Biblical Inspiration

Needless Sadness, Needless Doubt

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The Purpose of This Book

“so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

John 20:31 ESV



Needless Sadness, Needless Doubt

John 20 ESV

Dr. Peter J. Williams


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bulletin – Pastor to People – Sermon Notes


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June 27, 2010


The Moody Church in Chicago

Needless Sadness, Needless Doubt



Bulletin – Sunday, June 27, 2010


Prelude “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” (arr. Koning); Toccata (J. Seeger)

Welcome Pastor Mark Pirrie

Invocation Dr. Hutz Hertzberg


Call to Worship

“Be Still and Know that I Am God” (Text by Gene Grier, Music by David Lantz III)


“Psalm 62” (Stuart Townend and Aaron Keyes)

“Your Name” (Glenn Packiam and Paul Baloche)


Scripture Reading Psalm 46 (ESV) Phyllis Watkins

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,

though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,

Though its waters roar and foam,

though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;

God will help her when morning dawns.

The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth.

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;

he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God.

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah


“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” Hymnal 151


Commissioning Service Short-Term Adult Mission Program (STAMP)

Brazil Team, led by Pastor Eric Naus (Crossroads Community)

Poland Team, led by Steve Reed (Salt Community)

Dominican Republic Team, led by Ryan Dollard (Venue Community)

Slovakia Team, led by Steve Giere


Pastoral Prayer Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

Offertory Dr. Paul Satre, organ

“I Am Bound for the Promised Land” (arr. Buckner Gamby)


“Doxology – A Word of Praise” Hymnal 815

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below.

Praise Him, above – ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


Scripture Reading John 20:1–31 (ESV) Aimee Lilly


Needless Sadness, Needless Doubt

John 20 ESV

Dr. Peter J. Williams


“My Faith Has Found a Resting Place” Hymnal 528 (stanzas 1–3)

Benediction Dr. Hutz Hertzberg

Postlude – Prelude in G minor ( Johann Sebastian Bach)


This Evening at 5:00pm, Room 107–108

Sunday Evening Gathering


The Greatest Story Ever Told


Rev. Steve Mason



Pastor to People

         This morning it is our privilege to welcome Dr. Peter Williams, the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK. Dr. Williams will be speaking this morning from John 20 with a message titled “Needless Sadness, Needless Doubt”. We warmly welcome him to The Moody Church and pulpit today.

         We also have the privilege of commissioning several STAMP (Short Term Adult Mission Program) teams as a part of our worship service this morning. In a very real sense, each team and member is an answer to the prayer commanded by Jesus in the Gospels: “Pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Luke 10:2).

         Remember next week is our Independence Day concert at 3pm. Please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to invite un-churched family and friends to this God-honoring, family-friendly special event.

         Your prayers for our shared ministry and staff at The Moody Church are greatly needed and appreciated.

His and yours,

Hutz H. Hertzberg, Executive Pastor




Sermon Notes – Sunday, June 27, 2010



John 20 ESV

Dr. Peter J. Williams


Dr. Peter J. Williams, Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House, Cambridge, UK, shows us from John 20 what the Resurrection means to us.

John 19 ESV
The Crucifixion

24so they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.”(AF) This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,
(AG) “They divided my garments among them,
   and for my clothing they cast lots.”

   So the soldiers did these things,

The Death of Jesus

28After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now(AL) finished, said ((AM) to fulfill the Scripture), (AN) “I thirst.”

Jesus’ Side Is Pierced

33But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out(AV) blood and water. 35(AW) He who saw it has borne witness—(AX) his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—(AY) that you also may believe. 36(AZ) For these things took place that the Scripture might be fulfilled:(BA) “Not one of his bones(BB) will be broken.” 37And again another Scripture says,(BC) “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”

Six Marys

There are six Marys mentioned in the Bible

John 20 ESV
The Resurrection

1(A) Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that(B) the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple,(C) the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and(D) we do not know where they have laid him.” 3(E) So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 4Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5And stooping to look in, (John) he saw(F) the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7and(G) the face cloth, which had been on Jesus’[a] head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. 8Then the other disciple,(H) who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and (John) he saw and believed; 9for as yet(I) they did not understand the Scripture,(J) that he must rise from the dead. 10Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12And(K) she saw(L) two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13They said to her,(M) “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them,(N) “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14Having said this, she turned around and(O) saw Jesus standing,(P) but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15Jesus said to her, (Q) “Woman, why are you weeping?(R) Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be(S) the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,[b](T) “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to(U) my brothers and say to them,(V) ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to(W) my God and your God.'” 18Mary Magdalene(X) went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19(Y) On the evening(Z) of that day, the first day of the week,(AA) the doors being locked where the disciples were(AB) for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, (AC) “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this,(AD) he showed them his hands and his side. Then(AE) the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As(AF) the Father has sent me,(AG) even so I am sending you.” 22And when he had said this, he(AH) breathed on them and said to them, (AI) “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23(AJ) If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Jesus and Thomas

24Now(AK) Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin,[c] was not with them when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them,(AL) “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

26Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them.(AM) Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27Then he said to Thomas, (AN) “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28Thomas answered him,(AO) “My Lord and my God!” 29Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me?(AP) Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of This Book

30(AQ) Now Jesus did many other signs(AR) in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31(AS) but these are written so that you may(AT) believe that Jesus is the Christ,(AU) the Son of God, and that by believing(AV) you may have life(AW) in his name.






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