July 2, 2017
Matthew 10:40-42
Romans 6:12-23
Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13

Checking The Vital Signs

Third Sunday of Easter

from the book
The Vine and the Branches
Eight Sermons For The Easter Season

Jerry L. Schmalenberger

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It was Easter Sunday. One thousand, seven hundred fifty showed up for worship that day. Boy, was this place full! And it really felt good. We sang some of the same hymns as today. I gave the kids red Easter eggs and my sermon title was: 'Don't Be Alarmed.' The main idea was that Christ is alive and with us, so there need not be any event or situation in our lives here that should scare us. In addition, even at our death and the death of the people we love, we need not have any fear since Christ has come out of the grave and has arranged for us to do the same!

Today, two weeks later, I want to consider what difference it has made in our lives that Easter happened again this year. I want you to think over, with me, the last two weeks and consider just how alive he has been with you.

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