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08 April 2012

Sermon: Easter Day B (OT)

The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord
8 April AD 2012

Sermon Theme: Dining on Death

He Is RisenSummary: Today, much of the world’s dining included breakfast at church. Many more will have special dinners with family and friends. However, a knowledgeable Christian realizes that the day’s most important meal is supper — the Lord’s Supper.

Eating and drinking are essential parts of our lives. We also forge and sustain relationships with others through table fellowship. We know that we enter table fellowship with God at our Lord’s Table but we still might wonder: While we eat what God provides, what (if anything) does God eat?

Isaiah answers us: God eats death and all its trappings. He dines on Devil, death, and hell in Jesus’ death and resurrection. As we swallow our Savior’s body and blood in the Lamb’s Victory Feast, we do so knowing that He swallowed up the enemies that stood between us and eternal life with His Father.

Christ the VictorSermon Text: On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.

And he will swallow up on this mountain the covering that is cast over all peoples, the veil that is spread over all nations. He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken.

It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
Isaiah 25:6-9

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of Dining on Death, preached to the saints of God at Faith Lutheran Church, Knob Noster, Missouri.

Other Readings: Psalm 16; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8

Please visit Aardvark Alley to read The Resurrection of Our Lord, which includes Saint John Chrysostom’s Paschal homily celebrating death being swallowed up by the One whom it swallowed.

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