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Local church leader spreads message of joy

First Presbyterian Church Rev. Dong-Ha Kim is seen at the pulpit following this year’s Easter Sunday service.

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First Presbyterian Church Rev. Dong-Ha Kim is seen at the pulpit following this year’s Easter Sunday service.

While some people marked the weekend with Easter egg hunts and other activities, many of those in the local Christian community spent their time reflecting on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Each church will draw a different message from this crucial moment in Christianity, but at Brandon’s First Presbyterian Church, the sermon Rev. Dong-Ha Kim shared on Easter Sunday was of joy.

There were a lot of people in the pews to celebrate the day’s recognition of the "defining moment" in Christianity, he said after the day’s service, during which he reiterated the key messages he strived to share with his congregation.

In the Biblical story of Jesus’ resurrection, those in Jerusalem expected to find his corpse in a tomb three days after his crucifixion, but instead they found nothing.

"The empty tomb for us is the fruition of our Lord’s message, his promise coming true," Kim said.

"Our joy, really, is in knowing that his promise to us has come to fruition … That is what we take away from our service of worship here; that the message is true and that the Lord has risen."

In seeing the Lord’s message come true, people have become empowered to live as Christians, he said, adding "we go out there rejoicing knowing that we can uphold the values of justice, compassion in servitude of others and are courageous enough to stand against those things which challenge the justice, compassion and love for one another."

Palm Sunday found the congregation of St. George’s Anglican Church take to the streets in a public parade through their neighbourhood, during which they marked the optimism that followed Jesus as he entered Jerusalem.

In Biblical stories, this optimism faltered by Good Friday, at which time Jesus was crucified. It was then reaffirmed by the discovery of his empty tomb on Easter Sunday, at which time the joy Kim cited in his latest sermon became what he called Christianity’s "defining moment."

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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 17, 2017

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While some people marked the weekend with Easter egg hunts and other activities, many of those in the local Christian community spent their time reflecting on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Each church will draw a different message from this crucial moment in Christianity, but at Brandon’s First Presbyterian Church, the sermon Rev. Dong-Ha Kim shared on Easter Sunday was of joy.

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While some people marked the weekend with Easter egg hunts and other activities, many of those in the local Christian community spent their time reflecting on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Each church will draw a different message from this crucial moment in Christianity, but at Brandon’s First Presbyterian Church, the sermon Rev. Dong-Ha Kim shared on Easter Sunday was of joy.

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