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Mark 16:15-20

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The late, brilliant theologian Joseph... -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
The late, brilliant theologian Joseph Sittler had the following to say about the mission of the chur
Prior to these verses, the... -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
Prior to these verses, the 11 had heard stories of the risen Christ, but they had not believed them.
The owner of a large... -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
The owner of a large factory had a man working in his shop who was unusually gifted, both in his abi
A district justice in Pendleton... -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1994
A district justice in Pendleton, Oregon, got himself into some hot water.
Some things just naturally go... -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1991
Some things just naturally go together.
Go into all the world... -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1991
"Go into all the world." This is the word of Jesus to his disciples. Go, bearing the good news.

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Ascension Day -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Andrew Daughters -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1990
Only twelve were called,only twelve.Fishermen, a tax collector and such,
Ascension Day -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Andrew Daughters -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1990
Only twelve were called,only twelve.Fishermen, a tax collector and such,

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The blessing of the ascension -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Dennis Koch -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: This passage overlaps the selection for the Third Sunday of

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You Are My Witness -- Mark 16:15-20, Luke 24:44-53 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1996
The inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president of the Republic of South Africa goes down in the ann
Understand-Witness-Worship -- Mark 16:15-20 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1993
Jesus is the Alpha and Omega. Jesus is the first and the last.

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Jesus' reminder to, and departure from, the disciples -- Luke 24:44-53, Mark 16:15-20 -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 1990
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A focus on the Holy Spirit in the lesson is nicely explained in a sermon by Martin Luther. He proclaims that “the Holy Spirit, the real teacher, comes and gives power to the word so that it takes hold” (Weimar Ausgabe, Vol.17 II, p.460 [translation mine]).  Elsewhere he adds:
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by John Sumwalt
Romans 8:22-27

And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (v. 26)

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Call to Worship:

On this, the birthday of the Christian Church, let us welcome God's Holy Spirit into our hearts and into the heart of our Church.


Invitation to Confession:

Holy Spirit, sometimes our hearts are cold or luke-warm.
Lord, have mercy.

Holy Spirit, sometimes we fail to believe that you still have power in human lives.
Christ, have mercy.

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Over at last. That's the only thought she could think about just now. Over at last. The funeral finished. The committal service completed. She was home now and weary; bone weary. Her husband, Carl, was safely tucked into the grave. How had she ever endured the year of his agony?
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