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Lord Of All!
Easter Day

from the book
Sermons On The First Readings
Series II, Cycle B

Ron Lavin

Acts 10:34-43


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Lord Of All!

A post-resurrection story is told about Lazarus, the man Jesus brought back from the dead. You won't find this post-resurrection story in the Bible, but it has the ring of truth. After Jesus was raised from the dead, all the disciples were empowered to witness for him all over the world. Easter set them free. They told everyone they met that Jesus was Lord of all.

The Roman officials saw these followers of Christ as troublemakers because they refused to acknowledge Caesar as Lord. Many Christians were arrested. Some were fed to the lions; some burned at the stake.

According to the story, Lazarus was arrested and threatened with death. He was brought before the Roman Emperor Caligula who ordered him to renounce his faith in Christ. "I cannot and will not renounce my faith in Jesus as Lord," Lazarus replied.

"You don't understand," Caligula said. "I have power of life and death over you. If you don't renounce Jesus ...

This Easter Day sermon, Lord Of All!, is based on Acts 10:34-43 and relates to Easter Day of Cycle B of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Sermons On The First Readings . 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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