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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

God does not abandon us -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Transpiring in the week when the Festival of Jesus’ Ascension is commemorated, it is not surprising
Word of new life -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- David Coffin -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
This is one of the final weeks of the Easter season, which entails new life in some form.
Walking the hall -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- David Kalas -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Some sports teams have great heritages -- traditions that go way back, and legendary names and event
Can I fall? Can I rise again? -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Anselm once observed that "when one escapes from the will that commands, one does but rush under the
New directions -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Note: Charting The Course and illustrations are provided for both Ascension Day/Sunday and Easter 7.

Children's Liturgy and Story

The Village Shepherd

Uncle Richard -- John 17:6-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Call to Worship:

As Jesus prays to the Creator God for us, let us join our hearts

Children's sermon

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Protect Them -- John 17:6-19 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
“Holy Father, protect them in your name....” (v.11a)
Pray Daily -- John 17:6-19 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
The Point:  Jesus models a life of prayer for us to follow.
Not of the World -- John 17:6-19 -- Anna Shirey -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
First Thoughts: Ever since the church began, there has been an ongoing struggle with the ques
Protection -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning! This morning I wanted to make sure I would be
Thank you for caring -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Good morning, boys and girls.

The Immediate Word

Delighting in the law -- Psalm 1, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Here Or There? -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-26, Acts 1:1-11 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Mary Austin -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2012
This Sunday offers a choice for those who follow the lectionary -- some congregations will observe A
Is God Listening? -- John 17:6-19 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Ascension of the Lord - B
A major story making headlines recently has been the revelation that the NSA, the federal agency in

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Prayer Diary -- John 17:6-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Sandy wasn't very good at prayer.

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The Prayer Diary -- John 17:6-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Sandy wasn't very good at prayer.

Devotional

SermonStudio

Easter 7 -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Easter 7 -- John 17:6-19 -- William W. Helland -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
John 17:6-19

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (2018) -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Sermon Illustrations for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (2015) -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Mark Ellingsen, Frank Ramirez, Derl G. Keefer, Bob Ove -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Sermon Illustrations for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (2012) -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Ken and Carol Dorushka were having their morning cup of coffee... -- John 17:6-19 -- Ron Love -- 2012
Ken and Carol Dorushka were having their morning cup of coffee, when Carol mentioned she needed some
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26... -- John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Teaching children to swim can... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Teaching children to swim can be challenging.
Peter Arnett was awarded the... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Peter Arnett was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting.
Janet's six-year-old son... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Janet's six-year-old son, Jason, had declared his independence and stated that from now on he was ol
Jesus' prayer for his followers... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Jesus' prayer for his followers linked their living in the Truth (in Christ) with protection from th
Saint Paul was not always... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Saint Paul was not always a fascinating preacher to listen to.
A young lady had taken... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
A young lady had taken her children to the mall.
It was standing room only... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
It was standing room only in the company lunchroom for the special evening meeting of all employees
In our community, a Sister's... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
In our community, a Sister's Life Profession service takes place in the midst of the celebration of
We are to tell the... -- John 17:6-19 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
We are to tell the world about the tree, the tomb, and the trumpet, proclaiming the good news wherev

The Immediate Word

Delighting in the law -- Psalm 1, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Here Or There? -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-26, Acts 1:1-11 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Mary Austin -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2012
This Sunday offers a choice for those who follow the lectionary -- some congregations will observe A
Is God Listening? -- John 17:6-19 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Ascension of the Lord - B
A major story making headlines recently has been the revelation that the NSA, the federal agency in

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Dear God, Sometimes I Hardly Dare Say What's In My Mind... -- John 17:6-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

SermonStudio

GOD-ESTEEM -- John 17:6-19 -- Richard F. Bansemer -- 1997
John 17:6-19
The followers of Christ as consecrated foreigners -- John 17:6-19 -- Dennis Koch -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
Gospel Note:
This passage is a portion of Christ's "high priestly," parting

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Delighting in the law -- Psalm 1, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Here Or There? -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-26, Acts 1:1-11 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Mary Austin -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2012
This Sunday offers a choice for those who follow the lectionary -- some congregations will observe A
Is God Listening? -- John 17:6-19 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Ascension of the Lord - B
A major story making headlines recently has been the revelation that the NSA, the federal agency in

SermonStudio

Easter 7 -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
The awesome ways of God.

Collect of the Day
Seventh Sunday of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Carlos Wilton -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19

Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The church organizes for mission -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: The church organizes for mission and Christ prays that the ways of the world wil
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
The church is living between Jesus' departure and the coming
Seventh Sunday of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
Liturgically official or not, the Seventh Sunday of Easter is the Sunday after the Ascension, if not
Seventh Sunday of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- George M. Bass -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1990
Liturgically official or not, the Seventh Sunday of Easter is the Sunday after the Ascension, if not
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
Seasonal Theme

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Delighting in the law -- Psalm 1, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Here Or There? -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-26, Acts 1:1-11 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Mary Austin -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2012
This Sunday offers a choice for those who follow the lectionary -- some congregations will observe A
Is God Listening? -- John 17:6-19 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Ascension of the Lord - B
A major story making headlines recently has been the revelation that the NSA, the federal agency in

SermonStudio

Making Sense -- John 17:6-19 -- John Jamison -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Have you ever come across a piece of scripture that you really just didn’t know what to do with?
A Time Between Time -- John 17:6-19 -- John W. Clarke -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2011
Today is the last in the season of Eastertide.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words -- John 17:6-19 -- John S. Smylie -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
Actions and words are both important, but sometimes actions do speak louder than words.
Heaven Can Wait -- John 17:6-19 -- David T. Ball -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
In a popular Hollywood movie starring Warren Beatty, Beatty plays a quarterback destined to lead the
Entrustment -- John 17:6-19 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2002
Over thirty years ago, the late David H. C.
Sanctified In The Truth -- John 17:6-19 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
When Jesus prays for his disciples, he asks that they be sanctified in the truth.
Easter Consecration -- John 17:6-19 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
A. E. Hotchner has written an autobiographical account of his experience of the Great Depression.
A Few Choice Words -- John 17:6-19 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
A few choice words. Jesus prayed these words in his Father's

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Making Sense -- John 17:6-19 -- John Jamison -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Have you ever come across a piece of scripture that you really just didn’t know what to do with?

The Village Shepherd

How Do You Pray? -- John 17:6-19 -- Janice B. Scott -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
It's official! A prayer a day keeps the blues away.

Stories

StoryShare

Rooted in Faith -- John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, Psalm 1 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Keith Wagner -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Contents
"Rooted in Faith" by Peter Andrew Smith
To Make New -- John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, Psalm 1 -- Peter Andrew Smith, John Fitzgerald -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015
Contents
"To Make New" by Peter Andrew Smith
Jesus And Judas -- John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, Psalm 1 -- Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt, Keith Hewitt, Frank Ramirez -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2012
Contents
"Evac" by Keith Hewitt
Witnessing To The Truth -- John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, Psalm 1 -- Peter Andrew Smith, John E. Sumwalt, Argile Smith, C. David Mckirachan -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2009
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Witnessing to the Truth" by Peter Andrew Smith

SermonStudio

God's Battleship -- John 17:6-19 -- David E. Leininger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2008
Several years ago, there was a convention of clergy gathered at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta under th
Perfect Sleeper Protection -- John 17:6-19 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Perfect Sleeper Protection


Gift From God -- John 17:6-19 -- Constance Berg -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
Brian could feel the heat of anger rising in his neck.
A Mother's Prayer -- John 17:6-19 -- John E. Sumwalt, Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
It was the same every night when Ruth Kristmon got into her bed.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Delighting in the law -- Psalm 1, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Thomas Willadsen -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Building A Legacy -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, 1 John 5:9-13, Ephesians 1:15-23 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2015

The lectionary texts for Ascension Sunday and the Seventh Sunday of Easter each address Jesus’
Here Or There? -- Luke 24:44-53, John 17:6-19, Acts 1:15-26, Acts 1:1-11 -- George Reed, Ron Love, Mary Austin -- Ascension of the Lord - B -- 2012
This Sunday offers a choice for those who follow the lectionary -- some congregations will observe A
Is God Listening? -- John 17:6-19 -- Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Ascension of the Lord - B
A major story making headlines recently has been the revelation that the NSA, the federal agency in

SermonStudio

Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 2005
Call To Worship
From Psalm 1:1-3 (The Message)
Leader:
God's Family -- Ephesians 3:14-19, John 17:6-19 -- John H. Will -- 2004
Call to Worship
In worship this morning we are homing.
Replacement -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Seventh Sunday Of Easter -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19 -- James R. Wilson -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1996
Call To Worship
Leader: Come, all who would bear witness to the risen Christ!
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER -- Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, Psalm 1 -- B. David Hostetter -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B -- 1993
* CALL TO WORSHIP (responsively)
How awesome is God most high,
Jesus Prays for His Disciples, Then, and Now -- John 17:6-19 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Seventh Sunday of Easter - B
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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.
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Mark Ellingsen
Ron Love
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Isaiah 52:13--53:12
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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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Reflections of Grief
by Keith Hewitt
John 18:1--19:42

Keith Wagner
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"Love Conquers All" by Keith Wagner
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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.

SermonStudio

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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