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Easter — Cycle A

Devotions for Pastors Easter Day
SermonStudio (5 items)
Easter Day from Water From the Well
on Acts 10:34-43 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter Day from Water From the Well
on Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter Day from Water From the Well
on Colossians 3:1-4 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter Day from Water From the Well
on John 20:1-18 by Stephen P. McCutchan
Easter Day from Water From the Well
on Matthew 28:1-10 by Stephen P. McCutchan


Sermons for Easter Day
Village Shepherd (2 items)
Experiencing resurrection by Janice Scott
Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10
Everything changes by Janice Scott
Sermon on Jeremiah 31:1-6


SermonStudio (17 items)
Taking You Up With Him from Sermons On The Second Reading
Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4 by Richard W. Ferris
Jesus Transforms The Darkness Into Light from Sermons on the Gospel Readings
Sermon on John 20:1-18 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
Those Parentheses from Sermons On The First Readings
Sermon on Acts 10:34-43 by Bill Mosley
Easter Is About You from ACCESS TO HIGH HOPE
Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4 by Harry N. Huxhold
Resurrection In A Cross--Shaped World from Tears Of Sadness, Tears Of Gladness
Sermon on John 20:1-18 by Albert G. Butzer, III
Pastor, It's Cornelius On The Line ... from RESTORING THE FUTURE
Sermon on Acts 10:34-43 by Robert J. Elder
The Empty Tomb from PREPARATION AND MANIFESTATION
Sermon on John 20:1-9 by MARK ELLINGSEN
The God Of Rolling Stones from CALLED TO JERUSALEM: SENT TO THE WORLD
Sermon on Acts 10:34-43 by THEODORE F. SCHNEIDER
Our Need To Talk With The Son from Cross, Resurrection, And Ascension
Sermon on Acts 10:34-43 by Richard E. Gribble, CSC
The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is! from The Lord Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! He Really Is!
Sermon on John 20:1-18 by Richard L. Sheffield
The Rest Of The Message from Sermons On The Gospel Readings
Lectionary on John 20:1-18 by Lee Griess
Preaching Peace By Jesus Christ... from Sermons On The First Readings
Lectionary on Acts 10:34-43 by Schuyler Rhodes
Life In The Resurrection Zone from Sermons On The Second Readings
Lectionary on Colossians 3:1-4 by David O. Bales
Putting the World Back Together from To The Cross and Beyond
Lectionary on John 20:1-18 by David O. Bales
What Difference Does it Make? from Show-and-Tell
Lectionary on Acts 10:34-43 by Tony S. Everett
The Triumph Of His Defeat from The Man From Galilee
Lectionary on Matthew 28:1-10 by Thomas A. Pilgrim
Easter: A Time For Higher Things from Love Is Your Disguise
Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4 by Frank Luchsinger


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Looking into the TombSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
Ron Love
Revisiting the ResurrectionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 by Chrisopher Keating Mary Austin
Ron Love
Breaking NewsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 by Mary Austin George Reed
Dead Men BelievingSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Carlos Wilton Scott Suskovic
Our Lead StorySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 or John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by George L. Murphy


StoryShare (5 items)
The WitnessStories on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 28:1-10 by Keith Hewitt Frank Ramirez
A Change of PerspectiveStories on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Peter Andrew Smith
No Respecter of Persons on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Craig Kelly Peter Andrew Smith
AnticipationStories on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Argile Smith David O. Bales
Easter StoriesStories on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


Children's material for Easter Day
CSSPlus (22 items)
Raised with Christ — Children's Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4
An empty tomb — Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18
An empty tomb — Children's Activity on John 20:1-18
Think about Jesus — Children's Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4
Seeing Jesus — Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18
Seeing Jesus — Children's Activity on John 20:1-18
Sweet good news — Children's Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4
Happy face — Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18
Happy face — Children's Activity on John 20:1-18
Sky-gazing — Children's Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4
Turned up-side down — Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18
Sad/Happy — Children's Activity on John 20:1-18
The Lord is risen indeed — Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18
The Lord is risen indeed — Children's Activity on John 20:1-18
Future goals — Children's Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4
Hallelujah! — Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18
Hallelujah! — Children's Activity on John 20:1-18
Consider the lilies — Children's sermon on Colossians 3:1-4
Arise! — Children's sermon on John 20:1-18
Arise! — Children's activity on John 20:1-18
The Rest of the Story — children's sermon on John 20:1-18
Hard Times — children's sermon on John 20:1-18

Village Shepherd (2 items)
Jack's Hen by Janice Scott
Children's Story on Matthew 28:1-10
Ahmed's Gift by Janice Scott
Children's Liturgy and Story on Matthew 28:1-10

SermonStudio (8 items)
The Idle Tale from Alleluia!
Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16:1-11 Luke 24:1-12 by Elaine M. Ward
The Misplaced Christ from Alleluia!
Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 by Elaine M. Ward
The Unused Spices from Alleluia!
Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 Mark 16:1-8 Luke 23:55--24:10 by Elaine M. Ward
I Can't Believe It from Children's Sermons A To Z
Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 by Brett Blair
An Empty Box from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on John 20:1-2, 11-18 by Wesley T. Runk
God Is Fair from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on Acts 10:34-38 by Wesley T. Runk
The Sponge from The Giant Book Of Children's Sermons
Children's Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4 by Wesley T. Runk
Do Not Be Afraid from THE BIG INFLUENCE OF SMALL THINGS
Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 by Brett Blair

Gospel Grams (2 items)
Commentary and Exegetical material for Easter Day
Emphasis (8 items)
Promise and fulfillment Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18
Old life, new life, different life Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Breaking boxes Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
The wondrous mixture of joy and fear Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Matthew 28:1-10
All things to all people? Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
A day of surprises Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
An open, empty tomb Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18
Easter makes a difference in our lives Commentary on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18


SermonStudio (14 items)
The Resurrection Of Our Lord from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Jeremiah 31:1-6 by John R. Brokhoff
Resurrection Of The Lord from THE WESLEYAN PREACHING ANNUAL 2001--2002
Exegesis on by Derl G. Keefer
The Lord's victory over the powers of sin and death from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 by Russell F. Anderson
The Miracle Of Miracles from Preaching the Miracles
Exegesis on John 20:1-18 by John R. Brokhoff
The Miracle Of Miracles The Miracle Of The Resurrection from Preaching the Miracles
Exegesis on John 20:1-18 by John R. Brokhoff
Easter Day from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 by John R. Brokhoff
Resurrection from Preaching The Miracles
Exegesis on John 20:1-18 by Dallas A. Brauninger
The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 by E. Carver McGriff
Trusting The Rope Will Hold from Gathering Up the Fragments
Sermons on Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 by Mariann Edgar Budde
Easter Imperatives from Gathering Up the Fragments
Sermons on Matthew 28:1-10 by Mariann Edgar Budde
The Resurrection Of Our Lord/Easter Day from Hear My Voice
Lectionary on Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by James Evans Stan Purdum
Resurrection Of Our Lord / Easter Day from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 by Carlos Wilton
The Resurrection Of Our Lord (Easter Day) from Lectionary Preaching Workbook
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 by Jerry L. Schmalenberger
Easter Day from Preaching and Reading the Old Testament Lessons
Exegesis on Acts 10:34-43 by Elizabeth Achtemeier


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Looking into the TombSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
Revisiting the ResurrectionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 by Chrisopher Keating Mary Austin
Breaking NewsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 by Mary Austin George Reed
Dead Men BelievingSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Carlos Wilton Scott Suskovic
Our Lead StorySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 or John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by George L. Murphy


Illustrations and Stories for Easter Day
Emphasis (57 items)
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Life is a miracle of... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
The good news of Jesus... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
Love is not praising each... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
Napoleon Bonaparte was known to... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
Let's be honest. Church is... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
There's an old expression that... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
In his book, Let Christ... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Perception is a remarkable thing... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Bill and Katherine were amazed... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Isn't it curious the way... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Canadian pastor Elizabeth Conroy tells... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Outside the empty tomb, Mary... Illustration on John 20:1-18
When the beloved disciple ran... Illustration on John 20:1-18
One woman writes:br... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
There was a family, not... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Axel Hjalmar Ender, of Molde... Illustration on John 20:1-18
The acclaimed U.S. writer, Bret... Illustration on John 20:1-18
How does one recognize Christ... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Clyde was a constant thorn... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
A strange ad appeared in... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Racing toward the garden behind... Illustration on John 20:1-18
A popular phrase states that... Illustration on John 20:1-18
There is a story told... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Examine the history of God... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Families have traditions, values that... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
A new Christian, Chris sought... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
It is not true that... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
An old Hagar the... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Paul describes a whole new... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
A very important part of... Illustration on John 20:1-18
A visitor to Okinawa observed... Illustration on John 20:1-18
In my hometown one had... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Albert Einstein many times spoke... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
What Peter told Captain Cornelius... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
A Sunday school teacher was... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
Love is not praising each... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
My son came home one... Illustration on Acts 10:34-43
Malcolm Ellis, an Episcopal priest... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
A good friend took me... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
To demonstrate the new life... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Lying on our backs as... Illustration on Colossians 3:1-4
Arthur Ashe died February 6... Illustration on John 20:1-18
Many theorize that Jesus didn't... Illustration on John 20:1-18
The year was 1815. Napoleon... Illustration on John 20:1-18
on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18
on Acts 10:34-43
on Colossians 3:1-4
on Colossians 3:1-4
on John 20:1-18
Sermon Illustrations for Easter Sunday (2014) on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18
Too often the impact... on Colossians 3:1-4
Two young men were... on Colossians 3:1-4
Envy is also determined... on Colossians 3:1-4
As the whole account... on John 20:1-18
Sermon Illustrations for Easter Sunday (2017) on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18


SermonStudio (7 items)
Easter Stories
Story on Acts 10:34-43 by John E. Sumwalt
Breaking The Stone
Story on Matthew 28:1-10 by Gregory L. Tolle
Shocked From Recognition
Story on Luke 24:13-35 by Gregory L. Tolle
Doing Something - For God
Story on Colossians 3:1-4 by Constance Berg
The Mortician's Tale
Story on John 20:1-18 by JOHN E. SUMWALT
Home Movies
Story on Matthew 28:1-10 by Timothy J. Smith
Rolling Stones
Lectionary on John 20:1-18 by David E. Leininger


StoryShare (5 items)
The WitnessStories on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 28:1-10 by Keith Hewitt Frank Ramirez
A Change of PerspectiveStories on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Peter Andrew Smith
No Respecter of Persons on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Craig Kelly Peter Andrew Smith
AnticipationStories on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Argile Smith David O. Bales
Easter StoriesStories on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by John E. Sumwalt and Jo Perry-Sumwalt


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Looking into the TombSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
Revisiting the ResurrectionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 by Chrisopher Keating Mary Austin
Breaking NewsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 by Mary Austin George Reed
Dead Men BelievingSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Carlos Wilton Scott Suskovic
Our Lead StorySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 or John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by George L. Murphy


Worship and Drama for Easter Day
SermonStudio (15 items)
We Can't See This Enough
Worship on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Matthew 28:1-10 by Frank Ramirez
Easter Day
Worship on Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 by Beverly S. Bailey
Christ's resurrection is for all people
Worship on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 by Heth H. Corl
Easter as God's "Yes"
Worship on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118 Matthew 28:1-10 by PAUL A. LAUGHLIN
EASTER DAY
Worship on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:14-24 by Norman A. Beck
Raised With Christ
Worship on Colossians 3:1-4 by Dallas A. Brauninger
EASTER
Worship on Acts 10:34-43a Psalm 118:1-2,14-24 John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 by B. David Hostetter
Resurrection of the Christ
Worship on John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10 by Wayne H. Keller
Easter (Resurrection Of Our Lord)
Worship on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 by Dallas A. Brauninger
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord)
Lectionary on Acts 10:34-43 Jeremiah 31:1-6 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord)
Lectionary on Colossians 3:1-4 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord)
Lectionary on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Easter Day (Resurrection Of Our Lord)
Lectionary on Psalm 118:14-29 by H. Burnham Kirkland
Easter Day
Lectionary on John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Amy C. Schifrin Martha Shonkwiler
The Resurrection Of Our Lord
Worship on Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18 by Thom M. Shuman


The Immediate Word (5 items)
Looking into the TombSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 by Mary Austin Christopher Keating
Revisiting the ResurrectionSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Matthew 28:1-10 Colossians 3:1-4 by Chrisopher Keating Mary Austin
Breaking NewsSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 by Mary Austin George Reed
Dead Men BelievingSermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on John 20:1-18 Colossians 3:1-4 Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by Carlos Wilton Scott Suskovic
Our Lead StorySermon help, Worship, Illustrations, Children's Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10 or John 20:1-18 Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Colossians 3:1-4 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 by George L. Murphy


Village Shepherd (2 items)
Ahmed's Gift by Janice Scott
Children's Liturgy and Story on Matthew 28:1-10
Risen God... by Janice Scott
Intercession on Matthew 28:1-10