Pastors Message

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Grand Lake Community Chapel

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Greetings in Christ!

Christ is Risen!  He is Risen, Indeed!!  Even though it’s downright cold outside, and there was a dusting of snow on the ground this morning in many of our yards, the fact of the matter is that Christ defeated death and rose to change the world.  No odd weather can change that; Christ is Risen!  He is Risen, Indeed!!

Ten days after Easter Sunday, and we’re still in the Season of Easter; the message remains the same – Jesus Christ went to the cross to save us all from our sins.  The world changed on that great day, changed for the better; and all who believe are changed for the better because of that great day.  The question before us now is what are we going to do with our changed selves?  We can go on about our business, holding warm feelings about the wonderful celebration we enjoyed on Easter Sunday, or we can get serious about living into the hope and promise of the Resurrection.  What is that hope and promise, you ask?  Well, first of all, it’s genuine hope for the future.  Not a false hope that someday things might be a little bit better for us, but the genuine hope of eternal life in union with Christ.  Beyond that, the promise is that nothing can strip us of that hope; no government entity, no financial struggles, no illness or injury can take the promise of the Resurrection away from us.  Living into the hope and promise of the Resurrection means that we have to live differently than we might have been; it means that the compassion and kindness that guided Christ’s life on earth must guide our lives as well.  It’s sometimes far easier said than done, but it’s what we must do if we want to truly embrace Easter.

With our love in Christ,

Karen and Greg

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.  Romans 13:8

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Bible Verses about Loving Others

Wishing you joy and peace in your day!  Remember, God’s got this.

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