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Saturday, 14 September 2019


Rev. Canon George Sinclair
by Rev. Canon George Sinclair                           
 Pastor of the Church of the Messiah, Ottawa, ON. 

Podcast of CFRA broadcast on Sunday,   
September 15th, 2019 

This week's broadcast is the sermon I gave at Church of the Messiah. 
The sermon was called "What is Truth?" 
 It is part of my series, "Knowing Jesus: Death Defeated."

"Death Defeated"
Today’s Reading:  John 20:1-18  (ESV)

The Resurrection

20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus'[a] head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic,[b] “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.


  1. John 20:7 Greek his
  2. John 20:16 Or Hebrew

Knowing Jesus: John’s Intimate Biography
Death Defeated
The Great Exchange
  1. Almost 2,000 years ago, just outside of Jerusalem, on a spring morning, because He had risen from the dead, His grave was found empty. He was then seen fully alive by Mary, and later, by many others. This truth validates and vindicates who Jesus is, and all that He said.
  2. Jesus ascended to the Father to be with you: with love and affection, with grace and power.
  3. Only the truth of the Gospel makes your unconditional self-giving and surrender to Jesus, a reasonable and desirable goal.
Rev. Canon George Sinclair
Church of the Messiah
George Sinclair George is the Lead Pastor at Church of the Messiah.
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