Preaching on the World's Last Taboo
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What's the world's last taboo? Hint: it isn't sex. It's death. In this week's featured sermon—"Good News when Confronted by Death"—Vaughn Roberts says, "Death is an insistent voice in our ear, constantly saying to us, 'I'll get you in the end. You're mine.'" But in our post-Christian culture death has become "the great unmentionable."
Roberts weaves together cultural references (including Michael Jackson, Woody Allen, and Bertrand Russell), personal stories, and solid exegesis. It's a great Christ-centered resource for your own Easter preaching. And I loved his choice of a wonderful but "hidden" Easter text—Luke 7:11-17, Jesus' encounter with the widow of Nain.
This week we also feature:
- Sermon Series: Wicked, a four-part series on sin and redemption by James Emery White
- Editor's Choice Illustration: Tree Survives 9/11 and a Massive Storm
- Video: Presence
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After pastoring churches in Minnesota and on Long Island (most recently the Three Village Church), Matt Woodley now lives in Chicago and serves as the Managing Editor for PreachingToday.com.
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