Posted by: amyedwards | March 24, 2008

Sunday’s Sermon – 3/23/08 (Easter)

Easter – “Sunday’s Response to Friday’s Tragedy”

Sunday’s sermon was not your typical “Easter” message.  The pastor considered giving the typical 3 point (death, burial, and resurrection) sermon, but did not feel that was where God was leading him.  Our church, like the majority of churches, has a good number of visitors on Easter Sunday, but even those visitors know the Resurrection story. 

Our pastor started out the message by saying that some people only go to church on Easter Sunday, and that he knew there were some of those people in the crowd now and they may be feeling a bit uncomfortable.  He told them to forget about their guilt, that there was no condemnation, and to open their hearts to what God wanted for them today.  He then proceeded with his sermon asking some very thought provoking questions.  I have to say it was a little bit difficult to come up with honest answers in such a short amount of time.  And some, I still can’t answer.  How about you?

  1. What are you scared of? (Mark 16:5-8)  Is it what lies ahead – He’s already there!
  2. What are you running from? (John 20:2-10) Do you feel like you’re running in circles – Have you gotten anywhere since last Easter?
  3. What are you seeking?  (John 20:11-18) We all want answers.
  4. What are you hiding from?  (Matthew 28:9-15)  Is it the truth?  You know what God wants from you, but are you willing to do it?
  5. What are you hungry for?  (Luke 24:13-32)  We all want hope – something or someone to cling to.
  6. What are you needing?  (Luke 13:33-35) Maybe you have a wealth of knowledge about God, but you need a personal encounter.
  7. What are you waiting for?  (John 20:19-23)  Sometimes you just need to take a deep breath and make the plunge.
  8. What are you believing?  (John 20:24-29)  Are you like Thomas – you need proof!  You won’t trust and believe unless what?  Could He reveal who He is any more clearly than through His Son’s death and resurrection?

I hope that as you answer each of the above questions honestly, you’ll find that He is all you need.

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Responses

  1. Excellent questions. We all should ask ourselves these from time to time.


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