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Sundays at 8:00 AM (in-person & live-streamed) and 10:30 AM 
Mondays at 6:30 PM


Easter Festival Service

8:00 AM

Easter Song Service

9:15 AM

Resurrection Reality: All will be made alive


A famous film director once said, “I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”


Studies have shown that most people do fear death to varying degrees. This fear is so common, there is even a field of psychological study called thanatology. It examines human reactions to death and dying. One of the biggest reasons people fear death is the perception of its permanency. In the normal realm of human existence, dead is dead. Someone dies, and all you have are pictures and memories.


That is the way people typically think, but it is far from reality. Easter proves to us that death is not final at all!


Easter teaches us that Christ is the first fruits of those who have died. Just as Christ rose, “so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22). That changes everything: the way we mourn the death of a Christian loved one, the way we feel when our health fails, the way we look at the purpose of life right now.


Rejoice in this resurrection reality: All will be made alive!

Resurrection Reality: Without the resurrection our faith is useless


It would be silly to look for help in a cemetery. A corpse can do only one thing—rot. This is the source of the crushing sorrow Jesus’ followers felt. He was the one in whom they had placed all their hope for a better reality. Now he was dead—or so they thought. They were overwhelmed with sorrow, not just because they missed their friend. It now all seemed so pointless: the years and miles following Jesus, witnessing his miracles, listening to him. He was dead! And a corpse can only do one thing.


The resurrection changed everything. The disciples saw clearly that Jesus is who he said he was and did what he said he’d do. They realized their faith rested on a rock-solid foundation.


Here is the resurrection reality. If Christ had not been raised, our faith in him would be useless. He could do nothing to help us.


But Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

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