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Sermon Illustrations for Easter 2 (2017) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31 | Ron Love | Mark Ellingsen |
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Prove it! Those words have been used on school playgrounds since practically the beginning of time. A kid will make a fantastic claim, and his dubious friends will snap back: “Oh yeah, prove it!” You’ve seen it before, maybe even experienced it.

* A fifth-grader, seeking to impress his classmates, brags: “My dad knows Tom Brady!” He is likely >> More


Whom Can You Trust? ... from The Immediate Word | John 20:19-31 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Beth Herrinton-Hodge | Mary Austin |
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Easter brings us the story of “Doubting Thomas” -- but in this installment of The Immediate Word, team member Beth Herrinton-Hodge suggests that characterization is a bit unfair. Beth notes that Thomas is merely looking for the same sort of tangible evidence that the rest of the disciples had already received by >> More


Spiritually Speaking ... from StoryShare | Stories | John 20:19-31 | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Keith Wagner |
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"Spiritually Speaking" by Keith Wagner
"Living With More Power" by Keith Wagner


Spiritually Speaking
by Keith Wagner
Psalm 16

Leaving home was never a problem for me. As a child and youth I was encouraged to spend weeks away in the summer with my grandparents or at church camp. When it came time to go to college, I couldn’t wait to move. Homesickness >> More


Sermon Illustrations for Easter 2 (2014) ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31 | Ron Love | Mark Ellingsen |
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
As all the other Anglicans in church knelt at their pews, during prayer George Washington would stand tall at his. An explanation was never offered for this action. It was wondered if Washington was imitating the early Christians who stood during prayer as a part of their Jewish heritage, or if he stood for that is how he >> More


As all the other... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Ron Love |
As all the other Anglicans in church knelt at their pews, during prayer George Washington would stand tall at his. An explanation was never offered for this action. It was wondered if Washington was imitating the early Christians who stood during prayer as a part of their Jewish heritage, or if he stood for that is how he did it >> More


Peter's preaching on the... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Mark Ellingsen |
Peter's preaching on the first Pentecost was a testimony to the fact that though Jesus has returned to heaven we on earth are not alone. God always goes with us wherever we go. John Calvin made that point clearly: "If we will have God present with us, we must set him before our eyes; and that before he does appear; >> More


Blaise Pascal said... ... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Derl G. Keefer |
Blaise Pascal said that in every human heart there is a God-shaped vacuum that can never be filled by any created thing. The vacuum can only be filled by God, made known though Jesus Christ.

The only explanation for Jesus being able to fill that vacuum is that he was raised from the dead on Easter Sunday morning. Anyone who has >> More


Guilt ... from StoryShare | Stories | John 20:19-31 | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Keith Hewitt |
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"Guilt" by Keith Hewitt


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Guilt
by Keith Hewitt
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.

It was perfect.

The man at Table 3 was not a regular, but >> More


Show Me the Marks ... from The Immediate Word | John 20:19-31 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Mary Austin | Leah Lonsbury |

This week’s lectionary gospel text features “doubting Thomas,” whose skepticism marks him as something of an archetypal 21st-century Christian. He clearly doesn’t want to be taken in by some sort of hoax or wishful thinking on the part of his colleagues, and so Thomas maintains that he won’t believe his fellow disciples’ account about Jesus unless he can experience it >> More



Loving, sight unseen ... from Emphasis | Charting the Course | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31 | Schuyler Rhodes |
Recently a friend told me the story of his move to our community. It was a job transfer, and he was needed in the new location much sooner than he or his family had expected. Previous excursions to the area with his wife to look for a new home had proven unsuccessful. The home they were leaving had been sold, >> More


... from Emphasis | Illustrations | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Leah Thompson |
Many people are frightened of cemeteries. We don't like to walk through them -- or past them -- after dark. According to superstition, you should always hold your breath when you walk by. To most, hallowed grounds are off-limits. But look past the superstitions. What is a cemetery? Not only is it a final resting place for those who once >> More


The Reluctant Witness ... from The Immediate Word | John 20:19-31 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | Dean Feldmeyer | Mary Austin |
The common thread that runs through the lectionary readings for the Second Sunday of Easter is the theme of witnessing. In the Acts passage, Peter delivers a stirring sermon in which he attests to his firsthand experience of Jesus' many powerful deeds -- the most important being the resurrection, which Peter notes that "all of us are witnesses" to. He >> More


An Imperishable Inheritance ... from StoryShare | John 20:19-31 | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | Frank Ramirez |
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"An Imperishable Inheritance" by Frank Ramirez
"Harry's Legacy" by Timothy J. Smith


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An Imperishable Inheritance
by Frank Ramirez
1 Peter 1:3-9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into >> More


Named, Claimed, and Framed ... from SermonStudio | Sermons | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | from the book Show-and-Tell | Tony S. Everett |
So, here we are just over one week after Easter Sunday. Vigils are finished. Sunrise services are over. Dishes from the youth breakfast have been washed and put away. Brass and tympani fanfares have concluded. Flowers on the cross have begun to wilt and blow away. Fewer pews are filled.

In most communities, spring break is over. Easter vacations have >> More


Second Sunday Of Easter ... from SermonStudio | Preaching | Acts 2:14a, 22-32 | 1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:19-31 | from the book Lectionary Preaching Workbook | Carlos Wilton |
Theme For The Day
Once the glad celebration of Easter is ended, our task is to bear witness to what we have heard and seen.

First Lesson
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Peter Preaches About The Resurrection
Rather artificially, the lectionary pairs up the first line from Peter's sermon to the crowd on Pentecost with a section of that sermon dealing with Jesus and his >> More

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