Reveal: 2021 Easter Sermon Seeds Series

To reveal is to make known, and the scripture passages and themes in this season emphasize the making known of the Christ event in a public way. The mystery of Jesus’ teaching using parables and veiled language prior to the passion and resurrection may be understood more fully or give way to visible demonstrations. From the emptiness of the tomb to the uncovering of scars to the assumption of leadership by the disciples, the fulfillment of the Good News reveals itself through public witness. 

Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay

Below you will find the focus scripture and theme for each week of the Easter season along with a couple of inspirational quotes for the series.

“We call this book “revelation,” God revealing [God’s] ways to us, not so much telling us something, but showing [Godself]….This is revelation, personally revealed–letting us in on something, telling us person to person what it means to live our lives as [human beings] created in the image of God.”

Eugene H. Peterson. Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading 

April 4, 2021

April 11, 2021

April 18, 2021

April 25, 2021

May 2, 2021

May 9, 2021

  • John 15:9–17
  • “The Joy of Love” 

May 16, 2021

  • John 17:6–19
  • “Join the Witness”

“When we open the Bible, or any text for that matter, we seldom question how we define the words we find on the printed page. We assume that the words we read, defined by our cultural ethos, have universal meaning within that society. Yet, at a very basic level, words are linguistic signs that point to something other than themselves, something that conveys meaning. Signs as words do not link a name to a thing; rather they link a concept to an image. These signs, constructed by humans, tell us who we are, define others, and reveal how we relate to each other, the overall society, and the Deity.”

Miguel A. De La Torre, Reading the Bible from the Margins

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.