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In this podcast:
1. Prayer for illumination
2. New Testament reading Acts 3:12-19
3. The Psalter Psalm 4:1-8
4. Gospel reading Luke 24:36b-48
5. The Anthem "Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks to the Risen Lord!" (Donald Fishell)
6. Epistle 1 John 3:1-17
7. Sermon "What We Will Be"
In 1 John 3, the Elder begins, “1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.”
I cannot grasp the depths of God’s love and compassion for us: lawless, rebellious children, born as captives to sin.
I cannot comprehend the sacrifice and pain God felt on the Friday which we call “good.” And on the silent Saturday that followed.
I cannot understand the risk God takes when he chooses to love us … because we have the power to break the Father’s heart over and over and over again.
And yet … he adopts us anyway. He loves us as his own flesh and blood.