Tag Archives: Resurrection

Encountering the risen Lord

John 20:19-31 Isn’t it amazing how quickly Easter Sunday comes and goes? Oh, Easter isn’t over, just the hoopla that surrounds Easter Sunday. In too many respects, the world doesn’t quite understand Easter. The crowds may be gone, but the … Continue reading

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Along the road with Jesus

Luke 24:13-35 How many times have you traveled the Emmaus Road? How often have you considered the pitfalls and disappointments of earthly life and wondered, “How did these things occur?” The two disciples walking along the road, in the midst … Continue reading

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Sharing the good news

John 20:19-23 In hours and days after Jesus’ crucifixion, those who followed him were lost for words. How could it happen that Jesus was crucified? It didn’t make any sense that a man hailed as king one day, would be … Continue reading

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Seeing and believing

Luke 24:1-11 Sometimes seeing isn’t always believing. Eyes have been known to play tricks. But when seeing is combined with feeling and hearing, one should consider the possibility that what has been seen, heard and felt is true. Such was … Continue reading

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The light of Christ’s love

John 20:1-18 “Early in the morning while it was still dark.” That is when Mary Magdalene went to visit Jesus’ tomb. It is likely she had no idea what she would do when she got there. The great stone would … Continue reading

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A silent vigil

Matthew 27:57-66 The day after we remember the crucifixion of Jesus the church remains silent. There is no business to conduct. There is no proclamation other than “Jesus died.” Silence is perhaps the only way we can respond to such … Continue reading

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Save us

Matthew 21:1-11 As Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, crowds of people greeted him as they would greet their king. They waved palm branches in the air, threw down their cloaks to cover his path, all the while shouting “Hosanna” … Continue reading

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Everlasting joy

John 11: 17-44 The room is dimly lit and the atmosphere is one of quiet anticipation. The emotional toll is paid at first with tears. In time, smiles may come to the faces of loved ones who share stories while … Continue reading

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Victory through Christ

Jonah 2:2-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 11:17-44 Ever since humanity’s fall into sin, a battle has raged between evil and the children of God. Our adversary, the devil, fights against goodness and love with powerful weapons. Greed, lust, envy and pride … Continue reading

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Dead to sin

Romans 6:1-11 Many years ago, in the middle of January, I was born, the third child for my parents. Seventy-eight days later I died. How can this be since I am writing this today? The answer is found within our … Continue reading

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