“RISEN!” Easter Sunday 2018

“Don’t be alarmed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Mark 16:6

Welcome to Easter Sunday at KGF.  This is truly the pinnacle of our Christian faith, the promise fulfilled, the penalty has been paid, death has been defeated, the victory has been won, the tomb is empty, eternal life has come.  If there was ever a day to celebrate it is today.  Resurrection Sunday.  He is risen. . . He is risen indeed!

I find it somewhat ironic that this year Easter Sunday falls on April 1st, known as April Fool’s Day.  The last time that happened was 1956.  Is it foolish to put your faith in a man who claims to have defeated death?

May you be reminded that God has moved heaven and earth to provide a way for you to come home.  Easter really does change everything!

Pastor Mike Penninga

“The fatally wounded healer came back on Easter, the day that gives a sneak preview of how all history will look from the vantage point of eternity, when every scar, every hurt, every disappointment will be seen in a different light.  Our faith begins where it might have seemed to end.  Between the cross and the empty tomb hovers the promise of history: hope for the world, and hope for each one of us who lives in it.”  Philip Yancey, “The Jesus I Never Knew”