The Lighthouse Keeper

Greetings from Pastor Kerry, former pastor of Spring City UMC. This blog contains my sermon outlines and/or manuscripts from my pastorate among the people of Spring City PA, from 2006 to 2011. Pastor Dennis is now the lighthouse keeper. Come and worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

From Fearful to Fearless

April 11, 2010
Second Sunday of Easter

From Fearful to Fearless
John 20 and Acts 5

“The doors of the house where the disciples met were locked for fear of the Jews.”
– John 20:19
“We must obey God rather than any human authority.” – Acts 5:29

My sermon outline:

• Easter: Christ is risen... & in that the fear of death is removed...
AND the promise of new life NOW is renewed.

• Eastertide (season of Easter) is about New Life empowered apostolically by Christ...
Making sure Good News is delivered to the poor, captives released, sick lame and blind restored, Kingdom of God is rebuilt and declared!

• Disciples move from fear (Jn 20:19) to BOLD (Acts 5:29) (Fearful to fearless)
The reading from Acts is about the power of God And the commitment of the disciples to break through the powers that be... powers and principalities
NOT to exist as victims but as Ambassadors... (Whom do you represent? Christ!)

• Disciples also pray & support church (Acts 4:23-32)

• Some ways you can & do pray & support church in Eastertide power of Christ
as we deliver good news to poor, captive, sick, lame, blind...:

HOTH visitation financial support sacrifice (service) SS VBS shovel&lawn
Maintaining Active Connection!

• Hymn 318 Christ Is Alive

- Pastor Kerry

This Sunday: 72 in worship.


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