April 7 2024

Learning for Life: 9:30 am – The Gospel According to Mark 

JOIN our Worship Service: 11:00 am


Listen to the sermon: Joel Russell-MacLean

Watch the recent Worship Service



“Thomas’ Demand, God’s Answer”

The Second Sunday in Easter

Maximino Cerezo Barredo (Spanish, 1932–), “Emmaus,” 2002. http://blogs.periodistadigital.com/imagenes.php/2013/04/28/emaus-8. Tags: woman

Bulletin: April 7 2024

Scriptures: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; John 20:19-31


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?

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

Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is about living right now


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

The 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. Life isn’t all pointless. What happens here on Earth matters. 


Christians Wrong about Heaven“, An interview with Tom Wright

Death Be Not Proud by John Donne


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