April 4, 2021
Easter at Matthew’s House
What memories do you have around Easter? I remember Laura having baskets and new outfits set by the door for our kids. I remember hoarding my candy and making it last so long until it was stale. I remember when I was five getting in trouble and not getting to participate in the egg hunt. I like having memories that spread around our celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. I have no memories around the Passover or Pentecost. I wonder what it would be like if I did. I do, however, have lots of memories that focus on the birth and resurrection of Jesus, and for that I am thankful.
This Sunday we will look at how Matthew explains the resurrection. I will tell you that he tells the story in such a way that the resurrection will remind you of the birth. He does this on purpose. I look forward to celebrating this with you and especially, to do it in a way that our children will remember.
Have a great weekend.
Allen L. Close
Sermon: “Matthew Explains the Resurrection”