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Bishop Silva's 2017 Easter Message

April 15, 2017

A past event ever so present

Eleven ordinary men locked themselves away after Jesus was crucified from the well-founded fear that the authorities who executed their Master could very easily go after his disciples. Yet once they left that room, they went out to all the world to proclaim the Crucified One. In fact, they were hunted down and persecuted, and all but one were martyred for the sake of the Name of Jesus. Yet the more they were persecuted, the more boldly they preached the Gospel, and it spread throughout the world like wildfire. Why would they be so foolish to do this, unless they knew that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead; unless they had been so moved by his continuing presence and love with them that nothing could stop them from telling everyone about Jesus? Read more...