For most churches, Easter Sunday will be one of the biggest services of the whole year. It is one of those times that people will come out to church. And so you would think that preachers would be relishing preaching this Sunday. Most will. But it can be harder than you think to come up with something that is fresh without being original. This is not the Sunday to be creating a new heresy. In fact no fewer than four out of my top ten most popular posts this week are about Easter preaching, and hence represent preachers looking for inspiration. Pray for your pastors, people!
So I offer you some resources that may spark your thinking. Take anything you find here, but make sure you make it your own. And make sure that you appreciate afresh for yourself the wonder of Easter. Jesus death and resurrection should never feel old. It should never feel over-worked. It should certainly never feel boring. If it does, I prescribe a long country walk, listening over an over again to two songs while praying to SEEK Jesus face:
The following resources including my book may help. But if the long walk and attempt to reconnect with God frankly doesn’t do it for you, it is not too late for you to find someone else to preach for you. This weekend you must preach from the heart, not the head, meditating on Jesus should get you to the right place.
Other useful Easter resources:
- Did Jesus rise from the dead?
- I believe in Jesus: a sermon on the Trinity and the Resurrection
- A Good Friday Sermon
- A sermon on Jesus’ Resurrection and its implications for us (Romans 4:25)