Below is the service I led at Bethel Reformed Church on Easter Morning, April 4, 2021. https://youtu.be/FqQWpkBklV0 For more worship videos, you can subscribe to the church's Youtube channel.
Brothers and Sisters, Friends, all you who hear this message: Jesus Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed. I hope that you have joined us already for Good Friday, as well as use our liturgies for Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday. If you haven’t you can contact us through our website bethel-reformed.ca and we will... Continue Reading →
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we thank you for the work of redemption - for reconciling us to you through the cross of Christ, for the victory and promise of the resurrection, for the new life in Christ we receive through the Spirit - we thank you for all of this. We also thank you... Continue Reading →
This is the good news: Jesus Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. This Easter Call and Response is an embodiment of the heart of the Christian faith. There is good news: Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. And we are called to respond in faith. While faith is more than just acknowledging something... Continue Reading →
Jesus Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed. This proclamation is at the heart of the Easter message. The hope of Easter is that the Crucified One has been raised - death has been conquered, sin erased, and the way into the bosom of the Father opened for all who belong to Christ. The fact... Continue Reading →
I had the joy this last week of sitting down with a couple people who are hoping to join our church, to confess their faith in Jesus and be received as brothers and sisters in Christ. As preparation for this, we have been working through a short curriculum created by the RCA. And this week,... Continue Reading →
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Rabbi,” and kissed him. The men seized Jesus and arrested him. (Mark 14:44-46) Sometimes I try to think back to what it felt like... Continue Reading →
Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stayed outside the tomb crying. (John 20:10-11a) There was very little celebration that first Easter morning. As Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus in a few days time, I was struck by the contrast with that first Easter morning. We... Continue Reading →