Monthly Archives: April 2017

Witnesses of a Living Hope

“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  These are Jesus’ words to the apostle Thomas as recorded in John’s Gospel (John 20:19-31).  The apostle Peter reiterates this sentiment in his first epistle, noting that those to whom he writes love Jesus and believe in him, even though they have not seen him (1 Peter 1:3-9).  Indeed, …

Easter Sunday – He is Risen!

He is Risen!  He is Risen Indeed!  Alleluia! That’s the reason we’re celebrating Easter today isn’t it?  We’re celebrating because Jesus “has risen, as he said.”  He instituted his Lord’s Supper on Thursday, was crucified on Friday between two criminals, brought down from the cross before night fell, placed in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, and then rested in the tomb …