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'Easter' Tagged Sermons

Easter Sunday 2021 Sermon: When the Sabbath Was Over

Which brings me to the modern Church…to today…and, more specifically…to First Christian Church, Grand Junction on THIS Easter Sunday of 2021.  Today is my last day to guide you as Senior Pastor.  You know this.  You’ve been preparing for it.  Your leadership has been preparing for it.  The Regional Office and Regional Minister have been assisting your leadership in preparing for it. But all the preparations in the world can’t change what’s going to happen tomorrow: you will enter into a transition space.

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday Sermon: New Life Amidst COVID-19

It’s not easy to grasp, but what we do right now FCCGJ, the work of spreading the news of what God is up to amidst COVID-19, it WILL shape the future for this nation and the world.  OUR decision to share or not share what God is up to will determine for generations to come whether this continent on which we live, maybe even the whole of the world, becomes the Kingdom of God or something else.  The present task is THAT big. Which gives us great responsibility – you might even say an Easter-sized responsibility.

Response to Resurrection: With Fear and Great Joy

Friends in Christ, the Lord is Risen!  (The Lord is Risen, indeed!) Everything humanity knew, or thought it knew prior to the empty tomb, has changed…and, as a result, everything about how we live should change.  Please, please, please, don’t let the event of Jesus’ resurrection become just another in the long line of happenings to which we respond with actions and words suggesting there’s nothing to see here.  Please, please, please, respond to Jesus’ resurrection with every minute of every day, with every fiber of your being, respond in a way that reveals that from here on out EVERYTHING has changed.

Stories of Hope: Not About Circumstance

Y’all, our hope should have NOTHING to do with our circumstance.  Rather, our hope should have EVERYTHING to do with our trust in God and God’s assurance that God is at work through us, that God will continue to be at work through us, that God will fill these seats again if we trust and listen for what God calls us to do individually and collectively.

Rewritten

April 16, 2017 Sermon “Rewritten” Reading – Luke 24:1-12 24 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they did not find the body.[a] […]

The Fulfillment of Salvation History

Folks, Christ is risen. That fact might have confused and perplexed the followers of Jesus who first visited the empty tomb, but it shouldn’t have. It just FITS with everything that had come before, and I don’t just mean Jesus’ often confusing words. Christ is risen because resurrection, new life, real, true life, the kind of life that is TOV, is what God has always wanted for all of us, for YOU.