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Children's Activity

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Storytellers -- John 17:20-26 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Joining Jesus -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
A little girl's glory -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers: Today's lesson is a part of the prayer that Jesus prayed before his death.
Jesus shows us the way to God -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
A lot of children (and adults) are surprised that Easter
The people puzzle -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers or Parents: Surely one of the problems facing our

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 17:20-26 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 17:20-26 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Powerful prayer -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Dr. James Dobson tells a story about his son when he was just a little fellow.
Come -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
When we consider all of the things that could happen to us in our encounters with life, it is no won
Table to table -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26, Psalm 97 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
We have a table in our home that goes way back.
Locked in a room with open doors -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26, Psalm 97 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
About 25 years ago, Ernest Campbell, former preaching minister at New York's
Problems, promises, and prayer -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
"Wherever two or three are gathered together, there are bound to be four opinions." Whenever humans
That old time religion -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
That old time religion
Give me that old time religion,
that old time religion.
Why Christians must go on living in the world -- Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Each of the lessons for this, the last Sunday in Easter, have something to say about putting trust i
A Living Faith -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
There is a general (mis)understanding, once the resurrection was perceived and understood, there imm

Children's bulletin

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Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 17:20-26 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 17:20-26 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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John And The Power Within -- John 17:20-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Unity, Jesus Prayer For Us -- John 17:20-26 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: Jesus prays for unity among his followers
All for One, One for All! -- John 17:20-26 -- Anna Shirey -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Storytellers -- John 17:20-26 -- Leah Thompson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
"I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have l
Joining Jesus -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the
A little girl's glory -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Look at this picture of the sun while I tell you a story.
Jesus shows us the way to God -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
This is the last Sunday of Easter. Did you know that Easter
The people puzzle -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
I enjoy working on puzzles. They challenge me to take pieces

The Immediate Word

What Is A Life Worth? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the lectionary passage from Acts for Easter 7, Paul and Silas are followed for several days by a
What Must I Do To Be Saved? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from Acts brings us the fascinating story of the imprisonment of Paul
Free Sermon Illustrations For May 16, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Meeting Jesus In Jail -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
This Sunday's passage from Acts 16:16-34 offers up a striking contrast between outward appearances a

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Be One -- John 17:20-26 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Christian Unity.
You Are Jesus' Magnifying Glass -- John 17:20-26 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a magnifying glass

Children's Story

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The Bully-Busters -- John 17:20-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
"I think," proclaimed Peter, lying on his back and gazing up at the trees, "we should become bul

Devotional

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Easter 7 -- John 17:20-26 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one....

Drama

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Let Everyone Who Is Thirsty Come -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- John A. Tenbrook -- 2004
Everyone, Lord? Even those (fill in the denomination) who (fill in the alleged heresy)?
Doubters All, Part IV -- John 17:20-26 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1997
Theme

Follow Jesus.

Summary

Illustration

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Sermon illustrations for Easter 7 (2016) -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Acts 16:16-34
Sermon illustrations for Easter 7 (2013) -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Acts 16:16-34
NULL -- John 17:20-26 -- Ron Love -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
There's a poignant scene in the movie Driving Miss Daisy that ought to stir everyone's consci
NULL -- John 17:20-26 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Jesus prays for unity. Unity is good for human beings.
Acts 16:16-34 And... -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Acts 16:16-34
Humans seem compelled to create... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Humans seem compelled to create "out-groups." It's not enough to be part of a group. We
Wonder of wonders, O Can... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Wonder of wonders, O Can it be
That Jesus truly prays for me?
After that last supper, Jesus... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
After that last supper, Jesus gave the church words of comfort, encouragement, and
Jesus prayed that his followers... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
Jesus prayed that his followers would be one. It is as if he foresaw the many threats to unity.
We live in a time... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
We live in a time when people do what they want to do, and for the most part they do not want to lis
In Stephen King's television mini... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
In Stephen King's television mini-series, The Storm of the Century, the villain is a man name
Not many young people want... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
Not many young people want to learn how to fiddle these days.
In our country right now... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
In our country right now, just about everyone is opposed to the huge budget deficit that continues t
Some years ago my father... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Some years ago my father had a major stroke during an open heart bypass surgery.
The late Martin Franzmann wrote... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
The late Martin Franzmann wrote a great hymn that reflects the cry for unity that comes from the hea
Mahatma Gandhi in his younger... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Mahatma Gandhi in his younger days was impressed by Christianity.
God bless ecumenical activity! Most... -- John 17:20-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
God bless ecumenical activity!
Among the many beautiful names... -- John 17:20-26 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
Among the many beautiful names for God found in the Psalms, none is more attractive than that of a d
One of the most influential... -- John 17:20-26 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
One of the most influential Christian clergymen in the United States, (Rev.
There is a fable of... -- John 17:20-26 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
There is a fable of Aesop, titled, "The Old Man and His Sons."
As a manifestation of their... -- John 17:20-26 -- Ascension of the Lord - B
As a manifestation of their love, Pat and Ted had a son, Tommy.

The Immediate Word

What Is A Life Worth? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the lectionary passage from Acts for Easter 7, Paul and Silas are followed for several days by a
What Must I Do To Be Saved? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from Acts brings us the fascinating story of the imprisonment of Paul
Free Sermon Illustrations For May 16, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Meeting Jesus In Jail -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
This Sunday's passage from Acts 16:16-34 offers up a striking contrast between outward appearances a

Intercession

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God Of Perfect Community... -- John 17:20-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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TEAM EFFORT -- John 17:20-26 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 17:20-26
Shared glory as the basis of Christian unity -- John 17:20-26 -- Dennis Koch -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Shared glory as the basis of Christian unity

Gospel Note:
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, John 17:20-26 -- B. David Hostetter -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
(Responsively)
Sing praises to God,
SING PRAISES!

Preaching

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What Is A Life Worth? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the lectionary passage from Acts for Easter 7, Paul and Silas are followed for several days by a
What Must I Do To Be Saved? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from Acts brings us the fascinating story of the imprisonment of Paul
Free Sermon Illustrations For May 16, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Meeting Jesus In Jail -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
This Sunday's passage from Acts 16:16-34 offers up a striking contrast between outward appearances a

SermonStudio

Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 -- Carlos Wilton -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
In Jesus Christ is found true freedom.
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The resurrected Christ becomes a physical presence in the world again.
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, John 17:20-26 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, John 17:20-26 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Easter 7 -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20, John 17:20-26 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

What Is A Life Worth? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the lectionary passage from Acts for Easter 7, Paul and Silas are followed for several days by a
What Must I Do To Be Saved? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from Acts brings us the fascinating story of the imprisonment of Paul
Free Sermon Illustrations For May 16, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Meeting Jesus In Jail -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
This Sunday's passage from Acts 16:16-34 offers up a striking contrast between outward appearances a

SermonStudio

That We May All Be One! -- John 17:20-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
In the nineteenth century, most American denominations felt pretty smug that theirs was the real fai
Call To Oneness -- John 17:20-26 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
When, dear God, shall Christians all be one? It is a first-century inquiry.
Listening In -- John 17:20-26 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to be a disciple if Jesus walked among us in the flesh.
Christo-centric Or Ego-centric? -- John 17:20-26 -- John N. Brittain -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Have you ever noticed that some constellations are named for animals that they don't really resemble
Beyond Togetherness -- John 17:20-26 -- John M. Braaten -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
There's a story which many of you have heard and it is a fitting introduction for our text.
Kindle In Us The Fire of Your Love ...and You Shall Renew the Face of the Earth -- Genesis 1:26-28, 31, Colossians 3:12-17, John 17:20-26 -- 1990
The world in which we live
is a fragmented and broken world.
'... That They May Be One ...' -- John 17:20-26 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
This is a great moment in John's gospel.

The Village Shepherd

Unity In Diversity? -- John 17:20-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
In his book, "The

Stories

StoryShare

Paul And Silas, Bound In Jail -- John 17:20-26, Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Sandra Herrmann, Peter Andrew Smith -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Contents
"Paul and Silas, Bound in Jail" by Sandra Herrmann
The Cost Of Standing Up For God -- John 17:20-26, Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Frank Ramirez, John E. Sumwalt -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Contents
"The Cost of Standing Up for God" by Frank Ramirez
Big Mike And The Harmonica -- John 17:20-26, Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Craig Kelly, Keith Hewitt, Constance Berg -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Big Mike and the Harmonica" by Craig M. Kelly
Are You Sure? -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26, Psalm 97 -- C. David Mckirachan, Stan Purdum, Constance Berg -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
What's Up This Week

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All For One, And One For All -- John 17:20-26 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through the
The Mind-set -- John 17:20-26 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Justin and Juliana, twins, are college seniors at Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.
Singing Praises To God -- John 17:20-26 -- Constance Berg -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
A group of twenty men meet in a home in Pakistan.

Worship

The Immediate Word

What Is A Life Worth? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the lectionary passage from Acts for Easter 7, Paul and Silas are followed for several days by a
What Must I Do To Be Saved? -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed, Mary Austin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
This week's lectionary passage from Acts brings us the fascinating story of the imprisonment of Paul
Free Sermon Illustrations For May 16, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Meeting Jesus In Jail -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Psalm 97 -- Stephen P. Mccutchan, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C
This Sunday's passage from Acts 16:16-34 offers up a striking contrast between outward appearances a

SermonStudio

Easter 7 -- Acts 16:16-34, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, John 17:20-26, Psalm 97 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
The Easter story is about the triumph of creativity.
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- John 17:20-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 17:20-26

Theme: That We May All Be One
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:16-34, John 17:20-26 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Theme: What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Call To Worship
Seventh Sunday of Easter -- John 17:20-26, Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21, Acts 16:16-34 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Acts 16:16-34
Theme: Do Not Harm Yourself

Call To Worship
Easter 7 -- John 17:20-26 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: White

Gospel: John 17:20-26

New & Featured This Week

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Dean Feldmeyer
Bethany Peerbolte
George Reed
Christopher Keating
Mary Austin
Thomas Willadsen
For September 23, 2018:
  • Memory and Wisdom by Dean Feldmeyer -- What’s the difference in being wise and being experienced? Or is there one?

StoryShare

Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
Contents
“Buzzkill” by Keith Hewitt
“A Capable Woman, Past And Present” by David O. Bales
“Like A Tree To The Very Last Leaf” by David O. Bales


Buzzkill
by Keith Hewitt
Mark 9:30-37

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Arley K. Fadness
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name, welcomes me...” (v.37a)

Good morning children,

It is so good to see you. I have a message this morning about little people like you. Want to hear it?  (children respond)

Do you ever argue? Do you argue with your sister or brother? Do you ever argue with your parents? Or teachers? Or classmates?

Arguing is not the same as fighting. Actually, it is healthy to argue. Arguing can be fun and useful as long as there is respect for one another.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Ron Love
Proverbs 31:10-31, Psalm 1
Betty Ford was the wife of Gerald Ford, the 38th President of the United States. Gerald Ford took office on August 9, 1974 with the resignation of Richard Nixon. Betty loved domestic life, but this was no longer possible when she became the First Lady. When asked about the difficulties of her new life in the White House she replied, “I wish I’d married a plumber. At least he’d be home by five o’clock.”

Application: A good marriage does require sacrifice.
Ron L.
Wayne Brouwer
In H. G. Wells’ tale “The Queer Story of Brownlow’s Newspaper,” it is November 10, 1931, when Mr. Brownlow returns to his apartment at the end of work and sits down to read his evening paper. As he takes the wrapped bundle in his hands he thinks it feels different than usual. Looking at the address he notices that it was supposed to go to an Evan O’Hara. Still, if he got Mr. O’Hara’s newspaper it is likely that this is only a minor mix-up, and that Mr. O’Hara is already enjoying Mr. Brownlow’s paper over a cup of tea. So Mr. Brownlow unwraps the daily journal and settles in.

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Timothy Duckling was big and strong. His had been the first egg to hatch and so he was older than all his brothers and sisters and the strongest of the brood. Timothy had learned to swim almost as soon as he staggered out of his egg, for he had instinctively followed his mother to the water.

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George W. Hoyer
In order to be last, you must give others a place in front of you. This is important to realize if you are interested in reaching first place. For Jesus here says, "Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all." Realize also that, given the kind of world we are part of, the people whom you must permit to go before you will be a mixed bag, indeed. You can't pick and choose, because that would mean the discards would be behind you. They would become last.

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