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Sermon for Easter 2
The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is!: Gospel Sermons For Lent/EasterThe Last Beatitude
Sermon by Richard L. Sheffield based on John 20:19-31 excerpted from The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is!: Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter
What the disciples of Jesus reported to their fellow disciple Thomas they had seen seemed unbelievable. And Thomas didn't believe it! They said they saw Jesus alive. Well, Thomas saw him alive until late the previous Friday afternoon when Thomas saw him dead. It was now Sunday afternoon -- and to what they said they saw, Thomas' response was, "Seeing is believing," and until I see something different from what I have already seen, I will not believe a word of what you say....click here for the full sermon
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Children's Sermons A To ZI Doubt It!
Children's sermon by Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter based on John 20:19-31 excerpted from Children's Sermons A To Z
Exegetical Aim: Thomas' transition from doubt to faith concerning the resurrection of Jesus.
Props: A talent that will come as a surprise to the children; e.g., being able to juggle. You must be able to perform the talent before the children. If you use the object it needs to be hidden until revealed. A unique object could be used rather than a talent.
Lesson: Good morning. (response) I have a talent that none of you know about. Do you want to know what my talent is? (response) I don't think you are going to believe me, but I can juggle. (response)...
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Mary Austin

Show Me the Marks

John 20:19-31
The Boston Marathon is for the fit, the strong, and the prepared. Only elite runners can qualify (based on their times in other, approved races), and so it has its own mystique. This year, though, Boston belongs to the scarred. 
     A year after the bombings that killed three and injured hundreds, people who lost limbs in the bombing are returning to reclaim Boston as a place of recovery. Survivors have been open about their injuries, recovery, scars, and prosthetic limbs, and all of that mix of human limitation and transformation is evident on marathon day 2014....
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Doubt -- A Difficult Thing To Overcome

Doubt, especially self--doubt, is difficult to overcome. Sometimes it is impossible. Kenny has dyslexia. He doesn't read things backwards; he has a reading and comprehension difficulty. If he hears something, he can remember it, but reading takes special concentration and the meaning of something comes with great difficulty....
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David Coffin

Pound of Flesh Demanded

It is the time of year for the last push of demands before the summer season beckons upon the horizon. The children's school system is squeezing in as many meetings as possible for parents. Teachers are trying to push assignment and test dates before the even warmer days arrive in May and June. Many church organizations have their denominational gathering about this time of year. They have business they hope to have wrapped up so staff and volunteers can take the summer off out of the area or on mission trips....
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Keith Hewitt

Guilt

John 20:19-31

The light would have been poor for a room half the size. It was crowded and the atmosphere was heavy with the smell of too many bodies, too little ventilation, and the scent of silent human misery.
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      The man at Table 3 was not a regular, but I'd seen him before. It took me a little while to figure out why he seemed out of place, and then I realized it was because he was there by himself....
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Janice Scott

Are You a Swimmer or a Toe-dipper?

There have been a number of adverts on television over recent months, warning against Benefit fraud. One scene has shown a hairdresser arriving late for work, because she'd been picking up the dole money before going straight on to her job. The other people in the shop wear expressions of disgust, but no-one says anything....
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Anna Shirey

Do You Trust Me?

First Thoughts: Here we see the story of Thomas, who is absent when the resurrected Christ appears, and so has difficulty believing the story. We want to help the children examine what it means to take someone at his/her word. How do we know when testimony is trustworthy and when it is false?...
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