Messages from April 2020
Jesus finds us where we are Today’s Scripture – John 20:19-29 We typically focus on Thomas as the doubter, the one who dares question the resurrection. We ought to see him as who he is, one who loved Jesus and was in deep grief following the resurrection. The notion that Jesus actually was alive and had come back was shocking. For Thomas this was a pivotal moment of faith for him and affirmed him worthy of Jesus’ love and affection…
Who are we that Jesus the Christ should suffer and die as he did? The high drama of Jesus’ death is rooted in history. His resurrection conquered death and has an eternal impact for us all. It is a story of a God who loves us all, pursues us all the days of our lives, invites us to accept his offer of complete forgiveness and calls us to use our potential for serving Him by serving others.
The day Jesus was crucified is powerful, this end of the Passion Week, but it is that morning, three days later, which changed the world. That was the moment when God proved his love, proved that he, and he alone, can overcome death – and forgive our sins.
The disciple whom Jesus loved tells the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection, a story of the power of God to forgive sin.
The act of foot washing depicted in John teaches us about God’s character of service, grace, love and calls us to humility. Not only is our Creator God all powerful, but also gentle and capable of humility with us demonstrating his great love.
Palm Sunday, Who is Your King Today’s Scripture – Matthew 21: 6-14; 27:17-18, 20-23 Who is Your King – When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” This week’s message is why the happy crowd on Palm Sunday gave way to the Friday crowd who called for the crucifixion of Jesus. We represent one crowd or the other. There is no middle ground for the followers of Jesus! “Alone we can do so little;…