Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders St, Adelaide, SA

SUN 01-APR-2018 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon – Length 17:44




Easter Day – When you tell a story, its beginning and ending are critical; and Mark's story of Jesus finishes suddenly, with three distraught women running away from an empty tomb, taking with them a story so overwhelming that they couldn't share it yet. In Mark's gospel, Jesus told his disciples three times over that his death would not be the end of the story but a beginning, that he would rise from death on the third day – and they kept misunderstanding him. He didn't want to be served, but to give his life in service to others. Mark's story finished the way it did so that its readers and listeners might experience the resurrection themselves, to write the story of Jesus' resurrection with their own lives, and to share their lives with others as Jesus did.
Mark 16: 1-8