Sermon April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday - My Cell Phone is Alive, Christ is Alive
One of our confirmation class members lost her smartphone while tobogganing. I was a lost cause but she searched with family for three days straight! Her story so perfectly paralells the Easter story found in Matthew 28:1-10 where Mary and Mary remain focused and are lead to the risen Christ. I hope you enjoy this sermon, and I hope this story gives you God's grace as it did for me! Happy Easter!
In our joint Good Friday service at St. Andrew's United Church in Brooksdale our service focused on the scripture reading that foretell of Christ's passion narrative in the book of Isaiah as well as in the Psalms. Following that the gospel of John was read telling of the accounts of Jesus' betrayal and arrest, Peter's denial, Pilate's final handing over to crucifixion and Jesus' death on the cross and burial. Hear the entire accounts as well as a sermon called, "Get Thirsty". These were Christ's dying words on the cross but perhaps also a call for us all to thirst for, (as the Samaritan woman by the well did), the Living Water's of God, during greatest tragedies. Very Special thanks to our readers, John Hiuser, Sue Butt and Erin Shrigley, Sydney Turvey, and Ruth and Don Murray.
Today's sermon is a celebration of Palm Sunday. Was the celebration when Jesus went through the walls into the city or was it before that when all was lining up perfectly and the disciples acquired the colt just as Jesus said... they must have felt like nothing was going to stop them. How is this similar to the golf pros at the Masters plotting a winning course, or to an Adventurous soul fearlessly setting out on another adventure. Scripture referenced is Psalm 118 and Matthew 21: 1-11.
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