Funny time for an Easter sermon. How can we possibly preach on resurrection when
winter beats at our doors and the cold cuts through us like a knife? Easter reminds us of
budding trees and singing birds and green grass and new beginnings. The early church
saw every first day of the week as a celebration of Easter. Paul turned his troubled friends
in Corinth toward the resurrection -- and once again told them the old, old story of how
Christ had come back from the dead and defeated even the greatest of their enemies.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.