From The Sermon Archives: An Easter Message For Us

Seeing and Believing, Part 1

Text: John 20: 1-18

As we continue in our pandemic separation this Easter time, our consolation is the reality of the fulfillment of the Gospel message contained in God’s Word, applied to us by God’s grace. Today, though separated, we have the benefit of the Word preached recorded and available to us. In reviewing our archives extending back through 2012, Pastor Barron recommends this Easter sermon from last year. This message encourages us in our witness to those around us of the Resurrection, humble though we may be, that the greater part of the Message is eternity with God.
Surely, we grieve and remember what we are missing in not being able to meet together and partake of the fellowship we normally enjoy. Yet God’s grace is sufficient for us as we endure and look forward to our reunion. In the meantime, let’s remember one another individually and corporately and continue in prayer for one another. More than ever, we can identify with the cry of the exiles from Jerusalem:

Psalm 137: 1-6

1 By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
2 On the willows there
we hung up our lyres.
3 For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song
in a foreign land?
5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!

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