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Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

This is where you come in -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- David Kalas -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Is it blasphemy to preach about human beings on Trinity Sunday?
Great expectations -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
It was Charles Dickens who prodded us to think about hope in his wonderful novel Great Expectatio
Knowing our limits -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
During the years when Jesus was passing his childhood in Palestine, the Latin poet, Ovid, was writin
Prism view -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
Five fine crystal ornaments hang in one window of our home. We received them as gifts
One God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2001
Christians are "stewards of the mysteries of God" (1 Corinthians 4:1).
One in revelation and glory -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1998
The late Cardinal Cushing said that, when he was a parish priest, he was summoned to a store to give
God in three persons -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
My practice has been to invite folk in the pews to think of the Trinity not as a definition of God,
Knowing our limits -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
During the years when Jesus was passing his childhood in Palestine, the Latin poet Ovid was writing

Children's sermon

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

Devotional

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2016) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Sermon Illustrations for Trinity Sunday (2013) -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Mark J. Molldrem -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
NULL -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Our text is all about Wisdom and how we might understand the Son of God as the Wisdom of God.
NULL -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Ron Love -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Abraham Lincoln and his family often sought solace at the Soldier's Home in Washington DC.
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31br... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
I lived with my single... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
"I lived with my single father until I was twelve," Amanda said. "Then I went to live with
In his wisdom, God planned... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
In his wisdom, God planned for billions and billions of tiny sea plants and animals to die,
In the Old Testament, wisdom... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
In the Old Testament, wisdom was an important word. The Hebrew root-word had a
After centuries and millennia of... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2007
After centuries and millennia of reflecting upon the order of creation, one would think we
The bookshelf stereo system was... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
The bookshelf stereo system was firmly installed above the dormitory desk.
It was a bitterly cold... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
It was a bitterly cold morning just before Christmas.
A young man who was... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1995
A young man who was a very good football player was being considered by a number of colleges.
After centuries and millennia of... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
After centuries and millennia of reflecting upon the order of creation, one would think we have a pr
Few people have been celebrated... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Few people have been celebrated for their intellect and wisdom as much as Sir Isaac Newton.
Booker T. Washington probably did... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Booker T.
One of my retired pastor... -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
One of my retired pastor friends fell in love with the book of Proverbs early in his career.

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

SermonStudio

Free Sermon Illustrations for May 30, 2010 from SermonStudio -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Douglas B. Bailey -- 2010
Instead of the triune, self-giving God at the center of our lives, the self-seeking god we idolize a

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Carlos Wilton -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Faith helps us to endure suffering, and move beyond it to hope.
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Perhaps no doctrine of the Christian Church is more obscure in the minds of church-goers than is the
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
Jesus' acts of compassion and teaching ministry.
Trinity Sunday -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

SermonStudio

God's Playful Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
If I mentioned Sophia to you, what memories would it evoke?
Wisdom's Delight -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Stan Purdum -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
I have a question for you, but let me tell you right up front that it is a trick question.
Put the Whole World In Our Hands -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- 2004
One of the Apollo 17 astronauts said that, as he looked back upon the earth from the moon, th
Working Together As One -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Nature is filled with examples of how the world functions better when things come together and act a
Once Before A Time! -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Robert Leslie Holmes -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
During a serious shortage of currency in Great Britain, thousands of people were starving and many w

The Village Shepherd

The Spirit Of Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
I'm not what you might describe as an inveterate traveller, but whenever I've visited other countrie

Stories

StoryShare

Faith -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Keith Hewitt, John Fitzgerald -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
Contents
"Faith" by Keith Hewitt
"Divine Handiwork" by John Fitzgerald
Bringing Up Ziva -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Contents
"Bringing Up Ziva" by Sandra Herrmann
Guided On The Path -- John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, Psalm 8 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Larry Winebrenner -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Guided on the Path" by Peter Andrew Smith
Bearing The Truth -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Contents
Stories to Live By: "Bearing the Truth" by John Sumwalt
Mitch And The Angel -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Sandra Herrmann, John E. Sumwalt, Fanny Lee Seville -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Mitch and the Angel" by Sandra Herrmann

SermonStudio

Stupid Questions And Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice?

Worship

The Immediate Word

Exercising Dominion -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Robin Lostetter, Ron Love, George Reed, Dean Feldmeyer -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2016
The lectionary psalm selection for Trinity Sunday (Psalm 8) provides plenty of fodder for those on b
Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013

The issue of climate change and its effects, and the larger issue of environmental stewardship,

Sharing Wisdom's Delight In Creation -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed, Ron Love, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2013
Update: After this week's Immediate Word installment was already assembled and
Will We Suffer? -- Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- Kate Murphy, Ron Love, George Reed -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2010
In this week's epistle text, Paul notes that "since we are justified by faith, we have peace with Go
Trinity As Community -- John 16:12-15, Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8 -- George L. Murphy -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
On Trinity Sunday we remind ourselves of the foundation and core of our faith: the oneness of God ex
Suffering In The Sanctuary -- Romans 5:1-5, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, Barbara Jurgensen, Thom M. Shuman -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C
The recent shooting spree in and around a Moscow, Idaho, church is a painful reminder that as much

SermonStudio

The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15, Psalm 8 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2009
Zoos are no longer in people's good graces.
Religion faces the same problem.
The Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Frank Ramirez -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Theme: Roll Call
Holy Trinity -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Romans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2003
Theme: In Praise Of Wisdom

Call To Worship
Wisdom -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Leader: Wisdom calls out to all who yearn to gain understanding.
The wisdom of the Lord -- Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 -- James R. Wilson -- Trinity Sunday | 1st Sunday after Pentecost - C -- 1997
Call To Worship
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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.”
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.

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Dean Feldmeyer
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Ron Love
Thomas Willadsen
George Reed
Bethany Peerbolte
For April 21, 2019:
  • Why Are You Weeping? by Dean Feldmeyer — One of the reasons it’s so hard to visualize a risen Christ is that we’ve hidden him behind a mountain of hollow, milk chocolate bunnies and marshmallow chickens.

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Keith 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.
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This Doesn’t Make Sense

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Acts 10:34-43

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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)
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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