Speaker: Jerry Cisar

What might we need to talk about on the 1st day of the year? Or maybe a better question, what might we need to talk about on the 1st Lord’s Day of the year? In a day when faith is on the decline and new life is the only hope one can have, I think we need Easter. The Resurrection.

Any Easter account could do, but I suggest Mark’s account of the Resurrection. Why? Because of everything “missing.” Last week someone commented to me on Christmas that you’d never want to use Mark for your Christmas message. True enough. It’s almost (though not quite) as true that you wouldn’t use Mark’s account of the Resurrection on Easter. Why? Because it is so scant.

Mark’s Gospel calls disciples to the only source of faith in the Resurrection. And such faith is necessary for us to live into the new creation. This is essential for our mission to be accomplished.

Join us in worship as we begin the year celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, and discuss its implications for our lives.

Handout: http://media.gccc.net/2023/01/20230101.pdf