As Easter Sunday rolls around each year, preachers everywhere wonder, “How can I preach a fresh sermon on the resurrection?” “How can I preach something that doesn’t sound just like last year, and the year before, and the year before….?”

This crisis is often caused by focusing too narrowly on the facts of the resurrection narratives in the Gospels. If all we do is narrate the historical facts of the resurrection, then, yes, we’re going to sound as if we’re on “loop.” However, there are a number of ways to “freshen up” our resurrection sermons so that they’re not just the “same old, same old.” In fact, I’d go further and suggest that we have a duty to ensure that such a glorious truth does not become mundane through our inability to think more imaginatively and creatively.

Read the rest of this post at where I expand on the following eight ways to preach the resurrection in a fresh and stimulating manner:

  • Preaching the Predictions
  • Preaching the Reactions
  • Preaching the Apology
  • Preaching the Physicality
  • Preaching the Future
  • Preaching the Present
  • Preaching the Experience
  • Preaching the Alternative