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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Spirit Of Life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- David Coffin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Usually we emphasize the spirit around the season of Pentecost.
787 -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
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Matters of life and death -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45, Psalm 130 -- David Kalas, Schuyler Rhodes -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
As I look out on my congregation on any given Sunday, I recognize that a significant percentage of t
These bones -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45, Psalm 130 -- David Kalas -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
The old spiritual sings of "dem bones," but that reference is just a step removed, isn't it?
Of clones and bones and the Spirit of life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
From The Washington Post, November 25, 2001: "Scientists in Massachusetts said today they had succee
Can these bones live? -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
There are many people in our society who know little or nothing about the joys we experience on Sund
Back to life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
Dry bones. Fleshly living. Stinking body in the grave. This is not a day for natural exuberance.

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

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Dwelling -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who
Not really there -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning! I want to tell you something that may sound strange: I love cemeteries.
Vitamins for the spirit -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning! What do I have here? (Show the vitamins.) Yes,
Tuned in to the Spirit -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning. If I want to get a particular radio program, I
Good attitudes lead to smiles -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Today we are going to talk about attitudes.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Lent 5 (2017) -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Evagrius Ponticus... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Evagrius Ponticus, also known as Evagrius the Solitary, was a Christian monk and ascetic who resided
Sigmund Freud was... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Sigmund Freud was correct about life apart from Christ: "The goal of all life is death." Or as Leona
An illustration concerning... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
An illustration concerning the Holy Spirit caught my attention as I was reading an old illustration
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 5 (2014) -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Scott A. Bryte, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Ezekiel 37:1-14
"Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones..."
NULL -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
Ezekiel 37:1-14
NULL -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Ron Love -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
In the movie The Devil's Advocate (1997) Kevin Lomax is a defense lawyer who specializes in j
NULL -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
Mary Jane and her husband Rob were happy together.
The Congregational Church of Machias... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
The Congregational Church of Machias, Maine, which dates back to the eighteenth
Edith Burns lived in San... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Edith Burns lived in San Antonio, and she always introduced herself this way: "Hello, my
It was shocking when Mark... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
It was shocking when Mark was caught stealing from the house of one of his friends. No
Paul may not have known... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Paul may not have known how easy it is to set our minds on the flesh. For example, in
Illustrations for March 9... -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Illustrations for March 9



Ezekiel 37:1-14

Does materialism drag our faith... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
Does materialism drag our faith commitment downward?
The evening at the support... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
The evening at the support group had been an interesting one.
If you were to meet... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
If you were to meet the sisters Jane and Jean in the hallway of the nursing home in which they lived
The movie Schindler's List focuses... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2002
The movie Schindler's List focuses on the heroism and self-sacrifice of Oskar Schindler, a Catholic
Larry's parents were devout Christians... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
Larry's parents were devout Christians.
When Diana lay dying of... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
When Diana lay dying of cancer, her thoughts were of her adult Christian single friends with whom sh
A woman walked into a... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
A woman walked into a convenience store and startled an armed robber.
A missionary was shipwrecked on... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- First Sunday in Lent - A -- 1999
A missionary was shipwrecked on a desert island, and spent many miserable days waiting for rescue.
How can you tell if... -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1996
How can you tell if a person is a Christian?

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
We head toward the passion and cross of Christ.
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Christ confronts Lazarus and raises him from death to life -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (C); Ezekiel 37:1-3, (4-10), 11-14 (E, L); Ezekiel 37:12-14 (RC)
Fifth Sunday in Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11 -- George M. Bass -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Spiritual Resuscitation -- Romans 8:6-11 -- David O. Bales -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
One spring when I was about ten, I was home alone after school.
Enjoy The Scenery -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Some of us can remember the days before interstate highways and massive traffic slowdowns when a lei
A Higher Lifestyle -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2001
A gripping and extremely well told story of how the law works out in the lives of people is Midwi
Pre-set Your Channel -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
How do I look? -- I'm serious. How do I look?

The Village Shepherd

Who Controls Your Mind? -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Janice B. Scott -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
I once took the funeral of a drug addict.

Stories

StoryShare

Lord Of Light -- Romans 8:6-11 -- John Fitzgerald -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
Contents
"Lord of Life" by John Fitzgerald

Lord of Life
Resurrecting The Unknown -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130 -- Frank Ramierz, John Fitzgerald -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2014
Contents
"Resurrecting the Unknown" by Frank Ramierz
6248 -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
Contents
"6248" by Keith Hewitt
"Sky Show" by Frank Ramirez

Bones -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- John S. Smylie, Argile Smith, Keith Hewitt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Bones" by John Smylie
Healing Tears -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Contents
What's Up This Week
A Story to Live By: "Back from the Dead"

SermonStudio

The Wandering Eye -- Romans 8:6-11 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Paul Calkin
God Is Our Security Guard -- Romans 8:6-11 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. (v.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Can These Bones Live? -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2017
For nearly a decade and a half, Iraq has been wracked by violence and conflict.
Resurrection Or Reanimation? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2011
This week's lectionary texts provide a pair of stories that foreshadow the central message of Easter
Do We Have Enemies? -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2008
As we face a world of conflict and war, with battle lines drawn and weapons aimed at the enemy, wit
Awakenings -- John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130 -- Carlos Wilton -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A
Crime and punishment are in the news.

SermonStudio

Lent 5 -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: Here, we gather to worship God;
Lent 5 -- John 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2007
Litany: A Conversation With The Psalmist
L: The abyss, the unknown, the feared:
Believe! -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Frank Ramirez -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Call To Worship
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 130, John 11:1-45 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2004
Hymns
Let It Breathe On Me (NCH288)
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Romans 8:6-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 2001
Theme: The Spirit Is Life

Call To Worship
Fifth Sunday In Lent -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Theme: You Shall Live

Call To Worship
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, John 11:1-45 -- B. David Hostetter -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
The life-breathing God -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 116, Romans 8:6-11, Psalm 116 -- Paul A. Laughlin -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1989
Exegetical note: This passage from the early exilic period records the well-known (through song) "dr
The valley of dry bones -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11 -- Heth H. Corl -- Fifth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Call to Worship
Pastor:
LENT 5 -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11 -- Norman A. Beck -- Fifth Sunday in Lent - A -- 1986
Probably the most important common factor in these five texts is the concept of restoration to life
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Mark Ellingsen
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Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
In many European countries, early on Easter Monday, the girls come out of their homes wearing traditional red, black and white folkloric dress. The young men walk down the streets, also in traditional dress of high black boots, black hats, white shirts and cream-colored trousers. The men follow the girls playing instruments and the older women of the village have prepared a cornucopia of food.
Bonnie Bates
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Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
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Isaiah 52:13--53:12
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Bob Ove
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Mark Ellingsen
Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
The Pittsburgh Pirates had their last great baseball season in 1979. The Pirates had 98 wins and 64 losses that year and captured the National League East Division title by two games over the Montreal Expos. The Pirates then beat the Cincinnati Reds to win their ninth National League title, and they defeated the Baltimore Orioles to win their fifth World Series title.
David Kalas
From time to time, I’ll hear someone ask a speculative question that begins, “If a space alien showed up on earth, what would he think about...” The idea is to try to imagine what an outsider sees. If we could find someone without any familiarity or preconceived notions, what would he or she see and think.
Wayne Brouwer
In the blackness, in the bleakness, we need to sense God’s presence. We need to know that God is there, even if, like Job, we do not understand what is happening around us and inside of us. “The restless millions wait for the Light,” says George Bernanos, “Whose dawning maketh all things new.”

This is the dilemma of Israel in Egypt. This is the struggle of life in Corinth. This is the washing of waves surrounding Jesus and his disciples “on the night in which he was betrayed.”
Frank Ramirez
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what with Easter Breakfast, perhaps a cantata, a children’s choir, and an Easter egg hunt swallowing up any space you might have for preaching. But this is the central message of our faith. Jesus is Risen. This changes everything.

Now do not despair. You can preach Easter every Sunday. For the earliest Christians every Sunday was Easter! Even so, if you’re feeling squeezed you can still take one of these passages and make an important point.

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith Hewitt
David O. Bales
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Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
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"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
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Love Conquers All
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

For me, the heart of the psalmist’s message is his willingness to be a faithful servant, making commitments to God through sacrifice and love. It takes courage to live sacrificially, none the less our faith is strengthened and we become closer to God with our dedication and loyalty.
C. David Mckirachan
Frank Ramirez

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Acts 10:34-43

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Arley K. Fadness
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)

Happy Easter morning boys and girls,

Today I have the best news ever to share with you. Are you ready to hear it? (children respond) First, notice I have a container (box or can) with a lid on it. Inside we will find ____________.  (for example: oreo cookies, legos etc.)

So let's see what is inside. (open lid) What do we see? Nothing. What? Aren't there supposed to be ___________ inside?? (children respond)
Arley K. Fadness
“When Jesus had received the wine, he said,'it is finished,' then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.'”

Good Friday morning (evening) children,

Today I am feeling very quiet. You know why? It is a holy day, a somber day.

How are you feeling? (children respond) We call it Good Friday. That's a strange name for a sad day isn't it? Perhaps today, the day we remember our Lord Jesus died, we might call Bad Friday or Dark Friday or Sad Friday. But no, it's Good Friday.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.” (v. 14)

Good morning beautiful children,

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian western society. And sometimes, I think they're right. We must seem a bit pathetic to normal red-blooded human beings as we go to church each Sunday, singing hymns and indulging in all kinds of odd rituals, when we could be cleaning the car or shopping or playing sport or otherwise enjoying ourselves.

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Carlos Wilton
Theme For The Day
Our culture still "seeks the living among the dead" as it pursues security, comfort, and pleasure.

First Lesson
Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
Donald Charles Lacy
So much happening in so little time! We are left gasping for breath. We stagger under the weight of the mighty arm of historical occurrence. You and I praise God because we know the rest of the story. Those present did not know how things would turn out. They must have been like awestruck children nearing exasperation.

David Kalas
We have a table before us. It is a familiar table; we have gathered around it together countless times before. It features the cherished elements of bread and wine; and taken together, those elements on this table form a sacrament.

Across the many traditions within the Christian church, we call this sacrament by different names. The Roman Catholics refer to the Mass, while the Eastern Orthodox church uses the Divine Liturgy. A number of Protestant denominations call it the Eucharist, others holy communion, and still others the Lord's Supper.

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