First Baptist Church of Plymouth

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APRIL SERMONS

April 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday in Lent       John 11:1-45    –    “Getting Our Attention”
Have you ever noticed in the story of Jesus and Lazarus that Jesus intentionally decided to not go to see Lazarus immediately?  He waited a few days before going, and from an initial human perspective, he waited too long…. But once again, Jesus showed us that our way of doing things isn’t always the only or the best way to accomplish something.

April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday      Matthew 21:1-11    –    “The Lord Needs Them…”
In the account of the preparations for Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, Jesus instructed the two disciples who went ahead as the “advance team” that if anyone had any questions about why they were taking things, to just say that “the Lord needs them….”  Would we, as Jesus’ disciples, dare use that explanation?  And would it get us very far in today’s world?

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday       Matthew 28:1-10    –    “Do Not Be Afraid, Go….”
The women who discovered that Jesus’ body was no longer in the tomb and who spoke with the angels must have been terrified. We read that they left the empty tomb with fear and joy.  As they were on their way to tell the disciples what had transpired, they were met on the road by Jesus, who gave them advice on how to deal with life’s unexplained mysteries…

April 23, 2017         John 20:19-31    –    “Aren’t We All Doubting Thomas’?”
It’s all too easy to criticize those who don’t seem to have too much faith.  But we’re all at different places in our faith journey.  While some may have more faith than others, the Easter message is equally available to us all, irrespective of whether we have some doubts or questions.

April 30, 2017        Luke 24:13-35    –    “Funny Things Happen on the Road”
When we’re traveling, we have to pay attention to where we are going, obstacles that may be ahead of us, etc.  So it should be no surprise that we may not catch everything in a conversation we’re having with someone along the way.  And sometimes, you just need some time to let things sink in before you get the full meaning of what’s going on.  So we are no different from the disciples who were traveling along the road to Emmaus.

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