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Easter 4 — Cycle A

Devotions for Pastors Fourth Sunday of Easter
SermonStudio (4 items)
Easter 4 from Water From the Well
on Acts 2:42-47 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter 4 from Water From the Well
on Psalm 23 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter 4 from Water From the Well
on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter 4 from Water From the Well
on John 10:1-10 by Stephen P. McCutchan


Sermons for Fourth Sunday of Easter
Village Shepherd (3 items)
Thieves and robbers? by Janice Scott
Sermon on John 10:1-10
It isn't fair! by Janice Scott
Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
In the beginning by Janice Scott
Sermon on Acts 2:42-47


SermonStudio (17 items)
Sheep That Count from Sermons On The Second Reading
Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by Richard W. Ferris
The Choice For God Or The World from Sermons on the Gospel Readings
Sermon on John 10:1-10 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Chimps, Mount Saint Helens, And The Holy Gust from Sermons On The First Readings
Sermon on Acts 2:42-47 by Bill Mosley
Credit For Suffering from ACCESS TO HIGH HOPE
Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by Harry N. Huxhold
Listening For The Voice Of The Good Shepherd from Tears Of Sadness, Tears Of Gladness
Sermon on John 10:1-10 by Albert G. Butzer, III
All Things In Common Are Not All Common Things from RESTORING THE FUTURE
Sermon on Acts 2:42-47 by Robert J. Elder
Shepherds and Sheep from Preaching the Parables
Sermon on John 10:1-10 by John R. Brokhoff
Led By The Shepherd from PREPARATION AND MANIFESTATION
Sermon on John 10:1-10 by MARK ELLINGSEN
The Overlooked Miracle from CALLED TO JERUSALEM: SENT TO THE WORLD
Sermon on Acts 2:42-47 by THEODORE F. SCHNEIDER
Community Forms The Common Good from Cross, Resurrection, And Ascension
Sermon on Acts 2:42-47 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Why Sheep? from The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is!
Sermon on John 10:1-10 by Richard L. Sheffield
A Time To See Through Suffering from Love Is Your Disguise
Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by Frank Luchsinger
The True Shepherd from Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Lectionary on John 10:1-10 by Lee Griess
This Is In The Bible? from Sermons On The First Readings
Lectionary on Acts 2:42-47 by Schuyler Rhodes
A Big Enough Reason from Sermons On The Second Readings
Lectionary on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by David O. Bales
The Door of the Cross from To The Cross and Beyond
Lectionary on John 10:1-10 by David O. Bales
Framed, Changed, Challenged from Show-and-Tell
Lectionary on Acts 2:42-47 by Tony S. Everett


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Opening the Door, Being the DoorSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
Dean Feldmeyer
The Well-Tuned EarSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Dean Feldmeyer Mary Austin
Chrisopher Keating
Shepherds and SEALsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
George Reed
The Lord is My Personal TrainerSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Barbara Jurgensen Paul Bresnahan
Carlos Wilton
Shepherding Models Of LeadershipSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Boyd Click


StoryShare (5 items)
Lousy Way to Run a BusinessStories on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by C. David McKirachan Frank Ramirez
Tea and Crumpets CommitteeStories on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by C. David McKirachan Keith Hewitt
These Christians and Their Money on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by David O. Bales Larry Winebrenner
I AmStories on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by C. David McKirachan Merle G. Franke
Good ShepherdsStories on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


Children's material for Fourth Sunday of Easter
CSSPlus (23 items)
Be like Jesus — Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Listen, think, and learn — Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10
Listen, think, and learn — Children's Activity on John 10:1-10
That's not fair! — Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Listen to the Shepherd — Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10
Listen to the Shepherd — Children's Activity on John 10:1-10
Our good shepherd — Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Abundant life — Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10
Abundant life — Children's Activity on John 10:1-10
Endure pain — Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
The right voice — Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10
Shepherd And Sheep — Children's Activity on John 10:1-10
Kind words — Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
The Good Shepherd — Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10
The Good Shepherd — Children's Activity on John 10:1-10
I Want My Mommy — Children's sermon on John 10:1-10
What should you do? — Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Our shepherd — Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10
Our shepherd — Children's Activity on John 10:1-10
Coming home — Children's sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Friends — Children's sermon on John 10:1-10
Friends — Children's activity on John 10:1-10
Good Shepherd Jesus — Children's sermon on John 10:1-10

Village Shepherd (2 items)
Greater love hath no man? by Janice Scott
Children's Story on John 10:1-10
Gordon The Groundhog by Janice Scott
Children's Liturgy and Story on John 10:1-10

SermonStudio (6 items)
When He's Here from Story Time At The Altar
Children's Sermon on Psalm 23 by Elaine M. Ward
The Shepherd King from ... Let the Children Come
Children's Sermon on Psalm 23 by Robert B. Lantz
God's Stamp Of Approval from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by Wesley T. Runk
My Sheep Hear My Voice from THE BIG INFLUENCE OF SMALL THINGS
Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 by Brett Blair
The Shepherd Is Alive! from The Shepherd and His Sheep
Lent/Easter on John 10:17b-18, 10, 28 Psalm 23 Hebrews 13:20-21 by Julia E. Bland
Jesus Is The Gate from The Shepherd and His Sheep
Lent/Easter on John 10:9 Psalm 23 by Julia E. Bland

Gospel Grams (2 items)
Commentary and Exegetical material for Fourth Sunday of Easter
Emphasis (8 items)
Awe-inspired action Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
Live it and they will come Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
Finding safety in the call of the wild Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Psalm 23
Of Shepherd and sheep Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
Charting the course without the chart Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Psalm 23
Live it and they will come Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Psalm 23
Easter living Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
Following Jesus Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10


SermonStudio (15 items)
Fourth Sunday Of Easter from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by John R. Brokhoff
Shepherds And Sheep from Preaching The Parables
Exegesis on John 10:1-10 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Fourth Sunday Of Easter from THE WESLEYAN PREACHING ANNUAL 2001--2002
Exegesis on by Derl G. Keefer
God is our Shepherd and guide from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Russell F. Anderson
Fourth Sunday of Easter from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by George M. Bass
Fourth Sunday Of Easter from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by John R. Brokhoff
The Gate Of Life from The Parables Of Jesus
Exegesis on John 10:1-10 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Fourth Sunday Of Easter from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by E. Carver McGriff
The Shepherd And His Flock from Preaching the Parables
on John 10:1-10 by William E. Keeney
The Good Shepherd from Preaching the Parables
on John 10:11-18 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Why Sheep? from Preaching the Parables
on John 10:1-10 (Luke 16:19-31) by Richard L. Sheffield
Easter 4 from Hear My Voice
Lectionary on Psalm 23 by James Evans Stan Purdum
Fourth Sunday Of Easter from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Carlos Wilton
Fourth Sunday Of Easter from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Fourth Sunday of Easter from Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons
Exegesis on Acts 2:42-47 by Elizabeth Achtemeier


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Opening the Door, Being the DoorSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
The Well-Tuned EarSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Dean Feldmeyer Mary Austin
Shepherds and SEALsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
The Lord is My Personal TrainerSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Barbara Jurgensen Paul Bresnahan
Shepherding Models Of LeadershipSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Boyd Click


Illustrations and Stories for Fourth Sunday of Easter
Emphasis (64 items)
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One church has a family... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
There's an old legend the... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
In the late 1960s and... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
Think for a moment about... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
Two brothers, Rocky and Billy... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
A Theory of Suffering: Beware... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Abraham Lincoln knew what it... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Suffering comes in many forms... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
When Christian missionaries first came... Illustration on John 10:1-10
We all love animals that... Illustration on John 10:1-10
A few years ago, a... Illustration on John 10:1-10
One summer, a boy named... Illustration on John 10:1-10
A very old Texas story... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Chris suffers with Crohn's Disease... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Do you remember the kindergarten... Illustration on John 10:1-10
The Lord is my Healer... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Following the Shepherd, which includes... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Jackie, a high-school junior... Illustration on John 10:1-10
In one of his books... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
We do not want, as... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
Jay was a bit of... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Our 7-year-old cocker... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
A member of the congregation... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Those involved in civil disobedience... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
I have lost the source... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Ribbons had been about six... Illustration on John 10:1-10
The pursuit of life is... Illustration on John 10:1-10
A youth group was ready... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
On payday an irate employee... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
In the New Revised... Illustration on John 10:1-10
A number of years ago... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Grizzly, a German shepherd belonging... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Pastors struggle with being compassionate... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Joey sat tall as he... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Cecil and Dorothy Dye lived... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Fearful that the Chinese government... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Paul reminds us that Christ... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
A farmer named Bert traveled... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
A faith community that could... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
At a church meeting, someone... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
Vitamins are essential for our... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47
Benjamin Weir was a missionary... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Do you walk in Jesus... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Sheep can be very stubborn... Illustration on 1 Peter 2:19-25
For God's sake! Won't someone... Illustration on John 10:1-10
A New Zealander explains what... Illustration on John 10:1-10
When Crystal began attending church... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Home burglaries happen every day... Illustration on John 10:1-10
Acts 2:42-47 A... Illustration on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
on Acts 2:42-47
on Acts 2:42-47
on 1 Peter 2:19-25
on John 10:1-10
on John 10:1-10
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 4 (2014) on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
The story is told... on Acts 2:42-47
My wife and I are helping... on 1 Peter 2:19-25
Let's not romanticize... on John 10:1-10
Robert and Helen Lynds... on John 10:1-10
During the Palestinian... on John 10:1-10
Sermon Illustrations for Easter 4 (2017) on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10


SermonStudio (5 items)
Holy Hands
Story on Psalm 23 by John E. Sumwalt
Calling By Name
Story on John 10:1-10 by Gregory L. Tolle
The Importance Of Sheep
Story on John 10:1-10 by Constance Berg
The Joy Of Bible Study
Story on Acts 2:42-47 by Timothy J. Smith
The Shepherd Psalm
Lectionary on Psalm 23 by David E. Leininger


StoryShare (5 items)
Lousy Way to Run a BusinessStories on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by C. David McKirachan Frank Ramirez
Tea and Crumpets CommitteeStories on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by C. David McKirachan Keith Hewitt
These Christians and Their Money on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by David O. Bales Larry Winebrenner
I AmStories on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by C. David McKirachan Merle G. Franke
Good ShepherdsStories on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Opening the Door, Being the DoorSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
The Well-Tuned EarSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Dean Feldmeyer Mary Austin
Shepherds and SEALsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
The Lord is My Personal TrainerSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Barbara Jurgensen Paul Bresnahan
Shepherding Models Of LeadershipSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Boyd Click


Worship and Drama for Fourth Sunday of Easter
SermonStudio (16 items)
The Church
Drama on Acts 6:1-9 by Robert F. Crowley
Teaching, Fellowship Is Bread, And Prayer
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Frank Ramirez
Fourth Sunday Of Easter
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Beverly S. Bailey
Fellowship of believers
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 by Heth H. Corl
The Church as community
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by PAUL A. LAUGHLIN
EASTER 4
Worship on Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 by Norman A. Beck
Easter 4
Lectionary on John 10:1-10 Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 Psalm 23 by Amy C. Schifrin Martha Shonkwiler
The Lord Is My Shepherd
Worship on Psalm 23 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by B. David Hostetter
Jesus the Good Shepherd who Brings Abundant Life
Worship on John 10:1-10 by Wayne H. Keller
Fourth Sunday Of Easter
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Fourth Sunday Of Easter
Lectionary on Acts 2:42-47 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Fourth Sunday Of Easter
Lectionary on 1 Peter 2:19-25 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Fourth Sunday Of Easter
Lectionary on John 10:1-10 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Fourth Sunday Of Easter
Lectionary on Psalm 23 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Easter 4
Worship on Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 by Thom M. Shuman


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Opening the Door, Being the DoorSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
The Well-Tuned EarSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Dean Feldmeyer Mary Austin
Shepherds and SEALsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Austin Dean Feldmeyer
The Lord is My Personal TrainerSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Barbara Jurgensen Paul Bresnahan
Shepherding Models Of LeadershipSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 10:1-10 1 Peter 2:19-25 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 by Mary Boyd Click


Village Shepherd (2 items)
Gordon The Groundhog by Janice Scott
Children's Liturgy and Story on John 10:1-10
God our Shepherd... by Janice Scott
Intercession on John 10:1-10