Resurrection — Easter Sunday, 2020

If Jesus rose from the dead, then someday we can go to heaven, too. Right? Is that the message of Easter Sunday? If so, what are we supposed to do in the meantime? What if we don’t die right away? Does Easter have anything to say about what happens to people on this side of heaven? What does it say about things like pandemic disease and economic ruin? Pastor Luke teaches from Matthew 28:1–10 in “Resurrection.”

Life After Life After Death – The Big Reveal, Part 7


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What does Christianity offer its followers? Revelation warns its readers of many persecutions and hardships they will face. What do they get when that’s over? John concludes his book with a picture of their destination. It isn’t life after death, but something better: what N.T.Wright calls “life after life after death.” Pastor Luke looks at Revelation 21:1–6 in “Life After Life After Death – The Big Reveal, Part 7,” the concluding message in his series “The Big Reveal.”

It’s a Start — Easter Sunday

Easter Mosaic, Cathedral Baslica of St. Louis
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Because the women who found the Tomb empty forgot how Jesus had predicted his own death and resurrection, they were puzzled about what happened to his body. But behind the problem they faced lies a deeper mystery: what does it mean that Christ was raised from the dead? And what does it mean for us today? Pastor Luke looks at 1 Corinthians 15:19–26 in “It’s a Start.” Continue reading “It’s a Start — Easter Sunday”

New Creation — News Not Advice — Part 5

Stormy seas in Sagittarius
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The best part of the good news about Jesus is that he rose from the dead. That means we can go to heaven when we die. But it means so much more: it means that heaven comes to us, and comes not when we die, but right now. It means we are God’s new creation. Pastor Luke preaches from 2 Corinthians 5:14–6:2 in “New Creation,” the concluding message in his series “News, Not Advice.” Continue reading “New Creation — News Not Advice — Part 5”

Looking for the Living – Easter

Is Easter relevant to us today? It’s fascinating to learn that Jesus was raised from the dead, but does it matter to us? The answer, as you might guess, is ‘yes, Easter is relevant.’ Easter changes everything! Jesus promised he would die and be raised, and if he was able to keep that central promise, it means we can trust all his other promises. Pastor Luke looks at Luke 24 in “Looking for the Living.”

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