From the Tomb: 2022 Easter Sermon Seeds Series

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.”

John 20:1

Easter begins a new season. It’s a new week and a new day. The power and glory of the resurrection forges forth a new way of being. Life and death have been transformed through the work of Christ. The emptiness of the tomb demonstrates the power of what has been left behind as well as previews the promise ahead. In the weeks of the Easter season, we journey from the tomb with Jesus and the early disciples from that perspective. From the Day of Easter to the Day of Pentecost, we find God in flesh and in spirit moving in the world and in us…from the tomb.

“The explosive force of the resurrection of the Lord is too vast to be contained within a celebration of one day….The first day of the season, Easter Day, is the opening of a protracted celebration, even as the Resurrection is itself the opening to a vast new reality.”

Laurence Hull Stockey

Easter Scripture and Themes “From the Tomb”

April 17, 2022 (Easter Sunday): John 20:1-18 “From the Tomb”

April 24, 2022: John 20:19-31 “See God”

May 1, 2022: John 21:1-19 “Follow God”

May 8, 2021: John 10:22-30 “Believe God”

May 15, 2022: John 13:31-35 “Glorify God”

May 22, 2022: John 14:23-29 “Love God”

May 29, 2022: John 17:20-26 “Know God”

June 5, 2022 (Pentecost Sunday): John 14:8-17, 25-27 “Ask God”


The Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay, Sermon Seeds Writer and Editor (lindsayc@ucc.org), is a local church pastor and worship scholar-practitioner with a particular interest in the proclamation of the word in gathered communities.