“God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for HIm to be held in its power” (Acts 2:24).
It’s Easter, preacher. What are you preaching?
Don’t preach about Springtime, as much as we all love it. This is not the day for that.
Don’t make the analogy about how Easter eggs speak to us about new birth and all that foolishness.
Stay on track.
You have the greatest message on the planet; try not to weaken it with trivialities.
Tell your people–and all those whom the Holy Spirit will send this Sunday, not yet “your people,” but potentially so–that death could not hold Jesus Christ, that He is risen from the dead, and what that means to them. (Never forget that every sermon has two parts: What? and So what? The “what” is the message of Easter; the “so what” is the application.)
So, what exactly does the Easter event mean? I’m glad you asked.