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Children's Activity

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Samantha and Henry -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
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2-inch white pom-pom
3/4-inch white pom-pom
What's a good shepherd? -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: The concept of Jesus as the good shepherd is
The good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers or Parents: This Sunday is often called "Good
I am the good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers: Today's lesson is about Jesus the good shepherd.
I am the good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Teachers: Today's lesson is about Jesus the good shepherd.
The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
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Black construction paper
Popped popcorn
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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 10:11-18 -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: John 10:11-18 -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

Commentary

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God's love pursues us relentlessly -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
The after-Easter scriptures are wonderful to preach.
The posture of love -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- David Kalas -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
One of the popular songs of the mid-1960s sweetly declared, “What the world needs now is love.” That
I know my sheep -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Bass M. Mitchell -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
I was saddened beyond expression when the news reached me that a dear friend had taken his life.
At least God is greater -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18, Psalm 23 -- David A. Davis -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
A newly minted pastor heads out for a pastoral visit to the home of one the saints in the church.
Worthy adversaries -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
Complacency is surely one of the many problems plaguing contemporary Christianity in the United Stat
In Christ we are whole -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Again, in keeping with the theme from previous weeks, the power of the resurrected Christ predominat
From boredom to boldness -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
One of the dangers the followers of Jesus face in any age is staying alert to the magnificence of ou
The root of courage -- Acts 4:8-12, 1 John 3:18-24, John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
There are those in our midst who are quite threatened by many things in life and cannot seem to must
The Presence -- Acts 4:8-12, 23-33, John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Whether one speaks of the powerful manifestations of the presence of GodÕs spirit as is evidenced in
Now I lay me down to love -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
I have three young daughters. One of them in particular would say that she is an animal

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God's love pursues us relentlessly -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
The after-Easter scriptures are wonderful to preach.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin: John 10:11-18 -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin: John 10:11-18 -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Dandy's Choice -- John 10:11-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Call to Worship:

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his

Children's sermon

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The Very, Very Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (v.
A True Friend -- John 10:11-18 -- Anna Shirey -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: If we've lived long enough, most of us have had the experience of friends we
Samantha and Henry -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today I just brought with me my imaginary sheep, Samantha and Henry.
What's a good shepherd? -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning! I have a picture here. Can you tell me what's
The good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning. Today's reading says something very unusual.
I am the good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever been lost?
I am the good shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever been lost?
The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

Good Shepherds? -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Greener Pastures -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

This week’s lectionary texts center around the theme of the Good Shepherd, who “restores [our] so

Shepherds And Crooks -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
This Sunday is often colloquially referred to as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because of the lectionary te
The Good Shepherd And The Good Mother:a Tough Job Description -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Car-Nation And Christianity -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

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Give Your Life To The Lord -- John 10:11-18 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a doll or teddy bear

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Give Your Life To The Lord -- John 10:11-18 -- Wesley T. Runk
Good morning, boys and girls.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Winston's Race -- John 10:11-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Winston was determined to win the race.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter 4 -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18, Psalm 23 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
Acts 4:5-12
Easter 4 -- John 10:11-18 -- William W. Helland -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
John 10:11-18

Drama

SermonStudio

I Am The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18, Ezekiel 34:1-10 -- Donald H. Neidigk -- 2001
JESUS: Ephraim, friend, where are you headed in such a hurry? It's much too hot for running!

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (2018) -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Ron Love -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Acts 4:5-12
Sermon Illustrations for the Fourth Sunday after Easter (2015) -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Acts 4:5-12
Sermon Illustrations for the Fourth Sunday after Easter (2012) -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Acts 4:5-12
When Melinda Gates returned from Bangladesh... -- John 10:11-18 -- Ron Love -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
When Melinda Gates returned from Bangladesh, she shared what she learned about the humanitarian work
Acts 4:5-12br... -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009

Acts 4:5-12
Among sea lions, mother sea... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Among sea lions, mother sea lions leave their babies -- called "pups" -- to go hunting.
My wife and I love... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
My wife and I love to watch sheep dog trials.
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday, and our focus is on shepherds and sheep, especially the one we know a
Speaking on Robert Shuller's Hour... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Speaking on Robert Shuller's Hour of Power program a few years ago, Billy Graham said:
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
The 2nd Space Operations Squadron of the 50th Space Wing of the U. S.
The Roman aristocrat Cornelia was... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
The Roman aristocrat Cornelia was the mother of two sons, Tiberius and Gaius, the pair of whom grew
A sheep rancher decided to... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
A sheep rancher decided to try playing music for his sheep to soothe their nerves, provide for tranq
We all know the story... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
We all know the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
A pediatric surgeon I know... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
A pediatric surgeon I know here in Omaha tells of a six-year-old boy who I'll call Tommy.
Allen Meck would paint this... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Allen Meck would paint this word picture for his listeners: "Sheep are walking across a beautiful gr
Is the symbol of the... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Is the symbol of the Good Shepherd relevant to the modern condominium dweller?
The run-of-the-mill... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
The run-of-the-mill shepherd may or may not guarantee safekeeping for all the flock.
Sometime ago an article appeared... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Sometime ago an article appeared in the "Dear Abby" column of the newspaper, written by a woman who
Out of my files comes... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Out of my files comes this glimpse of an Irish shepherd reported to me by a former parishioner upon
Despite the absence of sheep... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Despite the absence of sheep and shepherds in most urban settings, the image of Jesus as the Good Sh
The Shepherd says, I know... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The Shepherd says, "I know my sheep, and my sheep know me."
The bus full of tourists... -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The bus full of tourists pulled noisily to a stop along the dusty road between Jerusalem and Bethleh

The Immediate Word

Good Shepherds? -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Greener Pastures -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

This week’s lectionary texts center around the theme of the Good Shepherd, who “restores [our] so

Shepherds And Crooks -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
This Sunday is often colloquially referred to as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because of the lectionary te

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Good Shepherd, The Image Of You With A Lamb... -- John 10:11-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Poems

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Easter 4 -- John 10:11-18 -- Andrew Daughters -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
Have you seen the sheep that graze
in thousands on the western hills?

Prayer

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The self-sacrifice of the Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Dennis Koch -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
The focus of this passage is not the image of "sheep," which

Preaching

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Good Shepherds? -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Greener Pastures -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

This week’s lectionary texts center around the theme of the Good Shepherd, who “restores [our] so

Shepherds And Crooks -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
This Sunday is often colloquially referred to as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because of the lectionary te
The Good Shepherd And The Good Mother:a Tough Job Description -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Car-Nation And Christianity -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

SermonStudio

Easter 4 -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Fourth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Acts 4:5-12
1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18

The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2005
1. Text
The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
John 10 is generally considered the "Good Shepherd" chapter in a manner similar to the way that Hebr
Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 4:5-12 (C); Acts 4:8-12 (RC)
Living For Others -- John 10:11-18 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gathers us, saves us and keeps his flock together. -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gathers us, saves us and keeps his flock together
The One Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- William E. Keeney -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
The Good Shepherd parable comes on the fourth Sunday of Easter.
Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Peter and John are standing before the Sanhedrin to give an
Fourth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
This is Good Shepherd Sunday, which occurs, as earlier commentary has pointed out, one week later in
Fourth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- George M. Bass -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
This is Good Shepherd Sunday, which occurs, as earlier commentary has pointed out, one week later in
Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

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Good Shepherds? -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Greener Pastures -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

This week’s lectionary texts center around the theme of the Good Shepherd, who “restores [our] so

Shepherds And Crooks -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
This Sunday is often colloquially referred to as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because of the lectionary te
The Good Shepherd And The Good Mother:a Tough Job Description -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Car-Nation And Christianity -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

SermonStudio

The Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- John Jamison -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
He woke up just as the sun was peeking over the top of the mountains to the east, just as he had don
The Shepherd of Love -- John 10:11-18 -- John W. Clarke -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
As we continue our Easter journey, we are presented with an image that has stood the test of time.
Fred And Barney -- John 10:11-18 -- John S. Smylie -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
I grew up in the suburbs, in a community outside of lower Manhattan.
Those Other Sheep -- John 10:11-18 -- David T. Ball -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Sometimes a familiar scriptural text begs for our attention. We may have read this text many times.
A Tireless And Timeless Image -- John 10:11-18 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
Images are highly influential.
The Culture Of Disbelief -- John 10:11-18 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
What does this shepherd possibly mean?
Coincidences -- John 10:11-18 -- Richard E. Zajac -- 1998
... the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...
He Shepherds Us! -- John 10:11-18 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Andrew Young, former delegate to the United Nations and former mayor of Atlanta, finally published t
The Voice Of Command -- John 10:11-18 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Each of us has one. Each of them is different and distinct. It
One Flock, One Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- 1992
One of the vital signs of an alive Christ with us here is whether this live body out of the grave is

The Village Shepherd

The Good Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
There was a farmer living in a remote part of the Norfolk countryside who had been burgled a num

Stories

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Living Without Fear -- Acts 4:5-12, John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Psalm 23 -- Keith Wagner, John Fitzgerald -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Contents
“Living Without Fear” by Keith Wagner
Ordinary And Uneducated -- Acts 4:5-12, John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Psalm 23 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Contents
"Ordinary and Uneducated" by Frank Ramirez

Then Peter -- John 10:11-18, Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, Psalm 23 -- Lamar Massingill, John A. Stroman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Contents
"Then Peter" by Lamar Massingill
Love In Deed -- John 10:11-18, Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, Psalm 23 -- Craig Kelly, Frank Ramirez -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Love in Deed" by Craig Kelly
As Much As Jesus Loves His Sheep... -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Constance Berg, Charles Cammarata, Peter C. Garrison -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Mother Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- Constance Berg -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
Liliana called me to her room at three that afternoon.
A Wolf In Shepherd's Clothing -- John 10:11-18 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- 1996
Jason Drexler was good with sheep. He enjoyed caring for the sheep on his father's farm.
Goya's People -- John 10:11-18 -- Peter C. Garrison -- 1993
Goya squinted at the brass and steel. The polished metal of

Worship

The Immediate Word

Good Shepherds? -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Greener Pastures -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

This week’s lectionary texts center around the theme of the Good Shepherd, who “restores [our] so

Shepherds And Crooks -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
This Sunday is often colloquially referred to as "Good Shepherd Sunday" because of the lectionary te
The Good Shepherd And The Good Mother:a Tough Job Description -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Carter Shelley -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
Car-Nation And Christianity -- John 10:11-18, 1 John 3:16-24, Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23 -- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B

SermonStudio

Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18, Psalm 23 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
From 1 John 3:16-24.
Leader:
Shepherd -- John 10:11-18 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
By The Name Of Jesus -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Fourth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 -- James R. Wilson -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: Christ is our hope and our salvation. Let us praise the Lord!
Jesus, the Good Shepherd, by choice -- John 10:11-18 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
Pastoral Invitation to the Celebration

Try this:
Jesus, the Good Shepherd Versus the Hired Hands Who Abandon the Sheep -- John 10:11-18 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Fourth Sunday of Easter - B
An Invitation To The Easter Celebration

Pastoral Invitation

New & Featured This Week

The Immediate Word

Bethany Peerbolte
Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Ron Love
Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
For November 22-25, 2018:
  • Alphas and Omegas by Bethany Peerbolte -- We choose the “alphas” and “omegas” of our lives from a long list of possibilities. Sometimes the priorities we establish for ourselves bear no resemblance to the priorities of the reign of God.

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David O. Bales
Contents
“Pilate’s Point Of View” by David O. Bales
“Priests for Whom?” by David O. Bales


Pilate’s Point Of View
by David O. Bales
John 18:33-37
Peter Andrew Smith
Morris stared at the plain white tiles of the hospital ceiling and wondered how much longer he would have to wait for the nurse to come and get him. He looked around at the curtains surrounding the waiting area and pulled the blanket over his feet. He sighed loudly.

“Bored?” a voice asked from the other side of the curtain.

“Yeah,” Morris replied. “I just want this over.”

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Joel 2:21-27 and Psalm 126
That psalm could be for someone who was out of work who the Lord finds a job for. They can rejoice and give thanks for the Lord’s restoration. They will have a happy thanksgiving. Even those still out of work have a Lord who is keeping them alive until a more permanent answer arrives.

We can all find something to be thankful for. Thanksgiving is at least one time when we can make a list of all those things. Some take paper and pen and do that.

Bob Ove
Ron Love
Frank Ramirez
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
2 Samuel 23:1-7 and Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)
Do what’s right. David says it this way, “One who rules over people justly, ruling in the fear of God, is like the light of morning, like the sun rising on a cloudless morning, gleaming from the rain on the grassy land.” These are some of David’s final words and, as such, they are significant. It’s hard to always do the right thing.
Mark Ellingsen
The theme for the final Sunday of the church year is a reminder that Christ already reigns! We already see hints of his rule at the end of time, even today.

2 Samuel 23:1-7
Frank Ramirez
In the book “Through the Looking Glass,” by Lewis Carroll, the chess pieces come to life, including the befuddled White Queen who in response to Alice’s assertion that one can’t believe in things that are impossible, replies, “I daresay you haven’t had much practice. When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

The lectionary scriptures cut the number in half and ask us to believe in three, if not quite impossible, then certainly improbable things.

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Arley K. Fadness
“My kingdom is not from this world” (v. 36a)

Good morning girls and boys,

Have your parents ever told you “always tell the truth?” (children respond)

Of course what they mean, to tell the truth, is be honest, don't lie, tell it like it is.

Truth is a tiny word with only 5 letters -- T-R-U-T-H, but has a big, big meaning.

When Jesus was on trial he was asked by governor Pontus Pilate “what is truth?”
Arley K. Fadness
“Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (v. 25b)

Good morning boys and girls,

I'm so glad to see you. It's a fun time in this wonderful thanksgiving holiday season isn't it? Let's make a list of things we are thankful for. (list items on sketch pad as children make suggestions) We have a lot to be thankful for don't we?

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
I sometimes catch those programmes on television which offer people an evening out with the celebrity of their choice, or at least, ask people who they would choose if they could have that choice. Film stars and pop stars usually come at the top of the list, closely followed by royalty, especially the younger and handsomer members of the royal family.

When I see some of the choices I find myself shuddering and wonder what on earth people can see in such a person. But I suppose the choice is usually based on

SermonStudio

Carlos Wilton

Theme For The Day

Jesus Christ is King -- but not the sort of king the world expects.

Old Testament Lesson
2 Samuel 23:1-7
The Last Words Of David

William G. Carter
In the small town of Mapleville, the ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service was poorly attended. Once it was a popular event for the whole town, gathering people from a variety of denominations and faiths. In recent years, attendance had faded to a faithful few. Most of those who came in any given year were members of the host congregation. What began as a spirited occasion that brought together a variety of clergy, choirs, and congregations had shrunk in numbers and dwindled in enthusiasm.

Special Occasion