Sermon Starter: The Temptation of Eve and of Jesus

by Matthew L. Kelley
The easiest way to get someone to do something is to tell them they can’t do it. This has literally been the case from the beginning. Adam and Eve had a great thing going… read more

6/12/11 Prayers, Readings, and Worship Helps

by Ministry Matters
Invocation O Lord, send your Holy Spirit as once you did in Jerusalem so long ago. Join us in this place and time and give us the fire that transforms and renews. Burn away all… read more

Getting Your Second Wind

by Kathleen Peterson
Sermon Text: John 20:19-23 Molly was upset with her teenage son, Jack. He'd done something that hurt her deeply—in fact, cut her to the core, stabbed her like a dagger in… read more

Sermon Starter: Pentecost

by Circuit Rider
Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, John 7:37-39The din of the crowd increases as students continue to file into the gymnasium. The band tunes and warms up… read more

Sermon Starter: Ascension Sunday

by Susan Brown
Acts 1:6-14, Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35, 1 Peter 4:12 - 5:11, John 17:1-11* I imagine that one of the memories of Jesus the disciples treasured most in the days following his ascension … read more

What's the Point? A Sermon Illustration for the Great Commandment

by Martin Thielen
A wise rabbi once said, “God created human beings because God loves stories.” Jesus also loved stories, as illustrated by his many parables. Like God, people also love … read more
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