Mount Hope Lutheran Church ~ LCMS is located at 30571 Chestnut Drive, Evergreen, Colorado 80439. Our phone number is (303) 670-1387.
We are a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation, and we warmly welcome you to join us on Sundays and during our scheduled activities during the week. Please check the calendar for more information.
BELIEVE, Go and Tell!
He was raised on the third day. 1 Corinthians 15:4
On that first Easter Morning, the tomb was empty; Jesus had risen from the dead. Distraught Mary Magdalene saw the empty tomb and heard her risen Savior speak to her; “Mary.” She answered recognizing Jesus’ voice; “Rabboni” meaning, teacher. She turned and saw Jesus, He had risen!! Alleluia!! What joy she must have felt, to know that her and our Redeemer lives, she doesn’t keep this “good news” to herself, no she, runs to tell the disciples- that Jesus is alive, He has risen!!!! Come and see!!!!He has risen! She believed!
Jesus then miraculously also appeared to the distraught 10 disciples, as they hid behind a locked door in the upper room, as He said: “Peace be with you”. After Jesus’ appearance, it was time for them to share the “Good News” with others. Thomas was not with them, so they had to find and tell Thomas the “Good New” Jesus was alive, we saw Him, and we heard Him!!! He has risen just like He said He would, but Thomas doubted. Eight days later Jesus again appears to the disciples, Thomas then, sees, touches and hears Jesus. Thomas confesses his unbelief and then believes the Gospel message.
Two disciples leaving Jerusalem on their way to Emmaus had been told that Jesus had risen. They wanted to believe, but their faith had been shaken by the happenings of the Passion Week. As they walked, they met a stranger (not knowing it was Jesus) on the road and in conversation told Him, they had believed Jesus was “the One.” The stranger talked about Scripture being Christocentric, and how all of Scripture pointed to the Messiah. (Luke 24:44) As they shared a meal and then broke bread, they finally recognized who the stranger was. He was Jesus! He had risen!!! They immediately turned around and went back to Jerusalem, to share the Good News with the others. They believed! Jesus was “the One” and had risen! They had to “go and tell” the others! They too could not contain or keep this GOOD NEWS to themselves. They had to go-“go and tell!” Jesus had risen!!
Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we like faithful Christian believers before us, must in a passionate faith share the Good News of Jesus, with those who do not know their and our risen Savior; Jesus. Time is short; if you don’t believe me just ask those who were run down and or/over on I-70 last week, if they lived through it; for “the kingdom of God is at hand”. We cannot waste another minute!!! Go and tell and share the “Good News” of Jesus and His comforting words; “Peace be with you.” Alleluia, He has risen!!!! “Go and tell” this great news! Jesus is Risen, He is Risen- Alleluia!
In Easter joy & blessings,