Easter: John 11:25: I Am the Resurrection and the Life

Never more to die, Jesus now lives!  Now, the sunrise of Easter shines upon us, sending away the somber mood of Lent.  All is now different because Jesus struck down […]

The Subversive Message of Easter

This is our pastor’s newsletter article for the April edition of our newsletter.   Unlike Christmas, when did Easter stress you out like crazy?  Though eggs, a bunny, and pastel […]

Luke 24:1-8: Remember What Jesus Told You

The angel asks a strange question.  “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”  The answer is clear.  “Where else will Jesus be?”  These women awoke early in the […]

He is risen!

“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” (Luke 24:5).  A reasonable question to ask.  What did the women seek, early on that Sunday morning?  They woke up […]

John 20:1-18: Christ is Risen!

Christos Anesti!  Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  Alleluia! Our Gospel reading for today follows the story of Mary Magdalene, Mary from the town of Magdala. The Apostle John […]

Christ is risen! John 20:1-18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Christos anesti!  Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed.  Alleluia! From St. John’s Gospel and the other gospel writers, Mary Magdalene, with some other women, went to the tomb early […]

1 Corinthians 15:19-26: Christ, the First Crop of the Harvest

“I know that my Redeemer lives” is a confession of faith.  Yet, the Apostle Paul asserted a couple of verses before our Epistle reading: “If Christ has not been raised, […]

Jesus, Still Flesh of Our Flesh and Bone of Our Bone: Luke 24:39-49

How do you know that something is true?  That’s a crucial question these days, especially when truth looks as if it is becoming an endangered species.  Sometimes, we think that […]

Easter: John 20:11-16

It doesn’t matter how many times you face it, it never feels natural.  It never feels right.  Death always feels wrong. Something inside us doesn’t accept that we will never […]

Easter Sermon: Matthew 28:1-10

Could there be a more glorious day than this?  For this day, the day of Jesus’ resurrection, will blaze forever in its glory and beam forth the light of heaven.  […]