Frank Sherard was born in Northwest Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree from TCU. Frank went to Seminary in Kansas City at Saint Paul School of Theology. He begin ministry in 1994. He has served churches in Missouri & Louisiana. Today he is a New Church Planter for Lafayette, Louisiana. He is married to Ashley who is also the Co-Church Planter in his current call. He has three daughters: Lennon - 7, McCartney - 5, and Harrison - 4. He enthusiastically calls himself the Beatle Babies Dad!
In Luke’s reading for Easter Sunday, Peter ran to the grave and walked away….AMAZED! What Peter didn’t realize (nor did ANY of the Disciples) was that truly, the race….The AMAZING Race had just begun.
This week in John 20:19-31 much of the focus over the years has been on Thomas being absent from Jesus appearing to the others who gathered behind locked doors. From this very passage of scripture is coined the popular and historical phrase, “doubting Thomas.” The AMAZING part of Jesus’ appearance to the others isn’t that Thomas wasn’t there and was so blunt about having to physically see and touch Jesus to believe. The AMAZING storyline here is that Jesus commissioned ALL who were (and I would say ARE) gathered in Jesus’ name to GO….Go and forgive. Jesus “breathed on them the Holy Spirit” so that they could forgive or retain the sins of any. That same Holy Spirit or Advocate is with us all today. Yes, when we’re high upon a cloud or feeling lower than dirt. The Holy Spirit sustains and gives us the Hope that ALL are on an AMAZING Race where there is no ONE winner, but ALL. Yes, ALL who call upon the name of Jesus as Lord & Savior are eternal WINNERS!!!!!