#100: Keeping the resurrection in view.

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In this edition of the Ministry Minded Podcast, I reflect on last week in which the Church celebrated Easter Sunday and the good news of Jesus’s resurrection from the dead. I spend some time talking through some events and ministry moments that encouraged me in the knowledge the fact of the resurrection, which, I think, is the point of the whole thing. From a Passover meal, to an Easter egg hunt, to a sunrise reading, to a sermon examining 1 Corinthians 15 — the infallible hope of Christ crucified and resurrected for us is the blessed truth that keeps everything going. May we, therefore, always keep the resurrection in view, knowing that because of that, we are able to stand “steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Cor 15:58) Amen.

Resources.

Not Escape, But Resurrection,” Cameron Hughes

The Mystery Unfolding, Grasping: A Maundy Thursday Reflection,” Jared C. Wilson

The Scandal of the Resurrection,” Tom Ascol

A Resurrection Faith Retains Its Power, But Not the Power We Crave,” David French

Stonington Baptist Church sermons

Daily Grace: The Mockingbird Devotional, Vol. 2

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray

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Notes.

I’m Brad Gray and I serve as the Senior Pastor of Stonington Baptist Church in Paxinos, Pennsylvania, where I live with my wife Natalie, daughter Lydia, and son Braxton. Besides pastoring, I spend most of my time writing, reading, and ministering in many more ways. I am resolved to faithfully and fervently propagate the gospel of “grace upon grace” for the weary and the worn out. It is my sincerest desire to live and minister all “for the sake of the Name.” (3 Jn 1:7) So long as Christ is exalted, that is enough.

Credits.

Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.