I had the privilege of participating in a discussion led by Steve Carter with Mark Moore for Preaching Today entitled “Finding Your Story in the Easter Story.” This may be behind a paywall, but here is the description at Preaching Today about this resource:
It’s another Easter season, so we are preparing to preach on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. But what about the other days? How often do we neglect, in our sermons, to preach the entirety of Holy Week and help our listeners truly understand Jesus’ week leading to the Cross and his Resurrection?
Steve Carter, editor for Preaching Today, invited Mark Moore, pastor at Christ Church of the Valley in Arizona, to march us through the entirety of Holy Week.
In this powerful, insightful, and moving video:
Moore traces Jesus’ steps from meeting Zacchaeus (the Thursday before Palm Sunday) to Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday. His detailed retelling is filled with historical and geographical information to help us preach our Holy Week sermons.
He also helps us understand the importance of each day leading up to Easter Sunday.
Moore challenges us to preach the same powerful story that everyone is expecting to hear, but it has to be our story and our experience with the story.
Then stay tuned to hear how Steve Carter and Matt Erickson, pastor of Eastbrook Church in Wisconsin, are going to apply Moore’s wisdom in their preaching this Holy Week.
Since, we are in the middle of Lent, Erickson also gives us some tips about how to lead our churches through Lent. If you are interested, you can read more in his article “Finding Our Way Back with Christ.”