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A Tragic Deception

Our response to Jesus is the true measure of our attitude toward what God requires of us. Matthew 21:23-32 Introduction: A tragic deception A group of young people were attending a youth camp on a beautiful island, when the program was disrupted by some terrible news. The capital city, not far from them, was in chaos after a horrible bomb blast! Offices were badly damaged, people were rushed to hospitals, some died! While the young people were still trying to work out what had happened, a policeman showed up at the campsite. He said he came to help, and told them to gather around. And then … he pointed his gun at them and started shooting! That day was July 22, 2011. The place: the Island of

WHATEVER OUR PAST, WHATEVER THE COST

John 21:1-23 Big idea: The reality of Jesus’ resurrection spells the possibility of a new beginning with God whatever our past, as well as the necessity of a new direction in life whatever the cost. Introduction: “So what?” Last week, we celebrated with millions all around the world, and millions more angels and saints before the very throne of God: o we worship a risen Saviour! HE IS Lord! o No other faiths in the world dare make this claim: Christianity alone celebrates a risen Saviour & Lord! Now that the celebrations are over, “so what”! o YES, JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD – SO WHAT NOW? It is interesting that all four Gospels end not with the resurrection account but with furthe

CHRIST IS RISEN!

I Corinthians 15:1 - 20 On Easter Sunday it is traditional in many churches, including this one, to proclaim the resurrection of Christ with a simple statement. The pastor or worship leader declares, “Christ is risen!” And then the people respond, “He is risen indeed!” Typically, that is repeated three times. When we lived in Moscow we learned that the Russian churches do this as well. The worship leader announces, “Christos voskres!” “Christos” is “Christ” and “voskres” means “is risen.” And the people respond by saying, “Voictinu voskres! (He is risen indeed!)” It was fascinating for me to discover as I labored at trying to learn Russian that the word “voskres – is risen” is the root

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