Sermons tagged with ‘Easter’

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Before Christ is Risen

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Before Christ is Risen

For Christians, the empty tomb is a strange image for Easter — we struggle with what God is actually giving us: the need to wrestle with Jesus’s absence before we can find him present. Mary confronts death before seeing new life Easter  | John 20:1-18 There is more to say than “Christ is Risen!” Not […]

How to Love Change

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How to Love Change

The empty tomb is the great symbol of change. To proclaim the good news, we have to confront the truth. That we don’t hate change, we’re afraid of something else. Why we need the empty tomb The Great Vigil of Easter  |  Mark 16:1-8 “I hate change!” That’s what people tell me. Every day I […]

Inspired and Urgent

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Inspired and Urgent

It isn’t just that Jesus was raised from the dead. It’s that everything about it reveals the radical difference of the gospel. How Jesus is revealed in Mary’s preaching the first Easter Sermon Easter  |  John 20:1-18 For some, the idea of an Easter morning footrace is the farthest thing from your mind. Lace up […]

After the Night is Over

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After the Night is Over

In the Easter story, we are given the collision of emotions (fear and joy) which explain the Christian condition. We continue to love through everything. When fear and joy get tangled together in love The Great Vigil of Easter  |  Matthew 28:1-10 “He is not here; for he has been raised.” Usually a person isn’t […]

The Story of Easter

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The Story of Easter

That GOD chooses to reveal the truth of Jesus to Mary, shouldn’t surprise anyone actually reading or following along in the big story. Jesus and  the life of faith Easter C |  John 20:1-18 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.

Do This and Live

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Do This and Live

Of course they remember, they remember it all, this reminder bringing it all back. But still, it couldn’t be true, either way; it doesn’t work like that. Remembering Jesus through the empty tomb Great Vigil C |  Luke 24:1-12 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.