prime-relationship

Christianity is not a system of ethics;

it is a life.

It is not good advice; it is divine adoption.

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…3 days

“…that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.”

1 Corinthians 15:4

Lent has drawn to an end…

It has not been an easy lent,

but rather – a Holy one.

And I believe many, if not most of us, with all that is going on in the world, can attest to this same feeling.

When was the last time you can remember a lent of suffering – alongside Jesus – such as this?

Our Church, our World, our Community, our Families –

each have experienced a tremendous level of suffering, in one form or another.

And yet…

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the winning team.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble.

But take heart!

I have overcome the world!”

John 16:33

Take heart!

In many other translations, this verse says, “Take courage!”

Such a beautiful, heartened, rally cry from Jesus to every one of us.

So, what is it that is supposed to embolden us?

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