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Here, there, and everywhere -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Materials A story book with a short story that can be read Instructions
A guide to the truth -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Teachers or Parents: Our Gospel reading focuses on the work
The Advocate comes -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Teachers or Parents: How can one understand the Holy
Priceless gift -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Teachers or Parents: The emphasis is on giving as based in
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B

Commentary

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Resting in the love of God -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Pentecost is the Birthday of the Church. The descent and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
An Advocate to guide us -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Frank Ramirez -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
Sooner or later most of us have the experience of getting behind the wheel for the first time.
Harvest hope -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
An ancient Jewish writing declares, "Pentecost is the day on which Torah was given." According to th
A Mighty Wind -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Wayne Brouwer, Schuyler Rhodes -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
Note: This installment was originally published in 2009.
Dreams and visions -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Proper 4 | Ordinary Time 9 - B -- 2000
Ever since Freud, dreams have taken on new, but very important functions.
We are one in the Spirit -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1997
Pentecost was one of three major Jewish feasts -- Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
Come Holy Spirit! -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
This festival is often a problem. Who is the Holy Spirit?
God depends upon the church -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1991
According to the interpretation of the lessons for Pentecost, as outlined below, God expects the chu
The Spirit -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Few issues trouble the church more than dealing with matters of the Spirit.
Spiritual chinook -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Wayne Brouwer -- Day of Pentecost - B
In northern parts of the United States winter weather reports include phrases like "cold

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B

Children's Liturgy and Story

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May The Force Go With You -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Call to Worship: On this, the birthday of the Christian Church, let us welcome

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Never Alone -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- John Jamison -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
“When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes o
You've Got A Friend -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
“When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth;” (v.
Here, there, and everywhere -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls.
A guide to the truth -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning! Have any of you ever gone on a trip to a city
The Advocate comes -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
The lowly caterpillar crawls along the ground like a worm.
Priceless gift -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Today many members of this church will do something very
The babysitter is coming! -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Have any of you ever had a
What is missing? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away,
The Power of God Comes to Us -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Point: God sends us the power of the Holy Spirit that we might live as children

The Immediate Word

Are We There Yet? -- Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
For May 23, 2021:
The Holy Spirit is No Cob Job -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Of Pentecost, Polls, And Power -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is filled with vivid imagery -- but though there are pl
Together In One Place -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
A quick perusal of the daily headlines is all you need to see how bitterly divided we are as a socie
I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh -- Acts 2.1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
It's A Small World After All -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - B
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan first coined the term "global village" nearly four decades ago, and

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It's Not On Any Map -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a large map of the world, any map of Israel, or a globe of the world

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It's Not On Any Map -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Wesley T. Runk
Object: a large map of the world, any map of Israel, or a globe of the world

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

Simon And The Holy Spirit -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - B
When he grew up, Simon was going to be a great football player.

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Simon And The Holy Spirit -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - B
When he grew up, Simon was going to be a great football player.

Devotional

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The Day Of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2008
Acts 2:1-21
The Day Of Pentecost -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- William W. Helland -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2005
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for Pentecost (2021) -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
Acts 2:1-21
Sermon Illustrations for Pentecost (2018) -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Acts 2:1-21
Sermon Illustrations for Pentecost (2015) -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer, Frank Ramirez, Mark Ellingsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
Acts 2:1-21
Sermon Illustrations for Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
Acts 2:1-21
It's funny how looking at the ideal of something... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Craig Kelly -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
It's funny how looking at the ideal of something shows us how far away we are from it.
Anne Lamott in her best-selling book, Traveling Mercies... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Hasler -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
Anne Lamott in her best-selling book, Traveling Mercies tells of her fear at the appearance o
Acts 2:1-21br... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
Acts 2:1-21
In old Hawaii, there was... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
In old Hawaii, there was once a settlement called Kalaupapa for people with leprosy.
Anne was looking forward to... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
Anne was looking forward to attending a women's conference in another town.
Mr. Evans was the school's... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
Mr. Evans was the school's guidance counselor. And he was very good at his job.
One of the most privileged... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
One of the most privileged tasks of a minister is to be a counselor.
One of the most privileged... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2003
One of the most privileged tasks of a minister is to be a counselor.
The wonder of the church... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2000
The wonder of the church is that in moments when it just seemed most dead, out of its own body there
An advocate with authority is... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- 1997
An advocate with authority is what we need most desperately.
The Spirit of God acts... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
The Spirit of God acts as an Advocate of truth, giving validity to what Jesus of Nazareth said and d
There are certain well-known... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
There are certain well-known phrases that combine both a threat and a promise.
A small church held a... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
A small church held a mid-week service in which fervent prayers were uttered by new converts seeking
He was a businessman. A... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1995
He was a businessman. A stern, impassive facade was a necessity in his line of work.
In his book The Living... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
In his book The Living Reminder, Henri Nouwen discusses the difference between an absence that occur
The following scene is familiar... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
The following scene is familiar to most parents who have survived those difficult few times they lea
Billy Ray Cyrus sings a... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1994
Billy Ray Cyrus sings a country song that has become popular, especially among young people.

The Immediate Word

Are We There Yet? -- Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
For May 23, 2021:
The Holy Spirit is No Cob Job -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Of Pentecost, Polls, And Power -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is filled with vivid imagery -- but though there are pl
Together In One Place -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
A quick perusal of the daily headlines is all you need to see how bitterly divided we are as a socie

Intercession

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Unexpected God... -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

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Pentecost -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Andrew Daughters -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1990
Come, Holy Spirit.Come, Holy Guide.Teach me to follow and turn not aside.

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The promise of the Son, the pedagogy of the Spirit -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Dennis Koch -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
Gospel Note: This portion of Jesus' "paraclete sayings" in John's Gospel

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Are We There Yet? -- Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
For May 23, 2021:
The Holy Spirit is No Cob Job -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Of Pentecost, Polls, And Power -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is filled with vivid imagery -- but though there are pl
Together In One Place -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
A quick perusal of the daily headlines is all you need to see how bitterly divided we are as a socie
I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh -- Acts 2.1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
It's A Small World After All -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - B
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan first coined the term "global village" nearly four decades ago, and

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Day of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2005
Revised Common Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14
The Day Of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (C)
The Spirit gives life -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Through the gift of the Holy Spirit the church witnesses to the saving power of
The Day of Pentecost -- Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27 -- George M. Bass -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1990
Just when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the event known as Pentecost, occurred is a matter of d

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The Immediate Word

Are We There Yet? -- Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
For May 23, 2021:
The Holy Spirit is No Cob Job -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Of Pentecost, Polls, And Power -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is filled with vivid imagery -- but though there are pl
Together In One Place -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
A quick perusal of the daily headlines is all you need to see how bitterly divided we are as a socie
I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh -- Acts 2.1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
It's A Small World After All -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - B
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan first coined the term "global village" nearly four decades ago, and

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Gardens -- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Michael D. Wuchter -- 2009
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words.
Do You Love Me? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2008
Nikos Kazantzakis gives us a disturbing and beautiful story in his book, The Last Temptation of C
The Quiet Day Of Pentecost -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2005
Pentecost is a celebration of the church's beginning.
Chosen -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- David G. Rogne -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2002
It is a difficult thing not to be chosen.
Learning to Live Without Jesus -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- William G. Carter -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1996
Everywhere you looked, you saw people in tie-dyed t-shirts.
The Spirit's Tether -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Leonard H. Budd -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
Young Amos was a servant boy who, as an orphan, had attached himself to the Galilee travelers.
Are You Convinced? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Larry D. Powell -- Day of Pentecost - C -- 1991
Someone has astutely observed that our culture does not handle "endings" very well.
What About The Holy Spirit? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Erskine White -- 1990
Many of the pentecostal and charismatic churches place entirely too much emphasis on the Holy Spirit
What's a Good God Doing In a World Like This? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- James Weekley -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1987
What if the first couple of the Bible had entered into the following conversation?
The Advocate -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Ron Lavin -- Day of Pentecost - B
The Holy Spirit is called "your Advocate" in the New English Bible translation of John 15:26.

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Do You Love Me? -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Kristin Borsgard Wee -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2008
Nikos Kazantzakis gives us a disturbing and beautiful story in his book, The Last Temptation of C

The Village Shepherd

The Holy Spirit -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Janice B. Scott -- Day of Pentecost - B
As I recall, there was a mighty, rushing wind at the last Bank Holiday weekend.

Stories

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The Gift -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Keith Hewitt -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
Contents "The Gift" by Keith Hewitt
Honest, Not Courteous, Prayer -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- David O. Bales, John Fitzgerald -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
Contents "Honest, Not Courteous, Prayer" by David O. Bales
Fake Fire -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Timothy F. Merrill, Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
Contents"Fake Fire" by Timothy Merrill
God's Spirit Changes Us -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Lamar Massingill, C. David Mckirachan, Frank R. Fisher -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2009
ContentsWhat's Up This Week
Backdraft -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Frank R. Fisher, Sil Galvan, Richard A. Jensen, Timothy F. Merrill, John E. Sumwalt -- Day of Pentecost - B
Contents What's Up This Week

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Encouragement -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Constance Berg -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1999
Words are important. They start wars, create unions, and touch our emotions.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Are We There Yet? -- Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27 -- Mary Austin, Katy Stenta, Dean Feldmeyer, Thomas Willadsen, Bethany Peerbolte, George Reed, Christopher Keating -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2021
For May 23, 2021:
The Holy Spirit is No Cob Job -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2018
Of Pentecost, Polls, And Power -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed, Leah Lonsbury -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2015
The account of Pentecost in the book of Acts is filled with vivid imagery -- but though there are pl
Together In One Place -- Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2012
A quick perusal of the daily headlines is all you need to see how bitterly divided we are as a socie
I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All Flesh -- Acts 2.1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Day of Pentecost - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
It's A Small World After All -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27, Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Carter Shelley, Thom M. Shuman -- Day of Pentecost - B
Media theorist Marshall McLuhan first coined the term "global village" nearly four decades ago, and

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Day of Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Romans 8:22-27 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
You Shall Live -- Ezekiel 37:1-14 (Alternate), Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Pentecost -- Acts 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- James R. Wilson -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1996
Call To WorshipLeader: We are called to serve the Lord with all of our hearts!
PENTECOST -- Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b -- B. David Hostetter -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIPLook to our Creator who gives breath to all breathing creatures
The Coming and Presence of Holy Spirit -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15, John 7:37-39a, John 20:19-23 -- Day of Pentecost - B -- 1990
Bulletin HeadingConsider this:
Receiving the Holy Spirit, Who is the Present Tense of Christ in the World -- John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Day of Pentecost - B
Consider this:
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The Immediate Word

Christopher Keating
Quantisha Mason-Doll
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
George Reed
Dean Feldmeyer
For October 24, 2021:
  • Vision Check by Chris Keating — Jesus’ question of Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” becomes an invitation to a joyful, life-giving transformation experience of discipleship.
  • Second Thoughts: Don’t Let Go of My Hand by Quantisha Mason-Doll — In God’s future no one is left behind — even those who would be considered burdens.

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David O. Bales
Peter Andrew Smith
Contents
“Full-Throated Joy?” by David O. Bales
“With Weeping And Joy” by David O. Bales
“Second Chances” by Peter Andrew Smith


Full-Throated Joy?
by David O. Bales
Jeremiah 31:7-9

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Frank Ramirez
Sooner or later, we see life as it really is. Job sees clearly that the universe is greater than he can imagine. It’s not all about him. Something great and wonderful is going on, and though he has suffered tremendous loss, he is to reject dust and ashes and live authentically. He is free to be alive.

The author of Hebrews makes it clear that we don’t have to jump through anyone’s hoops anymore. We have the perfect priest and the perfect sacrifice and as a result we have perfect access to God, unfiltered, unimpeded. That’s how it is.
Bill Thomas
Frank Ramirez
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Job teaches us that being in the presence of God is an impressive experience. It is beyond what we can think or express. Author Christopher Morley in his book Inward Ho expressed this awesomeness: “I had a thousand questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fed and didn’t seem to matter.” Everything that we thought was so important vanishes in the presence of God. John Wesley put it this way:

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John Jamison

Object: A cloak, or something to use as a cloak, an old bowl, and a handful of pennies.

Note: If you believe your children can do it, this is a great message to have them role-play. Have one child play Bartimaeus, one play Jesus, and the other play the ‘crowd’. Depending on your group, you can ask for volunteers or select specific children for the roles of Jesus and Bartimaeus. If you don’t think role-play will work, just share the story without the role-play pieces.

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The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

They said to the blind man, "Take heart; get up, he is calling you." Jesus continues to call us today, so in our worship let us take heart, get up and respond to him.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we don't hear you when you call.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes our hearts are low and we feel fed up and depressed.
Christ, have mercy.

SermonStudio

Wesley T. Runk
Good morning, boys and girls. Today, we are talking about a very big word, and also a very important one. The word is intercession. What do you think the word intercession might mean? (let them answer) Those were all good tries, but they are not the answers. I said it was a big word and not one that we use very often. I think that I can help you learn what it means in just a minute. First of all, I want to tell you that Jesus is our intercession. That will help us to learn more about what the word means.
David E. Leininger
Christmas is such a beautiful time of the year. Physically beautiful with the color and light; spiritually beautiful with story and song. Then there is the special baby -- a baby whose birth was greeted by angels, a baby whose birth meant tidings of joy for all people everywhere, a baby who would save the world. We gather for worship, enjoy familiar company, exchange holiday wishes, then go home, drink eggnog, and eat Christmas treats. God is in heaven and all is right with the world. Or so it often seems.

Stephen M. Crotts
A young man visiting a very small town in Virginia struck up a conversation with an older gentleman sitting on a loafers' bench outside the gas station. "Just look at this town!" The young fellow remarked. "Fresh air, no traffic, you sure don't have much of a population problem around here!" "Wrong, son!" The old man replied. "Dang near every problem we have here is caused by the population!"

It's true everywhere, isn't it? Man's greatest problem is man himself.

The Population Problem

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