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Children's Activity

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Father, Son, Spirit -- John 14:15-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Connected -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
We are not alone -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Another name for Jesus is Emmanuel -- "God with us." Jesus reminds us that God is with us.
Lip service is not enough -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Most of us understand the value of
Loving by doing -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers or Parents: Today is Mother's Day and a good time for
You Will See Me -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Teachers: A portion of today's lesson is: "In a little while

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 14:15-21 -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 14:15-21 -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

God's Love Is In All Of Creation -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
The lessons for the Sixth Sunday of Easter direct us to sermons on the great things God’s love does,
Lives transformed -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
What if the resurrection happened and no one told anyone about it?
The life of trust and courage -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 17:22-31
Idol-rife -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- William H. Shepherd, Schuyler Rhodes -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
In Garret Kreizer's novel, God of Beer (2002), the high school social studies teacher tells t
Our known God -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- David Kalas -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Pulling off the exit ramp on a highway in Pennsylvania, I saw a sign that caught my
My other car is a UFO -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2002
Are you planning a vacation to visit the relatives?
Church and world -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1999
Perhaps no issues are more difficult in Christian preaching and teaching than the relationship of th
Bridging the gap -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1996

Bridging the gap from the divine to the human, from God's
Idol-rife -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
In Garret Kreizer's novel, God of Beer (2002), the high school social studies teacher tells t

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 14:15-21 -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 14:15-21 -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

God's Love -- John 14:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Excuses, Excuses -- John 14:15-21 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
I have some mail today! Who would like to open it? Please read what it says.
Looking for Ghosts -- John 14:15-21 -- Anna Shirey -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Covered -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you -- not as a removal of dirt from the body, but
Father, Son, Spirit -- John 14:15-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. (v.
Good or bad? -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God's will, than
Connected -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and
Eager to do good -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Hi there, boys and girls! How many of you have rules that you have to follow at home?
We are not alone -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Does anyone remember the name of the season right before Easter?
Be prepared! -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Does anyone know what this book is? (Show the
Lip service is not enough -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! Have your parents ever given you one of these?
Listen to your conscience -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! We are told to keep our conscience clear. What
Loving by doing -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning! If I get hungry, I eat. (Take out the cereal
That's the Spirit -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a balloon with me this
He abides with you -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
(Note: Consider giving each child a small piece of white and
Telling others about Jesus -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Have you ever invited someone to church?
God sent a helper -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know your grandfather and grandmother?

The Immediate Word

Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
Feeling Like Orphans -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

The lectionary passages this week reassure us of God’s presence and care for us, even in the most

The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.
Speaking Our Truth -- Acts 17: 22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Chris Ewing -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
"(The Apostle Peter's) current successor," declared the newly minted Benedict XVI in his first papal

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

I Don't Know How To Love... -- John 14:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
"I love chocolate," mumbled Paul as he stuffed the last fragment of Mars bar into his mouth.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter 6 -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
For as I went through the city and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I found among the
Easter 6 -- Psalm 66:8-20 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
... we went through fire and through water, yet you have brought us to a spacious place.
Easter 6 -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope th
Easter 6 -- John 14:15-21 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
-- John 14:15

Drama

SermonStudio

Creation -- Psalm 148 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Theme

The majesty of God's creation.

Summary

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations For Easter 6 (2017) -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Acts 17:22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 6 (2014) -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Acts 17:22-31
Colonel Robert Green... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Colonel Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll was a lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and an ora
Each morning an... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Each morning an elderly woman was seen kneeling before a statue of the Virgin Mary at the city's gre
There are no atheists... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
There are no atheists.
We see in the news... -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Bob Ove -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
We see in the news that the president and some in Congress try to do good, but their "good" is often
The monks of the... -- John 14:15-21 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
The monks of the early church who lived an ascetic life in the deserts of Egypt referred to laziness
According to a 2001 poll... -- John 14:15-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
According to a 2001 poll of the Barna Research Group 7 in 10 Americans think you have to do works in
I was at a church... -- John 14:15-21 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
I was at a church service where the minister had a large glass jar resting on a stand.
NULL -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Acts 17:22-31
NULL -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
In this year's voting for players to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame, sluggers were absent from the
NULL -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Do you ever feel like there is something missing?
NULL -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Craig Kelly -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Once, when I was a university student, I went to a debate between a well-known Christian apologist a
NULL -- John 14:15-21 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Mark Twain would not allow his autobiography to be released until 100 years after his death.
NULL -- John 14:15-21 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
What do you do when you love someone?
What do you suppose Paul... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
What do you suppose Paul would say if he showed up not on the Areopagus in ancient
Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk, said: "I no longer
Fifteen churches on the district... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Fifteen churches on the district participated in a first-ever ministry fair. The event was
What is this? the teacher... -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
"What is this?" the teacher asked, holding up an old leather horse collar. Her city students
Thomas Aquinas said, The most... -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Thomas Aquinas said, "The most hopeful people in the world are the young and the
Even if you suffer for... -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
"Even if you suffer for doing right you are blessed." Recently, I spent an hour with a
If you love me, you... -- John 14:15-21 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments," says Jesus. The Austrian

The Immediate Word

Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
Feeling Like Orphans -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

The lectionary passages this week reassure us of God’s presence and care for us, even in the most

The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Understanding And Loving God... -- John 14:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
Feeling Like Orphans -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

The lectionary passages this week reassure us of God’s presence and care for us, even in the most

The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.
Speaking Our Truth -- Acts 17: 22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Chris Ewing -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
"(The Apostle Peter's) current successor," declared the newly minted Benedict XVI in his first papal

SermonStudio

Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Easter 6 -- Psalm 66:8-20 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2006
(See Proper 23/Pentecost 21/Ordinary Time 28, Cycle C, for an alternative approach to vv.
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 17:22--31 (C, E)
Sixth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
There is a strange belief abroad in our land at the present time, the belief that we cannot know God
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
Jesus out of the grave and alive and with us.
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 17:22-31 (C, E)
Making God known -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 17:22--31 (C, E, L)
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 17:22-31 (C, E, L)
Sixth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
Feeling Like Orphans -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

The lectionary passages this week reassure us of God’s presence and care for us, even in the most

The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.
Speaking Our Truth -- Acts 17: 22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Chris Ewing -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
"(The Apostle Peter's) current successor," declared the newly minted Benedict XVI in his first papal

SermonStudio

Duuuh! -- John 14:15-21 -- David O. Bales -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
If you've been around the Christian faith for a while, you've noticed how people pick what they like
Stuck in Park -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Tony S. Everett -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2010
Martha had lived alone for several years, except, that is, for her dog, Otto, a three-year-old minia
Always With Us -- John 14:15-21 -- Lee Griess -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
On a hot southern night, some 150 years ago, a weary slave sat before a tar-paper shack and lifted h
To An Unknown God -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Are you one of those people who always has a backup plan?
Rock Bottom -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- David O. Bales -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Peter begins a new paragraph here by asking, "Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is g
King Of The Mountain -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
In a large stone cathedral in Europe there was a grand, magnificent pipe organ.
God Never Gives Up On Anyone -- John 14:15-21 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
The name Robert Stroud is not one commonly heard in ordinary conversation, but this man's contributi
Blinders -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Bill Mosley -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Loggerhead turtles lay eggs among the sand dunes on beaches.
How To Be Christian Without Being Religious -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Robert J. Elder -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
One thing about ancient Athens. It was a marketplace for new ideas.
Center Yourself In The Lord -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
When Charlie Atlas was a teenager his parents purchased for him a dresser mirror that he placed in h
I Will Not Leave You Alone -- John 14:15-21 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
There's an old saying about the way you get people to hear what you're saying, that goes something l
A Time To Come Along, Bravely -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
The waiting room is adequate but nothing fancy; magazines dog-eared and out of date, a few toys for
Good Works Will Not Save You! -- John 14:15-21 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Jesus was still in the middle of his farewell discourse to his disciples.
Ya Gotta Know The Territory -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
I. Old Wisdom For A "New" Era
Living In Two Worlds At Once -- John 14:15-21 -- Albert G. Butzer, Iii -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Here are two statements about the world. Tell me if both of them ring true for you.

The Village Shepherd

Love God And Do As You Like -- John 14:15-21 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
It was St Augustine who famously said, "Love, and do as you will." Perhaps that remark, or at le
Life Is Unfair! -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Perhaps one of the earliest lessons all human beings learn, is that life is unfair.
Groping For God -- Acts 17:22-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Each year I visit the local Church of England primary school, to tell the older children (10 and 11

Stories

StoryShare

Reason For Hope -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- John Fitzgerald -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
Contents
"Reason for Hope" by John Fitzgerald
We Are Never Alone -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Keith Wagner -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014
Contents
"We Are Never Alone" by Keith Wagner
Deliverance -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Craig Kelly -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
Contents
"Deliverance" by Craig Kelly

Always Be Ready -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Frank Ramirez, Peter Andrew Smith -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Always Be Ready" by Frank Ramirez
With Advocates Like This... -- Acts 17:22-31, John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
Contents
What's Up This Week

SermonStudio

Attack Or Attract? -- Acts 17:22-31 -- David E. Leininger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
It has been a few years since Dan Brown's novel, The Da Vinci Code (New York: Doubleday, 2003
I Will Not Leave You Orphaned -- John 14:15-21, Psalm 66:8-20 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Lori Hetzel
The Legend Of Thud -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Now who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good?
The Advocate -- John 14:15-21 -- Constance Berg -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
A new baby boy: Jonathan Richard.
If Only I Had Known! -- John 14:15-21 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
Diane, by her own admission, was a difficult teenager who often gave her mother a tempestuous time.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Standing On The Promises -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2017
In the lectionary text from the gospel of John for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Jesus promises the di
Feeling Like Orphans -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2014

The lectionary passages this week reassure us of God’s presence and care for us, even in the most

The Unknown Gods Of Righteousness -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2011
The Sixth Sunday of Easter falls this year on Memorial Day weekend in America, which provides an int
Illustrations For April 27, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
When we are responding to the issue of other faiths and the response of Christians to them, it is wi
E Pluribus Unum -- John 14:15-21, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Scott Suskovic, Paul Bresnahan, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2008
Of all the "buzz" words in our society, "tolerance" is one that seems to have reached iconic status.
Speaking Our Truth -- Acts 17: 22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Chris Ewing -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A
"(The Apostle Peter's) current successor," declared the newly minted Benedict XVI in his first papal

SermonStudio

Easter 6 -- John 14:15-21, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To Confession
Easter 6 -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2007
Call To Worship
One: We have come to seek God
One Degree As God's Relation -- Acts 17:22-3, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (Based on Acts 17:24-31)
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, Psalm 66:8-20, John 14:15-21 -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2004
Hymns
Our Cities Cry To You, O God (PH437)
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: The Unknown God Made Known

Call To Worship
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: Witness To The Hope That Is In You

Call To Worship
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- John 14:15-21 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Theme: The Promise Of The Holy Spirit

Call To Worship
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Psalm 66:8-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Promise of Holy Spirit -- John 14:15-21 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
A Celebration Of Resurrection

Invitation to the Easter Celebration
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31
Theme: To A Known God

Call To Worship
Living As A Christian -- 1 Peter 3:13-22 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
Suggestions:
Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading.
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 17:22-31, Psalm 66:8-20, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- B. David Hostetter -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1992
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EASTER 6 -- Psalm 66:8-20, Acts 17:22-31, 1 Peter 3:13-22, John 14:15-21 -- Norman A. Beck -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - A -- 1986
Perhaps the most usable unifying theme that is present in all of the texts selected for Easter 6, Se
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