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The Moon Shot Effect
Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)
The Moon Shot Effect

Putting a human being on the moon was a long shot — that worked! On a mountain in Galilee, Jesus gives his disciples a similar glimpse of the moonshot goal of his mission — a mission to redeem the world!

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G.O.D.
Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
G.O.D.

A company now out of business was known as G.O.D., an acronym for Guaranteed Overnight Delivery. This resonates with how many Christians want God to serve them: Overnight, or better yet, immediately. But does God deliver in this sense?

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The Legacy of Saint Patrick
Acts 16:9-15
The Legacy of Saint Patrick

Beyond the Lectionary
Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t fall on a Sunday very often. Therefore, when it does, we have an opportunity not only to honor this missionary to the emerald isle, but also to draw some lessons for our own lives.

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Frontier Citizenship
Philippians 3:17-4:1
Frontier Citizenship

The apostle Paul pushes us to expand the borders of our spiritual frontier.

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Bad Credit Okay!
Isaiah 55:1-9
Bad Credit Okay!

Some businesses, anxious for people to buy their products, offer easy credit terms. In today’s Old Testament reading, the pitch is attractive and alluring: “Come, buy wine … without money and without price.” Is this a deal, or what?! 

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The Unhelp of the Lord
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
The Unhelp of the Lord

Global Rescue extracts people from life-threatening situations. Why doesn’t God do the same for us? 

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Manna Moments
Joshua 5:9-12
Manna Moments

The Israelites had manna in the morning and quail in the evening for 40 years. Then one day it came to an end. 

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Breakthrough
Isaiah 43:16-21
Breakthrough

On Friday, April 12, a movie called Breakthrough will be released nationwide. In it, a 14-year-old named John Smith falls through an icy Missouri lake on a cold winter morning. What follows is more than a breakthrough — it’s a miracle.

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Palm Monday
Luke 19:28-40
Palm Monday

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, it was just the beginning of another typical week.

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Capital Crime
Isaiah 52:13–53:12
Capital Crime

Special Installment: Good Friday
Some crimes have altered the course of history. The crime against Jesus was the greatest of such crimes.

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  • Bringing the Text to Life >> Cutting-edge material designed to spark your creativity and help you write your sermon
  • Commentary >> An exegetical probe into the cultural, historical, grammatical and contextual meaning of the weekly pericope that provides a scholarly background for your sermon preparation
  • PowerPoint Presentations >> Linked to related articles, providing virtually everything you need to prepare compelling sermons, week after week
  • Animating Illustrations >> Insights, anecdotes, quotations and references to current events that dovetail with the sermon material or your preaching point
  • Children's Sermons >> Simple stories help you reach the smallest members of your congregation
  • Worship Resources >> Calls to worship, prayers, responsive readings and hymns relating to the Scripture theme that help create a worship experience that ties in seamlessly with your sermon
  • Preaching Column >> Ideas to help your preaching throughout the church year
  • Participation Pointers >> Will help you make your worship experience interactive and meaningful

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Two Boys in Church

Kids in church. It’s the stuff of many a hilarious story. Some churches ban children from the worship service. Today, we have two texts — each relating a story of a boy in “church.”

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