Sermon for April 23, 2017

Sermon for April 23, 2017 (second Sunday of Easter) Scripture readings: Acts 2:14, 22-32; Psalm 16:1-11; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 THE POWER OF JESUS' RESURRECTION (John 20:19-31) By Ted Johnston Introduction The news that Jesus had risen from the dead spread rapidly among his followers—at first with skepticism, then hesitation, but finally with enthusiasm and joy. At first, even his disciples did not believe the reports, and Thomas demanded proof. But wherever people were confronted with the reality of Jesus’ resurrection, lives were transformed. In John's Gospel we find the unfolding of this transformation in three steps: 1) from fear to courage, 2) from unbelief to confidence, and 3) from death to life. May we too travel... Read the article

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