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Children's Activity

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Missing person -- John 20:1-18 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME
AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

In the tomb -- John 20:1-16 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME

Materials:
Spread the news -- John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 -- Easter Day - C
Alleluia! He is risen! Sometimes it seems like Lent will
"He has risen!" -- Luke 24:1-12 -- Easter Day - C
Teachers or Parents: Amid all the secular symbols of Easter
Evidence and testimony -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's children's sermon uses legal
Jack-in-the-box -- Luke 24:1-11 -- Easter Day - C
Teachers or Parents: Today's children's sermon is an exercise

Gospel Grams 2

Gospel Grams 1

Commentary

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This Changes Everything -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
It can not only be hard, but in some cases not possible to say much at all on Easter morning, what w
The implications of the resurrection -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians contains the kernel that blossomed into the heart of Christia
Words of new life -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- David Coffin -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
In our community most people have to go back to school or work on the Monday after Easter Sunday.
Love conquers death -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Gary Thompson, Schuyler Rhodes -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
My mentor in the ministry used to say, "If you can't preach on Easter, you just can't preach!" The g
Back to the garden -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Wayne Brouwer -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
A first-time father glanced over at his wife as dawn began to break. Both were exhausted
Seeing and believing -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2001
We live in a very visual world!
There is more beyond -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 1998
In the fifteenth century, King Philip of Spain stamped his coins with the motto, "Ne Plus Ultra" --
The enduring mystery of Easter -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 1995
I have always dreaded the task of writing an Easter sermon.
The foundation of all that goes before -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - C
"According to all I've studied, the essential belief in Christianity is the virgin birth.
Wonder -- Exodus 15:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - C
By Ross Marrs
Easter! -- Acts 10:31-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C
One of the problems the church faces when talking about Easter is to find a way to get around pictur
Focus on the Father -- Psalm 145:13b-21, Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 -- Easter Day - C
Sometimes when I hear some talk, I think that they have in their allegiance to Jesus forgotten what
A new era -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C
We are likely to think of Easter as an annual festival and indeed it is.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Little Tree -- Luke 24:1-12 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - C
The liturgy can start with a procession in which a child carries the Easter candle from the West

Children's sermon

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Mary's Amazing Surprise -- John 20:1-18 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)
The Empty Tomb -- John 20:1-18 -- Cynthia E. Cowen -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The Point: the empty tomb was full of good news
The New Beginning -- John 20:1-18 -- Anna Shirey -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
Apple of my eye -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
"… for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ." (v. 22)

Missing person -- John 20:1-18 -- Leah Thompson -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord,
In order -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
But each in his order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who
In the tomb -- John 20:1-16 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did
Sweet oranges -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C
Happy Easter, boys and girls! How many of you had some vitamin C this morning?
More powerful than death -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C
Happy Easter! The season of Lent is over, and it's finally
Spread the news! -- John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12 -- Easter Day - C
Today's Bible reading is taken from the Gospel of John. The
Christ is risen! -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C
Good morning! Who can tell me what we are celebrating today?
He has risen! -- Luke 24:1-12 -- Easter Day - C
Good morning! HE IS RISEN! (Pause and wait for a reply.) When
The last enemy -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C
The Apostle Paul says that the last enemy to be destroyed is
Evidence and testimony -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C
Very early on this day, Easter, many years ago the disciple
A wretch like me -- 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 -- Easter Day - C
When I think of what Paul says in these verses I think of a
Jack-in-the-box -- Luke 24:1-11 -- Easter Day - C
Good morning. I have here a Jack-in-the-box. How many of you

The Immediate Word

Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:
The Sixth Immortality -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The narrative of Jesus’ resurrection is a very powerful one -- yet it also can seem so fantastical p
Resurrection -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
On Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and his triumph over the bonds of death -- and that holds
Free Sermon Illustrations For April 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Make this day, Lord, a step closer to heaven.
An Anti-Easter World -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
When Mary Magdalene and the other women discovered the empty tomb, it completely changed everything
The Blessing And Bane Of Witnesses -- Luke 24:1-12, Acts 10:34-43, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Easter Day - C
The lectionary's Easter texts for this year give us a good opportunity to comment on the nature of w
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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Mary's Amazing Surprise -- John 20:1-18 -- Arley K. Fadness -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
“I have seen the Lord.” (v. 18)
Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:

Children's Story

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The Parable Of Bamboo -- John 20:1-18 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - C
Once upon a time in the heart of a certain kingdom, lay a beautiful garden.

Devotional

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Easter Day -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
For I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; the former things shall not be remembered o
Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
Easter Day -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a
Easter Day -- John 20:1-18 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark....
-- John 20:1a

Drama

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The Good Soldier -- John 20:1-18 -- Pamela Urfer -- Easter Day - C -- 1994
Cast: Two Roman soldiers, FLAVIUS and LUCIUS, and an ANGEL

Length:
15 minutes

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Easter Day (2019) -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18
Sermon Illustrations for Easter Day (2016) -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love, R. Robert Cueni, Bonnie Bates, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Bob Ove -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
Acts 10:34-43
Sermon Illustrations for Easter Day (2013) -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Mark J. Molldrem, Ron Love, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
Acts 10:34-43
NULL -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Bob Ove -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
We like that God doesn't show favoritism, but too often we do.
NULL -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
Before the days of texting and Twitter, people actually had to talk with one another.
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Ron Love -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
Perhaps Phillips Brooks has given us one of the best definitions of preaching when he wrote that pre
NULL -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
The good news of Easter is the heart of Christian faith.
NULL -- John 20:1-18 -- Bob Ove -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
It was a woman who first made contact with the risen Lord.
NULL -- John 20:1-18 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
Mary -- first to arrive and last to leave.
Two others also:
Acts 10:34-43 Jeff... -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Acts 10:34-43
In modern America, new religions... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
In modern America, new religions pop up and old religions are modified about as fast as
Easter brings up life-and... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
Easter brings up life-and-death concerns. A Canadian scientist said, "I have only two
Benjamin Franklin was a man... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
Benjamin Franklin was a man of dedication, faithfulness, and valor. He was a powerful
Without the resurrection there would... -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
Without the resurrection there would be no New Testament or early church. In Luke's
Anyone who's ever kept vigil... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
Anyone who's ever kept vigil with a loved one in a hospital intensive care unit can
On December 28, 1970, late... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
On December 28, 1970, late in the evening, in the presence of one witness, Ludmila
Cathy was a new Christian... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
Cathy was a new Christian and equally new to the church. She began attending Bible
It was a standing-room... -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
It was a standing-room-only crowd where I preached a few years ago in Hollywood. A
On March 10, 1876, Alexander... -- John 20:1-18 -- Easter Day - C -- 2007
On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell called to his assistant, Thomas Watson,

The Immediate Word

Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:
The Sixth Immortality -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The narrative of Jesus’ resurrection is a very powerful one -- yet it also can seem so fantastical p
Resurrection -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
On Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and his triumph over the bonds of death -- and that holds
Free Sermon Illustrations For April 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Make this day, Lord, a step closer to heaven.
An Anti-Easter World -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
When Mary Magdalene and the other women discovered the empty tomb, it completely changed everything

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Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God Of Surprises -- Easter Day -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Prayer

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Different paces and paths to resurrection faith -- John 20:1-18 -- Dennis Koch -- Easter Day - C -- 1994
Gospel Theme:

Different paces and paths to resurrection faith
EASTER SUNDAY -- Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:14-24, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- B. David Hostetter -- Easter Day - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP
This is the day of the Lord's victory. Let us celebrate and be happy.

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:
The Sixth Immortality -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The narrative of Jesus’ resurrection is a very powerful one -- yet it also can seem so fantastical p
Resurrection -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
On Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and his triumph over the bonds of death -- and that holds
Free Sermon Illustrations For April 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Make this day, Lord, a step closer to heaven.
An Anti-Easter World -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
When Mary Magdalene and the other women discovered the empty tomb, it completely changed everything
The Blessing And Bane Of Witnesses -- Luke 24:1-12, Acts 10:34-43, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Easter Day - C
The lectionary's Easter texts for this year give us a good opportunity to comment on the nature of w
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

SermonStudio

The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day, Cycle
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
We have a crowd here today on this Easter Sunday. Churches are always crowded on Easter.
The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The resurrected Christ becomes a physical presence in the world again.
The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- George M. Bass -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- Perry H. Biddle, Jr. -- Easter Day - C -- 1988
Comments on the Lessons

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:
The Sixth Immortality -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The narrative of Jesus’ resurrection is a very powerful one -- yet it also can seem so fantastical p
Resurrection -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
On Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and his triumph over the bonds of death -- and that holds
Free Sermon Illustrations For April 4, 2010 From The Immediate Word -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Make this day, Lord, a step closer to heaven.
An Anti-Easter World -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Mary Austin, Dean Feldmeyer, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
When Mary Magdalene and the other women discovered the empty tomb, it completely changed everything
The Blessing And Bane Of Witnesses -- Luke 24:1-12, Acts 10:34-43, Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- Easter Day - C
The lectionary's Easter texts for this year give us a good opportunity to comment on the nature of w
The Stone Has Been Rolled Away -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Barbara Jurgensen, Carlos Wilton, Thom M. Shuman -- Easter Day - C
On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:

SermonStudio

The Gospel According To Pronouns -- Acts 10:34-43 -- David Kalas -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
The gospel of Jesus Christ is personal.
But...! -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Steven E. Albertin -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
I think anyone who has tried to teach a class or make a presentation to a group has experienced some
Another Mary, Another Martha -- John 20:1-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
December 6, 2002, was my birthday, and I had no idea what a great birthday present was in the offing
Mary Magdalene's Day -- John 20:1-18 -- Donald Charles Lacy -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
Mary Magdalene may very well be the most enigmatic and controversial figure in the resurrection stor
Repairing Our Lives -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
Once upon a time, there was a king who ruled over a small kingdom that wasn't powerful nor was it kn
The Easter Era -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
Most of us probably enjoy taking part in Easter rituals both here at church and at home.
God Has The Last Word! -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Charles D. Reeb -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
It is amazing how sounds will stir the mind and heart.
Resurrection And Remembrance -- Luke 24:1-12 -- Frank G. Honeycutt -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
Down through the centuries there have been various and sundry attempts to try to discredit the resur
In Fact -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
On first reading of Paul's message to the Corinthians, two parts stand out: The first is a phrase, "
He Commanded Us To Preach -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Carlyle Fielding Stewart, III -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
Opposition to preaching the risen Christ and reaching the Gentiles emerged early in the ministry of
Belief Becoming -- John 20:1-18 -- John N. Brittain -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
It is the universal witness of the Gospels that it was women who came and discovered the fulfilled p
If You Haven't Faced Today, Tomorrow Won't Matter -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Henry F. Woodruff -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
The French are not speaking to each other, and we should be concerned.
Good News From A Graveyard -- John 20:1-18 -- John M. Braaten -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
If wild applause was ever in order in the church, Easter is the time.
Easter - Fact And Fiction! -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Barbara Brokhoff -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
A Family Circus comic strip shows the children of the family on Easter morning.
An Easter-Life -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Richard Carl Hoefler -- Easter Day - C -- 1988
What does Easter mean to you?
The Easter Hope -- John 20:1-18 -- Durwood L. Buchheim -- Easter Day - C -- 1985
One of these days soon I got to face Mr. Death.

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In Christ, All Will Be Made Alive -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Janice B. Scott -- Easter Day - C
We Christians are often reckoned to be a sad bunch, at least in the opinion of non-Christian weste

Stories

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This Doesn't Make Sense -- Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2019

This Doesn’t Make Sense

by C. David McKirachan
Before There Can Be Resurrection There Must Be Death -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Keith Wagner -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
Contents
"Before there can be Resurrection there must be Death" by Keith Wagner
Where's Jesus? -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Timothy F. Merrill, Constance Berg, Richard A. Jensen -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
Contents
"Where's Jesus?" by Timothy F. Merrill
The First Witness -- John 20:1-18, Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Larry Winebrenner -- Easter Day - C -- 2010
Contents
What's Up This Week
"The First Witness" by Larry Winebrenner
A New Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Easter Day - C
Stories to Live By



A New Day


Susanna's Last Words -- John 20:1-18, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- David O. Bales, Stan Purdum, Timothy F. Merrill -- Easter Day - C
Contents
What's Up This Week
"Susanna's Last Words" by David O. Bales

SermonStudio

Is It True? -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- David E. Leininger -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
The Joyful Noiseletter, that wonderfully hilarious monthly look at all things church-y, some
The Defeat Of Death -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a
Where's Jesus? -- Luke 24:1-12 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
I have a hobby that some people might think odd, if not perverse.
Chosen As Witnesses -- Acts 10:34-43 -- John E. Sumwalt, Theonia Amenda -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
Our first grandchild died two months shy of his fourth birthday.
Easter Cookies? -- John 20:1-18, Luke 24:1-12 -- Constance Berg -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
Usually we celebrate Easter with chocolate bunnies and sugared chicks, dyed eggs or flower crosses.
A Shroud Unto Life -- Luke 24:1-12 -- Richard A. Jensen -- Easter Day - C -- 1994
Who will ever forget those first pictures?
Easter -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- John Steward -- Easter Day - C
There was a little boy who would always come home late from school.

Worship

The Immediate Word

Why Are You Weeping? -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte -- Easter Day - C -- 2019
For April 21, 2019:
The Sixth Immortality -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, John 20:1-18 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, George Reed -- Easter Day - C -- 2016
The narrative of Jesus’ resurrection is a very powerful one -- yet it also can seem so fantastical p
Resurrection -- Luke 24:1-12, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, George Reed, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury -- Easter Day - C -- 2013
On Easter we celebrate Jesus' resurrection and his triumph over the bonds of death -- and that holds
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Make this day, Lord, a step closer to heaven.
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When Mary Magdalene and the other women discovered the empty tomb, it completely changed everything
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The lectionary's Easter texts for this year give us a good opportunity to comment on the nature of w
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On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the victory of the resurrection over the power of death -- yet the lo

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Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 -- Julia Ross Strope -- Easter Day - C -- 2009
The Easter story is about the triumph of creativity.
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Acts 10:34-43

Theme: Thank Heavens I Don't Get No Respect!
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26

Theme: More To Be Pitied Than Envied
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day -- John 20:1-18 -- Frank Ramirez -- Easter Day - C -- 2006
Gospel Lesson: John 20:1-18

Theme: Ha!
Easter Day -- Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Easter Day - C -- 2003
Theme: Celebrate The Lord's Victory

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Fully Alive -- Isaiah 65:17-25 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
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Easter Day -- Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-18 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
Liturgical Color: White

Gospel: Luke 24:1-12 or John 20:1-18
Easter -- Wayne H. Keller -- Easter Day - C -- 2000
Easter
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Liturgical Color: White
Resurrection of the Lord -- Acts 10:34-43 -- James R. Wilson -- Easter Day - C -- 1997
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Leader: Christ, our Lord, is risen from the dead. Praise be to the Lord!
Easter -- Psalm 118:14-24 -- Hugh H. Drennan -- Easter Day - C -- 1991
The Lord is my strength and my might;
he has become my salvation.
EASTER DAY -- Exodus 15:1-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, John 20:1-18 -- Heth H. Corl -- Easter Day - C -- 1976
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