"This Easter season is a time of great celebration. Jesus is risen! Let's take a few moments to think again about the amazing events which happened on that first Easter day".
Chris the vicar had spent a lot of time preparing for this sermon with prayer and study. Taking a deep breath he continued:
"Towards the end of the story of the road to Emmaus, as Jesus taught his disciples, like all great communicators he summarized his mission and his message in one sentence. Now before we look at it, just think for a moment: if you were to ask your neighbour or friend who doesn't come to church, what was the most important thing Jesus did, and what was his message, how do you think they would respond? Perhaps 'he healed people?' or 'He said people should be kind to each other?'"