Easter Sunday is the highest attended Sunday of the year for many churches. Churches across America have the chance to speak to people who might not think about church any other time of the year. Because your church has the opportunity to reach many new people this Easter, your sermon topic should reflect that opportunity. If you haven’t decided what to preach this Easter, check out these ideas.
So many people are waiting for life to begin. They think their lives will truly start when they finish college, get a new job, get a promotion, get married, or start a family. Easter answers that deep longing – because Easter is when life truly begins. Preach a sermon like Life Begins and unpack what it means for Jesus to be the Resurrection and the Life.
As Christians, we have four eye-witness accounts of the greatest event that’s ever happened. Preach the Easter story from all four Gospel perspectives, sharing details found in different accounts. Why might the writers have chosen to include those details for their particular audiences? How do those details impact our lives?
Preach about the perspectives of different Biblical characters and people groups. How would the Romans have felt about Easter? What about the Jews? Or the disciples? How did different groups, individuals, and leaders respond? Consider different perspectives, and help listeners see themselves in each of the stories.
How does Easter impact our jobs and vocations? How does Easter impact our parenting, finances, or mundane daily tasks? What mindset shift should we have because of Easter? Preach a sermon about the impact Easter has on our day-to-day lives. Emphasize that Easter is more than just an annual celebration, it’s a lifestyle.
Host a party at church on Easter Sunday! Decorate your lobby with streamers, balloons, and fun posters. Preach a sermon about the Good News of Easter – because Easter is the best news anyone will ever hear! Make your entire service a celebration of the greatest news of all time.
Because of Easter, our day-to-day life is no longer the only thing that matters. Easter gives us a long-term perspective, which is helpful when we face difficulties and struggles. Jesus’ death and resurrection is God’s plan of hope for the world. That hope answers so many questions people struggle with. Preach a sermon like Epilogue and answer their questions with a new, eternal perspective.
This Easter, preach a sermon about the prophecies fulfilled at Easter, how they impacted people back then, and how they change our lives today. Remind listeners of God’s continued faithfulness to keep his promises. Use a sermon like Resurrection Sunday: Promise Fulfilled or write your own.
It’s easy to preach the Easter story without talking about the personal impact, but people who have never heard the story will walk away wondering what it means for their lives. Preach about Jesus’ victory over death and how it accomplished our salvation. Talk about both forgiveness and freedom from sin, and how we’ve been raised from death to life.
No matter what you preach this Easter, remember that this is an important opportunity to reach people who might not otherwise walk into a church. Share a clear call to salvation and pray for the hearts of those who attend.