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April 2022 Program Summaries

April 3, 2022 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Psalm 126; Isaiah 43:16-21; Luke 20:9-20 
“Cornerstone of Salvation” - Sermon Text: Luke 20:17b - Rev. Shayne Jonker

“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” The Messiah of Israel, Jesus, is a rejected Messiah. One the architects and builders of Israel thought unfit to be the cornerstone, but God sizes up the angles differently. This Jesus, born of the Virgin, crucified and risen, reigning at the right hand of God, the One who baptizes you and forgives you and feeds you is the rejected Rock of Israel and the Cornerstone of your salvation.

 

April 10, 2022 – Sunday of the Passion 

Psalm 118:19-29; Philippians 2:5-11; John 12:20-43 
“A Troubled Soul” - Sermon Text: John 12:20-43 - Rev. Paul Shoemaker

Jesus faced a horrific death on Calvary’s cross.  In anticipation of this tortuous, world changing event, Jesus said, “Now is my soul troubled.” This troubled soul conquers His fear and fulfills His purpose, the salvation of all.

 

April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday

Psalm 16; Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 24:1-12
“Created New from Empty” - Sermon TextIsaiah 65:17-25 - Rev. William Mueller

Easter Sunday – what a day to celebrate!  Jesus is risen from the dead!  Jesus lives, no more to die!  But Easter is far, far more than just a day to celebrate.  It is a movement and activity of God to be lived every day!  We discover more about this in the prophecy of Isaiah.  Through Jesus Christ and His resurrection we have something new from something empty!

 

April 24, 2022 – Second Sunday of Easter

Psalm 148; Revelation 1:4-18; John 20:19-31 
“Jesus Enters Locked Doors” - Sermon TextJohn 20:19, 36 - Rev. Dr. Thomas Ahlersmeyer 

What are the “locked doors” of your life – a chronic physical ailment, a broken relationship, a dead-end job, or whatever else seemingly holds you captive?  The One who burst the bonds of death, the One who holds the keys of Death and Hades, the One who came to the disciples through locked doors – by His liberating death and resurrection, as the firstborn of the dead, He enters and opens our sin-imposed, self-inflicted prisons, granting to us belief, peace, and a life that continues into eternity.