SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS FOR Easter Season

Our sermon ideas for the Easter season will help you preach powerful messages through Lent and the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday.


Easter SERMON OUTLINES

by Stan Coffey

''When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, ''Who will roll the stone...

by Jerry Watts

Can you imagine what that first day was like? As the buzz of excitement filled the air, it was obvious that something unusual had taken place, yet no one seem to have a handle on it. There was a flurry of activity from the very people who were too afraid to be seen or heard after the violent...

by James Merritt

1. We just concluded one of the most exciting and interesting series I think we have ever done, ever, called ''24.'' It was a fascinating study of the story of the last 24 hours in the life of Christ set in a 21st century setting to the format of the tv show ''24.'' Even though it made for a great story, great drama, great intrigue, and great mystery, nothing in that series would still tell you what is so distinct and what is so different about...


 
Jesus Christ SERMON OUTLINES

by Jim Henry

What we believe determines what we are. What we believe about Jesus Christ ultimately determines where we live eternally and how we live on this planet called Earth. What do you think of Jesus? If I were to ask each of you to tell me what you thought of Jesus I'm sure I would get some different answers. And I'm sure the man on the street would…

by Dr. Ed Young

This morning we look at something of the theological significance of Christmas. And next Sunday morning we'll look more at the sentimental aspects of Christmas. Our scripture is taken from the gospel- according to Luke-, chapter number 1, beginning with verse 26 and going through verse 28. Let's bow for prayer together. Our heavenly Father, forgive us…

by Jesse Hendley

Let us turn to a passage of Scripture that has helped untold thousands of people to see the basis of their salvation. Luke 23:32-48. "And there were also two others, malefactors, led with Him to be put to death. And when they were come to the place, which is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand and the other on the left...


 
Palm Sunday SERMON OUTLINES

by J. Gerald Harris

Jesus is making His triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem. It is a remarkable event recorded by all four Gospels. It is quite unlike anything else recorded about the Lord Jesus in the New Testament. Up until this time Jesus had been withdrawing himself as much as possible from public notice. He had retired to the wilderness. He did not court attention. He avoided anything that hinted of public display...

by Stan Coffey

And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, " Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest." (Matt.21:9) The Sunday before Easter Sunday is called Palm Sunday. It is scriptural to call this day Palm Sunday because in...

by Marvin D. Patterson

Attention: We are starting a series of special Easter messages on Sunday Mornings and Sunday Evenings that will lead up to Easter Sunday Morning with the resurrection of Christ! We will examine the last week of Jesus' earthly ministry. During this busy week, the Lord will come into Jerusalem on a colt of a donkey, and have the masses hail Him with cries of…


 
Good Friday SERMON OUTLINES

by Jerry Vines

''Christ died for us.'' Two thousand years ago, outside the city of Jerusalem, at a place called Calvary, a man named Jesus died on a cross. It was actually the day God died. The cross was in the heart of God from all eternity. In Revelation 13:8 the Bible says that the Lord Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Before the world was created...

by John Barnett

Today we are gathered at what for centuries has been called: Good Friday. Good Friday is just one of a string of events that fill of the greatest week in the Universe since Creation. These are: The Momentous Events of Passion Week...

by Jeff Strite

From the book of Genesis all the way through Revelation, blood is a major part of the picture. In Genesis 3, we find God making the FIRST sacrifice. when Adam and Eve sinned, God sacrificed an animal to provide skins to cover their nakedness. And in the New Testament we're told of the blood of Jesus the LAST sacrifice - offered by God to cover the nakedness of our sin...


 
Lent SERMON OUTLINES

by Kerry Shook

"It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of His love." John 13:1 (NIV) 1. DANCE BEFORE THE MUSIC STOPS. Principle #1: Live Passionately."Teach us to number our...

by Bob Wickizer

Philips Brooks the former rector of Trinity Church in Copley Square Boston and the author of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" preached on today's text in 1910. His sermon ran twelve pages. It was a good sermon even if it took him an hour to deliver it. Now you can be thankful that my sermons are only two pages. Have you ever watched one...

by Jeff Strite

OPENING: A fellow named Louie, deep in debt, was thinking of ending it all. "That's ridiculous," says his neighbor, who was a chemist. "Look, I can give you a pill that will put you in a state of suspended animation. I'll say you died - but then I'll ship your body to another state, where you can be revived and start a new life." Louie agreed, and the...


 
The Passion of Christ SERMON OUTLINES

by Johnny Hunt

Isaiah 53 has been referred to as the gospel of the Old Testament evangelist. Another said it was the Mt. Everest of Old Testament prophecy or the gospel in its essence. It looks as if it was written below the Cross. After watching The Passion of the Christ I believe many will say we will never look at Easter the same. In a review of the film, movie critic Roger Ebert said, ‘‘It is a film about an...

by James Merritt

The number one question asked in this country for the last six weeks is - ‘‘Have you seen ‘The Passion’?’’ If the answer is ‘‘No’’ the next question is ‘‘Are you going to see it?’’ If the answer is ‘‘Yes’’ the next question is - ‘‘What did you think about it?’’ There is no question that Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, is as the Spanish put it, en fuego - it is on fire! In Hollywood parlance it is a...

by Roger Thomas

Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ has created quite a sensation. Some of it is good. Some of the discussion may leave us wondering what the fuss is all about. Today I want to explore this passion over The Passion. In the first week of its release The Passion took in over $150 million. Its first day’s take of $23.5 million put it in the top tier of all time movie openings. It joins the...