But what if it’s true?

Easter 3C    Acts 9:1-20 John 21:1-19 I will confess honestly but sheepishly that I am relieved Easter Sunday is well behind us. Don’t get me wrong here, I love Easter. I even love Lent! But all of the Lenten activities leading up to the big Festival of the Resurrection Sunday service, all the excitement Easter…

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A Peace That Sends

Easter 2C   John 20:19-21 “Behind locked doors afraid.” This is the description of Jesus’ disciples on that first Easter evening and it is a description and feeling we might find very familiar. Behind locked doors afraid is a place many people in our world can find themselves. Sometimes, we live isolated by our fears. We are terrified of…

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The Last Enemy

Easter Sunday From the beginning of humanity and from the fall of Adam, God sought to bridge the gap that lies between us and God. Through so many ways God has sought to bring us back to him. To bring us home. After Death came into the world, God promised us a conqueror of Death.…

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No Other Day

Easter Sunday It is with great joy that I proclaim to you all this day that Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! Halleluiah! After the long, dry dark season of Lent, it is so good to say that word again in worship. Halleluiah! So much beautiful celebration today as well, from breakfast with our…

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Festival of the Resurrection

Brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to the resurrection! There is no greater joy in all the world than to proclaim this truth—the truth that is above all else—the truth that reigns above all things in all creation. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia! The joy we share this day in this…

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Holy Week: The Broken Heart of God

One of the most profound things I’ve ever heard spoken about scripture is this: God did not give us the bible we wanted; he gave us the bible we needed. So, too, is this true of Jesus. God did not give us the savior, the messiah, that the Jews expected or wanted or that we…

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