Sermon Prep: 5 Easter Questions to Answer for Millennials

Sermon Prep: 5 Easter Questions to Answer for Millennials

If you’ve already got your Easter sermon fully baked, you’re probably ahead of the game. If you’re still working on yours, I want to throw a few questions at you.

We’ve written a lot about reaching and leading Millennials over the last year. Now’s an appropriate time to ask yourself if everything you’re reading is making any difference in how you prepare and how you communicate.

There will be Millennials at your Church this Easter. Your communication from the pulpit will have a direct impact on the number that come back again. I implore you to truly look at everything your church will do and say this weekend through the lens of an “outsider.”

As the lead communicator, you set the bar. How will your message treat the uneducated and the unconvinced who find themselves in your seats in a few weeks?


We’ve been talking to Millennials to narrow down this list. Here are a few questions many of them will have when they hear you preaching. You don’t necessarily need to answer all of these; but, be aware of them. Will you let yourself hear them? Will you let them shape what you share and how you say it?


5 Easter Questions to Answer for Millennials

  1. How do I know Jesus was a real, historical person?

  2. Why should I be convinced a man really rose from the dead?

  3. If Jesus going to the cross was all about love, why do I see so much hatred and judgment in churches?

  4. How do you think this story could change my life after I leave the doors of your church?

  5. Is it ok for me to question what you’re saying?


Remember that authenticity is one of the highest values people of the Millennial generation believe in. Tell them why you are convinced. Tell them in specific terms how Jesus changed your life.

They don’t want to hear you say “the Bible tells us…” if you aren’t also going to tell them why they can trust the Bible as a source. The writers of the Gospels did this for their readers. They gave all kinds of context clues — specific dates, names and places — that their contemporaries would understand as giving veracity to their claims. We should be diligent to give that same help to our listeners today.

As you finish preparing your message, I want to encourage you. We in the Church tend to put a lot of pressure on Easter. Jesus is Lord every day, and He is Lord of Easter. Lift Him up. He draws all to Himself.

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Tiffany is Director of Marketing & Communications at The Unstuck Group. She graduated from Clemson University, and before joining The Unstuck Team, worked in public relations with major national retail brands, nonprofits and churches on content creation, strategic planning, communication consulting, social media and media relations. She also founded and writes for, a devotional blog for young women.


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  5. ANN CONRAD October 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Would a different format help at Easter for the unchurched?? Its a big day and we have to be careful we do not offend the churched while trying to reach the unchurched. It’s tricky. We really have to know our audience. GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON. HAS TO BE EXPLAINED TO THE UNCHURCHED. SO THE GET AN IDEA WHY THEY CAME. A VERY DELICATE SITUTION. A BELIEF IN THE EXISTENCE OF A GOD BASED ON REASON AND EVIDENCE IN NATURE THAN ON DIVINE REVELATION. ONE OF THE TOOLS I FOUND THAT WORKED VERY WELL WAS ‘ALPHA’ AWSOME!!!

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