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Fourth Sunday in Lent — Cycle A

Devotions for Pastors Fourth Sunday in Lent
SermonStudio (4 items)
Lent 4 from Water From the Well
on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Lent 4 from Water From the Well
on Psalm 23 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Lent 4 from Water From the Well
on Ephesians 5:8-14 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Lent 4 from Water From the Well
on John 9:1-41 by Stephen P. McCutchan


Sermons for Fourth Sunday in Lent
Village Shepherd (3 items)
Sight is dangerous, but better than blindness by Janice Scott
Sermon on John 9:1-41
How to wake up to a life of radiance by Janice Scott
Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14
Unexpected God by Janice Scott
Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13


SermonStudio (18 items)
Light Is As Light Does from Sermons On The Second Reading
Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14 by Richard W. Ferris
Jesus Cures Our Spiritual Blindness from Sermons on the Gospel Readings
Sermon on John 9:1-41 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
The Seeing Eye from Sermons On The First Readings
Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by Bill Mosley
Live In The Light from ACCESS TO HIGH HOPE
Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14 by Harry N. Huxhold
How Should Christians Relate To Jews Today? from Tears Of Sadness, Tears Of Gladness
Sermon on John 9:1-41 by Albert G. Butzer, III
The Office Of The King Was Not Vacant from RESTORING THE FUTURE
Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13a by Robert J. Elder
We Must Be Blind! from Preparation And Manifestation
Sermon on John 9:1-41 by Mark Ellingsen
Competition In The Kingdom? from PREPARATION AND MANIFESTATION
Sermon on Matthew 20:17-28 by MARK ELLINGSEN
The Making Of A King from CALLED TO JERUSALEM: SENT TO THE WORLD
Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by THEODORE F. SCHNEIDER
Looking To The Heart from Cross, Resurrection, And Ascension
Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Blind Driveways from The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is!
Sermon on John 9:1-41 by Richard L. Sheffield
Pleasing The Teacher from Love Is Your Disguise
Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14 by Frank Luchsinger
A God Who Suffers With Us from Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Lectionary on John 9:1-41 by Lee Griess
Are All Your Sons Here? from Sermons On The First Readings
Lectionary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by Schuyler Rhodes
Lighting Up Lent from Sermons On The Second Readings
Lectionary on Ephesians 5:8-14 by David O. Bales
Seeing Jesus from To The Cross and Beyond
Lectionary on John 9:1-41 by David O. Bales
Hey, What's that Sound? from Show-and-Tell
Lectionary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by Tony S. Everett
The Treasure Of His Kingdom from The Man From Galilee
Lectionary on Matthew 13:44 by Thomas A. Pilgrim


The Immediate Word (6 items)
See the Light, Live the Light, Shine the LightSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Beth Herrinton-Hodge Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
How Wide Do We Draw Our Circles?Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Leah Lonsbury Dean Feldmeyer
Ron Love
FREE Sermon Illustrations from The Immediate Word for April 3, 2011Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by
Surprise! Surprise!Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Roger Lovette George Reed
Faith in a Sea of ViolenceSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Stephen P. McCutchan Carlos Wilton
Resisting The CureSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Chris Ewing


StoryShare (5 items)
Your Staff Comforts Mestories on Psalm 23 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by C. David McKirachan Keith Wagner
Miracles of Sightstories on John 9:1-41 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by Keith Wagner
The Christian Liar on John 9:1-41 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by Sandra Herrmann C. David McKirachan
The Disturbing Witness of GraceStories on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-14 Psalm 23 by Peter Andrew Smith Keith Hewitt
Here's Mud in Your EyeStories on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


Children's material for Fourth Sunday in Lent
CSSPlus (23 items)
Children of light — Children's Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14
A miracle — Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41
A miracle — Children's Activity on John 9:1-41
Seeing Jesus — Children's Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14
That the blind may see — Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41
That the blind may see — Children's Activity on John 9:1-41
Plugged in — Children's Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14
"I once was lost ..." — Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41
"I once was lost ..." — Children's Activity on John 9:1-41
God lives in you — Children's Sermon on Romans 8:1-10
Jesus' cup — Children's Sermon on Matthew 20:17-28
The Cup Of Jesus — Children's Activity on Matthew 10:17-28
Growing in the light — Children's Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14
The miracle of working together — Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41
The miracle of working together — Children's Activity on John 9:1-41
In the light — Children's Sermon on Ephesians 5:8-14
Healing the blind — Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41
Healing the blind — Children's Activity on John 9:1-41
Snapshot — on Ephesians 5:8-14
Hard work — on John 9:1-41
Hard work — on John 9:1-41
The Bravery of Sight — children's sermon on John 9:1-41
Mean Lies — children's sermon on John 9:1-41

Village Shepherd (2 items)
The Boy Born Blind by Janice Scott
Children's Story on John 9:1-41
Kit by Janice Scott
on John 9:1-41

SermonStudio (11 items)
When He's Here from Story Time At The Altar
Children's Sermon on Psalm 23 by Elaine M. Ward
God Looks At The Heart from A Time To Plant
Children's Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:7 by Teresa L. Major
Christ Comes Into Our Hearts from ... Let the Children Come
Children's Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:7 1 Chronicles 28:9 Matthew 5:8 Psalm 44:21 by Robert B. Lantz
The Shepherd King from ... Let the Children Come
Children's Sermon on Psalm 23 by Robert B. Lantz
Prissy Plant from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 by Wesley T. Runk
A Chocolate Disaster from THE BIG INFLUENCE OF SMALL THINGS
Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 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
David, Ancestor of Jesus from Sunflowers, Sparrows, and Salt
on 1 Samuel 16:7 2 Samuel 7:16 by Julia E. Bland
God Looks At The Heart from Ants Work Best Together
on 1 Samuel 16:7 by Joy Gee
You Can't Judge A Filling By Its Chocolate from Ping-Pong Words
on 1 Samuel 16:7 1 Samuel 16:12 by Marti Kramer Suddarth

Gospel Grams (2 items)
Commentary and Exegetical material for Fourth Sunday in Lent
Emphasis (7 items)
Sleepwalking Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Believing is seeing Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Psalm 23
Seeing is not believing Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Shifting currents Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Psalm 23
Believing is seeing Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Psalm 23
New light in darkness Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
And there was light Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41


SermonStudio (16 items)
Fourth Sunday In Lent from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by John R. Brokhoff
A Man Born Blind from A BUCKET FULL OF MIRACLES
Exegesis on John 9:1-41 by Jeff Wedge
Fourth Sunday In Lent from THE WESLEYAN PREACHING ANNUAL 2001--2002
Exegesis on by Derl G. Keefer
Christ confronts a blind man and heals him from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Russell F. Anderson
Fourth Sunday in Lent from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by George M. Bass
Fourth Sunday In Lent from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Sight And Insight from Preaching the Miracles
Exegesis on John 9:1-41 by John R. Brokhoff
Sight And Insight The Miracle Of healing A Man Born Blind from Preaching the Miracles
Exegesis on John 9:1-41 by John R. Brokhoff
Life Out Of Death from Preaching the Miracles
Exegesis on John 11:1-45 by John R. Brokhoff
Life Out Of Death The Miracle Of Raising Lazarus from Preaching the Miracles
Exegesis on John 11:1-45 by John R. Brokhoff
Fourth Sunday In Lent from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by John R. Brokhoff
The Man Born Blind from Preaching The Miracles
Exegesis on John 9-41 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Fourth Sunday In Lent from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by E. Carver McGriff
Lent 4 from Hear My Voice
Lectionary on Psalm 23 by James Evans Stan Purdum
Fourth Sunday In Lent from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Carlos Wilton
Fourth Sunday in Lent from Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons
Exegesis on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by Elizabeth Achtemeier


The Immediate Word (6 items)
See the Light, Live the Light, Shine the LightSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Beth Herrinton-Hodge Mary Austin
How Wide Do We Draw Our Circles?Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Leah Lonsbury Dean Feldmeyer
FREE Sermon Illustrations from The Immediate Word for April 3, 2011Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by
Surprise! Surprise!Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Roger Lovette George Reed
Faith in a Sea of ViolenceSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Stephen P. McCutchan Carlos Wilton
Resisting The CureSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Chris Ewing


Illustrations and Stories for Fourth Sunday in Lent
Emphasis (68 items)
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Every four years the president... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Outward appearances can be deceiving... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
There is an old story... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Pastor Joe is not a... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
To live as children of... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Many people say they are... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
There is an old story... Illustration on John 9:1-41
John, an elderly man who... Illustration on John 9:1-41
William J. Bausch says in... Illustration on John 9:1-41
The Pharisees' refusal to see... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Pastor Bill was not your... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
The story is told of... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
On a Tuesday in October... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Have you ever dealt with... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Two years ago, the TNT... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Abraham Lincoln was well known... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
One of the most popular... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Perhaps the blind man's friends... Illustration on John 9:1-41
What terrible sins have I... Illustration on John 9:1-41
The blessings of light are... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Louisiana Judge Thomas Quirk has... Illustration on John 9:1-41
A woman called the power... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Maybe you have experienced it... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Young children learn only rather... Illustration on Matthew 20:17-28
A Bostonian visited San Antonio... Illustration on Matthew 20:17-28
Jimmy Carter was not reelected... Illustration on Matthew 20:17-28
One novelist tells the story... Illustration on Matthew 20:17-28
In no way... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Ruth was a very practical... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
A little girl walked around... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
I grew up in Oklahoma... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
What would things be like... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Our church has a very... Illustration on John 9:1-41
People throughout history have worshiped... Illustration on John 9:1-41
There is a story that... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Courtney was in a slump... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
In Martin Luther -- Heretic... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
A favorite children's game is... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
It's hard to imagine a... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
When I worked with churches... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Erica seemed like an ordinary... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
The cliché is well known... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Allen Carr (1934-2006) smoked for... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
We live in the country... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
Living in the light took... Illustration on Ephesians 5:8-14
The story of how Annie... Illustration on John 9:1-41
C. S. Lewis, the author... Illustration on John 9:1-41
Zion Church had a reputation... Illustration on John 9:1-41
It seems Jesus isn't the... Illustration on John 9:1-41
1 Samuel 16:1-13br... Illustration on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
on Ephesians 5:8-14
on John 9:1-41
on John 9:1-41
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 4 (2014) on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Often we are... on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Times were bad... on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Thorstein Veblen is... on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ancient mirrors were... on 1 Samuel 16:1-13
We were once darkness... on Ephesians 5:8-14
At Old English taverns... on John 9:1-41
On the front... on John 9:1-41
A blind man who... on John 9:1-41
Commenting on this... on John 9:1-41
Sermon Illustrations for Lent 4 (2017) on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41


SermonStudio (5 items)
The Gift Of Myself
Story on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by John E. Sumwalt
Daniel
Story on John 9:1-41 by Gregory L. Tolle
That Which Is Good And Right And True
Story on Ephesians 5:8-14 by Constance Berg
I Left My Heart In Philadelphia
Story on John 9:1-41 by Timothy J. Smith
Telling The Story
Lectionary on John 9:1-41 by David E. Leininger


StoryShare (5 items)
Your Staff Comforts Mestories on Psalm 23 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by C. David McKirachan Keith Wagner
Miracles of Sightstories on John 9:1-41 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by Keith Wagner
The Christian Liar on John 9:1-41 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by Sandra Herrmann C. David McKirachan
The Disturbing Witness of GraceStories on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-14 Psalm 23 by Peter Andrew Smith Keith Hewitt
Here's Mud in Your EyeStories on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


The Immediate Word (6 items)
See the Light, Live the Light, Shine the LightSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Beth Herrinton-Hodge Mary Austin
How Wide Do We Draw Our Circles?Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Leah Lonsbury Dean Feldmeyer
FREE Sermon Illustrations from The Immediate Word for April 3, 2011Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by
Surprise! Surprise!Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Roger Lovette George Reed
Faith in a Sea of ViolenceSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Stephen P. McCutchan Carlos Wilton
Resisting The CureSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Chris Ewing


Worship and Drama for Fourth Sunday in Lent
SermonStudio (16 items)
A Blind Man Sees
Drama on John 9:1-38 by Robert F. Crowley
Lent 4
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Thom M. Shuman
Get A Map, Ask For Directions
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-12 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Frank Ramirez
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Beverly S. Bailey
David is anointed King
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 John 9:1-41 by Heth H. Corl
God's "X-ray" vision
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 John 9:1-41 by PAUL A. LAUGHLIN
LENT 4
Worship on Psalm 23 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Norman A. Beck
Jesus Heals The Blind Man
Worship on John 9:1-41 by Dallas A. Brauninger
FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by B. David Hostetter
Physical and Spiritual Blindness
Worship on John 9:1-41 by Wayne H. Keller
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Worship on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Lectionary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Lectionary on Ephesians 5:8-14 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Lectionary on John 9:1-41 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Fourth Sunday In Lent
Lectionary on Psalm 23 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Lent 4
Lectionary on John 9:1-41 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 Psalm 23 by Amy C. Schifrin Martha Shonkwiler


The Immediate Word (6 items)
See the Light, Live the Light, Shine the LightSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Beth Herrinton-Hodge Mary Austin
How Wide Do We Draw Our Circles?Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-3 Psalm 23 by Leah Lonsbury Dean Feldmeyer
FREE Sermon Illustrations from The Immediate Word for April 3, 2011Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by
Surprise! Surprise!Sermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Roger Lovette George Reed
Faith in a Sea of ViolenceSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 9:1-41 Ephesians 5:8-14 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 by Stephen P. McCutchan Carlos Wilton
Resisting The CureSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 by Chris Ewing


Village Shepherd (1 items)
Light of the World... by Janice Scott
Intercession on John 9:1-41