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Summary: This is an illustrated Easter sermon, Eureka, we find 8 eggs with hidden meaning.

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GOING ON AN EASTER EGG HUNT SERMON!

BY Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com

This is an illustrated Easter sermon...

TEXT:

John 11:25 Jesus said unto Martha, I am the RESURRECTION, and the life: he that believeth

in me, though he were died, yet shall he live;

26. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never dead, BELIEVEST THOU THIS?

Job 19: 25 For I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH, and that He shall stand upon the earth.

26. And though after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet IN MY FLESH I SHALL SEE GOD!

27. Whom I SHALL SEE FOR MYSELF, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another;

though my reins be consumed within me.

THE DOG GONE STORY!

Many years ago before airplanes and the great jets of today, people had to travel by ships.

These great ocean going vessels were very slow sailing across long distances.

The King of Greece made the decision to travel to the USA. The King had heard of the vast land and

how God had blessed the Untied States, and he decided I will take my family and friends to see if what

we hear is true?

So the King of Greece and all those he invited boarded the ship and headed toward America.

The servant of the King would walk the King’s family’s beloved pet dog.

One day the servant in charge of the pet was exercising and playing with the King’s pet dog.

The servant was getting a little careless and the dog had gotten braver and braver running and

playing on the deck of the ocean-liner.

Another day the ship was in choppy water, the dog was running on the hard wood deck.

The little pet dog ran and jumped and when the dog landed, he slid into the ocean.

The servant ran as fast as humanly possible and told the Captain of the Ocean Liner about the

dog sliding off the deck into the ocean and how much the King and the King’s family loved that

pet dog.

The Captain of the ship refused to turn it around for a dumb old dog.

The servant said, "But it is not a dumb old dog, it is the King’s pet!"

The Captain said, "I am sorry, you should have been more careful! But I will not turn the ship

around for a dog!"

The servant started running as fast as possible toward the back of the ship.

The servant could see the swimming dog in the distance, the servant pulled his shoes off, grabbed

a life jacket, and jumped off the back of the ship.

The crew started yelling, "MAN OVERBOARD! MAN OVERBOARD!"

The Captain turned the ship around and went to save the man.

When they found the man floating in his life jacket, he had the dog safe in his arms.

Let us liken this story unto Jesus and the lost, hopeless --- worthless drowning humanity.

Jesus said, "FATHER, I WILL! I WILL GO AND GIVE MYSELF FOR THEM!"

WHY DO WE DO EGGS AT EASTER?

THE EGG REPRESENTS NEW LIFE! NEW HOPE!

Define EGG: to incite action; --- contains food and life; the food and life is protected is a

harder shell; --- the ability to develop a new individual;

THE EGG IS VERY SYMBOLIC OF NEW LIFE, OF A NEW BIRTH,

General words about eggs?

A serpent’s egg will not hatch a chicken?

Yesterday an egg, today a chicken, tomorrow a feather duster?

A Christian should bring forth more Christians?

A hen is natures way of making another egg.

Once the egg is hard boiled, there is doubt to hatch a chick?

CHOICES BEFORE US, LIFE VS. DEATH? You are a product of your choices!

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you LIFE and

DEATH, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.

WHY DO WE COLOR EGGS?

As Francis Scott Key looked out the ship’s window, the sun came up, he looked to see if the RED, WHITE,

AND BLUE FLAG WAS STILL STANDING, --- O, SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT ...

Gave proof through the night that the flag was still there!

WHOSE COLORS ARE YOU WAVING TO OTHERS?

I HAVE A BASKET WITH ONE EGG WITH EACH OF THE COLORS, --- black, red, white, green, purple, gold, yellow, dark blue, sky blue...

I very quickly speak of the symbolism of each color.

BLACK was a color that reminds us of the terribleness of sin.

RED was a symbol of blood, an essential for living, and that the blood sacrifice was given to God.

WHITE was used to represent holiness and purity.

GREEN was a color that represent growth and life.

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Barbie Bennie

commented on Apr 7, 2007

This was GREAT!! Thank you so much for posting it! God Bless you! I will be taking some of these ideas for my sunday school class!

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