We’re thankful to gather with you again today to worship together, even as we’re apart. We’re made for community, but weeks like the one just passed remind us how much we need it.
It’s been a week of sorrow and and tragedy in Canada. Such heartbreaking recent events make us mindful of life and death matters, and urge us to search for what’s true and lasting. Today, Pastor Ralph builds on his Easter messages as he talks about how the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus parallel what life looks like if we’ve died to our old, sin-bound way of living and become a new kind of human (“born again”) through Jesus Christ. For anyone who trusts in Him, even in the darkest of times, we hold onto the hope we have through faith — of life and love, without death, in Heaven. Until then, we wait, and we work.
May God bless your hearing of His Word today.
First Song: His Mercy is More
You can give your offering online.
Second Song: He Will Hold Me Fast
Message: Redemption: The Intermission
Our scripture reading and text comes from Romans 6.
Hear the rest of “Rock of Ages,” the song mentioned in the sermon, here.
If you’re interested in learning more about Lee Strobel’s books (also mentioned in the message), you can view them here (we’re not financially affiliated, they’re just good resources). Lee Strobel is an investigative journalist who set out as an atheist to disprove Christianity. In the course of his research became convinced that Christianity is true and became a Christian himself.
Have questions about what you’ve heard today, or want to learn more? Contact Pastor Ralph.
Third Song: Moment by Moment
Our deep condolences and earnest prayers are with the people of Nova Scotia and everyone else affected as they grapple with devastating loss — and this in addition to the stresses of COVID-19. We mourn with them. We’re so grateful to first responders and front line workers!