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Three O'Clock At The Temple
Third Sunday of Easter

from the book
Sermons on the First Readings
Series III, Cycle B

Ken Lentz

Acts 3:12-19


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A church caught on fire. An elderly man came running to join the others who had come to throw water. After the fire was under control, the minister said to the old gent, "Why, John, this is the first time I've ever seen you at church!" John replied, "This is the first time I've ever seen this church on fire."

Many have reduced the number of visits to the neighborhood church. They are, perhaps, tired of unpolished, irrelevant sermons. Perhaps the worship is done by rote and boring, not inspirational, but dull. Maybe the welcoming mat is gone. A lady went to church. She parked her car. Someone said, "You took my parking place." She took a seat in the third row, right on the aisle. The stare she got from the man next to her said it all, "You took the place of my wife who will soon come to sit." After services, she went to the fellowship hall to ...

This Third Sunday of Easter sermon, Three O'Clock At The Temple, is based on Acts 3:12-19 and relates to Third Sunday of Easter 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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