Easter

2 Corinthians 5:16-21 // A New Life Based on the Resurrection

This Easter might turn out to be greater than any other Easter we’ve had before. It’s tempting to think that when we’re unable to do the ministry we think is awesome, God doesn’t do anything awesome. But that’s not the case. Often it is in times like these when God does His most awesome work. …

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Easter Resource for Parents: RightNow Media Video

As Easter fast approaches, I’d like to invite parents to use a RightNow Media video for daily teaching times with their kids. It’s called The Biggest Story – a 30-minute video broken up into three-minute chapters. You can watch one chapter per day with your children and discuss it together. If you start on April …

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John 21 – What Comes After Easter?

There’s a lot that we put into Easter – getting cantatas ready, practicing dramas, decorating, having Palm Sunday and Good Friday services. These things require so much focus. But what happens after Easter? What’s the expectation once Easter is passed? Jesus’ mission on earth is completed. He was crucified, buried and raised from the dead. …

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Out of the Silence

Last week I started reading God on Mute: Engaging the Silence of Unanswered Prayer, by Pete Greig. I didn’t realize it was going to be timely reading, because he uses the Easter timeline as the structure for his chapters. Did you ever stop to wonder what happened on that silent Saturday between Good Friday and …

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Mark 16:1-8 – The Resurrection: How Will You Respond?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ requires a response. You are about to hear from Mark 16:1-8 about this resurrection and will be required to respond in some way. It’s impossible to truly confront this historical reality and walk away unchanged. As you read, what you’ll see first is that people did not anticipate Jesus’ resurrection. …

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Shalom

I’ve had a particular anxiety that has been plaguing me primarily on Saturdays for a few months. As I was tossing and turning last Friday night, the thought popped into my mind, “Shabbat shalom!” Not being Jewish, that’s not a thought that often comes to my mind. It is a traditional Jewish greeting meaning “Sabbath …

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