By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 21, 2014
The days between Easter and Pentecost are usually an afterthought, yet they can become an opportunity to preach the significance of the resurrection.
By Josh Reich on Mar 19, 2016
The goal of every sermon is to get to the resurrection. Each and every week we do the same thing: “We are broken and can’t fix ourselves. Our only hope is found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.”
By Josh Reich on Apr 20, 2019
Eternities and lives hang in the balance--here's a checklist to keep you grounded for this very important sermon.
By Shawn Clark on Mar 31, 2020
Making the Easter story sound fresh and new might be a burden for some pastors. Here's some help.
By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 10, 2020
Jesus provides the perfect example for our preaching and teaching in the weeks ahead. What will you do?
By Joe Mckeever on Apr 18, 2019
Stay on track. You have the greatest message on the planet; try not to weaken it with trivialities.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 14, 2014
Great preaching follows a line to its climax. Hal Seed points to the glory of the cross and resurrection as the climax of God's story with humanity.
By Sam Allberry on Jun 19, 2017
Too many of us view the resurrection of Jesus as little more than a nice, happy conclusion to the gospel story. But the Easter story isn’t just “what happens next” to Jesus after his death. It doesn’t just wrap up the story; it fulfills it. In fact, there really is no story without it.
By Lance Witt on Feb 1, 2021
Can you imagine going to a theater to watch a hundred million dollar movie only to discover there isn’t a final scene? Can you imagine a race car driver leading the entire race and then in the final lap, stops paying attention and loses the race? Can you imagine getting directions on Google Maps and it not giving you the directions for the last mile?
By Sermoncentral on Nov 16, 2019
"A saving knowledge of Christ crucified and risen is not the mere result of right reasoning about historical facts. It is the result of spiritual illumination to see those facts for what they really are."
By Chris Surber on Dec 11, 2020
If we want Christmas preaching to matter, we've got to preach like Christmas matters.
By Sermoncentral on Sep 18, 2020
"The 'kerygma' is the essential proclamation of the life, death, resurrection, ascension, and rule of Jesus Christ, as well as a call to conversion and repentance."
By Francis Chan on Oct 22, 2011
Francis Chan shares a powerful sermon illustration about living for God in the short time we have on this earth. Use this illustration in an upcoming message about the importance of living with an eternal focus.
By Ray Hollenbach on Apr 6, 2020
We want to embrace the resurrection, but Good Friday is an opportunity to remind your people that Jesus calls us to the Cross, too.
By Sermoncentral on Apr 5, 2021
Imagine this scenario. Jesus is meeting with the disciples. He’s been training them for three years. He’s died, risen again and walked with them in resurrection power for almost 40 days. As the day of his ascension draws near, he gathers them together to reiterate The Great Commission.