Jesus Is Alive

Listen to the sermon Joel Russell-MacLean

Learning for Life: No Learning for Life this week. 

Worship Service11:00 am

Bulletin: April 21 Easter Sunday
NewsletterApril 2019

Scriptures: Psalm 118, Romans 6.3-5Luke 24.1-12

Songs:

Listen to the FBC Choir sing the Hallelujah Chorus Easter Sunday 2019

Rev. Joel Russell-MacLean

Jesus is alive!

Jesus died and was buried. Then on the third day, unexpectedly, shockingly, confusingly, terrifyingly, bewilderingly, wonderfully, he rose from the dead!

Jesus’ friends saw him, touched him, and ate with him.

What does this mean?

For one thing, Jesus’ resurrection exposes the direct connection between this world and the world that is coming. Our world and our bodies are not disposed of – just the opposite! God will renew our bodies and renew creation: this is the re-creation of sin scarred life and the restoration of all that’s been lost. What happens here on Earth matters. Life isn’t all pointless at all.

This isn’t just good news about the future. The good news isn’t all about ‘going to heaven’.

Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is about living right now, and looking toward new bodies in a new world with Jesus who is alive – a “life after, life after death.”

This Sunday we will celebrate as three people follow Jesus in baptism. They will be,”baptized into his death, so that they might be raised to life with him also.”

 

Where does your knowledge of the resurrection come from? a. Hollywood b. Hallmark c. Bible

Take the quiz below and find out.

Resurrection Quiz!

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