancy... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
Recently Anne, Mary and Nancy attended a Leadership Development Seminar.
The building of the Tower... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
The building of the Tower of Babel was one of the earliest events in which the presumptuous nature o
John could not understand how... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
John could not understand how it happened!
A favorite party game is... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
A favorite party game is Telephone.
An old fable told about... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
An old fable told about two ducks and a frog. They often played together in a small pond.
Herb Miller tells the story... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Herb Miller tells the story of a church executive who made a reservation for him and his family to s
An Air Force major was... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
An Air Force major was promoted to colonel and was moved into a brand new office.
The Tower of Babel is... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
The Tower of Babel is yet another biblical story intended to illustrate how humankind has perverted
A Texan was driving through... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - C
A Texan was driving through the hills of a rural area and stopped at a small gas station.
Babel was a symbol of... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Babel was a symbol of human pride, which is illustrated by the fable of Aesop, "The Fir Tree and the
There are many ways one... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
There are many ways one can make a name for themselves other than to build a tower.
The opening verse of this... -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The opening verse of this reading revives the dream of Pentecost.

Prayer

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THE DAY OF PENTECOST -- Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- B. David Hostetter -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Different But the Same -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 9, 2019:
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar

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The Day Of Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- George M. Bass -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Day Of Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- George M. Bass -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Day of Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

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Different But the Same -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 9, 2019:
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar

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Gardens -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Michael D. Wuchter -- 2009
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.
Pentecost: From Confusion To Communion In Christ -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Alex A. Gondola, Jr. -- 2000
There's an old story about a man who found a pig.
Death Of A Dream - Birth Of A Church -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1991
This Old Testament lesson is a story of failure, but there is a great truth for all of us in it.

The Village Shepherd

The Power Of The Spirit -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - C
Back in the sixties in the UK, town planners and builders and architects thought that it was a good

Stories

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Let Us Make A Name For Ourselves -- Genesis 11:1-9 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1994
"When you're No. 1 in the world...

Worship

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Different But the Same -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2019
For June 9, 2019:
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar
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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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Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
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Psalm 4

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

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Bill Thomas
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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.

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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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