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Topical Study on Easter Easter is the Christian celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. Crucifixion. Resurrection. Ascension ~ A Sermon for Eastertide Sermon (Complete) https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/crucifixion-resurrection-ascension-easter-7-c-1998 Sermon (Complete) Topics: Pentecost , Love , Ascension , Crucifixion Source: Sermons That Work At the first Pentecost, God's love overflowed the disciples to the point where they were able to go public with the message of Jesus' saving power. We have the same mission: go public with the gospel.... The Transforming Power of Easter Element of Worship http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/the-transforming-power-of-easter-fourth-sunday-of-easter-2-peter-1 Element of Worship Topics: Easter , Worship Planning , Daily Living , Power Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship This worship planning resource for Eastertide on 2 Peter 1 explores the way our lives serve as a reflection of Christ's transforming power in a broken world. But Now Has Christ Arisen Article by Joyce Borger https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2011/now-has-christ-arisen Article by Joyce Borger Topics: Easter , Lent , Worship , Liturgy Source: Reformed Worship Joyce Borger argues that celebrating Easter should not be limited to one Sunday but should extend into the season of Eastertide. Also included are words from the hymn "This Joyful Eastertide" by George Woodward. Liberated ~ A Sermon for Eastertide Sermon (Complete) by Whitney Rice https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/liberated-easter-7-c-june-2-2019 Sermon (Complete) by Whitney Rice Topics: Easter , Oppression , Freedom , Power Source: Sermons That Work The liberation Jesus Christ brings breaks our bonds and those of everyone we have failed to support in their quest for justice. Jesus frees us from the labels of oppressed and oppressor that imprison us now. God Brings Elijah Home Practical How-To http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/elijah-2-kings-2 Practical How-To Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Worship Planning , Elijah (Biblical prophet) Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship An Eastertide service plan focusing on Bible stories that occurred before Christ's resurrection and that shed light on how we should live after his resurrection. This service features Elijah (2 Kings 2:1-18). Navigating Eastertide: A Better Resurrection Poetry by Jennifer L. Holberg https://blog.perspectivesjournal.org/2017/04/26/navigating-eastertide/ Poetry by Jennifer L. Holberg Topics: Resurrection , Christina Rossetti , Life , Renewal Source: The Twelve Jennifer L. Holberg discusses the season of Easter with a poem by Christina Rossetti called "A Better Resurrection." This poem describes the deadness of life that can rise again through Jesus' resurrection. Easter Song/Hymn by Lynne Parker http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=207 Song/Hymn by Lynne Parker Topics: Easter , Resurrection , Worship Planning , Music Source: The African American Lectionary This Easter worship resource that is focused on children provides an etymology on the word Easter, ideas on bringing children into worship, and dramatic art suggestions for the occasion. My Lord and My God ~ A Sermon for Eastertide Sermon (Complete) by Anthony F.M. Clavier https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/my-lord-and-my-god-easter-2-c-2016 Sermon (Complete) by Anthony F.M. Clavier Topics: Easter , Jesus , Doubt , Reconciliation Source: Sermons That Work Doubt is a complicated matter. Perhaps John included the story of Thomas so that others wrestling with doubt may also come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah and have everlasting life in his name. The Great Fifty Days: Seven service plans from Easter to Ascension, page 1 of 2 Service Outline by Victoria Cok https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2001/great-fifty-days-seven-service-plans-easter-ascension-page-1-2 Service Outline by Victoria Cok Topics: Easter , Feast of the Ascension , Ascension , Resurrection Source: Reformed Worship Victoria Cok presents a way of thinking about a special time in the Christian calendar that brings back "The Great Fifty Days" as a church season: a celebration from Easter to Ascension (Part one of two). Back in Grace Service Outline http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/back-in-grace-john-21 Service Outline Topics: Easter , Grace , John , Worship Planning Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship An Eastertide service outline based on John 21, focusing on the renewing grace of God through Christ's resurrection, as illustrated in Peter's restoration and call to feed Christ's sheep. Church, Holy Spirit and Ascension Sermon (Complete) by Thomas Hoisington https://www.hprweb.com/2019/05/homilies-for-may-2019/ Sermon (Complete) by Thomas Hoisington Topics: Ascension , Holy Spirit , Shepherd , Reconciliation Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This set of Catholic homilies for John 10:27-30, John 14:23-29, John 21:1-14, Acts 1:1-11 and Acts 14:21-27 focus on reconciliation, the Good Shepherd, the Church, the Holy Spirit, and the ascension. Raising the Dead, Shepherding God's Sheep Sermon (Complete) by Donald Fishburne http://day1.org/4748-raising_the_dead_shepherding_gods_sheep Sermon (Complete) by Donald Fishburne Topics: Easter , Faith , Ministry , Resurrection Source: Day1 This Eastertide sermon by Donald Fishburne draws on two lessons—Peter's miraculous encounter with Dorcas, and Jesus's contentious encounter with religious leaders—to reveal questions of faith with which we must wrestle. To Die that We May Truly Live Sermon (Complete) by Richard J. Ounsworth http://torch.op.org/torch/to-die-that-we-may-truly-live Sermon (Complete) by Richard J. Ounsworth Topics: Death , Love , Jesus Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this Eastertide homily, Richard Ounsworth reflects on the ways in which the death of Christ transforms our own deaths, but still requires the daily discipline of death to sin. The Good Shepherd ~ A Sermon for Eastertide Sermon (Complete) by John J. Lynch https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/good-shepherd-easter-4-c-2016 Sermon (Complete) by John J. Lynch Topics: Easter , Jesus , Goodness of God , Shepherd Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon, Jesus is celebrated as the Good Shepherd who gave up his life for us and our salvation only to take it up again, thereby making it possible for us to enjoy eternal life. Doubt No Longer Sermon (Complete) by Aidan Nichols http://torch.op.org/torch/doubt-no-longer Sermon (Complete) by Aidan Nichols Topics: Resurrection , Doubt , Belief Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars In this Eastertide sermon on Luke 24:35-48, Aidan Nichols discusses the difference between doubt and difficulty. A Contemporary Call to Worship for Lent (inspired by Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25) Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/contemporary-call-to-worship-lent-3-b.html Element of Worship by Christine Longhurst Topics: Lent , Worship Planning , Adoration , Attributes of God Source: Re-Worship As a contemporary call to worship (with response) is suitable for Earth Day or World Communion Sunday as well as for any Sunday in Eastertide celebrating as it does the power of God's voice/word heard in... Be With Us Element of Worship by Bruce Prewer https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/06/prayers-of-people-be-with-us.html Element of Worship by Bruce Prewer Topics: Easter , Intercession , Creation , Faith Source: Re-Worship A prayer of intercession from Bruce Prewer, based on Psalm 19. This litany, which can be prayed responsively, uses scriptural language of creation and redemption and is especially appropriate for Eastertide. Obtaining God's Promises Through Our Love ~ A Sermon for Eastertide Sermon (Complete) by Joy Elizabeth Browne https://www.episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/sixth-sunday-easter-7 Sermon (Complete) by Joy Elizabeth Browne Topics: Easter , Promises , Goodness , God's Love Source: Sermons That Work When it comes to belief, the real issue is not whether we will be counted among God's own when Jesus returns. The real issue whether we are practicing kingdom principles in real time here and how.... Pastoral Prayer for Caregivers Rooted in Resurrection Element of Worship by Telmor Sartison https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/pastoral-prayer-easter-6-b.html Element of Worship by Telmor Sartison Topics: Easter , Prayer , Chaplain , Witness Source: Re-Worship This pastoral prayer for Eastertide by Telmor Sartison is inspired by Psalm 98 and John 15:9-17. It emphasizes witness and service, especially of chaplains and caregivers, rooted in the resurrection and the gifts God has given. Joy in God's Salvation Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H. Fuller http://liturgy.slu.edu/3AdvB121717/theword_indepth.html Commentary/Exegesis by Reginald H. Fuller Topics: Advent , Gospel , Joy , Coming of Christ Source: The Sunday Website Reginald Fuller comments on several scripture passages—Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11, Luke 1:49-50, 53-54, and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24—with a common theme of the coming of God's salvation.

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