Jesus is Risen! Alleluia?

A couple of weeks ago was Easter, and I was back preaching at my home congregation for their sunrise service.  This is the sermon I preached.

I must admit that I was pretty busy in the weeks before and after Easter.  I probably shouldn’t have agreed to preach for logistical reasons, but I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to proclaim the good news of the Resurrection. I pray that this is what happened through my sermon.

I realize that posting sermons on the internet involves a certain kind of vanity and opens one up to a world of criticism. This is especially true for a young preacher such as myself.  Thus I feel the need to make a couple of disclaimers about this and any other sermons I might post in the future. First, I hope that the reason I’m posting sermons, my motivation, is that I believe it will be helpful for someone else – either in hearing the Gospel or in themselves proclaiming the Gospel. If that ends up not being the case, please forgive me.  Second, the sermons that I post are snapshots of my proclamation for a particular place at a particular time.  Please read them as such.  I hope to always be getting better at preaching as I go along, and so any comments and constructive criticism are welcomed.

And now, without further ado, my sermon from this past Easter in PDF format: Jesus is Risen! Alleluia? (Easter 2011)

(“Preacherman” pic from the “Sinfest” webcomic by Tatsuya Ishida)

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