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Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008Easter Day / Cycle ADear Fellow Preachers:
"shock And Awe" -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - B
Dear Preacher,
If He Comes Back ... -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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I Can't Believe It -- John 20:1-18 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Things are not always as they seem.
The Misplaced Christ -- John 20:1-18 -- Elaine M. Ward -- 1993
Ty asked his father, "Why do we go to church?" When his father did not reply, Ty asked again, "Why d

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The Misplaced Christ -- John 20:1-18 -- Elaine M. Ward -- 1993
Ty asked his father, "Why do we go to church?" When his father did not reply, Ty asked again, "Why d

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Just accept it -- John 20:1-18
Happy Easter, boys and girls! I brought a radio with me today.
The empty tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Today is the biggest day in our Christian year. What day is it?
An empty tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Happy Easter! Christ the Lord is risen today! Alleluia!
Like a butterfly -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning! Today is a very special Sunday. Can anybody
Seeing Jesus -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! Can anybody tell me what we are celebrating
Happy face -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning! CHRIST IS RISEN! Easter has come and Jesus has
Evidence and testimony -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C
Very early on this day, Easter, many years ago the disciple
The best news ever -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B
Good morning, boys and girls. Do you remember my story last
Turned up-side down -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I want to show you a picture of
The Lord is risen indeed -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A
Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you know what makes today special?

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There is something fascinating about illusionists... -- John 20:1-18 -- Craig Kelly -- Easter Day - B -- 2012
There is something fascinating about illusionists like David Copperfield or Penn and Teller.
NULL -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
Acts 10:34-43
NULL -- John 20:1-18 -- Craig Kelly -- Easter Day - A -- 2011
I remember once as a kid, my family went to the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta.
Acts 10:34-43 Jeff... -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Acts 10:34-43
Acts 10:34-43br... -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Isaiah 25:6-9 -- Easter Day - B -- 2009
Acts 10:34-43
Why do people visit cemeteries... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2009
Why do people visit cemeteries? What is it they expect to find?
Last November, evangelist Billy Graham... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2009
Last November, evangelist Billy Graham celebrated his ninetieth birthday. Dr.
The pastor regularly takes his... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2009
The pastor regularly takes his confirmation class to the funeral home for a tour.
Arthur Ashe died February 6... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Arthur Ashe died February 6, 1993. He hadn't played tennis for years because of his heart
Many theorize that Jesus didn't... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
Many theorize that Jesus didn't want Mary to hold onto him because following his
The year was 1815. Napoleon... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
The year was 1815. Napoleon, who had been defeated, escaped imprisonment, and led
On March 10, 1876, Alexander... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell called to his assistant, Thomas Watson,
As we go through life... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
As we go through life, it is amazing how many different ways people call out our names
Years ago, in Hanover, Germany... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
Years ago, in Hanover, Germany, a lady was known for her lack of faith, and for her
It happened at the Passion... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
It happened at the Passion Play in Oberammagau. After that long winding journey from
When Brady was three weeks... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2003
When Brady was three weeks old, he lay in his mother's arms in the front row of the church as the ch
They were making one of... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2003
They were making one of those historical movies, dramatizing the Roman era when Christians were thro
On April 18, 1942, 80... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2003
On April 18, 1942, 80 airmen in 16 twin-engine B-25 bombers dropped bombs on five Japanese cities.
You have heard many good... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - B -- 2003
You have heard many "good news/bad news" jokes.
How does one recognize Christ... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
How does one recognize Christ?
When the beloved disciple ran... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
When the beloved disciple ran and reached the tomb first and saw the folded cloths that had covered
Axel Hjalmar Ender, of Molde... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - A -- 2002
Axel Hjalmar Ender, of Molde, Norway, painted a glorious picture of "Holy Women at the Tomb." He por

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Free Sermon Illustrations For April 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Make this day, Lord, a step closer to heaven.
An Anti-Easter World -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
When Mary Magdalene and the other women discovered the empty tomb, it completely changed everything
Dead Men Believing -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Carlos Wilton, Scott Suskovic -- Easter Day - A -- 2008
March 23, 2008Easter Day / Cycle ADear Fellow Preachers:

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The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Resurrection -- John 20:1-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
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Miracle 4 Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-10 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
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Through Christ's resurrection we are raised to newness of life -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Easter Day - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: Through Christ's resurrection we are raised to newness of life.
The Lord's victory over the powers of sin and death -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Matthew 28:1-10 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Easter Day - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Miracle Of Miracles -- John 20:1-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and
The Miracle Of Miracles The Miracle Of The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Acts 10:34-43 (C, E, L); Acts 10:34, 37-43 (RC)
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Resurrection of Our Lord -- Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43 -- George M. Bass -- Easter Day - B -- 1990
In the beginning of the Christian era, there was only the Resurrection of Our Lord.
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Easter Day - C -- 1988
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The Miracle Of Miracles -- John 20:1-18 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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"shock And Awe" -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - B
Dear Preacher,
If He Comes Back ... -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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Jesus Transforms The Darkness Into Light -- John 20:1-18 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Easter Day - A -- 2004
Pastor David Johnson was all ready, he thought, for his Easter sermon.
Easter Transportation -- John 20:1-18 -- Robert A. Noblett -- Easter Day - B -- 2002
The eyes of our nation have, in recent time, twice been riveted on Antarctica and the need to rescue
Belief Becoming -- John 20:1-18 -- John N. Brittain -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
It is the universal witness of the Gospels that it was women who came and discovered the fulfilled p
Calmly Plotting The Resurrection -- John 20:1-18 -- Donna E. Schaper -- Easter Day - B -- 1999
We have come to the end of a spiritual journey, one which we were faithful enough to take.
The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is! -- John 20:1-18 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Easter Day - A -- 1998
The Lord is risen!He is risen indeed!The Lord is risen!
Easter Jogging -- John 20:1-18 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Easter Day - B -- 1996
He is Risen. "He is Risen, indeed," we respond. We sound the trumpet.
True Wisdom -- Psalm 111, Proverbs 2:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 20:1-18 -- Joe Barone -- 1995
I have a friend who is a Roman Catholic nun.
Living In The Resurrection Age -- John 20:1-18 -- Donald William Dotterer -- 1994
Let us pray: On this day, O God, we lift up our heads and
The Misplaced Christ -- John 20:1-18 -- Herchel H. Sheets -- 1993
The various Gospel accounts of the first Easter bear similarities to each other, but there are also
The Easter Parade -- John 20:1-18 -- Charles Michael Mills -- Easter Day - B -- 1993
The Easter Parade is passing on us this morning. Dawn is
He's Alive! -- John 20:1-18 -- Steven Molin -- 1993
Dear friends in Christ, grace to you and peace -- especially peace -- from God the Father, and from
Good News From A Graveyard -- John 20:1-18 -- John M. Braaten -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
If wild applause was ever in order in the church, Easter is the time.
The Easter Hope -- John 20:1-18 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Easter Day - C -- 1985
One of these days soon I got to face Mr. Death.
Resurrection In A Cross--Shaped World -- John 20:1-18 -- Albert G. Butzer, III -- Easter Day - A
In one of his songs, Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel fame suggests that we live in a time "of mira
GOD'S MOST UNMISTAKABLE MESSAGE -- John 20:1-18 -- Don M. Aycock
Easter Sunday is a string tied around the finger of the world, reminding us that God loves us absolu

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He's Alive! -- John 20:1-18 -- Steven Molin -- 1993
Dear friends in Christ, grace to you and peace -- especially peace -- from God the Father, and from

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"shock And Awe" -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - B
Dear Preacher,
If He Comes Back ... -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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Encountering The Risen Christ -- John 20:1-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - C
Very early in the morning on that first Easter Day around 2000 years ago, Mary Magdalene went to t

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The Empty Tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - B -- 1993
Suggestions:Use in ordinary sequence with the scripture reading or
EASTER -- Acts 10:34-43a, John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4 -- B. David Hostetter -- Easter Day - A -- 1992
CALL TO WORSHIP
Jesus' resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8, John 20:1-9 -- Easter Day - B -- 1990
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EASTER DAY -- John 20:1-18, Colossians 3:1-4, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:14-24 -- Norman A. Beck -- Easter Day - A -- 1986
More than on any other day during the Church Year, our Easter Day message must be subjective and it
EASTER DAY -- Exodus 15:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Heth H. Corl -- Easter Day - C -- 1976
First Lesson: Exodus 15:1-11Theme: Jubilation over deliverance from death to life
Resurrection -- John 20:1-18, Mark 16:1-8 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Easter Day - B
A Return To Good Friday, Which At The Time, Appeared Bad

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"shock And Awe" -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - B
Dear Preacher,
If He Comes Back ... -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- George L. Murphy -- Second Sunday of Easter - B
Dear Fellow Preacher,
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo
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While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”

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Pause, Sign, Ponder, Reflect
by Frank Ramirez
Psalm 4

When you are disturbed, do not sin; ponder it on your beds, and be silent. (v. 4)

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Acts 3:12-19
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Note: This installment was originally published for April 22, 2012.

During the time of the Reformation, John Foxe of England was impressed by the testimony of the early Christians. He gleaned the pages of early historical writings, and wrote a book that has become a classic in the church: Foxe's Book of Martyrs.

One story he tells is about an early church leader named Lawrence. Lawrence acted as a pastor for a church community. He also collected the offerings for the poor each week and that led to his death.

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Janice B. Scott
Call to Worship:
Jesus said, "Peace be with you. You are witnesses to the living Christ." Let us welcome the living Christ in our worship today.

Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes we are frightened and anxious.
Lord, have mercy.


Jesus, sometimes we aren't good witnesses to you.
Christ, have mercy.


Jesus, forgive us for all those things we think and do which we know are wrong.

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John A. Stroman
The theme of 1 John all along has been the love of God. The author now expands that love in the phrase, "the children of God," and for the first time he considers what it means to be the children of God. Earlier, he presented love within the fellowship and now he speaks of the meaning of God's love for us and its implications for the future. The consequences and proof of the love of God are evident in being called "the children of God." He is careful to point out that the love of God is a gift; we do not earn it.
Robert A. Noblett
Here's the scene. The disciples are huddled together and they have just heard Simon's account of experiencing the risen Christ when Cleopas and his companion enter and add word of their encounter with the risen Christ. Luke describes the scene like this: "While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and terrified, and thought they were seeing a ghost" (v. 36).
James R. Wilson
First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19
Theme: Responding to God with repentance

Call To Worship
Leader: Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord!
People: Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven!
Leader: Let us proclaim in all the world the glory due God's name!
People: Let us bring our offerings into the courts of Almighty God!
Leader: Let us come together and bring praise for our salvation in Christ!
All: Blessed be the name of the Lord!

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