Commentary posted on April 5, 2021

Easter 2B Sermon Commentary

The Easter 2B Sermon Starters include commentary and illustration ideas for John 20:19-31 from the Lectionary Gospel; Acts 4:32-35 from the Old Testament Lectionary; Psalm 133 from the Lectionary Psalms; and 1 John1:1-2:2 from the Lectionary Epistle.

Related Reformed confession: Lectionary Gospel: Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 84 (Lord’s Day 31)

 

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John 20:19-31 Sermon Commentary

Easter 2B

Doubting Thomas. Don’t you hate it when you make one mistake and it defines you from then on out?!  One little mistake and Thomas becomes a morality lesson, a byword, a counter-example of anything we’d ever want to be.  In truth, however, there is more than a little of Thomas in all of us. When…

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Psalm 133 Sermon Commentary

Easter 2B

Would it be sacrilegious if we added a couple words to the first verse of Psalm 133?  “How good and pleasant (and rare) it is when God’s people live together in unity.”  Maybe I have been a pastor too long or maybe it’s being 13 months on the other side of the start of a…

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I John 1:1-2:2 Sermon Commentary

Easter 2B

This Sunday’s Epistolary Lesson’s proclaimers might lead into their presentation of it with a story of how they needed an intercessor. A number of years ago I traveled to sit with members of our church during their family member’s major surgery. Using an inaccurate map, I became lost in a maze of one-way streets. After…

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Acts 4:32-35 Sermon Commentary

Easter 2B

Very early in my preaching ministry, I was producing one theological/exegetical masterpiece after another (in my own mind).  My wife wasn’t so convinced.  She put up with it for about a month, when she nailed me with this simple question.  “So what?  What difference does all that make?” In the Old Testament (?) readings for…

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