Three Youths in the Fiery Furnace, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, Tenn.
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Vigil of Easter
Resurrection of Our Lord
John 20:1-18 Commentary
by Karoline Lewis
The resurrection appearances in the Fourth Gospel include four distinct stories that focus on individual characters: Mary Magdalene, Thomas, and Peter.
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Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 Commentary
by Cameron B.R. Howard
Have you ever taken your Bible to an unusual or unfamiliar place to read and study?
Isaiah 55:1-11 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
Any preacher whose congregation will be celebrating the Vigil of Easter will encounter this text when the assembly listens to Old Testament (OT) readings.
Daniel 3:1-29 Commentary
by Amy Merrill Willis
As the story begins, the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar, erects a massive golden statue and commands that all must bow before it.
Romans 6:3-11 Commentary
by Kyle Fever
It's common to say we're dead to sin in terms of our spiritual self, or that “when God looks at me, God sees Christ and not my sinful human self."
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SB411 - Easter Vigil
April 04, 2015
Discussion on texts for Easter Vigil (April 4, 2015): (Gospel) John 20:1-18; (Vigil Reading I) Genesis 1:1--2:4a; (Vigil Reading IV) Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21; (Vigil Reading V) Isaiah 55:1-11; (Vigil Reading XII) Daniel 3:1-29; (N.T. Reading) Romans 6:3-11. First broadcast on April 4, 2015. Recorded at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., for WorkingPreacher.org.