04-08-2018 Sermon - Christ's Victory Over Sin


When Jesus appears to his gathered disciples on that first Easter Evening, not only were they surprised that his resurrected body was suddenly in the room with them, but after that initial shock they were also happily surprised by his disposition toward them. After all, they had all miserably failed him just days before. Now he appears with kind greetings of mercy, "Peace be with you." And he makes it clear that his death and resurrection have to do with the forgiveness of sins that you and I so desperately need.