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.


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...


 
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 Donald Cantrell

This sermon deals with the ''7th Saying of Christ from the Cross.'' I will be preaching the sermon in our ''7 Sayings of Christ from the Cross'' on Good Friday night. There will be 7 songs and 7 sermons and as the service begins I will light a 7 tier candelabra. As each of the 7 pastors end their sermon, we will snuff out 1 of the candles. Upon ending my sermon, which will be sermon number 7, the center candle will be snuffed out.

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...


 
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...


 
Easter Sunrise Service SERMON OUTLINES

by Marvin D. Patterson

I always enjoy the Easter sunrise service, but it is one of the hardest services that I preach because everyone smells that wonderful aroma of the Easter Breakfast! Amen! Amen! Well, we are going to consider the Gospel of Mark this morning for our message, and I hope it will be a blessing...

by Tony Nester

What do you think Jesus' first words were when he was raised from the dead on that first Easter morning? Maybe it was, ''Where is everyone?'' (1). The Bible tells us that at that first Easter no one was there to welcome Jesus back from the dead. Mark's Gospel tells us that three women went...

by David Cawston

Introduction: What is Easter all about? The teacher was extremely enthusiastic. She looked at her class of four-year-olds and asked this question: ''Does any know what today is?'' A little girl held up her hand and said, ''Yes, today is Palm Sunday'' The teacher exclaimed, ''That's fantastic. That's...


 
Easter SERMON OUTLINES

by Donald Cantrell

Leonard Ravenhill tells the story of preaching an 8-day crusade in a large church in Glasgow, Scotland starting the first day of World War II. That shattered his meetings and no more than 50 people showed, so they started to meet in a side room instead. Despite this, he preached his heart out every night. One night as he...

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...