Alleluia! Christ is risen!
It echoes in here when I say that, sort of like it might in an empty tomb.
Most everyone is at home, keeping to themselves. Anxiety is in the air. There are no overflowing crowds celebrating Jesus’ resurrection. People are not showing up dressed in their Easter finest. There are no fancy dresses or hats. There are no “eggstravaganzas” or kids gathered with Easter baskets. Friends and family are not sitting down together for a big Easter feast. It’s been a time of turmoil, chaos, and loss. People are shaken, as if by an earthquake. The future is unknown and uncertain. Continue reading Easter Happens – An Easter Sermon On Matthew 28:1-10
I sometimes wonder if we have for so long so over-emphasized the uniqueness of Jesus’ resurrection that we have either forgotten or are unable to believe that there is only life. I wonder if we make such a big deal out of Easter Sunday that we are no longer able to see that everyday life holds the miracle of resurrection. I wonder if we miss the resurrected life that is ours because we are always looking and waiting for Jesus’ resurrection. Continue reading Good Morning. Now Go Home. – An Easter Sunday Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10
It’s true. It’s all true. Christ is risen! That’s the only that needs to be said today. In some ways it’s the only thing that can be said. That Jesus has been raised from the dead is the only thing I really have to tell you today. Nothing more. Nothing less. It’s the same thing the angel told the two women who went to Jesus’ … Continue reading Yes, It’s Still True – A Sermon for Easter, Matthew 28:1-10
The collect and readings for Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 28:1-10. After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. … Continue reading Run For Your Life, You Will See Him – An Easter Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10