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Easter Sunday - 5 April 2015

Easter Sunday - 5 April 2015

  1. "It was very early on the first day of the week; when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb when Mary of Magdaia came running to Simon Peter ... Peter set out, with the other disciple to go to the tomb .... They ran together, but the other disciple, running faster than Peter reached the tomb first.... (2-4).

 

  1. On that first day of the week life flares up again. God has intervened. He has burst open the tomb.

 

  1. There are places where death seems reigns. Injustice seems to have routed the forces of life. People feel powerless to oppose evil. Is discouragement in the presence of the sign of the victory over death compatible with faith in the resurrection of Christ?

 

  1. In earlier times each item in the resurrection accounts was studied like the clues in a detective story with the aim of building an apologetic that would explain the ‘how’ of the resurrection and the ‘what’ of the risen body of Jesus.

 

  1. But the kerygma of the resurrection lies not in the details of ‘the first Easter,’ but in the reality that those who join their lives with the Christ shall share a fuller, glorious, transformed life as the gift of the Father.

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