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  • Highway To Heaven

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 25, 2011

    This Easter sermon is based on Romans 10:9. Use this sermon to help your listeners consider that Jesus is the only highway to heaven. Using road signs, this evangelistic Easter message shows that the only way to heaven is on the road marked "Jesus."

  • The Day We Begin To Live Series

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 5, 2011

    This Easter sermon is based on Exodus 12:1-14 and 1 Peter 1:17-25. Use this sermon to help your listeners understand that life really begins when we surrender our sin and pride to the only One who can rescue us. Our day of salvation needs to be remembered with praise!

  • Easter 2012: Because He Lives

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Apr 6, 2012

    This Easter sermon is based on John 20:19-22, 30-31. Use this sermon to help your listeners understand the difference Easter makes. Does it really matter? How does it impact the way you live your life on a daily basis? When Jesus got up and walked out of that tomb, he changed everything. Here are three simple ways that Easter impacts our lives.

  • Easter Forgiveness

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Apr 3, 2012

    This Easter sermon is based on Luke 23. Use this sermon to help your listeners understand that Easter is about forgiveness and we can receive forgiveness through the Risen Savior.

  • The Importance Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson May 19, 2009

    This Easter sermon is based on 1 Corinthians 15:12. Use this sermon to help your listeners understand that because Christ has been bodily raised, the resurrection of the dead is the new reality for man. The resurrection of Christ means the resurrection of humanity for they are inseparably linked. If Christ is raised, then there is a resurrection for all!

  • The Resurrection Means Hope!

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 24, 2001

    This Easter sermon is based on Job 19:25 and 2 Corinthians 5:1. Use this sermon to help your listeners understand that Christ's resurrection guarantees the believer's resurrection; the believer's resurrection gives life meaning; and the believer's resurrection makes death a gain.

  • In The Presence Of Hope

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Feb 22, 2002

    This Easter sermon is based on Luke 23:39-43 and Isaiah 55:6-7. Use this sermon to give your listeners a salvation message outlining the hope found in Christ.

  • Fresh Starts And Living Hope

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on May 20, 2008

    This Easter sermon is based on 1 Peter 1:1-3. This sermon uses Peter as an example of how the Resurrection of Jesus gives us fresh starts and living hope.

  • The Assurance Of Salvation And Suffering

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Jan 2, 2007

    This Palm Sunday sermon is an expository message on brokenness from the perspective of The Exchanged Life which encourages believers to embrace their suffering and sorrows.

  • The Hope That Changes Life

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004

    This Easter sermon is based on John 20. Use this sermon as a living message of hope from the other side of the grave.

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  • Bruce Larson Said, "The Events Of Easter Cannot ...  PRO

    Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Apr 9, 2004

    Bruce Larson said, "The events of Easter cannot be reduced to a creed or philosophy. We are not asked to believe the doctrine of the resurrection. We are asked to meet this person raised from the dead. In faith, we move from belief in a doctrine...

  • Salvation (S)  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007

    Salvation (S) Warren Wiersbe explains to us how profound the use of this word was: The word tetelestai is unfamiliar to us, but it was used by various people in everyday life in those days. A servant would use it when reporting to his or her master, "I have completed the work assigned to me" (see John 17:4). When a priest...

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    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2005

    Jim Cymbala preaches at a church in the slums of New York. He tells the following story: It was Easter Sunday and I was so tired at the end of the day that I just went to the edge of the platform, pulled down my tie and sat...

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  • How Can The Empty Tomb Change My Life?

    Produced by Floodgate Productions

    This 45-second sermon-starter ends with a thought-provoking question, designed to launch the teaching pastor into his/her message.

  • Clean Slate

    Produced by Journey Box Media

    The past can keep us trapped. This worship intro is a great way to start off any service dealing with letting go of the past and moving on toward what God has for you next. Great uses for New Years, baptisms, Easter.

  • Forsaken

    Produced by Journey Box Media

    We all experience moments in life when we feel God has forsaken us. From divorce, a medical emergency, or abuse, those moments can cause us to feel very alone. Featuring music by The Brilliance, 'Forsaken' is a lamenting reflection that connects with our pain, and offers hope. Perfect for Lent, Good Friday, Easter, or any message on the power of the resurrection.

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