'We’ll know him when we trust him' - Easter message by the Superintendent of the Methodist Church

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Superintendent of the Methodist Church, the Rev Graeme Halls

By the Superintendent of the Methodist Church, the Rev Graeme Halls

FEW people will not have experienced both exhilaration or despair – the birth of a child and the death of a dearly loved one, a wonderful holiday and the loss of a job, a friendship made and a friendship lost.

Perhaps you can in a moment think of the two that immediately occur to you. You might both smile and weep at the same moment.

Last Sunday in church we read of Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, with the crowds shouting Hosanna and waving Palm branches. It would have been a great moment, but a few days later comes Good Friday, when the sky turns black and celebration is turned to execution. And this could have been the end; in fact, some of the disciples had all but given up and gone home.

But the Christian faith is founded on the belief that Jesus, whom human beings put to death, is in fact alive and with us, and is a force for good in the world and in our lives.

Some will of course scoff at all of this, and no one can prove it to you – you will know only when you put your trust and faith in him, about whom some people 2,000 years ago said (and we today say): ‘The Lord is risen; he is Risen indeed!’

 

 

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Comments for: "'We’ll know him when we trust him' - Easter message by the Superintendent of the Methodist Church"

CADDYSHACK....this looks like it could be gravy

your pal ISN'T VERY INTERESTED in those dying in SYRIA is he?? of course he's listening to people in jersey who want a wage rise, but the line to syria is experiencing problems- please try again later, or just DON'T BOTHER

Truthsayer45

God doesn't write books or build Churches, humans do.

Tim South

Remember religion has given us " Onward Christian Soldiers "

How is the belief system in God, Jesus and Allah etc, a force for good when you see the suffering caused by religion and it's hypocrites all dressed in fine robes living in rather smart houses asking for donations ?

Even Ireland once a very religious country has changed drastically over the child abuse investigation's carried out by nun's.

Demanding justice for women and children abused by Irish nuns

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29307705

Traveller

Utter Gibbberish

Truthsayer45

Where on earth do they get these stories from?

C Le Verdic

But, what we really want to know is whether he likes Easter eggs and, if so, why.

Steve-o

Man has been on Earth about 150 thousand years struggling his way about... these religious people think that God waits for 148 thousand years then sends his son down to sort the mess out and save us ....God uses his brain and sends him to some rocky desert region.....with no oil lol...full of halfwit goat and sheep herder's etc and people think that the stories from then on are real... There is no God and there is no afterlife.....humans are bound be laws of nature.... we are not special.....come on you religious lot switch the brain on.... look outside the box.

Truthsayer45

'humans are bound be laws of nature'

>Some call that, 'universal consciousness'.