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Lazarus comes alive

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) by John Shirk Our guest writer for the next 3 Catches will be our Director of Discipleship, John Shirk. John lives with his wife Amy and their 4 daughters in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Coloring eggs

My wife got upset with me yesterday because, in my eagerness to keep Easter going, I came home from the grocery store with a dozen hard-boiled, colored eggs. Now admittedly, eggs and bunnies and little chicken peeps are not what … Continue reading

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First to the tomb

Who were the women at the tomb of Jesus and why are they important? Luke mentions Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and “the others with them” (Luke 24:10). We don’t know who the “others” were, but Mark … Continue reading

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The greatest news ever

The next day, on the Sabbath, the leading priests and Pharisees went to see Pilate. They told him, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver once said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise from the dead.’ So we request … Continue reading

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Seventeen days after Easter

I have set before you an open door which no one can shut. Revelation 3:8 Today I’m going to talk about the resurrection. Today … seventeen days after Easter, we’re going to think about the resurrection of Jesus. I can’t … Continue reading

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Powered by the Spirit

Bold, brash, belligerent, impetuous, Simon Peter was the perfect leader in that he was always out in front — sometimes too far, but in front. He beat everybody to the tomb after the women reported seeing Jesus alive. He was … Continue reading

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A belated Happy Easter right on time

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen … Continue reading

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‘Why do you stand here looking into the sky?’

“He presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.” (Acts 1:3) From this account in the Book of … Continue reading

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The Prover

Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks … Continue reading

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Prophesy 101 with the resurrected Jesus

“Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” “What things?” (Luke 24:18-19) Thus began one of the strangest recorded encounters following Christ’s resurrection. This was just a little … Continue reading

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