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Living on purpose -- John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1-2:2, Acts 4:32-35 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 2018
Note: This installment is from the Emphasis archives.
Witnessing -- Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4b-8, John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
One thing is common in all our lessons for this Sunday, witnessing.
Now it's time to preach -- Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 -- David Kalas -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
The Sunday after Easter is an unenviable time for preachers in many churches.

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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.
Do you dislike buying shoes... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1998
Do you dislike buying shoes? How about dress shoes that are stiff, expensive and high maintenance?
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.
Jesus was resurrected, but the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Jesus was resurrected, but the disciples had a hard time understanding what had happened.
George and Mary were married... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
George and Mary were married for thirty years.
A number of years ago... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
A number of years ago, the well-known preacher Henry Drummond preached a classic sermon titled "The
Doubters have always been with... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - A
Doubters have always been with us, Thomas being the most infamous.
We can only imagine the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
We can only imagine the astonishment and surprise that washed over the Apostle Thomas when he realiz
Fred Craddock, preaching professor at... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - C
Fred Craddock, preaching professor at Candler Seminary, tells the story of the group of professors t
Dick Gregory, the comedian, reflecting... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Dick Gregory, the comedian, reflecting on the 1968 demonstrations at the Democratic convention in Ch
Dorothy L. Sayers, in her... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Dorothy L.
It was her first year... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
It was her first year in college.
There's an old story about... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
There's an old story about a group of prisoners who have lived together on the same cell block for m
As a young, intelligent, arrogant... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
As a young, intelligent, arrogant, recent university graduate with an advanced physics degree, Arlen
Betsy Ann is a loving... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Betsy Ann is a loving mother and grandmother who always put her family first.
Do not touch! We see... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
"Do not touch!" We see the "Wet Paint" sign, but we still have to test it.
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