Does the Easter story really make a difference?

Sunday 5th May 2024

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Richard will be leading the service and Rev. Dr. Cameron Eccleston will be bringing the message.

Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

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Bible Reading: John 15:9-17 (NIV)

Does the Easter story really make a difference?

“Christ is Risen”. Easter seems so far away, and yet we are in week 6 of the Easter season, and the day the Orthodox Church celebrates Easter Sunday.  Sometimes the greatest story in history can seem so ho-hum. Does the Easter story actually make any difference?

In today’s lectionary reading from the Gospels, John 15:9-17, Jesus responds with a resounding “yes”. The Easter story does make a difference to our lives in two big ways. It tells us that evil won’t prevail but that love wins. Jesus’ death and resurrection overcomes the history of violence and revenge and proclaims “no more”. That love conquers all. Secondly, the Easter Story makes a difference in our status before God. We are no longer slaves but are friends. Our relationship with God is no longer transactional, but rather can be intimate. 

Christ is risen, he is risen indeed, and that makes all the difference.

Cameron Eccleston

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