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Podcast Episode 39 | 18 min

Preaching on the Resurrection

Why Easter Changes Everything
Preaching on the Resurrection

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Have you ever felt afraid of preaching on Easter? Find out how Bryan Wilkerson, Senior Pastor at Grace Chapel in Boston confronts this fear, after preaching for 35 years. He says Easter preaching is scary, because "it's about sin and death." It's not a sentimental story, like Christmas. The stakes are high, because many church goers are bringing first time visitors. Get the full story from Matt Woodley and Bryan, as they discuss how to deliver the good news of Easter.

Here are a few Easter resources mentioned on the podcast:

  • John 21: 12-14: "Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead."
  • A sermon entitled "The Breakfast Club" preached by Bryan Wilkerson at Grace Chapel in Amherst, NH in 2016.
  • Walter Wengren’s book "Reliving the Passion" Zondervan, 1992.

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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