5th Sunday of Easter - John 15:1-8

John 15:1-8 (NIV) 15     “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither

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4th Sunday of Easter - Acts 4:5-12

Acts 4:5-12 (NIV) 5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and the other men of the high priest’s family.7 They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers

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2nd Sunday of Easter - 1 John 1:1-2:2

          If you place a plant in the dark and leave it there - it shrivels and dies. The darkness doesn’t allow the plant to receive the light to allow photosynthesis to free the energy for the plant to grow and thrive.           So, also, the darkness of sin hampers the growth of the Christian, And, if allowed to persist in sin, the Christian will die spiritually.           It’s not God’s

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Easter - John 20:1-18

          Mary Magdalene saw a stone door rolled away from the tomb. She assumed that Jesus’ body had been stolen.           Some people see the Bible and the church as an empty place, perhaps with some old world charm – interesting enough to give a cursory glance but not staying long enough to examine the evidence and see all that’s available to see.           Peter and the other disciple

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