August 31, 2014
Matthew 16:21-28
Romans 12:9-21
Exodus 3:1-15
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No Need For Weeping Anymore

Easter Day

from the book
Together In Christ
Sermons and Prayers For the Christian Year


Erskine White



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Sometimes we forget. We focus so much on the joy and celebration of this day, on the bright flowers and festive music, that sometimes we forget; the first sound heard on that first Easter Sunday was the sound of weeping.

It was Mary Magdalene's weeping. Tears of hopelessness poured out of her in loud wailing and moaning; her body convulsed in grief and her sobbing pierced the quiet of the early morning stillness. We often overlook the fact that this was the sound which greeted the first Easter's dawn in Jerusalem.

She had gone to the garden tomb early in the day, as the sun was rising, in order to finish dressing the body of Jesus. The coming of the Sabbath at sundown on Friday had prevented her from doing a proper job with Jesus' body and now Mary was back to finish her sorrowful work.

On her way to the garden, she had wondered how she would roll away the enormous stone...

This Easter Day sermon, No Need For Weeping Anymore, is based on John 20:1-20 and relates to Easter Day of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book Together In Christ . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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