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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Love In Action

Fourth Sunday of Easter

from the book
THE VICTORY OF FAITH
New Testament Sermons For Lent And Easter


Mark J. Molldrem



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One of the enduring images of both the Old Testament and New Testament scriptures is that of the good shepherd. The Psalmist, the prophet Ezekiel, and Jesus himself used this human picture to convey a divine reality. The picture is that of the shepherd who cares well for his sheep, even to the point of laying down his life for the sheep; the divine reality is that the Son of God cares for us so much that he was willing to lay down his life for us. This love creates new life in us, so that we desire to be loving to those around us.

The good shepherd is the one who will lead the sheep. He will go before the sheep to test the way. The sheep will confidently follow, because they see that the shepherd has gone before them, through the narrow passages and over the danger-laden pathways. The writer to the Hebrews says that Jesus was tempted in...

This Fourth Sunday of Easter sermon, Love In Action, is based on 1 John 3:16-24 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Easter of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book THE VICTORY OF 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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