No Impostors!

As the Father sent Me, so I am sending you

John 20:21
John 20:19-23

Sermon Week/Year

Pentecost Sunday,

Sermon Topic


In a “Peanuts” comic strip, little Linus listens attentively as his little sister, Lucy, boasts about her religious zeal and her potential as an evangelist. She says to Linus,

I could be a terrific evangelist. Do you know that kid who sits behind me in school? I convinced him that my religion is better than his religion.

Linus asks,

How did you do that?

To which Lucy replies,

I hit him with my lunch box!

In today’s Gospel Lesson, we have the Apostle John’s description of the Pentecost Event in which Jesus appears to His Apostles after His Resurrection from the tomb. The Apostles, fearing for their lives, are in hiding. Suddenly, miraculously, Jesus is standing among them. Jesus speaks, and they are filled with joy as they hear Him say,

Peace be with you! As the Father sent Me, so I am sending you (Jn. 20:21).

Then Jesus breathes on them and says, Receive the Holy…

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