June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21

Now it's time to preach

Second Sunday of Easter

David Kalas

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The Sunday after Easter is an unenviable time for preachers in many churches. The mood and events of Holy Week have both a depth and an excitement that can make the Sunday after Easter something of a letdown. The palm branches are gone. The lilies are gone, and it will seem that a great many people are gone, too. Surely the attendance in so many of our American churches is a letdown on the Sunday after Easter.

So what shall we do on the Sunday after Easter? Take a vacation? Follow the lead of our people who stay home in great numbers this day? Bring in someone off the bench to fill the pulpit?

Throughout the gospels, Jesus repeatedly told people not to spread the word about him. After they were healed (Luke 5:14), after they witnessed miracles (Matthew 17:9; Mark 7:36; Luke 8:56), after they had discovered something of his identity (Matthew 16:20), he consistently admonished people ...

This sermon commentary, Now it's time to preach, is based on John 20:19-31 and relates to Second Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on John 20:19-31 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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