The Who Of Easter

**He saw and believed** (John 20:8).

John 20:8
Acts 10:34,37-43; Psalms 118:1-2,16-17,22-23; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 (or Matthew 28:1-10)

Sermon Week/Year

Easter Sunday,

Sermon Topic


He is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

In today’s newspapers and on TV we no doubt will be reading and hearing something about Easter. We will be told that this marvelously happy festival celebrates the end of Winter and the coming of Spring. Easter, it is said, points to the renewal of life. And that is right: it is a marvelously happy festival; it does celebrate the end of winter; it does point to the renewal of life. But each of these words — “Winter,” “Spring,” “happy,” “renewal,” “life” — has a much deeper meaning for those who are in on the real meaning of Easter.

To be sure, the real meaning of Easter shouldn’t be much of a secret. After all, the Christian Church has been proclaiming it to the whole world for almost two thousand years. Shortly after the Easter Event itself, the Apostle Peter began his address to a crowd with these words, “You must have heard about the recent happenings…

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