Easter

Stained-Glass Jesus

Jesus was no more himself than when He hung on the cross as the Savior of the world.  The seven last sayings of Christ revealed seven ‘stained-glass vignettes‘ of the God-man — on display forever in the annals of Christianity. Our view of Jesus would be incomplete had we not seen these very-different portraits of […]

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What if…? Easter never happened

What if Christ had not risen from the dead? What if Easter never happened?  1 Corinthians 15:14-19 give us a glimpse of how empty life would be without the resurrection. If Christ is not risen, then we have an empty message. Preachers have nothing to say; there is no such thing as a gospel (good […]

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Easter Power

One Easter weekend, our church sent out hundreds of plastic eggs to help our neighbors consider their own existence. Inside, a simple message: “Is your life as empty as this egg?  Ever feel like you’ve got a shiny coat outside – but empty and void on the inside?  Come Sunday & learn why the Empty Tomb […]

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He Lives

…Rev. Ackley was furious. “It’s a lie!”, he yelled at the radio. Later that morning, he preached about Christ’s resurrection with renewed fervor and passion, because he knew that the resurrection DID matter.

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The Proof is the Scars

Read or Listen: John 20:21-31 Jesus knew that some of His followers would have doubts and fears after His crucifixion. Many did not understand His teaching about the resurrection. Jesus wanted them to know beyond any doubt that He was alive again. The disciples were gathered together in fear of what might happen next; but, […]

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