March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday 2016

Easter Sunday 2016

EASTER SUNDAY 2016
Do Not Be Afraid – Why Easter Matters Every Day
March 27, 2016

Pastor David Cassidy
Revelation 1:4-18
March 27, 2016


 

He doesn’t shout at John, even though his voice is like the roaring of the waters. He doesn’t rebuke him for some failure in his life. He doesn’t question what he’s doing there. Jesus does something incredibly loving, as he does for every person in this room. John says, as he’s on the ground trembling, Jesus reached down with his right hand and put it on his shoulder and he said these words – these are the words of the resurrected Jesus to his fearful people – he said to John,”Be not afraid.”

What is Easter about? It is Jesus saying to each and every one of us today “Be not afraid.”

In that tender moment, Jesus raises John up on his feet because perfect love – as John had already written – casts out fear.