It Came To Pass

... even though the disciples had locked the doors ... Jesus came and stood before them

John 20:19
John 20:19-31

Sermon Week/Year

Second Sunday of Easter,

Sermon Topic

Spiritual Body,

Religious Philosopher Eric Butterworth once was confronted with an extremely difficult life situation. He says he felt as if he had a tremendous weight on his shoulders. He began looking everywhere for help, asking everyone he knew for insight, trying somehow to get a thought that would lead him to a solution to the problem. He began leafing through the pages of the Bible and his finger came to rest on the words, “It came to pass.” Although these words appear over and over in the Bible nevertheless, in themselves, they are almost meaningless. But Eric Butterworth kept looking at them. And suddenly, in his words, “A light dawned. This experience that I’m having didn’t come to stay! It came to pass! I began to realize that the problem hadn’t come to burden me, it had come to bring me something that I needed for my growth.”

“Do not be anxious about your life,” Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount. Whatever difficult…

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