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Kermit Roosevelt, son of President... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Kermit Roosevelt, son of President Teddy Roosevelt, once said of his father, "The trouble
Financial advisors shudder when they... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Financial advisors shudder when they hear of people who take a shotgun method to
Little did actor Stephen Baldwin... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Little did actor Stephen Baldwin know that his life was about to change when he and his
The proud commander, Naaman, suffered... -- 2 Kings 5:1-14 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
The proud commander, Naaman, suffered an incurable malady. He had ordered burly
Zen Buddhism includes methods of... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Zen Buddhism includes methods of disturbing the mind and of abandoning one's usual
Annie had been diagnosed with... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Annie had been diagnosed with terminal cancer at age 36 and was the mother of three
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) had considerable... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
John Wanamaker (1838-1922) had considerable wealth and his generous giving included
After a long and stormy... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
After a long and stormy letter to a difficult church, Paul ended his epistle with a gentle
You know how it is... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
You know how it is when you're packing for a long trip. You lay out all the things you
Before the visit of any... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Before the visit of any major public figure, extensive pre-event security is conducted. For
Dirk was about to begin... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Dirk was about to begin seminary when he was assigned to a small church in a nearby
Jesus was the most effective... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
Jesus was the most effective teacher ever. His impact on the world is unparalleled. No
Australian philosopher Peter Singer, professor... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
Australian philosopher Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, has argued for
As the football coach of... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
As the football coach of Northwest High School, Coach Freeman made it a habit to read at least three
Augustine was tutoring young clerics... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
Augustine was tutoring young clerics to go into the world to start churches and preach the gospel.
One of the most difficult... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
One of the most difficult decisions we face is when it's time to move on, give up or acknowledge def
The Parliament building in Ottawa... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
The Parliament building in Ottawa, capital of Canada, has a chapel in its Peace Tower.
Growing up on a wheat... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
Growing up on a wheat farm, I learned quickly about reaping what you sow.
You reap what you sow... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2001
You reap what you sow.
Every town and place includes... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
Every town and place includes a Salvation Army-type alcoholic rehabilitation center in the "Bowery"
While watching television one evening... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
While watching television one evening and engaging in channel surfing, a viewer's eyes and attention
Let's face it, we are... -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
Let's face it, we are generally more interested in what God can do for us rather than what we can do
In verse 14 Paul resolves... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
In verse 14 Paul resolves not to boast of anything except the cross of Christ.
In Paul's valedictory remarks to... -- Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16 -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 1998
In Paul's valedictory remarks to the Galatians, he places emphasis on Christian grace.

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How's Your Iq? -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Stephen P. McCutchan, Thom M. Shuman -- Proper 9 | Ordinary Time 14 - C -- 2007
According to Robert Fulghum's best-seller, everything we need to know we learned in kindergarten.

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John Jamison
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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Frank Ramirez
John E. Sumwalt
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"Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect" by Frank Ramirez
"Reunite Refugee Children and Parents" by John Sumwalt
 

Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (v. 4)

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
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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