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Open Grave, Open Hearts
Second Sunday of Easter

from the book
From This Day Forward
First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter

Paul W. Kummer

Acts 4:32-35


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As the Cadillac owner walked to his car, he saw a boy about ten years old staring intently through the windows. Wondering what he was up to, the man put his hands on the youngster's shoulders, pulled gently and asked him what he was doing. The boy said he was interested in cars and had read a lot about different models. The owner talked with the boy for a while explaining to him details about this particular model and style.

After a little while, the boy asked, "Mister, how much did you pay for this car?" The man replied, "Nothing. My brother gave it to me." The boy responded, "I wish ..." but stopped without finishing. The man chuckled, "You were going to say, 'I wish I had a brother like that.'"

"No, I was going to say, 'I wish I could be a brother like that.' You see, sir, I have a brother who is crippled and I'd like to do ...

This Second Sunday of Easter sermon, Open Grave, Open Hearts, is based on Acts 4:32-35 and relates to Second Sunday of Easter of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book From This Day Forward . 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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