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LCH Sermons—Easter Season 2007

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Pentecost—May 27, 2007

Preacher: Pastor Jeff Lilley
Lessons: Acts 2:1–21; Psalm 104:25–35, 37; Romans 8:14–17; John 14:8–17, 25–27
Summary: The people of God are called to give voice to God’s deeds of power. What should that voice sound like? In what voice will we proclaim God’s deeds in truth, integrity, and power?

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Installation of Pastor Jeff Lilley—May 20, 2007

Preacher: Bishop Murray Finck
Lessons: Acts 1:1–11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:15–23; Luke 24:44–53
Summary: Although this Installation service uses the Ascension lessons, today is not about lifting up Jeff Lilley; it is about lifting up Jesus Christ. Pastor Lilley and all of us are called not for elevation, but for service—humble work for which we always need God’s compassion and mercy.

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Easter VII—May 20, 2007

Preacher: Pastor Jeff Lilley
Lessons: Acts 16:16–34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12–14, 16–17, 20–21; John 17:20–26
Summary: If we start with the assurance that we are known and loved by God, we do not have to be afraid that controversial issues will destroy our unity, which is in Christ Jesus.

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Easter VI—May 13, 2007

Preacher: Pastor Jeff Lilley
Lessons: Acts 16:9–15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5; John 14:23–29
Summary: The world wants us to hold on to words like “be consumers,” “be happy,” or “behave.” Jesus wants us to hold on to this word: “be loved.” If we hold on to this word, Jesus has prepared a place for us.

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May 6, 2007—Not Available

April 29, 2007—Not Available

Easter III—April 22, 2007/Earth Day

Preacher: Pastor Jeff Lilley
Lessons: Acts 9:1–20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11–14; John 21:1–19
Summary: Churches keep “fishing” the same way we have always fished and expect different results. Jesus told the disciples to let down their nets on the other side of the boat, and we need to be ready to do so ourselves.

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Easter II—April 15, 2007

Preacher: Pastor Jeff Lilley
Lessons: Acts 5:27–32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4–8; John 20:19–31
Summary: One week after Easter, in the midst of chaos and fear, Jesus appears to the disciples and says, “Peace out!” Then they were sent out to share that peace. Jesus sends us out to share that same message with authenticity and power.

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Easter Sunday—April 8, 2007

Preacher: Interim Pastor Steve Jensen
Lessons: Acts 10:34–43; Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24; 1 Corinthians 15:19–26; Luke 24:1–12
Summary: Remember what Christ has done for you that you can start living free and living completely today. Christ has left the tomb and is on the road ahead of you. Shouldn’t you be on your way?

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Easter Vigil—April 7, 2007

Preacher: Interim Pastor Steve Jensen
Lessons: Genesis 1:1—2:4a; Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18, 8:6–18; 9:8; Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21; Isaiah 55:1–11; Baruch 3:9–15, 32—4:4; Zephaniah 3:14–20; Daniel 3:1–29; Romans 6:3–11; John 20:1–18
Summary: The hope of the world is not in the empty tomb that once held the body of the Son of Man. The hope of the world is in the Jesus who lives and the people who live in him. Let your lives proclaim the words that our mouths speak this day: “Christ is risen!”

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