Rev. Karen Lindvig 2019 Easter Sunday Sermon
Sunday Service Video April 21st, 2019—“The Transformation”—Here is the link and player to Rev. Karen Lindvig’s Easter Sunday sermon of 04-21-2019 along with the reading by Scott.
In it, Rev. Karen celebrates Easter Sunday. Her Easter sermon is titled “The Transformation.” She begins by recalling details about the story of Easter from…(see more below)
Plus we have a reading by Scott.
Scott’s Reading—”Easter Story from the Book of Matthew”
Rev. Karen Lindvig Sermon—”The Transformation”
Easter Sunday Sermon Summary
Title: “The Transformation”
http://seattleunity.org — In it, Rev. Karen celebrates Easter Sunday. Her Easter sermon is titled “The Transformation.” She begins by recalling details about the story of Easter from origins to today. She relates the story of Easter to transformation with a series of stories: her personal story of nearly dying of an illness; the Chickpea Story, the Resurrection story of Jesus; and more, all towards the capacity to see beyond the veil of limited identity, to embrace our connection to the Divine. She concludes with a quotation from Richard Bach about each of us following our mission on Earth.
Quotations related to this sermon:
“And behold, there was a great earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. He is not here, for he is risen.”
“Resurrection presumes a void that precedes it, an emptying of our existence. Being empty, we then can be filled, being unknowing, we become knowledge, being nowhere we are suddenly a citizen of the great Kingdom… We long for the call: ‘Arise, Maiden, Madam, Sir, Arise! Arise!’”
“When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.”
“The beauty of nature insists on taking its time. Because nothing is abrupt, the beginning of spring nearly always catches us unawares. It is there before we see it, and then we can nowhere without seeing it.”
Scott’s Reading “Easter Story from Matthew”:
Jesus Is Risen!
Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.” And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”
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