Sermon illustrations: Easter

Quotes on the Resurrection

“The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of Christianity. If...

Hope in Tragedy

Just before Easter in 2009, Fred Winters, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois...

Rise and Shine Service

Six-year-old Keirsten  was talking with her grandmother about their church’s Easter sunrise...

Easter Confusion

Five-year-old Brian had a pivotal verse to recite in an Easter program: “He is not here, he is...

Death’s Sting Is Gone

A little boy and his father were driving down a country road on a beautiful spring afternoon....

Buddha Is in the Grave—Christ Is in Heaven

Some bones from one of Buddha’s fingers were sent as a gift to the emperor of China during the Tang...

Christ Is Alive

On one occasion Michelangelo, the great artist, turned on his fellow artists in a spirit of...

77% Believe in the Resurrection

A survey conducted April 3-4, 2012 shows that 77% of Americans believe Jesus rose from the dead,...

Don’t Be Like an Easter Egg

Some folks are like Easter eggs—ornamented on the outside and hard-boiled on the inside! Source:...

The Promise and the Proof

“Christmas is the promise, and Easter is the proof.” Source: Unknown

News from a Cemetery

The best news the world has ever had came from a cemetery near Jerusalem—the tomb was empty! Source...

Why the Stone Was Rolled Away

Abraham Lincoln’s casket was opened in 1901 because it was feared that his body was not there....

One Got Out!

A man and his five-year old son were driving past a cemetery and noticed a large pile of dirt next...

Bad Behavior Cancels Easter Egg Hunt

This year’s annual Easter egg hunt in Colorado Springs, Colorado was canceled because of...

The Sound of Church Bells

In 1799 the armies of Napoleon appeared on the heights above the town of Feldkirch, Austria. It was...

When the Church Was Full

As the pastor introduced his children’s sermon on Easter, he asked the little ones, “Do you see...

He Is Risen

The British minister, W. E. Sangster, began to lose his voice and mobility in the mid-1950s. He had...

Deciding Which Way to Go

A story is told of an African Muslim who became a Christian. His friends asked, “Why have you...

Resurrection Ignorance

The resurrection of Jesus is central to the celebration of Easter, but less than half of adult...

The Resurrection Is a Certainty

When Sir Michael Faraday (a great scientist from the 1800s), was dying, some journalists questioned...

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