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John and Joanne were going... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
John and Joanne were going on holidays.
When Debbie and Pat Lawless... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
When Debbie and Pat Lawless of Canton Township, Michigan, came upon fourteen-month-old Christian in
Guarantees come in all forms... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
Guarantees come in all forms and fashions. My favorite, of course, is a lifetime guarantee.
One of my favorite sections... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
One of my favorite sections of the newspaper is the comics.
Contrast the world's comforting (getting... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Contrast the world's comforting (getting by) with the spirit's comforting: a cartoon in the New York
Here are the marching orders... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Here are the marching orders for everyone who calls himself a Christian.
Christopher tried to imagine what... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
Christopher tried to imagine what it would have been like to have lived through the beginning of the
The country of Zaire is... -- John 14:15-21 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
The country of Zaire is in the middle of Africa. It used to be known as the Belgian Congo.
Do we know the Comforter... -- John 14:15-21 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Do we know the Comforter which the Holy Spirit is? I think of my father who died in 1977.
The 1989 television show titled... -- John 14:15-21 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The 1989 television show titled "Quiet Victory" told the story of Charles Wedemeyer, a football coac
We look in vain for... -- John 14:15-21 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
We look in vain for comfort where there is none.
It makes a difference when... -- John 14:15-21 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - B
It makes a difference when we know someone intimately.
The role of a guidance... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
The role of a guidance counselor is an increasingly important role.
There once was a group... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
There once was a group of sailors stuck on board their ship in a tremendous calm.
In Thornton Wilder's play, The... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
In Thornton Wilder's play, The Skin Of Our Teeth, Mrs.
After a wonderful visit with... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
After a wonderful visit with their five-year-old grandson, Bill and Teresa had to say good-bye.

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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. (v. 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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