Resting, taking a break, not producing – all these things are commanded by God. In fact, it’s one of the 10 Commandments – the need for rest right up there with not murdering. Listen to Pastor Kate reflect on what that means in our lives in this sermon which is the start of our Sabbath sermon series.
Accompanying Scripture: Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Matthew 11:28-30
Guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Kit Kleinhans, reflects on the lack of safety in the early church and what that means for Ananias as he encountered Paul in his conversion. Dr. Kleinhans then invites us to reflect on this lack of guaranteed safety in our own story.
Pastor Yvette reflects on fear and peace in our lives and the story of Thomas and the disciples in the locked room after the first Easter.
Wise people tell Pastor Kate not to believe everything she reads on the internet. Something she has extended to April Fools Day – a healthy skepticism that perhaps shouldn’t be further extended to Easter Sunday. Pastor Kate explores what it means to believe the impossible in the face of an empty tomb.
If given the choice, we’ll all choose to save ourselves at some point or another. Just like every human in the final hours of Jesus’ life. Pilate, the Chief Priests, and the crowd – they all choose to save themselves. All of them, except Jesus. Pastor Kate explores what that looks like from the perspective of an almost 17-year-old and what that means for us now.