Repentance and Rejoicing
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Repentance and Rejoicing

Pentecost 14 Luke 15:1–10 The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not...

Friend, move up higher
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Friend, move up higher

Pentecost 12 Luke 14:10-11 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself...

Baptism: Third
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Baptism: Third

Pentecost 8 Ezekiel 36:22–28 I Will Put My Spirit Within You 22 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you...

Baptism: First and Second
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Baptism: First and Second

Pentecost 7 Acts 2:14–21 Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour...

Products of the Great Rescue: Saving Faith and Thankful Love
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Products of the Great Rescue: Saving Faith and Thankful Love

Pentecost 5 Colossians 1:1-14 Greeting 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Thanksgiving and Prayer 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your...

Thank God for America
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Thank God for America

Pentecost 4 Independence Celebration Psalm 107:1–3b Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So 107 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, >     for his steadfast love endures forever! 2  Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, >     whom he has redeemed from trouble 3  and gathered in from the lands, >     from the east and from...

Grace
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Grace

Pentecost 2 Isaiah 65:1-2 65 I was ready to be sought by those who did not ask for me; I was ready to be found by those who did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that was not called by my name. 2 I spread out my hands all the day to...

The Holy Trinity
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The Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Acts 2:14a,22–36 14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of...

The World’s Best Counselor
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The World’s Best Counselor

Day of Pentecost John 14:23–31 23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me. 25 “These things...

The Promises of the Ascension
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The Promises of the Ascension

Ascension Acts 1:1–11 The Promise of the Holy Spirit 1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many...