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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

For all the saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- David Kalas -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
All Saints Day does not boast the repertoire of music that some other seasons and holidays have.
Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Many centuries ago, the great theologian Cyprian said that a person who has God as his father, has t
The twilight zone -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Many will remember the television series, Twilight Zone, that aired in
The death pax -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
As a part of President Bush's budget and tax proposals, Congress will soon be debating the relative
The grateful dead -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
(Dr. Foster R. McCurley has had a distinguished career as St.
It came from beneath the sea -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- William H. Shepherd -- All Saints Day - C
Theaters in the 1950s were deluged with "wildlife-gone-amok" disaster films ...

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

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Remember me -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Leah Thompson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
"I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this r
The real power -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and
Connected by a web -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
Today is the day we celebrate All Saints' Day.
The best guarantee -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
Good morning! I have something to show you this morning. Do
Our inheritance -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is a day we call All Saints' Day. Do
Inheritance -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C
I have with me something that belonged in my family a long

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2016) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Sermon Illustrations for All Saints Day (2013) -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
An inheritance can be... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
An inheritance can be a wonderful gift that can keep on giving.
Paul starts with himself... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Bob Ove -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Paul starts with himself and his converts who were the first to hope in Christ.
NULL -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
NULL -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Leah Thompson -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
The 1991 film Hook, starring Robin Williams and Julia Roberts, is an adaptation of the story
NULL -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Ron Love -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Two years before LeBron James was eligible for free agency, basketball teams across the conference b
The movie, The Hiding Place... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
The movie, The Hiding Place, depicts events during the Nazi occupation of
Have you considered how much... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
Have you considered how much power you have available to you? In Christ, the potential
What inheritance are you going... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
What inheritance are you going to pass or have you passed on to your family? What
After the eccentric billionaire, Howard... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
After the eccentric billionaire, Howard Hughes, died, secluded in a Las Vegas penthouse,
We are frequently reminded that... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
We are frequently reminded that a properly made will is a must.
Reportedly, about three-fourths of... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
Reportedly, about three-fourths of all teenagers have contemplated suicide, and a large number have
We all know now about... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
We all know now about Cassie Bernall, one of the students killed at Columbine High School in Littlet
It seems that most people... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 2001
It seems that most people in the ministry have a weakness when it comes to books.
An early explorer in the... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
An early explorer in the Amazon valley felt swallowed up in endless forest, far from the ocean that
Several years ago the late... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Several years ago the late astronomer Carl Sagan opened the eyes of television viewers to the wonder
Did you ever wonder what... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Did you ever wonder what Halloween means to a child? It really has to do with power and control.
Consider the wealth of blessings... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1998
Consider the wealth of blessings that Paul is pointing out in this passage.
The regional meeting ended on... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
The regional meeting ended on a positive note that reflected the whole event.
In an English village during... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
In an English village during the Middle Ages, a tyrannical nobleman was determined to undermine the
One formula for presenting a... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
One formula for presenting a good thesis was most favored for decades.
The first time Marge heard... -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- All Saints Day - C -- 1995
The first time Marge heard the words of the Imposition of Ashes during the Ash Wednesday Service she

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

Preaching

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

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All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Carlos Wilton -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme For The Day
All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Lesson 1: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 (C)

All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-36 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- All Saints Day - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

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As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

SermonStudio

The Final Word -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Scott Suskovic -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
...
Whose Inheritance Is It? -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Donna E. Schaper -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
The Holy Spirit gives us our inheritance.
Enlightened Eyes -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Gary L. Carver -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
It is a matter of perspective. It is a matter of how we choose to look at things.
Predestination? You've Got To Be Kidding! -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Robert R. Kopp -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Everybody has a favorite joke.

Stories

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That's Nuts -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- All Saints Day - C -- 2016
Contents
"That's Nuts" by C. David McKirachan
Who, Me? -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- C. David Mckirachan, Peter Andrew Smith -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013
Contents
"Who, Me?" by C. David McKirachan
Of Dreams, Saints, And Kingdoms -- Luke 6:20-31, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Psalm 149 -- Larry Winebrenner -- All Saints Day - C -- 2010
Contents
"The Worst Days" by Peter Andrew Smith
Crazy Dreams -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Psalm 149 -- Stan Purdum, David E. Leininger, Gary L. Carver, Scott Dalgarno -- All Saints Day - C -- 2007
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What's Up This Week
"A Change of Heart" by Scott Dalgarno
Another Reformed Short Guy -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C
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What's Up This Week

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Even In Death, Life Is Celebrated -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Constance Berg -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
Our son, Andrew, was born on November 1, All Saints' Day.
All Saints' Day -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- John Steward -- All Saints Day - C
"...

Worship

The Immediate Word

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- All Saints Day - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

As Good As It Gets -- Luke 6:20-31, Luke 19:1-10, Ephesians 1:11-23, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Proper 26 | Ordinary Time 31 - C -- 2013

Many congregations will celebrate the first Sunday in November as All Saints Sunday, using those

SermonStudio

All Saints -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31, Psalm 149 -- Julia Ross Strope -- All Saints Day - C -- 2009
If we love the Lord with all our hearts, minds, and strength,
All Saints -- Ephesians 1:11-23 -- Frank Ramirez -- All Saints Day - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: Ephesians 1:11-23

Theme: Seal Of Approval
All Saints' Sunday -- Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18, Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- All Saints Day - C -- 2003
Theme: God's People Will Receive Power

Call To Worship
Forever And Ever -- Luke 6:20-31, Ephesians 1:11-23, Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- All Saints Day - C -- 2000
First Lesson: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Theme: Forever And Ever

Call To Worship
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.

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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.
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“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)
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“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.
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“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,

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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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Acts 10:34-43
Peter's Easter Testimony
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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.

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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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