Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 21-APR-2019 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Easter Day – The burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has been described as a symbol of the decline of Christianity, traditions, faith and civilisation. But all buildings have an ending, whether by fire, earthquake, lightning strike, vandalism, disrepair, or fanaticism. We need sacred places, holy and set apart, marked by beauty and dedicated to the glory of God. The destruction of a sacred building is a catalyst for thinking about death and rebirth. But is there something wrong, when spending so much on repairing a big old fire-damaged cathedral is considered more important than caring for the poor, the under-privileged and the destitute, as Christ has taught us to do? Notre Dame will be rebuilt. But the church that witnesses to the risen life of Christ is not the actual building, it is the people. From the devastation of the day when Jesus was put to death, a new day has dawned and love has conquered death.
John 20: 1-18

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