Sermon: The Story of Resurrection

Turn with me to John, chapter 20, verses 1-18. John is the last of the four gospel accounts, this one written by the apostle John. While each of the four gospel accounts record the same events, John makes explicit his purpose for writing in John 20:31, But these are written that you may believe that…

Sermon: Resurrection and the Life

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…

First Glance: John 20:1-18

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…