April 30, 2023: His Wounds Heal Us

Fourth Sunday of Easter


Scripture: Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25

Gospel: John 10:1-10

Reverend Dr. Desi Larson

  • Prelude: “Have You any Room for Jesus?” music by C C Williams, arr. by Roger C Wilson; Pauline Olsen, organ
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  • Hymn 336: “Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me,”, music by J. Meyer, words by Fred Pratt Green; Trinity Singers
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  • Hymn 71: “Glory Be to the Father (Gloria Patri),” by Henry W. Greatorex
  • Hymn 140: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” words by Thomas O Chisholm, music by William Runyan, 1923
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  • Hymn 474: “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”, by Thomas A. Dorsey
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  • Offertory: “Offertorium,” music by Gordon Young
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  • Hymn 95: “Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow,” words by Thomas Ken, music attr. to Louis Bourgeois
  • Special Music: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is,” traditional Irish tune, words by Henry Baker; Greg Scherer, vocal
  • Reading from Scripture: Scripture: Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25; Lynette Baughman
  • Gospel Reading: John 10:1-10
  • Sermon: “His Wounds Heal Us,” Pastor Desi Larson
  • Hymn 127: “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,“ music by John Hughes, text by William Williams, trans. by Peter Williams
  • Benediction Response Hymn 336: “Of All the Spirit’s Gifts to Me”, music by J. Meyer, words by Fred Pratt Green
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  • Postlude: “Recessional”, music by Robert J. Hughes; Pauline Olsen, organ
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By His Wounds You Have Been Healed

Sermon Outline, April 30, 2023

Key Scriptures

The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. 1 Peter 2:24-25

“I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:9-10

I. Sheep and shepherds

a. The Good Shepherd

b. Sheep

II. The Way – Who is your shepherd?

a. The Voice

b. False Voices

c. Wounded healer

III. The Flock – Christian Community

a. Sheep Nature

b. Christian Community/Counter Culture

c. Abundant Life

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

– Anne Lamott, American Novelist