Sermon: “Why are You Weeping?”
Theme: The gift of Easter is a promise of resurrection life that renews us in hope and restores us to a constant anticipation of God’s renewal.
Purpose: The Congregation will renew their hope in Christ.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 Christ is the first fruits of resurrection and our source of eternal life.
John 20:1-18 The empty tomb, Jesus appears to Mary.
What does the resurrection really mean to us? How does the gift of Christ’s resurrection make a difference in our fears and worries? How can we receive the resurrection as more than a theological or traditional event? How can we receive the resurrection as a sign of God’s power to overcome death? What difference does it make to us to orient our lives around God’s love and power? How can we participate with Christian’s throughout the ages in the triumph of the resurrection over the forces of death and evil?