Death Could Not Hold Him

April has five Sundays and of course the most significant one is Easter Sunday on April 16th. The two weeks before and after Easter remind us of the power over death that we see revealed in Jesus. We will begin the month hearing the familiar story of the raising of Lazarus and end it by walking with Jesus and two of His disciples on the road to Emmaus. Here is our April schedule in case you would like to plan ahead:

April 2 “Lazarus is (not) dead” John 11:1-44

April 9 “Live before you die” John 12:12-19 (PALM SUNDAY)

April 16 “Time to believe and live again” John 20:1-18 (EASTER SUNDAY)

April 23 “Believing is Seeing” John 20:19-31

April 30 “Heart-warming faith” Luke 24:14-35


May is a month a month that reminds us of transitions. This is true partially because of the shift from spring to summer — unless you live in Arizona where that happens in March. It’s also often the end of the school year. But May is also the month when we observe Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. Both of these holidays make us keenly aware of significant life changes. So our preaching/teaching emphasis this month will address those key themes as well as more insights and inspiration from the Biblical events following our Lord’s Resurrection. Here’s what you can expect in May:

May 7 “Gone Fishing” John 11:1-44

May 14 “Jesus Reinstates Peter” John 21:15-25

May 21 “A Very Important Goodbye” Acts 1:1-11

May 28 “Words of Comfort” John 14:1- 14