Easter 2019 (Year C)

Isaiah 65:17–25;  Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24;  Acts 10:34–43;  Luke 24:1–12 

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

The claim at the heart of Easter is simple, yet profound: Jesus is risen from the dead. It is not an easy claim to believe – an act of God that goes beyond what can be proven from simple evidence. It happened once, decisively, for all tine, setting the foundation of the Christian church. In Easter, we celebrate a fundamental change in the relationship between God and humankind. Out of death, God brings life. In the resurrection, we have been made free to live as the people we are meant to be, to live life fully and to extend God’s love to the world around us.