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Easter B, John 20: 1-8, Mark 16: 1-8, "An Obituary Mistake!"

Theme:  Retraction!  A mistake in the Obituary!                                      If Jesus would have had a funeral, and if there had been newspapers in those days, his obituary would have been listed in the Nazareth News, along with all the other obituaries, Section E, page seven. It would have been listed under the J’s e.g. […]

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John 20: 19-31, Easter 2 B, "Doubters and Nonbelievers"

Theme:  the difference between doubters and nonbelievers.      On the one hand, we experience the grandest event in human history when god raised Jesus of Nazareth from the dead; and within that story of that exquisite event, we see the lurking of doubt in the shadows. Doubting Thomas has a certain appeal to all of […]

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Sermon for I John 3: 1 – 7, Easter 3 B, "Little Children"

“Little Children” is a sermon interpretation of I John 3: 1-7.  There is no love like parental love. The theme today is based on one Greek word, “teknoi”, which means, “little children.”  MY little children.         What is something that every person here in this room has in common?  That every single person here in […]

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Sermon for Psalm 23, Easter 4 B, "The Lord is MY Shepherd"

The “Lord is My Shepherd” is a sermon interpretation of Psalm 23.  “The Lord is my shepherd.  I shall not want.  He makes me to lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though […]

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Sermon for John 15: 1-8, Easter 5 B, "Loaded With Fruit"

“Loaded With Fruit” is a sermon from the scripture of John 15:1-8. This gospel lesson  is about fruit, lots of fruit.  The word, “fruit,” is used more often in John 15:1-8, than in any other place in the Bible.  The word “fruit” occurs six times in our text for today. Three times we hear about […]

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Sermon for John 15: 9-17, Easter 6 B, "It’s So Simple"

“Its So Simple” is a sermon interpretation of John 15: 9-17.  It is sooo simple.  Sometimes the answer to a complex question is simpler than we realize.         You’ve heard the saying:  “It is as plain as the nose on your face.” (Whenever this phrase is said during the sermon, the preacher always slowly touched […]

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John 17: 20-26, "Its a Wonderful World or a Dark, Messed Up World?

“Its a Wonderful World or a Dark, Messed Up World” is a sermon idea for John 17: 20-26, on 7th Sunday of Easter or Ascension Sunday.           One of my favorite songs is entitled, “Its a Wonderful World.”  Whenever that song comes on the radio or the TV, I always smile inside, sit back, relax […]

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Mark 4:35-41, Pentecost 3B, "Stilling the Storm"

“Stilling the Storm” is a sermon interpretation of Mark 4:35-41.       The disciples were afraid. They were experienced fishermen who weren’t easily frightened by storms but this storm was nasty enough to make them afraid. They grabbed Jesus’ shirt and shouted, “Jesus, wake up.” They spoke that classic line from Biblical literature when they said, “Don’t […]

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