Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons

Sent to Share Life

April 24, 2022 SMC preachers
Seattle Mennonite Church Sermons
Sent to Share Life
Show Notes

Yes, it’s exceedingly unfair that Thomas gets such a bad rap. But that’s a sermon that’s been preached a thousand times, including several times by Pastor Megan. Instead, this week she dives deep into what she’d always previously glossed right over. Jesus says to the gathered, frightened, newly Spirit-filled disciples: “As my Abba God sent me, so I am sending you.” With a huge nod to the BibleWorm podcast Scripture geniuses, Pastor Megan wonders what it means to be sent just as Jesus was sent by Abba God. In short: We are sent to be incarnated - to experience kinship and share life with all of creation. Thanks be to God!

Sermon begins at minute 1:45

John 20.19-31


  • BibleWorm podcast: Episode 339 – Jesus Appears to Thomas, Amy Robertson and Robert Williamson, Jr.
  • Image: some Seattle Mennonites experiencing kinship with Thornton Creek (our watershed!), during Faith Climate Action Week 2022, photo taken by Pastor Megan Ramer

Hymn: VT 358
text: Victimae Pashali trans. FW Herzberger, 1911 music: German traditional