Sermon for the 4th Sunday of Easter 2015

S. Easter 4.15 “Laying It Down” John 10:11-18 We usually hear these words of Christ the Good Shepherd, giving His life for the sheep, and the threat from wolves and hirelings, abstractly—as a general picture, a metaphor to apply as we please, or perhaps a pretext for

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Sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Easter 2015

S. Easter 3.15 “Strange Attraction” Luke 24:36-49 How weird are the first disciples, huh? Where we respond to the Easter Gospel with a well-trained Versicle: “Christ is Risen” and Response: “He is Risen Indeed”, lilies, egg hunts, and a happy, though slightly forced conviviality, they responded to

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Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter 2015

S. Easter 2.15 “With Them” John 20:19-31 The usual takeaway from the story of doubting Thomas is that there are all kinds of reasons to doubt this Story of Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead. Lack of proof. Questions as to Jesus’ Real Identity. Tough questions! And Thomas

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