Archive for April, 2014|Monthly archive page

A Work in Progress

Faith is rarely something that remains intact over time. Some days, it may even seem like we are both believing and doubting at one and the same time! On the other side of Easter, with rumours of a resurrected Jesus still swirling in the air, let’s explore the difficulty of believing without seeing. (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Acts 2:14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31

Easter Sunday

“I have seen the Lord!” These words, first spilled from the lips of Mary Magdalene, announced to a small group of friends that Jesus was alive. Somehow, every spring, these words find new life as we receive them and say for ourselves, “I have seen the Lord!” (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18

Palm Sunday

On this last Sunday before Easter, we remember Jesus’ triumphal entrance to the great city of Jerusalem. The crowds were ecstatic, believing that what they were witnessing was the arrival of God’s chosen King. They were right to believe so, but not exactly right. (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11

Can These Bones Live?

The ancient Israelites lamented, “Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone,” but God responded by sending the prophet Ezekiel with a message of hope and new life. When we find ourselves in a similar state of mind, doubtful and discouraged, there is always the possibility of a resurrection. (Brandon Malo speaking)

Readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45