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(M, C)br... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 1982
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(P)One... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 1982
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(P)My... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - B -- 1982
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Paul uses all-inclusive language... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Paul uses all-inclusive language --"All have missed the mark of God's will." That includes all of us
A woman came to her... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
A woman came to her pastor with the tragic story of her marriage.
The seminarians and college students... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
The seminarians and college students at the university were eager to hear what the world-renowned th
In a nearby city there... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - A
In a nearby city there is a cable television truck that I see often, with a large sign clearly paint
On May 25, 1986, Hands... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - A
On May 25, 1986, Hands Across America really happened.
Generally speaking, there are two... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Reformation Sunday - A
Generally speaking, there are two kinds of Christian folks: those who live be the letter of the law,
In The Lessons Of... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
In The Lessons Of History, Will and Ariel Durant point out that sin has flourished in every
Paul Wellman in his novel... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
Paul Wellman in his novel, The Chain, tells of a young man who, in the midst of a bitter argu
The observance of Reformation Sunday... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
The observance of Reformation Sunday is no longer the occasion for anti-Roman Catholic protestations
If you're a good little... -- Romans 3:19-28 -- Proper 25 | Ordinary Time 30 - C
"If you're a good little boy and eat your greens, you'll get dessert." We've all heard such promises

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Acts 3:12-19
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Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
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Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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