Unfailing Love: 2023 Easter Sermon Seeds Series
"I have loved you with a love that lasts forever. And so with unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself. (Jeremiah 31:3b CEB)
We are resurrection people, which means the story–and our story–may culminate toward a climax but never ends. Every perceived end becomes something new. These transitions may lead us to perceive life as relentless circle of trials and turmoil, but the heights we reach tell a different tale.
Throughout the biblical narrative, the highs and lows hold a consistent thread–the enduring presence of God. While that presence may assume different forms and manifest in different ways, we can rest in the covenantal promise of God to companion with us on the journey. That is love that never fails, that does not fade, and that does not abate.
This Easter season, let us reflect on how the unfailing love of God manifests in the biblical narrative (particularly the Gospel accounts) and in our own lives.
April 9, 2023 Easter Day | John 20:1-18 | “Toward the Tomb”
April 16, 2023 Easter 2A | John 20:19-31 | “Peace Be With You”
April 23, 2023 Easter 3A | Luke 24:13-35 | “While You Walk”
April 30, 2023 Easter 4A | John 10:1-10 | “By the Gate”
May 7, 2023 Easter 5A | John 14:1-14 | “The Way”
May 14, 2023 Easter 6A | John 14:15-21 | “Coming to You”
May 21, 2023 Ascension Sunday | John 17:1-11 | “As We Are One”
May 28, 2023 Pentecost Sunday | John 7:37-39 | “Flow Out From Within”
“If I take Easter as the starting point, the one incontrovertible fact about how God treats those whom he loves, then human history becomes the contradiction and Easter a preview of ultimate reality.”
― Philip Yancey
The Rev. Dr. Cheryl A. Lindsay, Minister for Worship and Theology (email@example.com), also serves as a local church pastor and worship scholar-practitioner with a particular interest in the proclamation of the word in gathered communities.