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When we believe in Jesus... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
When we believe in Jesus, we are empowered by the new life of the Resurrection.
When I was a boy... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
When I was a boy on the farm, we didn't have many books or magazines to read.
Bob Rines, a patent lawyer... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Bob Rines, a patent lawyer from Boston, trained as a physicist and engineer at M.I.T.
These things are written ... Writing... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
"These things are written ..." Writing has been a most significant way throughout time for people to
The text talks about the... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
The text talks about the relationship of the beloved as children of light.
Barak Bassman had a difficult... -- 1 John 1:1-2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
Barak Bassman had a difficult childhood.
For a photographer, the concept... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
For a photographer, the concept of light in which there is no darkness is unknown.
All have faults and fall... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2003
All have faults and fall short.
This passage about confessing our... -- 1 John 1:1-2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
This passage about confessing our sins often evokes criticisms such as, "What good does it do to con
The United Nations appointed a... -- 1 John 1:1-2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
The United Nations appointed a human rights expert to investigate a particular country in 1997.
Marie Anne, Marquise Du Defand... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
Marie Anne, Marquise Du Defand, a French noblewoman, moved in intellectual circles.
They were unveiling a mural... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
They were unveiling a mural of Custer's last stand.
I doubted that water inhaled... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
I doubted that water inhaled into my lungs could hurt me. After all the fish do it.
A congregation that had been... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
A congregation that had been very slow to change was just adding the passing of the peace.
The sun shone brilliantly on... -- 1 John 1:1-2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
The sun shone brilliantly on the dazzling snow of one of the highest mountains in the Alps, as a tra
One time Edward Windsor, Prince... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2000
One time Edward Windsor, Prince of Wales, went to India.
Do not touch! We see... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
"Do not touch!" We see the "Wet Paint" sign, but we still have to test it.
John Maxwell, west coast pastor... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
John Maxwell, west coast pastor, has a sermon titled, "Feed Your Faith, Starve Your Doubts!" Doubtin
Shortly after the Civil War... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Shortly after the Civil War ended two former Union army officers met by chance on a train.
Many people today do not... -- 1 John 1:2-2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Many people today do not believe in sin.
Nobody liked Corey. He was... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Nobody liked Corey. He was a bully par excellence.
Soren Kierkegaard (nineteenth century Danish... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Søren Kierkegaard (nineteenth century Danish theologian) comments on the extreme personal nature of
Although many churches have suffered... -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1997
Although many churches have suffered over the years from scandals, one denomination always seems to
In the NFL play-offs... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
In the NFL play-offs last year the Houston Oilers built a huge first half lead against the Buffalo B
Have you ever noticed that... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Have you ever noticed that a gift implies responsibility?

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The Value Of Doubt -- John 20:19-31 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
At the end of last year there was feverish speculation over what the press termed the "race" to beco
The Eye-Witnesses -- 1 John 1:1--2:2 -- Janice B. Scott -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Parents are generally very protective of their children, and this has to be a good thing.

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Teammates In The Cause Of The Lord -- Acts 4:32-3 -- Richard E. Gribble -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again.

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The hymn, “The Church’s One Foundation” was written by Samuel J. Stone around 1866. It was part of a collection of twelve hymns that emphasized a part of the Apostles’ Creed. “The Church’s One Foundation” speaks specifically to article nine of the Apostles’ Creed, and it emphasizes that Jesus is the one upon whom the church is built. According to C. Michael Hawn, the song became known as the “battle song of the church.”

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John E. Sumwalt
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff — they comfort me. (v. 4)

Are there angels among us who save people in danger?

One of the stories I tell in response to this question, was sent to me by Robyn Bradley of Oxford, Wisconsin. She’s a therapist and licensed clinical social worker who is the Director of Psychological Health for the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

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John Jamison
Object: A hearing aid.

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Hello, everyone! (Let them respond.) Are you ready for our story today? (Let them respond.) Great! Let’s go!

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
There was a farmer living in a remote part of the Norfolk countryside who had been burgled a number of times. On the last occasion he was disturbed in middle of the night, he went downstairs with his gun and when a torch was shone into his face, he pulled the trigger several times.

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Stan Purdum
(See Lent 4, Cycle A, and Easter 4, Cycle C, for alternative approaches.)

If asked how many images of God this most familiar of all psalms includes, most people would probably say one, that of shepherd. (And, while saying it, there's a good chance they'd actually be picturing Jesus with a lamb in his arms, thanks to the famous painting of that scene hanging in Sunday school rooms all over America.) But, in fact, there are two images of God in this psalm -- the shepherd (vv. 1-4) and the host at a banquet in the temple (vv. 5-6).

Richard E. Zajac
... the good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep...

Doctor Bernie Siegel claims that coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

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I have spent nine years here at the hospital. In the course of those nine years I've witnessed and experienced many strange things. I've watched events occur that made me stop and think and wonder. I've found myself doing something or I've found others doing something that made me scratch my head. I've come across many coincidences that made me wonder if indeed they were coincidences.
David H. Webb
It is hard to find a more bold expression of the Easter faith than what we hear from Peter today in our first lesson.

Peter and John had just healed a lame beggar at the gate of the temple. Without hesitation Peter proclaimed to the astonished crowd that the healing was the work of God who had raised Jesus from the dead. Almost immediately, the Sanhedrin arrests Peter and John and puts them on trial. They ask. "By what power or by what name did you do this?" (v. 7).

Mark J. Molldrem
Easter is in springtime for a reason. Springtime is that time of year when new life emerges from the old. Easter is that time of history when New Life emerged from the old.

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