Category Archives : Easter

Readings from the Church Fathers

Video:  Audio:   Download Audio Following an FPC tradition, Pastor Nicoletti reads three Easter sermons from great Christians throughout history, having the congregation guess the author of each one. CCLI Copyright License 751114; CCLI Streaming License CSPL116892

Groaning for Resurrection, Romans 8:18-34

Video   Audio   Download Audio Download Text “Groaning for Resurrection” Romans 8:18-34 April 12, 2020 (Easter 2020) Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pastor Nicoletti Our Scripture text this morning is from Romans chapter eight, verses eighteen through thirty-four. In this passage, the Apostle Paul is writing to the church in Rome about the […]

What Story Are We Living In?: The Confrontation of Easter, Luke 24:13-35

Download Audio Download Text “What Story Are We Living In?: The Confrontation of Easter” Luke 24:13-35 April 21, 2019 (Easter 2019) Faith Presbyterian Church – Morning Service Pr. Nicoletti Our Scripture reading this morning is a continuation of the account we read together a few minutes ago – the Gospel of Luke, chapter twenty-four, verses […]

Two Easter Sermons

Download Audio Download Text “Two Easter Sermons” April 1, 2018, Easter Evening The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn Over the years I have made it a custom to do something on Easter Sunday evening that is less typical of a Lord’s Day evening sermon, though generally I have confined myself to subjects that are at […]

Why Me? Matthew 28:16-20

Download Audio Download Text   “Why Me?” Matthew 28:16-20 April 1, 2018, Easter Morning The Rev. Dr. Robert S. Rayburn These few verses that form the finale of the Gospel of Matthew are what are known to Christians as “The Great Commission.” It is this passage supremely that has provided the Christian church with its […]

The Amazing Message Luke 24:1-12

Download audio Luke 24:1-12 Download sermon v.1       Remember, there were no chapter divisions in Luke’s original, so we would have just read about the women preparing to do this at the end of our chapter 23. The resurrection is always in the Gospels said to have occurred on “the first day of the week.” That […]

Everyone Has a Story Ephesians 2:1-10

Download audio Ephesians 2:1-10 Download sermon In these beautiful verses Paul is telling the story of the Ephesian Christians, many of whom became Christians in the middle of life. He isn’t giving details, of course; everyone’s life story was at least somewhat different; everyone didn’t become a Christian in exactly the same way. In some […]

Why Believe Luke 24:1-12

Download audio Download text Luke 24:1-12 None of the four Gospels describes the resurrection itself, which in the event no one saw. That is striking evidence of the historical seriousness of these narratives. They speak only of what people actually witnessed. Nothing is concocted as it would have been in a fabricated story. All four […]

Amazing! Luke 24:1-12

One of the things people notice when they read the Gospels is that every Gospel writer is adding new information about the events that Easter Sunday morning. You don’t know the whole story until you have put them all together, sort of like t…

Easter 1997

Download Text “Easter 1997” Isaiah 52:13-53:12 March 30, 1997 Text Comment We have been studying this famous and beautiful text over the past several Sunday mornings. It is the last and the grandest of Isaiah’s prophesies of the personage, whom he calls “The Servant of the Lord” who will bring salvation to the world. It […]