Resurrection

"Resurrected Savior"

Edmund Brooks

What is the big deal with Easter? Is it more than candy for kids and a reason to get together with loved ones? We at the church believe that it is more than that. On Easter we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus. It is very important to a Christian that Jesus truly rose from the dead. We will look into the reasons why it is important to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead this Easter Sunday. Join us!

Resurrected Savior - There is no study guide this week. This week's sermon is a standalone sermon for Easter. May your reflection on Jesus' resurrection bring you hope and peace this week!

Risen: "The Foolishness of the Resurrection"

Randy Christian

Easter, this year, fell on another celebrated holiday, April Fool's Day. Though there is not much similarity between the two days, Easter may seem foolish to many who don't understand its real meaning. The resurrection of our Lord Jesus is the reason we celebrate, but to many, its a silly thing to believe, so how to we overcome our doubts about the foolishness of the resurrection?

RISEN - The Foolishness of the Resurrection study guide

Easter 2017: "Bad News, Good News"

Randy Christian

The phrase “gospel” means “good news” and the Easter holiday celebrates that Good News.  But the good news only makes sense in the context of the Bad News.  In order for a person to accept the good news and respond to it, they have to understand and accept the bad news.

EASTER 2017 - Bad News, Good News study guide

Who Rose From the Dead?

March 27, 2016
Randy Christian
The resurrection of Jesus is universally recognized as the point of Easter. We don’t need to debate the resurrection—it is by far the most reasonable explanation of the facts we have. But it is important for us to focus on who it was who rose from the dead. It was Jesus, of course. But who was Jesus—and who is he to us? Jesus is God who became flesh. Jesus is the King of the Universe. Jesus is the sacrifice. Jesus is the brother who opens his family to our adoption. Jesus was and is all these things and more. But which one we focus on—which one we personally turn to—is determined by which of these we most need to turn to. The focus of Easter is determined by how we see Jesus. It is essential that our view of him must be Biblically accurate. But we turn to the “Jesus” we most need at the moment, and that isn’t a bad thing. It is perhaps the reason Jesus allowed us such a broad understanding of him. This Easter will focus on our need to actually turn to Jesus and respond to him. Who are we turning to, and why? Jesus the King died for us. But Jesus the priest, the big brother, the one who opens the family of God to us, rose from the dead.

I BELIEVE - In The Resurrection

April 20, 2014Randy Christian

Easter is about many things to many people–but Easter is about the resurrection of Jesus. Do we believe this? Do we live accordingly? This Easter Sunday we will explore the difference between “observing” the holiday and really believing in the resurrection of Jesus!

YOU GOT THIS: He's Coming Back!

November 17, 2013Randy Christian

The return of the Lord has fascinated people since the first time he told his followers he was coming back. Many people invest a lot of their time “studying” his return. But what do we really need to know and understand in order to live faithfully now?

SO WHAT? There Is Freedom

April 15, 2012Randy Christian

Freedom is important to Americans. We glorify those who fight for it. But is that how we become free? We all know a lot of Americans who have a kind of freedom, but live their lives enslaved to guilt, drugs, bad relationships, or just their own sin. We don’t have to be enslaved to such things. Because Jesus rose from the dead, we can have real freedom!

SO WHAT? Jesus Rose: So What?

April 8, 2012Randy Christian

Everyone knows that Easter is about Jesus’ resurrection. But let’s say he was raised from the dead. So what? Does the resurrection of Jesus really have anything to do with our lives anyway? This Easter sermon introduces a four part series where we ask a good question: So What?

Community: What Will Life Be Like?

July 31, 2011Randy Christian

Christian know that this life is brief—that this isn’t all there is. Have you ever wondered what life will be like after the resurrection? This is a mystery the Bible leaves with us, but Paul gives the Corinthians some hints. Join us as we look at what life will be like for those who join Jesus in the resurrection.

Balderdash: Resurrection

April 24, 2011Randy Christian

The biggest day of the Christian year is based on a word many cannot believe in. Of the four words in the “Balderdash” series it is the easiest to understand. Yet it is also considered “balderdash” by many. Is it ridiculous? Or is it reality? Join us as we look at the resurrection of Jesus and it’s implications for us and for creation itself.

To Believe And Live: The End and Beginning

August 15, 2010Randy Christian

Jesus had risen from the dead. Wouldn’t you think that would be enough? Apparently it wasn’t. For 40 days Jesus had another mission. To appear to people, to teach, to encourage—to prepare—these were the things he made certain he did. What did his appearances accomplish, and for what did they prepare his followers—and us?