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Hit it, maestro! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Leah Thompson -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Remembering -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Now you see it, now you don't -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Parents or Teachers: When the sun shines in the summer it is a good time to explore shadows and what
NULL -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today is a big day for the church. This is the day when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.
"The reason we obey" -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: Again this Sunday we are given the
Show us -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: Both lessons today talk about the

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-8 -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Whoooosh! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Frank Ramirez -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
Whoooosh!
Christ's ministry continues -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- David Coffin -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
I believe it happens in every congregation.
No Fear -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
A woman struggling through the difficulties of the Great Depression went to the front desk of an ins
Beyond the creed -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
Many of the adults in my church -- and perhaps many in yours, too -- were required to
Prophecy manifest -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2001
One of the best known lines from the movie Jerry McGuire is "Show me the money!" The athlete
Filled with the Spirit -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1998
Christians did not start the day of Pentecost.
Language, community and relationship -- Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
How does the preacher cope with those Sundays of the year that carry a specific theme?
Passover and Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - B
I encourage you to do some extensive work in an effort to understand something of the meaning of Pen
The God of New Beginnings -- Psalm 104:24-34, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Listen to some people talk these days and you get the idea that they worship a God who is interested
Spirited speech -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
The issue of communication, godly and human, forms the common bond among the Pentecost texts.
The day the Spirit moved in -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- David Kalas -- Day of Pentecost - C
Things change in a house when someone new moves in.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 8-10 -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Activity Bulletin -- Ages 5-8 -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C

Children's Liturgy and Story

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Praxis Receives Power -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - C
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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The Promised Holy Spirit -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The Point: the promised Holy Spirit has come to empower our faith and instruct our
Soul-Translator -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Anna Shirey -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
Hit it, maestro! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Leah Thompson -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
"The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his w
Remembering -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me ... but if you
Now you see it, now you don't -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C

Good morning, boys and girls.
The gift of the Spirit -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today is the Day of Pentecost.
The reason we obey -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
Good morning! It's good to see you here this morning. I'd
Show us -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C
I could tell you that it is windy outside, but maybe you are

The Immediate Word

All Together Now! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts tells of a crowd gathered from many diverse locations..
Heard And Understood -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is full of remarkable details that offer many direction
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar
Wildfire! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - C
Fire is an archetypal symbol and a powerful reality in our lives.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Baby Genie's New Home -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - C
BG was very frightened.

Devotional

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The Day of Pentecost -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2009
This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows

Illustration

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Sermon illustrations for Day of Pentecost (2016) -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, R. Robert Cueni, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
Acts 2:1-21
Sermon illustrations for Day of Pentecost (2013) -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
Acts 2:1-21
NULL -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
"In" is an interesting preposition.
NULL -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Bob Ove -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
We need to emphasize that we have only one God. The Trinity means that he is in three persons.
Acts 2:1-21 Multiculturalism... -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
Acts 2:1-21
Free Sermon Illustrations for May 23, 2010 from Emphasis Preaching Journal -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
The Christians in Acts 2 aren't the priesthood's hierarchy or the temple's choir.
The Hawaiian-language translation for... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
The Hawaiian-language translation for paracletos (often translated as "advocate"
Ahmad was excited. His third... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
Ahmad was excited. His third grade class was putting on a play based on many of the
Julie was traveling by train... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
Julie was traveling by train to visit her mother who was experiencing some health
Lord, show us the Father... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2007
"Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied." Philip's request seems admirable,
The race is hard to... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2001
The race is hard to run by ourselves. The strongest runners are relay runners who sprint hard.
When Mary was seven years... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2001
When Mary was seven years of age, one of her favorite toys was a set of stacking dolls that her gran
People have been fascinated with... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2001
People have been fascinated with wax museums for years.
In December 1999 a horrific... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2001
In December 1999 a horrific wind, clocked at 125 miles per hour, swept across France and felled 270
In the middle of the... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1998
In the middle of the night a certain woman woke up when she heard a desperate shouting, "Help!
A great teacher spoke of... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1998
A great teacher spoke of his experience as a young man.
As a newly-ordained pastor... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1998
As a newly-ordained pastor read a local newspaper, his eyes fell upon an obituary.
The movie FantasiaI... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1998
The movie Fantasia is a Walt Disney masterpiece.
Sports are important to Americans... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
Sports are important to Americans.
The University of Minnesota in... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis has, for many years, been studying what human traits are
Corrie ten Boom and her... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
Corrie ten Boom and her sister were jailed by the Nazis when it was discovered that they were hiding
Grudgingly one has to acknowledge... -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
Grudgingly one has to acknowledge Sun Myung Moon's success with young people.

The Immediate Word

All Together Now! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts tells of a crowd gathered from many diverse locations..
Heard And Understood -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is full of remarkable details that offer many direction
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Unexpected God -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:


Prayer

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The pedagogy of the Paraclete -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Dennis Koch -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

The pedagogy of the Paraclete

Gospel Note:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

All Together Now! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts tells of a crowd gathered from many diverse locations..
Heard And Understood -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is full of remarkable details that offer many direction
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar
Wildfire! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - C
Fire is an archetypal symbol and a powerful reality in our lives.

SermonStudio

The Day Of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Carlos Wilton -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Pentecost Day -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The teachings, miracles, and earthly ministry of Jesus.
The Day Of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Day Of Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- George M. Bass -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Day Of Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- George M. Bass -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Day of Pentecost -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

All Together Now! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts tells of a crowd gathered from many diverse locations..
Heard And Understood -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is full of remarkable details that offer many direction
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar
Wildfire! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - C
Fire is an archetypal symbol and a powerful reality in our lives.

SermonStudio

Veni, Spiritus Sanctus, Veni -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Arley K. Fadness -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2009
On this Pentecost Sunday, as we celebrate the birthday of the church, I want to teach you a simple a
Who's Afraid Of The Holy Ghost? -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Stephen M. Crotts -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2003
Ellen Ann is a pretty little six-year-old who has grown up in a lovely home that is next door to a t
The Promise Of A Presence -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Glenn E. Ludwig -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1999
Thomas G.

The Village Shepherd

The Holy Spirit -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - C
In Mary Shelley's famous horror story of "Frankenstein", the mad scientist creates a robot-like cr

Stories

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The Church Finally Got It -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Keith Wagner, C. David Mckirachan -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
Contents
"The Church Finally Got It" by Keith Wagner
Off The Wagon -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- C. David Mckirachan, Keith Hewitt -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
Contents
"Off the Wagon" by C. David McKirachan
"7C" by Keith Hewitt
I'd Like To Thank… -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- C. David Mckirachan, John E. Sumwalt, Sandra Herrmann -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"I'd like to thank…" by C. David McKirachan
My Peace I Give To You -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Day of Pentecost - C

"I have said these things to you while I am still with you.
Smokin'! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Frank R. Fisher, Gregory L. Tolle, Ron Lavin -- Day of Pentecost - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Smokin'!" by Frank R. Fisher

SermonStudio

The Legacy Of Jesus -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- David E. Leininger -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2009
A certain widow expected to inherit all her late husband's wealth.
A Fire Of Change -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Constance Berg -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2000
The Panorama Fire in Southern California burned out of control.
Day Of Pentecost -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- John Steward -- Day of Pentecost - C
Four centuries ago there was an incident that can serve as an example of the power of fear.

Worship

The Immediate Word

All Together Now! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Robin Lostetter, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2016
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts tells of a crowd gathered from many diverse locations..
Heard And Understood -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2013
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is full of remarkable details that offer many direction
Understanding In A World Of Many Languages -- Acts 2:1-21, Genesis 11:1-9, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- Mary Austin, Kate Murphy, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2010
One of the most fascinating aspects of Luke's account of the first Pentecost is the wide variety of
Something Happened Here -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Genesis 11:1-9, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Roger Lovette -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today it is commonplace -- and certainly true -- to say that our society is becoming ever more polar
Wildfire! -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Barbara Jurgensen, Scott Suskovic, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - C
Fire is an archetypal symbol and a powerful reality in our lives.

SermonStudio

The Day Of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27), Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Julia Ross Strope -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
The Day Of Pentecost -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Frank Ramirez -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 14:8-17 (25-27)

Theme: Choose

Call To Worship
Spirit Of Truth -- John 14:8-17 (25-27), Romans 8:14-17 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
Come, Holy Spirit, come!
Come with wind and fire!
Day Of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2003
Theme: The Coming Of The Holy Spirit

Call To Worship
Day of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:14-17, John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2000
First Lesson: (Acts 2:1-21 or) Genesis 11:1-9
Theme: Jibberish

Pentecost -- John 14:8-17 (25-27) -- Wayne H. Keller -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: Red

Gospel: John 14:8-17 (25-27)
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"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.

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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