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Not just resuscitated but resurrected

Text: Revelation 21:1-6, John 13:31-35 See, God said, I am making all things new.  The old things have passed away, God said,  but I am making all things new. And then Jesus said,  I am going away, and you can’t come with me.  But here’s what I want you to do -  love one another.  Love each other,  and show the world that you are mine. I know you think that every time I stand up here I manage to find a way to talk about change, when we all know that none of us likes change and would rather not hear about it, but I just work with the readings appointed for the day, and here they are again, talking about change, about things passing away, going away, changing. Talking about new things that will replace the old. And in these weeks of the Easter season, we understand God’s work making new creation as resurrection. Jesus was not merely resuscitated, but he was raised from the dead, he became something new. A lot is made of the fact that the phrase “fear not” occurs so many times in our

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