Dear GFC Community,

“Once a man dies and the earth drinks up his blood, there is no resurrection.”

The words of this common Athenian Motto in the first century paint quite a bleak and hopeless picture. Yet, they are the natural conclusion of a solely naturalistic worldview. If physical matter is all there is, then nothing, in the end, really matters. You and I have an expiration date just like our groceries and all the rest of the material order, and when that clock strikes midnight, the ball (that is your life) is over.

Christians do not believe this. We believe that death is not the end of the story. And that hope is not grounded in wishful thinking but the historical reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! I hope you’ll make plans to join us this weekend at one of our four family-friendly Easter services (click here for more info).

Frederick Buechner, reflecting on the reality of the resurrection said, “Resurrection means that the worst thing is never the last thing.” Not sickness, suffering, or even death. What good news for all of us and for our broken world!

I like that motto way better. Can’t wait to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with you!

Matt Murphy
Lead Pastor

P.S. We are also having a unique Good Friday service at 6:30 pm where we will contemplate what came before Easter Sunday. You won’t want to miss it. Click here for more details.