Devotional: April 23

By Erin Barger

For me, the week of celebrating resurrection is the cornerstone of the year. Why this is, I share below. As I know it does for many of you, this week brings closer within my grasp the incredible promise that those who we lost in this life will be restored to us again. The following was written within
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Sermon: We need the resurrected Jesus

Some Christians try to explain the resurrection, as if it’s some sort of math problem. Others look at it as a representation of a feeling that Christ is with us — a feeling of not being alone.

However, it’s impossible for us to explain the Godly feat of the resurrection, and it’s not enough to think of the resurrection as … Read the rest

Sermon: The Inconvenient Stranger

“The Inconvenient Stranger”
Sermon by Shannon Mayfield
John 21: 1-17
April 10, 2016 • 3rd Sunday of Easter

The Word in Song: “Alleluia”


You all remember the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, don’t you? I know that it is a Christmas movie and here we are after Easter, but oddly enough it helps illuminate the curious problem we see
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Sermon: Letting Go

“Letting Go”
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
John 20:1-18
March 27, 2016 • Easter Sunday

Audio for this sermon is unavailable.

John begins the Easter story with the words “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark . . .” These words should not come as a surprise to those of us who have, … Read the rest

Sermon: It’s Only the Beginning

“It’s Only the Beginning”
Sermon by The Rev. Lisa Caine
April 5, 2015 • Easter Sunday
Mark 16:1-8


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Mark’s account of Easter morning is the earliest on record. The women, who had stood by the cross on Friday, go to Jesus’ burial site early on Sunday morning. They are there to do what women … Read the rest