The Spirit wasn’t only given to give birth to the Church – the Spirit is given to keep the church alive.
The church is the army of the weak, made strong by the blood of the Lamb.
Jesus is ‘the Amen’ – he is God’s ‘Yes’ to you. God looks at us and says, ‘Yes!’
To John, prostrate on the floor as though dead, Jesus says, ‘Do not be afraid: I am the Living One.’
Jesus is never late – he is the first – and he never leaves early - he is the last – he is with us always, and no matter what.
Do you know how to breathe?
If Easter means anything – and it means everything – it is this: Jesus wins.
Only together, and only in the Lord are we strong – strong with a strength that nothing can overcome.
As God’s family, let us turn towards the light of Jesus, let us shine with his light, and let us share that light with others.
Let’s together make a conscious decision to put on the new self, the new life God has won for us, and given us freely in Jesus.