August 30, 2015
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
James 1:17-27
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9

The Overlooked Miracle

Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
CALLED TO JERUSALEM: SENT TO THE WORLD
Sermons For Lent And Easter


THEODORE F. SCHNEIDER



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Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

I. Pentecost's Greatest Miracle

What do you think? Which of the several miracles of Pentecost was the greatest?

Was it the sound of a mighty rushing wind? Was it the tongues of fire? Was it that the apostles "were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4)?" Or, was it - in an apparent reversal of God's act at the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:9) - that the bewildered multitude was wondering "how is it that we all hear, each of us in his own native language (Acts 2:8)?" Which of these was Pentecost's greatest miracle?

Perhaps it was none of these. Perhaps the greatest miracle was Peter's sermon. It was addressed not to the "amazed and wondering" proselyte pilgrims, but rather to the "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem (Acts 2:14)." Some of these, no doubt, had been participants in the ...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter sermon, The Overlooked Miracle, is based on Acts 2:42-47 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book CALLED TO JERUSALEM: SENT TO THE WORLD . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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