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During Mohammed Ali's later boxing... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
During Mohammed Ali's later boxing matches, he adopted a strategy which was called "rope-a-dope." At
The Servant's ears are opened... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Proper 19 | Ordinary Time 24 - B -- 1994
The Servant's ears are opened by God, that he may hear the words of divine revelation, and he yields
How often does anger speak... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
How often does anger speak and love keep silent? We live in a litigious society.
The boss had pulled out... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
The boss had pulled out all the stops for this particular retirement dinner.
In the old horse-and... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - B -- 1994
In the old horse-and-buggy days, a young man was engaged to marry a young woman.
Max Lucado, in his book... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
Max Lucado, in his book, On the Anvil, uses the image of blacksmith's anvil to understand the
It is a comforting Christian... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
It is a comforting Christian doctrine to realize that there is no automatic connection between our m
Truck-stop Chaplain Charlie was... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
Truck-stop Chaplain Charlie was sitting with a distraught young man in a McDonalds just off Route 80
After a football game between... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
After a football game between seventh graders, a furious father awaited the coach.
Words have prodigious power, for... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
Words have prodigious power, for good or for ill, to destroy or to make new.
The runner wore blue running... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
The runner wore blue running shorts and a blue singlet when he ran the Boston Marathon.
Dare Mighty Thingsbr... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
"Dare Mighty Things"Theodore Roosevelt
Because the Sovereign Lord helps... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
"Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced ..." Life piles layer upon layer of va
Harold Schonberg once described the... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
Harold Schonberg once described the vocal chords of Luciano Pavarotti as being "kissed by God." What
A number of years ago... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
A number of years ago Khrushchev was addressing the Supreme Soviet and denouncing the brutalities of
The moral of the well... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - C
The moral of the well-known children's story about The Little Engine That Could is not that t
President Calvin Coolidge was a... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
President Calvin Coolidge was a man of few words, for which he acquired the nickname, "Silent Cal."
Here in Isaiah 50 we... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Here in Isaiah 50 we have expression of the attitude of one who would serve, the philosophy of a ser
Resolve, energy, and integrity contribute... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Proper 18 | Ordinary Time 23 - B
Resolve, energy, and integrity contribute much to accomplishment.

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Savior Until The Palms Run Out -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11 -- Carter Shelley
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Who Should Carry The Load? -- Mark 14:1--15:47, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Passion Sunday - B
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So, Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem And... -- Luke 22:14--23:56, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Thom M. Shuman, Scott Suskovic -- Passion Sunday - C
Palm Sunday coincides this year with April Fool's Day -- and while there might be a temptation to in

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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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Psalm 4

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

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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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