Alleluia. Christ is risen.
I wonder what that means for you today and why it matters. I don’t think we can understand what today really means apart from this past week. Without Holy Week we risk coming to this day and asking, “Risen from what?” We risk coming to this day believing it is only about Jesus’ resurrection and not our own. And what good is it to us if Jesus has been raised but we have not? Continue reading Here’s My Question – An Easter Sermon On Mark 16:1-18
Easter is not just something from the past to be looked at and celebrated. It is the lens through which we are to see everything. It’s a life to be lived. Getting Jesus out of the tomb is not the ultimate goal of Easter. Easter is about our new life. That means that today is not the end of the story. It’s the beginning. The most important part of Easter is not what happens today. What matters most about Easter is what we do tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that. Continue reading The Two Questions Of Easter – An Easter Sermon On Mark 16:1-8
The collect and readings for Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 16:1-8. Several years ago a woman told me that her great-grandson asked why she had so many wrinkles on her hands. “I’m old,” she told him. “Do you know what happens when you get old,” he asked. “You die and they bury you in the ground.” Before she … Continue reading Life Unburied – A Sermon for Easter; Mark 16:1-8