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When I was a boy... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
When I was a boy on the farm, we didn't have many books or magazines to read.
Bob Rines, a patent lawyer... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Bob Rines, a patent lawyer from Boston, trained as a physicist and engineer at M.I.T.
These things are written ... Writing... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
"These things are written ..." Writing has been a most significant way throughout time for people to
You may remember that feature... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
You may remember that feature of newspapers in the past called "Believe It or Not." Robert Ripley wa
A parent speaks: My children... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
A parent speaks: "My children are losing their faith." A priest replies: "Perhaps it is your faith t
There's a place for healthy... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
There's a place for healthy disbelief, and a place for trust and acceptance.
A couple was all ready... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
A couple was all ready for the worship service.
An expression which is often... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
An expression which is often heard is, "That is a breath of fresh air." When a room is freshly repai
Maybe you've played hide and... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
Maybe you've played hide and seek with a very young child, one that is a year old or so.
When Christopher Reeve, paralyzed by... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
When Christopher Reeve, paralyzed by a spinal cord injury, seemingly walked across the stage in a te
Most adults have difficulty believing... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
Most adults have difficulty believing in something they cannot see.
Marie Anne, Marquise Du Defand... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
Marie Anne, Marquise Du Defand, a French noblewoman, moved in intellectual circles.
They were unveiling a mural... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
They were unveiling a mural of Custer's last stand.
I doubted that water inhaled... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
I doubted that water inhaled into my lungs could hurt me. After all the fish do it.
A big aspect of the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
A big aspect of the game of baseball is mental.
Thomas needed to see evidence... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
Thomas needed to see evidence of Jesus' crucifixion in order to believe that Jesus had risen from th
The Last Leaf by O... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
"The Last Leaf" by O.
In our small town a... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
In our small town a certain individual refused to believe that the space program was for real.
There was an Amish man... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1998
There was an Amish man who lived in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania.
William Barclay's commentary tells of... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1998
William Barclay's commentary tells of an ancient legend about Thomas.
One of the worst experiences... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1998
One of the worst experiences in life is the awareness that you have failed.
I believe that George Laird... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
I believe that George Laird Hunt, in the Presbyterian Outlook, told of this experience: "The lady of
A conversation between two men... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996
A conversation between two men:
Thomas had always been Janet's... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
Thomas had always been Janet's favorite of the Twelve because of his doubt.
A few years ago an... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
A few years ago an artist painted a very impressive picture of Christ with the little children.

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John Jamison

“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me — just as the Father knows me and I know the Father — and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (vv. 14-16)


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Easter is a season of new life and that which guides the church into new life. All three texts point in this direction. What congregation or church leader is not in need of new ideas and directions for life in the history or their ministry?
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Acts 4:5-12
I ran across, what sounds to me, like an old legend. It’s a good story, though, and I think it is worth looking at.

Back in the days when the Old West was being settled, a lot of people made their way over the Oregon Trail. When they got to the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, they found a stream that was too wide to cross by just stepping over it. To get across, they "two-stepped" across by using an ugly lump sticking up out of the water in the middle of the stream as a step.

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Peter Andrew Smith
David O. Bales
Contents
“Trusting in God” by Peter Andrew Smith
“The Power of a Name” by David O. Bales
“Through A Dark Valley Toward the Table Of An Enemy” by David O. Bales


Trusting in God
by Peter Andrew Smith
1 John 3:16-24

Jane handed Mary a cup of coffee. “Is anyone else around?”

Mary shook her head. “No, Ken and Pastor Mark headed off to their meeting so it’s just the two of us at the church until they get back.”

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. If you want to know him, listen to his voice today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we fail to hear your voice.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we wilfully ignore your voice.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we wander far from the fold.
Lord, have mercy.


Reading:
John 10:11-18

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Donna E. Schaper
What does this shepherd possibly mean? He says he has the power to put his life down and to pick it up again! It is almost like he is saying we can stop breathing whenever we want -- and then begin breathing again. How dare we believe this promise?
Paul W. Kummer
Sometimes it just takes boldness!

"Tell me what my dreams mean," bellowed the king. "And I want to know what the dream was, too! It was so terrifying that I can't remember it! Tell me now! If you don't, O wise men of Babylon, I will have all of you killed."

That's the report Daniel heard in his prison cell as henchmen came to fulfill the king's earnest decree. "Wait, there's a God in heaven who reveals mysteries," delays Daniel, and with boldness in God and with confidence that God gives dreams meanings, Daniel tells Nebuchadnezzar about the future.
Paul E. Robinson
Not long ago I heard about one more study done with rats. This particular study seemed to indicate that the amount of stress experienced by baby rats in their first ten days set their bodies for the rest of their lives as to how the rats would react to stressful situations. As I recall, there are at least two factors at work. First of all, in a stressful situation a chemical is produced that triggers the stress response throughout the body.

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