I Peter 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you…
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Bad news travels fast, so they say. Good News has a bit of a tougher time of it. Maybe it’s because good news doesn’t sell. Maybe it’s because it’s not too hard get along with someone else’s troubles – they don’t make you lose any sleep at night. Maybe it’s because we are selfish, and we don’t want to hear someone else’ good news.
But the Good News that was first learned by the women who went to a tomb as the sun rose on the first day of the week did travel. It travelled fast. The Messiah Jesus Christ Who was crucified, dead, and buried, rose from the dead. He walked out alive, in His real human body. He lives still. That news couldn’t be stopped. People gave their lives to share it.
That’s because it’s not just good news for one person; it’s for everyone. It’s not for sale; it’s free. It’s not someone else’s troubles, but yours, that are overcome by this news. It’s not just good news for Jesus, but also for YOU in Him.
By His rising to life, death has lost its corner on the market. Death lost. And it lost you too. Jesus joins people to His resurrection, into an inheritance that lasts forever.
We invite you come and hear this Good News. It’s Easter every Sunday here, because Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!
Pastor Warren Hamp