April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
Acts 2:14a, 22-32

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All Saints Day

Wayne Brouwer
Schuyler Rhodes

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Many centuries ago, the great theologian Cyprian said that a person who has God as his father, has the church as his mother. Why? Because the church is the means by which God strengthens and deepens and restores our faith. We learn of God from the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs of the church. We see God in the testimonies of the saints. When we've lost our way, the church whispers to us of the One who lives within her and draws us back to him.

Syndicated columnist Robert Fulghum tells a powerful story about how saints can influence us. Long ago, he says, he gave up any significant relationship with God. He didn't really want God, the church, or religion to cramp his style.

Then he met someone who prevented him from banishing God from his life. He was so amazed that he put her picture on the mirror above the sink where he washes each morning. Every time he cleans...

This sermon commentary, Saints, is based on Luke 6:20-31 and relates to All Saints Day of Cycle C of the lectionary. This Sermon Commentary on Luke 6:20-31 is just one of over 1,000 Sermon Commentaries at SermonSuite.com. SermonSuite also offers online sermons and 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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