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Sunday Extra: A God We Can Touch

Flipping the script on "Doubting Thomas"

Doubting Thomas.  Not exactly who you expect to hear about on Easter Sunday?

This week on Sunday Extra, Dr. David Swanson flips the script on the apostle best known for his “doubts.”  What if Thomas was actually the first apostle to recognize something vital … that the promise of a Messiah was a real, human, physical Messiah who would come to redeem God’s people from their sins?  That to pin his hopes on more than just legend, Jesus’ body had to be … Jesus’ body?

Dr. David Swanson is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Orlando and the author of four books. David and I co-lead a Leighton Ford Ministries mentoring community for a specially-selected group of young, missional pastors … men and women who are passionate about reaching their communities with the extravagant, transformational love of Jesus … not an ethereal concept but a God we can touch!

I invite you to join us today for David’s powerful Easter message, first recorded for Easter 2020. As we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, let’s be reminded that His restoration leads to our transformation.

He is Risen! He is risen indeed. Hallelujah!

Kevin Graham Ford
Chief Catalyst
Leighton Ford Ministries


Christ still rises when fear grips our city,
when death takes no pity,
when much is unknown.
Christ still rises when friends are divided,
when joy feels misguided,
when we are alone.
Christ still rises when churches are shuttered,
when praises are muttered,
when prayers go unsaid.
Christ still rises when peace has all faded,
when we are most jaded,
when faith turns to dread,
when faith turns to dread.

Text: David Bjorlin, b. 1984; © 2020, GIA Publications, Inc.

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