Is there life after death? Why has the idea of the resurrection of Jesus persisted through centuries of challenges and sceptical questioning? Is there any hope in the face of the universal reality of death? And is the Christian hope more than just floating around in a white sheet playing a harp?
We began this series at Easter, delving into one of the earliest reflections on Jesus’ resurrection, written by one of the first leaders of the Jesus movement in the first century. Join us as we keep exploring this early reflection on the resurrection and what it means for all of us – the Anatomy of Hope. The Christian faith continues to hold out this hope because of what happened on the first Easter Sunday, nearly 2000 years ago.
Many apologies; due to the rain there will be no outdoor service at Victoria Park today. There will be someone from the church at the park, so if you want to come down and say hello we would be glad to see you. Please feel free to join us any Sunday, 9:30 am at 95 Percival street.
Hope is something human beings need – the last couple of years have made us more aware of that than ever! We all need hope – something to look forward to, some light at the end of the tunnel. And a hope that doesn’t disappoint us.
If there is one thing Easter is about, it is hope. For 2000 years, Christians have found that the events that we remember at Easter bring hope – a hope which holds out even through the hardest circumstances. And we think, if you have the courage really consider what Easter is all about, you will find real reason for hope too.
That’s why we’d love to have you come and be part of our considerations and celebrations of the hope of Easter. We are celebrating this hope in a few ways:
A Good Friday service where we reflect on why Good Friday is ‘good’ (9:30am, Friday 15th)
An Easter Sunday service at church, celebrating the hope of Easter (9:30am, Sunday 17th)
An Easter Sunday family friendly service in Victoria Park, where we will share this hope together (11:30am at Victoria Park, with a picnic afterwards if you would like)
You are so very welcome to come and share in the Reality of Hope with us at Easter time.