This morning at Bethel, I preached on Ezekiel 37:1-14 with a sermon entitled, "Can These Bones Live?" https://youtu.be/qBuupAIBMko For more worship videos, you can subscribe to the church's channel.
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.
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 →
Did I ask for a son, my lord?” she said, “Did I not tell you, ‘Don’t raise my hopes?’ (2 Kings 4:28) The first story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman is filled with life and joy. The woman extends the hospitality of her table and eventually has a room built to house the prophet.... 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 →
"Jesus wept" John 11:35 In English, this is the shortest verse in the Bible. I remember this because, like many of my friends in Sunday School, we would cite this verse any time we were asked if we had any verses in the bible memorized (I won my share of Sunshine Dollars from this one).... Continue Reading →
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." Luke 24:5 In looking through Luke's account of Jesus' resurrection (and glancing at Matthew, Mark, and John), I was struck by the fact that none of them record the resurrection itself. There are plenty of witnesses to the... Continue Reading →