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.
God has given this church family every gift we need to be faithful to what he is calling us to be and to do, together.
More than forgiveness - Jesus died so we might be reconciled, to one another, and together to God.
No-one can take these blessings away from God’s adopted children. And the more we trust him, the more we’ll know these blessings in our lives.