Sermon illustrations: Resurrection

I am the Resurrection and the Life

A man was once conversing with a Brahmin priest, and he asked: “Could you say, ‘I am the...

Christ Is Alive

A Hindoo fakir, with matted hair and ash-besmeared body, was sitting under a tree in deep...

Quotes on the Resurrection

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

Attempting to Escape the Resurrection

In the city of Hanover is a graveyard which has been closed for a number of years—the Garden...

Faith to Risk it All

The first two Scottish missionaries sent to the New Hebrides Islands were killed and eaten by...

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...

Our Best Days Are Yet to Come

A bright young girl of fifteen was suddenly cast upon a bed of suffering, completely paralyzed on...

Death’s Sting Is Gone

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

A Worn-out Body

When John Quincy Adams was eighty years old, a friend said, “How is John Quincy Adams?” He replied...

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,...

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...

The Sound of Church Bells

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

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...

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