Sermon – John 20:19-31 (Second Sunday of Easter, April 12, 2015)

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Sermon – Mark 16:1-8 (Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015)

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Sermon – Hebrews 5:1-10 (Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2015)

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From the Pastor’s Study . . . April 2015

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Dear Friends,

For those who follow major league baseball, opening day is fast approaching. Fans of every team are looking forward to the prospect of their club winning the pennant, or perhaps even the World Series. This anticipated event in the life of our nation reoccurs every single year, and yet for most of us, it never seems to lose its magic.

Easter is also that way. For more than 2,000 years, the Church has gathered on Easter morning to celebrate our Lord Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead. We know what happened, and nothing is going to change that – and yet, there is an excitement and anticipation that befalls the Church every year in our preparations for this joyous celebration. Perhaps some of the excitement and anticipation is fueled by our desire that through our Easter celebrations, God will renew us personally. Perhaps at the conclusion of a long winter season, we are found longing for God to lift us out of the everyday experience of this life – with the numbness that it can produce – and transform us with joyful hearts and spirit-filled lives. Is it unrealistic for us to think this way? Are we being foolish and fanciful? Or is this kind of thinking, in fact, quite logical?

On that first Good Friday, Joseph and Nicodemus took a life-less dead Jesus, wrapped him in a linen cloth, and laid him in a grave. Jesus was dead. With the exception of a beautiful act of devotion on the part of the women who planned to anoint Jesus’ remains – things had reached their end. When God raised Jesus from the dead, his body which had been dead came back out of the grave alive. What’s more – he was raised to never die again, and the same is promised to those who are baptized and believe in him. Paul writes in Romans, chapter 6: “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.” (Romans 6:3-5).

If God promises to us such a great thing, is it too large a thing to expect that God will renew us now by His Holy Spirit? This Easter, we will again be confronted by the power of God working on our behalf. As we see the dead man Jesus hanging upon the Cross on Good Friday – we see God who is for us, taking away our sins by dying for them. When we peer into the barren tomb – we see God who is for us, giving us the promise of eternal life by raising Jesus bodily from the dead. As we gather to celebrate and worship our Lord Jesus, who was crucified for our sins and raised for our justification (Romans 4:25), may God renew your spirit, enliven your joy, and fill you with undaunted hope!

In Christ Jesus,

Pastor

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Sermon – Numbers 21:4-9 (Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2015)

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Sermon – John 2:13-22 (Third Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2015)

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Sermon – Genesis 22:1-18 (First Sunday in Lent, February 22, 2015)

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