Preached Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7am service
Texts:Â 2 Corinthians 5:14-21;Â John 20:11-18
This sermon references thisÂ Chuck Knows ChurchÂ video “Resurrection”
which we played earlier in the service.
What a joy it is to gather here this morning, to celebrate this day which is the centerpiece of what it means to be a Christian. We have come to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As the women came together early in the morning on that first Easter Sunday to anoint Jesus’ body, so too we gather in this place. But rather than finding the body of their teacher and friend, they are confronted with an angel who tells them, “you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here” (Mark 16:6). These words change the world; these the words change us: “He has been raised.”