April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43

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John And The Power Within

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Janice B. Scott

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Call to Worship:

Jesus prayed to God asking that Jesus might be within us just as God was within Jesus, so that we may become completely one with God. In our worship today let us meet with the God within us, who is waiting to welcome us.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we act as though you are not within us. Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we refuse to look deep within ourselves and so can't find you. Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we prefer to be at odds with you rather than to be at one with you. Lord, have mercy.


John 17:20--26


Jesus had enormous power in all sorts of ways because he was at one with God, so that God's power worked through Jesus. In today's reading he prayed that we too might be one with the God within us.

This is a story about John, who learns at Sunday School how to...

This sermon, John And The Power Within, is based on John 17:20-26 and relates to Seventh Sunday of Easter of Cycle C of the lectionary. This sermon on John 17:20-26 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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