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The Culture Of Disbelief
Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
The Culture Of Disbelief
Gospel Sermons For Lent/Easter

Donna E. Schaper

John 10:11-18


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What does this shepherd possibly mean? He says he has the power to put his life down and to pick it up again! It is almost like he is saying we can stop breathing whenever we want -- and then begin breathing again. How dare we believe this promise?

Especially how dare we believe this promise in a world which has made a culture out of disbelief or suspicion? Just think of yourself in front of the television. Thin thighs in thirty days. Ha! Beautiful chicken in ten minutes. Ha, ha! Most beautiful music in the world. Only $10.99 per month. We have been tutored to disbelief, especially in grand promises. Especially when a shepherd comes along and says death can go to life and back to death and then back to life!

The shepherd of the everlasting life promise (or advertisement) says he has the power. The power to do what he says he can do. The chicken/thigh/music people don't have ...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter sermon, The Culture Of Disbelief, is based on John 10:11-18 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book The Culture Of Disbelief . 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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