Acts 2: 42 - 47
An insight into how the early followers of Christ lived in community, continued to worship in the Temple and shared all they had.

1 Peter 1: 3-9
Peter uses the form of a Jewish blessing to praise God for the new life of baptism given through the resurrection of Christ.

John 20:19-31

Thomas is not present when the risen Lord appears to the disciples and cannot accept their testimony unless he sees for himself.  The Lord then appears to him and he believes.  Jesus declares blessed those who have not seen and yet believe.

Acts 10:34. 37-43
Peter preaches the good news: God has raised Jesus to life.

Colossians 3: 1-4
We have been brought to true life with Christ.  Our life is now hidden in him

John 20: 1-9
Mary Magdalen discovers the empty tomb.  The beloved disciple sees and believes.

Ezekiel 37: 12-14
The Lord promises to open his people’s graves and give them his life-giving spirit.

Romans 8: 8-11
The Spirit which raised Jesus from the dead will raise our mortal bodies too.

John 11: 1-45
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead and challenges our belief in his resurrection.

Isaiah 50: 4-7
The suffering servant of Isaiah assures us of our victory over suffering.

Philippians 2: 6-11
Christ’s suffering is deeper than we imagine but his exaltation is also higher than we can imagine.

Matthew 26:14- 27:66
Matthew describes the death of Christ in terms of destruction, yet this destruction brings the dead back to life and reveals the unshakeable reality of heaven.

1 Samuel 16:1. 6-7. 10-13
Many of Jesse’s sons would have looked the part of king to succeed the disgraced Saul.  Yet David, the youngest and almost forgotten, is anointed by Samuel as God’s choice of King.

Ephesians 5: 8-14
A people once in the darkness are now light in the Lord.  As such, we are called to live as children of the light, shunning sin and darkness.

John 9: 1-41
Jesus cures a man born blind, but in the discourse that follows, it becomes apparent that those with physical sight can still be in total darkness in terms of awareness of God.