Easter 2, John 20:19-31, Resurrection

The Impossible Made Real – A Sermon On John 20:19-31

I suspect we all live with our own version of what is and what isn’t possible. And most of the time we live our life based on what we consider to be possible. We consider the range of possibilities and then we make a decision, choose a direction for our life, take our next step, all within the boundaries of what is possible. But what if the impossible can be made real? What if the impossible really does happen? What if the impossible is possible?  Continue reading The Impossible Made Real – A Sermon On John 20:19-31

Doubting Thomas, Easter, Resurrection, Easter 2A, Doubt, John 20:19-31

Get Out Of The House! – A Sermon on John 20:19-31

I wonder, one week after Easter, what has Christ’s resurrection done for us? Is your life different? Do you see and engage the world in new ways? What difference has the empty tomb made in your life over the last week? When I look at my life it looks a whole like it did last Sunday, the week before, and the week before that. And when I look at the world it looks pretty much the same as before. Continue reading Get Out Of The House! – A Sermon on John 20:19-31

Icon of Thomas touching Jesus

Struggling to Believe the Resurrection, John 20:19-31

“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” That one sentence has left Thomas forever labeled Doubting Thomas. That’s the Thomas with whom we are most familiar. Maybe, however, there’s another side to Thomas, a twin, that we often overlook. That’s the … Continue reading Struggling to Believe the Resurrection, John 20:19-31

Seen and Touched – A Sermon on John 20:19-31 for the Second Sunday of Easter

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday of Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 20:19-31. I’m not exactly sure why, because I usually say no, but yesterday I agreed to participate in a telephone survey about politics. In response to one of the demographics questions I said that I was a priest. At the end of the survey … Continue reading Seen and Touched – A Sermon on John 20:19-31 for the Second Sunday of Easter

Unlocking Doors – A Sermon on John 20:19-31, Easter 2

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday of Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 20:19-31. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he … Continue reading Unlocking Doors – A Sermon on John 20:19-31, Easter 2