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May 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Pastor's Post - May 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Jesus Lives!

As I mentioned in the Easter Sermon, those are probably the two most powerful words known to mankind. In them we find the answer to both life and death. Life comes through Christ; "all things were made through Him." (John 1:3). The answer to death comes through Christ; "O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law: But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Cor. 15:55).

Since Christ alone has died, risen from the dead and ascended into heaven where He lives and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, He alone can be trusted to give us true direction in life. For this reason, we will be looking to His words when answering/addressing the questions and concerns of what some people call "toxic" scriptures / doctrines in our sermons this Easter season.

I remember some television commercials that said, "When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen." I also remember my dad saying, after seeing one of those commercials, "When Jesus talks, we better listen." In this day and age of political in-fighting, alternative truths and scientific "consensus" (not facts), we can trust Christ to be the final authority, the ultimate source of truth and the only true source of hope for the world today.

If you have a challenging scripture or doctrine that you struggle with, please let me know what it is and I will do my best to find Christ's answer to it.

Jesus lives!

Pastor Matt


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