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Children's Activity

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Keep the word -- John 14:23-29 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Your home -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
What Jesus left his friends -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers: The Holy Spirit is promised to Jesus' friends in our lesson today.
The peace of the comforter -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
The Holy Spirit is part of God, just as Jesus Christ is part
"Obedience" -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers or Parents: Jesus says, "If anyone loves me, he will
Going and coming -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Teachers or Parents: Children fear abandonment. Many children

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 14:23-29 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 14:23-29 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Entrance points into new life -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- David Coffin -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
By this time, Resurrection of Our Lord Sunday is way behind in the rearview mirror of many people’s
Home -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Last year Phil Phillips won the American Idol competition based in part on his powerful rendi
The road ahead -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29, Psalm 67 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
When the Danish novelist, George Brandes, was a young man, he looked up to Henrik Ibsen.
Guess who's at the door -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29, Psalm 67 -- David Kalas -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
It's a picture of God that we see again and again throughout the pages of scripture.
Help us! -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
In the movie The Deep End of the Ocean, there is a toddler who is "lost" in a hotel lobby.
Life in the Spirit -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1998
The focus in the first and third lessons for today is on the Holy Spirit, who guides and directs the
The man who wasn't there -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
In his history of the early church Luke gives prominence to dreams and visions in order to underline
Utopia -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Recent years have seen a resurgence of participation in public discussions of books.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 14:23-29 -- Ages 8-10 -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- John 14:23-29 -- Ages 5-7 -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

You Can Do It, Emily! -- John 5:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Call to Worship:

Jesus said to the paralysed man, "Stand up, take your mat and

Children's sermon

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The Light Of The Holy Spirit -- John 14:23-29 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
The Point: in the light of the Holy Spirit we can grow in our understanding of the
God With Us -- John 14:23-29 -- Anna Shirey -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Light -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
"And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be the
Keep the word -- John 14:23-29 -- Leah Thompson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
"Jesus answered him, 'Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we w
All the nations -- Revelation 21:10, 23--22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
People will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. (v. 26)

Your home -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father
Dreams and visions -- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning, boys and girls.
What Jesus left his friends -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning, boys and girls.
He writes his name on you -- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Do you see this? This is where we baptize people. Raise your
The peace of the comforter -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
This is my comforter. It's like a big, soft blanket that I
Obedience -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning! Jesus says to us, "If anyone loves me, he will
Going and coming -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning! I have here a list that parents made out for a babysitter. What is a babysitter?
In the book -- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Good morning! I know none of you are old enough to vote, but
No church here -- Revelation 21:10, 22 - 22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
(Folding hands) say: "Here is the church"

The Immediate Word

Love, Love Is The Answer -- John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the primary gospel text selected by the lectionary for this week, Jesus prepares his disciples fo
Jump In... The Water's Fine -- John 5:1-9, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53, John 14:23-29 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Here at The Immediate Word, we think that the alternate gospel text assigned by the lectionar
Do We Really Want To Be Made Well? -- John 5:1-9, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
In the alternate gospel text (John 5:1-9) for this Sunday, Jesus heals a man "who had been ill for 3
A Christian Nation, Or A Nation With Some Christians? -- John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, Psalm 67 -- George L. Murphy -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Dear Fellow Preacher:

Word Keepers Needed -- John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67 -- Thom M. Shuman, Teresa L. Major -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Jesus tells his disciples in this Sunday's gospel reading that "those who love me will keep my word"

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Jenny And The Missing Calculator -- John 5:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter 6 -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying,
Easter 6 -- Psalm 67 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us....
Easter 6 -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
... and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Easter 6 -- John 14:23-29 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives.

Drama

SermonStudio

Doubters All, Part III -- John 14:23-29 -- Robert F. Crowley -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1997
Theme


Love Jesus.

Summary

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon illustrations for Easter 6 (2016) -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Acts 16:9-15
Sermon illustrations for Easter 6 (2013) -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Acts 16:9-15
NULL -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
In 1776 when John Adams, who became the second president of the United States, was away from home be
NULL -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Lydia was an outsider in Paul's world -- a Gentile woman.
NULL -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Bob Ove -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
The Holy City, Jerusalem, can signify where all of God's people will live.
NULL -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
The writer of Revelation has a vision of Jerusalem that does not necessarily coincide with the reali
NULL -- John 14:23-29 -- Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
The Immaculate Conception is taken as fact in the gospels, and how the Virgin Mary could conceive a
NULL -- John 14:23-29 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
We need to be careful about the proper relationship between loving God and being loved by him (vv.
Acts 16:9-15 Lydia... -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Acts 16:9-15
God created heaven and earth... -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
God created "heaven and earth," one aspect of which means what is invisible to us
Three powerful truths stand out... -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Three powerful truths stand out: 1) obedience to the heavenly vision, 2) women are
Often God speaks to us... -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Often God speaks to us in the dark. In fact, sometimes we can see and hear clearer
Through all the accounts in... -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Through all the accounts in Acts of Paul's missionary journeys, there is a clear sense of
This brings me to the... -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
"This brings me to the other sense of glory -- glory as brightness, splendour, luminosity.
In the movie, Insomnia, Al... -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
In the movie, Insomnia, Al Pacino's character, detective Will Dormer, gets sent
Hank has been a truck... -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Hank has been a truck driver for many years. During that time, he has traveled all over
Ask people, What special tree... -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Ask people, "What special tree was located in the Garden of Eden?" Most will reply that
In the 1810 Mexican War... -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
In the 1810 Mexican War of Independence, Guanajuato was the first major city that
In John 14:25, Jesus speaks... -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
In John 14:25, Jesus speaks of the coming of the Holy Spirit as the "Comforter," the
Naturally the disciples were frightened... -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Naturally the disciples were frightened. Jesus was talking about his leave-taking. They
Almost everyone has a favorite... -- John 14:23-29 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2007
Almost everyone has a favorite teacher, a person whose love for his or her students was
All the action and vitality... -- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2001
All the action and vitality of the scenes described in the book are a far cry from the cold and drea

The Immediate Word

Love, Love Is The Answer -- John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the primary gospel text selected by the lectionary for this week, Jesus prepares his disciples fo
Jump In... The Water's Fine -- John 5:1-9, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53, John 14:23-29 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Here at The Immediate Word, we think that the alternate gospel text assigned by the lectionar
Do We Really Want To Be Made Well? -- John 5:1-9, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
In the alternate gospel text (John 5:1-9) for this Sunday, Jesus heals a man "who had been ill for 3

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Healing God... -- John 5:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

The legacy of Jesus -- John 14:23-29 -- Dennis Koch -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The legacy of Jesus

Gospel Note:
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- B. David Hostetter -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Love, Love Is The Answer -- John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the primary gospel text selected by the lectionary for this week, Jesus prepares his disciples fo
Jump In... The Water's Fine -- John 5:1-9, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53, John 14:23-29 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Here at The Immediate Word, we think that the alternate gospel text assigned by the lectionar
Do We Really Want To Be Made Well? -- John 5:1-9, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
In the alternate gospel text (John 5:1-9) for this Sunday, Jesus heals a man "who had been ill for 3
A Christian Nation, Or A Nation With Some Christians? -- John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, Psalm 67 -- George L. Murphy -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Dear Fellow Preacher:

Word Keepers Needed -- John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67 -- Thom M. Shuman, Teresa L. Major -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Jesus tells his disciples in this Sunday's gospel reading that "those who love me will keep my word"

SermonStudio

Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Easter 6 -- Psalm 67 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
The opening verse of this psalm echoes the blessing of Aaron found in Numbers 6:24-26: "The Lord ble
Sixth Sunday of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Our text for the morning sets us down in the middle of what many have called Paul's second missionar
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The resurrected Christ becomes a physical presence in the world again.
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Acts 16:9-15 (C)

Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- George M. Bass -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Easter 6 -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons
Easter 6 -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29, Acts 14:8-18, Revelation 21:10, 22-27, John 14:23-29 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
The Lessons

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 (C, RC)

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Love, Love Is The Answer -- John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the primary gospel text selected by the lectionary for this week, Jesus prepares his disciples fo
Jump In... The Water's Fine -- John 5:1-9, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53, John 14:23-29 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Here at The Immediate Word, we think that the alternate gospel text assigned by the lectionar
Do We Really Want To Be Made Well? -- John 5:1-9, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
In the alternate gospel text (John 5:1-9) for this Sunday, Jesus heals a man "who had been ill for 3
A Christian Nation, Or A Nation With Some Christians? -- John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, Psalm 67 -- George L. Murphy -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Dear Fellow Preacher:

Word Keepers Needed -- John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67 -- Thom M. Shuman, Teresa L. Major -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Jesus tells his disciples in this Sunday's gospel reading that "those who love me will keep my word"

SermonStudio

The Man Who Wasn't There -- Acts 16:9-15 -- David Kalas -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
I've never had a vision -- at least not of the sort that Paul had.
A Glimpse Of Glory -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
(Sing the first verse and chorus of "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic.")
Advocate And Redeemer -- John 14:23-29 -- Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
Imagine the wind rushing through an open door while the roar of the propeller in an aging old Ford T
Keeping His Word -- John 14:23-29 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Keeping our word has a long and positive history in our nation.
Jesus, The Light Of The World -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
In the beginning when the Great Spirit created all that exists, he gave great gifts to all the anima
What Church Looks Like -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
There's the story of the man who was lost on a desert island for a decade.
When All Is Said And Done -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Life has a way of presenting us with defining moments.
Moving In -- John 14:23-29 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Philip Yancey, the best-selling author, once holed up in a mountain cabin for two weeks during a Col
Red Light, Green Light -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Only in a farming community would it happen ...
The Hospitable Servant: A Woman Named Lydia -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
One of the great problems of our time particularly in some clergy circles is the myopic, antiquated,
How Can They Do That? -- John 14:23-29 -- John N. Brittain -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
On February 5, 1597, a group of Christian missionaries became the first martyrs in Japan.
If You Hate To Wait, Try This -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Henry F. Woodruff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
I am certain someone dreamed up the idea long before I encountered it in its tubular steel reality,
A Farewell Gift -- John 14:23-29 -- John M. Braaten -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
I have never liked saying "goodbye," it always elicits feelings of finality.
Grace Is An 'Inside Job!' -- Acts 15:1-2, 11, 22-29 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
We live in a high-gloss, fix-the-outside, cover-up-the-spots world.
No Grey Area -- Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1988
Our text this morning is about one of the greatest spiritual and theological events in the history o
We Are Not Alone -- John 14:23-29 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1985
The term "Holy Spirit" has become a kind of catch-all-phrase where we place all those aspects of the

The Village Shepherd

There's Something About Water -- Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
There's something about water.
The Danger Of Half-Truths -- John 5:1-9 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
There was some interesting correspondence in 'The Times' a few years ago, concerning their seriali
God's Breath -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
I read an article recently about the spiritual life of people with mental health problems (The Bible

Stories

StoryShare

A Sense Of History -- John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Psalm 67 -- Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
Contents
"A Sense of History" by Keith Hewitt
House Guests -- John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Psalm 67 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Contents
"House Guests" by C. David McKirachan
The Great Starvation Experiment -- John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Psalm 67 -- Frank Ramirez, Larry Winebrenner -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
Come Over And Help -- Acts 16:9-15, Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C

A Story to Live By



Come Over and Help

The Inexplicable Molly -- John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Psalm 67 -- Scott Dalgarno, Argile Smith, David O. Bales, John S. Smylie -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C

SermonStudio

Getting Directions -- Acts 16:9-15 -- David E. Leininger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
We have been living on borrowed time.
The Great Teacher -- John 14:23-29 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we wi
The Nanotest -- John 14:23-29 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
When I was a kid I got sick probably as much as the next kid, but not abnormally so.
God's Prodding Fork -- Acts 16:9-15 -- John E. Sumwalt, Kay Boone Stewart -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
A silver dining fork hangs against dark blue, crushed velvet in an antique, gold box frame in my off
The Holy Spirit, Our Guide -- John 14:23-29 -- Constance Berg -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
With God, all things are possible.
Paths Of Desperation -- John 5:1-9 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1994
Where do you go when you feel hopeless? Dick learned something about that when he was 13.
Easter 6 -- John 14:23-29 -- John Steward -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Henry Ford had a very important relationship with a man by the name of Charlie Steinmetz.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Love, Love Is The Answer -- John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29, Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2016
In the primary gospel text selected by the lectionary for this week, Jesus prepares his disciples fo
Jump In... The Water's Fine -- John 5:1-9, Acts 1:1-11, Luke 24:44-53, John 14:23-29 -- Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2013
Here at The Immediate Word, we think that the alternate gospel text assigned by the lectionar
Do We Really Want To Be Made Well? -- John 5:1-9, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2010
In the alternate gospel text (John 5:1-9) for this Sunday, Jesus heals a man "who had been ill for 3
A Christian Nation, Or A Nation With Some Christians? -- John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9, Psalm 67 -- George L. Murphy -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Dear Fellow Preacher:

Word Keepers Needed -- John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67 -- Thom M. Shuman, Teresa L. Major -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C
Jesus tells his disciples in this Sunday's gospel reading that "those who love me will keep my word"

SermonStudio

Easter 6 -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29, Psalm 67 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2009
The Easter story is about the triumph of creativity.
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Acts 16:9-15

Theme: A Dream For Salvation
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5 -- Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5

Theme: Game Over
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- John 14:23-29 -- Frank Ramirez -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 14:23-29

Theme: I Need A Hero
Sixth Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, John 14:23-29 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2003
Theme: God's Call To Preach The Good News

Call To Worship
Lydia -- Acts 16:9-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Easter 6 -- John 14:23-29 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: White

Gospel: John 14:23-29
Sixth Sunday of Easter -- John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:10, 22--22:5, Acts 16:9-15 -- James R. Wilson -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1997
First Lesson: Acts 16:9-15
Theme: Salvation for all who believe

Easter 6 -- Psalm 67 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Sixth Sunday of Easter - C -- 1991
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bob Ove
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
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
Bill Thomas
Isaiah 52:13--53:12
Ron Love
Bonnie Bates
Bill Thomas
Bob Ove
Frank Ramirez
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
Contents
"Reflections of Grief" by Keith Hewitt
"Bearing Our Infirmities" by David O. Bales
"Abandoned?" by David O. Bales


Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42
Keith Wagner
Contents
"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
"Being together gives us Hope" by Keith Wagner



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.

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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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