April 20, 2014
John 20:1-18
1 Corinthians 15:19-26
Acts 10:34-43
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

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The Condition Of Mercy

Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
Living The Easter Faith
Sermons For The Easter Season

Donald William Dotterer

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Let us pray: Our Father and our God, on this day we give you
thanks for all the blessings of our lives. In these moments, may
we learn something about what it is for which we need to be most
thankful. Lord, in these moments may we experience your mercy and
your grace. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

A social psychologist by the name of David Myers has written a
book titled The Pursuit of Happiness. The book has 59 pages of
references and a 43-page bibliography. This large number of
citations clearly demonstrates that many people have had much to
say on that elusive subject called "happiness."
The central question that Dr. Myers poses is this one: Who is
happy, and why are they happy? He then frames the question in a
more detailed way: "What traits of personality, what
circumstances of life, what states of mind correlate with well-
being -- with that joyful, and joy-spreading...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter sermon, The Condition Of Mercy, is based on Matthew 18:23-35 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Living The Easter Faith . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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