Good day Black Creek Church family,


Easter has come 

and gone... 

Back to the same old, same old....? 


What did Resurrection Sunday mean for the disciples and followers of Jesus?

It wasn't a date on the calendar that meant getting together as a family


A special remembrance of some event long ago


Undeniable Life after death.

EVERYTHING changed. 


When Paul preached, it was all fine until he got to the resurrection part.

The event of Jesus rising from the dead, being alive and giving us hope of the same was Good News.

But, when he got to that point it was a 'leap' - crazy talk, theological jibber jabber, or a philosophy that didn't impact real life...


Acts 26:22  To this day I have had the help that comes from God, 

and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, 

saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass:
23  that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, 

he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.
24    And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice,  

"Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind."
25  But Paul said,  "I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking true and rational words.
26  For the king knows about these things, and to him I speak boldly. 

For I am persuaded that none of these things has escaped his notice, 

for this has not been done in a corner."


 This Saturday is a Memorial for Anne Mcleod - Grant's mother

1:00 pm at our church with a tea to follow.


 This Monday is the first 'Cherish' - Marriage enrichment meeting 

7:00 pm at the church in the fireside room.

‍‍ couples welcome.


 Please pray for those who have experienced loss in the last while.

Pray also for those in challenging health circumstances.



I ask myself, "What does Jesus Rising change for me?"

How is life different now than before I knew and trusted Jesus and this true event to be real?


For me, I think one impactful area has been when those I love (who are believers) have died.

I miss them, but know we will be together again.... 

And though that may not happen for years, in the light of eternity it isn't long from now.


Another is how it has changed my what's-the-worst-that-can-happen' 'consequence scenario'.

My viewpoint and perspective on life now is much bigger than 80 or 90 years.

I don't stress about many things that gave me anxiety in the past.

God is bigger than my situation and my fears.


1 Thessalonians 4:13    But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, 

about those who are asleep, 

that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

14  For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, 

even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.......
18  Therefore encourage one another with these words.


He is Risen

He is Risen Indeed.


Blessings on you

As you look forward,


Peter Jackson

Part of your Team

Black Creek Community Church