Easter Sunday: “The Lord is Our Refuge”

Passage: Psalm 16 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary We all have the need for some kind of “refuge” in life. Practically speaking, whatever or whoever we look to for ultimate security, contentment, and fulfillment in life is what we are taking refuge in. We should take refuge in the Lord alone…

The Seven Last Words of Jesus

Good Friday is a special day in the church calendar when we focus on the hours leading up to Jesus death on a cross outside Jerusalem around 2000 years ago. A helpful way churches do this is by looking at seven passages of scripture describing that day and what Jesus said, the seven last words…

The Lord Is King: A Palm Sunday Sermon Reflection

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

What difference does resurrection make?

As our daily lives continue in the wake of glorious Easter celebrations last weekend, let us not forget the power of the resurrection. Take a listen to this short personal reflection from British scholar N.T. Wright on what difference the resurrection makes in his life.

Sermon Scraps: Twitter vs Easter

In Pastor Bobby’s sermon Sunday, he referenced this article from the British publication The Spectator. It helps remind us of the reality and power of Easter, even in a time when “the gap between the religious world and the secular is growing all the time.”

After This

Today we conclude our Lenten devotional series with this post-resurrection reflection. Thank you to Kristin Gelinas for today’s post.   Read: John 21:1-14 “After this.” That’s how the passage begins. What a weight is carried in those two words! It had been one crazy weekend. Peter watched his Friend and Lord arrested, beaten, mocked, and carried…