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There was a discussion during... -- John 20:19-31 -- Day of Pentecost - A -- 1996
There was a discussion during a Sunday School class on the individuals Jesus chose to be his discipl
In Paul Tillich's brilliant essay... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
In Paul Tillich's brilliant essay The Courage To Be, he states that doubt is not the opposite of fai
What did Jesus' breath feel... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
What did Jesus' breath feel like; did it smell sweet and pleasant to the disciples' nostrils?
Many denominations have undergone liturgical... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
Many denominations have undergone liturgical renewal in recent years.
It was time for a... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C -- 1995
It was time for a young girl to go away to college. She had been raised in a Christian home.
Have you ever noticed that... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
Have you ever noticed that a gift implies responsibility?
I find that I can... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1994
I find that I can easily identify with Thomas.
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
We should not wonder at... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
We should not wonder at the skepticism of Thomas, who said, "Unless I see in his hands the print of
Susie enjoyed being in the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Susie enjoyed being in the kindergarten class very much.
The 16th century German artist... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
The 16th century German artist, Albert Durer, is famous for his representations of biblical subjects
Los Angeles Dodgers' manager, Tommy... -- John 20:19-31 -- Third Sunday of Easter - B -- 1991
Los Angeles Dodgers' manager, Tommy Lasorda likes to tell a story about when he was managing in the
(L,M,C)B... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(L,M,C)B... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(L,M,C)"Brother Thomas, Without a Doubt!"1. Thomas doubted
(L,M,C)B... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(L,M,C)B... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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P)Some of... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(P)Emil... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(P)There... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
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(P)Go... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B -- 1982
(P)"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations."
Before he was the nationally... -- John 20:19-31, 1 John 1:1--2:2, Acts 4:32-35, Psalm 133 -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Before he was the nationally famous chaplain at Yale University, before he was the minister of the g
Dwight Moody used to tell... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
Dwight Moody used to tell the story about the lighthouse keeper out on a lonely island somewhere, wh
When Thomas wasn't with the... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
When Thomas wasn't with the other disciples on the occasion of Jesus' first resurrection appearance,
It takes time to have... -- John 20:19-31 -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
It takes time to have a story unfold.

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Breaking Into The Tomb -- John 20:19-31 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday of Easter - C
This has been a week of troubling news out of Iraq, and many people in the pews will be feeling the

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John Jamison
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” (v. 25)

The Immediate Word

Dean Feldmeyer
Katy Stenta
Thomas Willadsen
Mary Austin
Christopher Keating
George Reed
For April 11, 2021:

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C. David Mckirachan
Jesus said to Thomas, ‘Do not be faithless, but believing.’ That’s pretty rough when all he did was insist on proof. When I was growing up, I was taught to rely on the scientific method, a type of inductive reasoning — the bedrock of all of that is proof. When you discover something in an experiment, you’ve got to be able to repeat it, or it’s at best an interesting coincidence. Everything is suspect until you’ve got evidence, and it’s got to be good evidence. In debate, the easiest attack on your opponents is to question the solidity of their sources.

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Mark Ellingsen
Historically, this is the first Sunday during which newly baptized members on Easter would be admitted into the fellowship as full members of the church, so this theme of community and unity is most appropriate.

Acts 4:32-35
Bill Thomas
Bonnie Bates
Mark Ellingsen
Frank Ramirez
Acts 4:32-35
This is the scripture we make excuses for or insist that the peculiar financial arrangement of the first disciples was for their time, not ours. We give examples from the Acts of the Apostles that demonstrate private ownership so we can state that this was a temporary state of affairs. It makes us uncomfortable, especially in this country where we have more than most people around the world. I’m not sure what to say to encourage you to challenge your congregation to work harder at mutual aid. Perhaps it begins by preaching your message in a mirror.

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John Jamison
It was Sunday evening. Easter morning had come and gone, and the disciples had spent the entire day talking about the fact that Jesus had actually been raised from the dead. They were all fired up and making plans for how they were going to go out and spread the word of God and continue the ministry that Jesus had taught them to perform. Right?

Not quite.
Elaine M. Ward
The psalmist says that God gives good gifts. There is an old Jewish story that tells of two beggars, people who beg for their food in order to live. Each day the beggars came to the king, and he would give them bread. One of them praised and thanked the king. The other did not. Instead he prayed, "Thank you, God, for blessing the king so that he can help others." The king said to that beggar, "It is I who give to you, and you thank someone else." The beggar replied, "If God did not bless you, you could not bless others."
Ron Lavin
A bully in a small town resented the man everyone looked up to as the wisest man in town. He decided to teach the wise man a lesson. He held a chicken behind his back and asked the wise man, "Is this chicken dead or alive?" Of course, if the wise man said, "Dead" the bully would show him a live chicken. If the wise man said, "Alive" the bully would strangle the chicken and show up the wise man by producing a dead chicken.

"Well," said the impatient bully, "Is the chicken dead or alive? Let's hear your answer."

Mark J. Molldrem
The most personal question anyone can ask is "Who am I?" It is the fundamental question of our human existence.

Who is this person whose face reflects in the mirror every morning? Who is this person who laughs and cries, who works and plays, who eats and drinks and goes to the bathroom? Who is this person who hears and sees, smells, tastes and touches the world around?

The Village Shepherd

Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:

When Jesus appeared, he said "Peace be with you." Let us take hold of his peace today and share it with each other.

(The children could be encouraged to share the Peace at this point)


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we don't bother to think about you.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we we get things wrong.
Christ, have mercy.

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