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The resource below is being supplied by the Missional Congregations Team for your church’s journey during Easter. There’s still time to download, dialogue, and discuss!

Easter is the “Superbowl of the Preaching Season.” It’s the day when you really need to be at your best. But even as you step to the pulpit you know you are at a disadvantage: everybody already knows what you’re going to say.

It’s true, isn’t it?

The good news of Easter is always the same: “Christ is risen, Hallelujah!” It’s good, but after 2000 years it is hardly news. What can the preacher do to make that ancient truth fresh and relevant?

Jim Somerville believes that limitation inspires creativity, and feels that some of his best preaching has come out of the struggle to make the good news of Easter both good and new. The Easter sermons in this collection—originally preached while he was pastor of First Baptist Church, Washington, DC—relate the Resurrection to science, technology, time, and nature.

These sermons are for preachers only, intended to engage the imagination and prime the homiletical pump in time for Easter, 2013. They are ABSOLUTLEY FREE for both viewing and showing, a gift from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. A “bonus reel” includes a sermon for the first Sunday after Easter, typically a low-attendance Sunday in church, and maybe the perfect time for the weary preacher to take a day off and let someone else do the job, even if he does it by video.

 “Dying for Resurrection,” (originally preached on Easter Sunday, 2001)
“Rewind the Tape!” (Easter Sunday, 2002)
“The Resurrection Project,” (Easter Sunday, 2004)
“Lucky You!” (First Sunday after Easter, 2004)


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