The very first Easter Sunday

LPUC eNews – Sunday 17 April 2022

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

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John 20:1-18, The very first Easter Sunday 

As we listen to the story of the very first Easter, we may notice three things. First, the Gospels present the resurrection as a series of unexpected appearances that Jesus appears to his disciples as the resurrected Christ. Easter is the result of a God who comes to us and appears to us out of God’s loving determination to be with us.  

Second, what God is saying to us through the Easter story is that Jesus was not only raised but he appeared to the people who were powerless and marginalized like Mary, Peter, and Thomas. Jesus appeared to the very ones who betrayed and disappointed him in the first place, the same losers with whom he shared his last meal before execution.  

Third, it is told that resurrection is not only the basis of the Christian faith but also the engine that drives the proclamation of the Gospel. This is the very first message the church has to preach and the last as well.   IL-WOONG.

‘Remember me when you come into your kingdom’ – Bible Society

Australia’s Federal Election – Prayer List Week 1 – Australian Prayer Network  

Who killed Jesus? – Bible Society

Easter Art and Human Longing – Crossover

Where are you God? – Bible Society

Jesus Could Return At Any Moment: Are You Ready? – Cross and Culture  

Success of The Passion – Daily Nudge

‘Truly this man was the Son of God’ – Bible Society

Are Natural Disasters the Judgment of God? – Daily Declaration  

‘Why do you look for the living among the dead?’ – Bible Society

‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations..’ – Bible Society

Easter, Christ and the power of the Cross – Daily Declaration  

‘God has made this Jesus … both Lord and Messiah’ – Bible Society

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