What do you do after Easter? Jesus has risen from the dead. Now what?
I gave this sermon at St Luke’s Liverpool the week after Easter. Matthew 28 is often used to tell people to go out and evangelise. Which is good and true. But there’s so much more going on in this passage.
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella is a wonderfully bizarre webcomic. The title character is a super hero who really couldn’t care less about saving people and is more interested in what’s happening on TV that night. The strip starts off in one place and by the time you reach the end of the page, you’re somewhere completely different.
Over Easter, Wonderella took on the Easter bunny. Her sidekick, Rita, asks what’s the point of Easter. Wonderella replies “Nobody knows.”
“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18
Let me check that again. Christ died so that I could be in a relationship with God. Does it mention supermarket prices anywhere? Did Christ die for consumer gain? Nope, didn’t think so.
Bad form Safeway. Bad form.