From Easter, Part 2 – From Fear to Peace

Fear is a powerful emotion. Whether we’re afraid of failure, rejection, or death, fear often takes over our hearts and minds and controls everything we do. It was no different with the disciples. Even after Jesus had risen from the dead, they were still gripped by fear. What they needed...

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From Easter, Part 1 – From Confusion to Clarity

After the disciples got word that Jesus had risen from the dead, they were a bit confused. They didn’t understand who Jesus really was or what it all meant. But a random encounter with a stranger would change all that and suddenly everything they had been hoping for became clear.

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To Easter, Part 4 – To Live

Easter stands at the center of the Christian faith. Every year we celebrate the holiday and remember the last events of Jesus’ life, and in our culture even people who don’t follow Jesus join in the celebration by joining in egg hunts, buying Easter baskets, and new spring clothes! But...

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To Easter, Part 3 – To Follow

Easter stands at the center of the Christian faith. Every year we celebrate the holiday and remember the last events of Jesus’ life, and in our culture even people who don’t follow Jesus join in the celebration by joining in egg hunts, buying Easter baskets, and new spring clothes! But...

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To Easter, Part 2 – To Obey

Easter stands at the center of the Christian faith. Every year we celebrate the holiday and remember the last events of Jesus’ life, and in our culture even people who don’t follow Jesus join in the celebration by joining in egg hunts, buying Easter baskets, and new spring clothes! But...

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To Easter, Part 1 – To Trust

Easter stands at the center of the Christian faith. Every year we celebrate the holiday and remember the last events of Jesus’ life, and in our culture even people who don’t follow Jesus join in the celebration by joining in egg hunts, buying Easter baskets, and new spring clothes! But...

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Upside Down, Part 4

We all want to be happy. And if God is a good God, he wants us to be happy too, right? Why, then, does Jesus say bizarre things like, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” and “Blessed are those who mourn”? And why does Paul say that “God chose the...

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Upside Down, Part 3

We all want to be happy. And if God is a good God, he wants us to be happy too, right? Why, then, does Jesus say bizarre things like, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” and “Blessed are those who mourn”? And why does Paul say that “God chose the...

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Upside Down, Part 2 – Beauty from Pain

We all want to be happy. And if God is a good God, he wants us to be happy too, right? Why, then, does Jesus say bizarre things like, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” and “Blessed are those who mourn”? And why does Paul say that “God chose the...

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Upside Down, Part 1

We all want to be happy. And if God is a good God, he wants us to be happy too, right? Why, then, does Jesus say bizarre things like, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” and “Blessed are those who mourn”? And why does Paul say that “God chose the...

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