Is All This Possible?

Chris Zarbaugh

Chris Zarbaugh

So, you’re telling me that Jesus rose from the dead?

People have asked me many questions like this in the past three decades in my career as a pastor. And I can relate to people who ask these questions. I have been a skeptic my whole life. I’m the kind of person that doesn’t automatically believe things when I first hear them, and I question the validity of most stories and claims.

There was a season in my life when I thought that was a bad thing—because I envy people who simply believe with an unshakable faith. But I have come to understand and even be thankful for my skeptic heart and brain. I’ve realized how healthy it is to question things. Suspicion has a way of firming up faith in whatever it is a person is investigating. Asking tough questions is how God prepared me to teach others.

In Matthew 22:37, Jesus tells us that we are to love the Lord our God with our minds.

Easter at Kensington
This Easter at Kensington the theme for our services is Possible. Is all this possible? On Palm Sunday, we asked the same question they asked back then, “Could It Be Him?” On Good Friday Jesus’ followers asked, “Could It Be Over?” On Easter Sunday we are posing the question, “Could It Be True?” We will discover the journey that most people experience in believing, from childhood to adulthood.

As children, we tend to believe most anything and everything. Just for my own amusement, I once told my very young nieces that I was friends with the dragon who lived across the street from them in the big bush. The moment after I was done making up this grand story, I never thought anything of it. I forgot all about it the next day. It wasn’t until years later when they cornered me at a family barbeque in the backyard expressing their anger, having wasted years of their lives foolishly investigating and stalking the bush. I’m sure as a child you believed in similar things that you were told.

As the years pass, we start to learn that many things we believed in aren’t true. When it comes to faith, many of us start to experience, what we classify as, “unanswered prayers.” We start to question everything we discover is wrong with the Bible, organized religion and faith in general. In so many ways, disappointment sets in. But it’s a powerful thing when we start the process of thinking for ourselves. It’s a part of growing up, and it’s an important part of our faith journey. God wants us to be enlightened and informed. He gave us free will so that we could be thinkers, not just blind believers.

But regardless of our roadblocks, questions and objections, I think deep down all of us want to believe in something. Many of us want to believe the stories of Jesus are true. Can you think of anything better than to go through this life knowing we are not alone, and are loved by an all-powerful God? That there is a God who wants a future for us, filled with significance, purpose, and joy? That we will spend an eternity in a place that has no more pain and tears? If all of that were true, wouldn’t that be something?

Well, let me ask you: What if it is true? What would that mean for the life we have left to live?

When investigating Jesus, what is at stake? The answer is: everything. Everything is at stake. It’s too important not to decide for yourself what the truth is.

Please join us for one of our 30 services at any of our six campuses as we journey this Easter through the lens of the cynic, the skeptic, the atheist, and those with emotional objections about the truth of Jesus! Get your free tickets at

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Join us Sunday night, December 5th for a Community Prayer Vigil at Kensington Church at 6:00 pm. Invite friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to come together for a time of hope and prayer. 

Following the Vigil, at 7:00 pm, there will be breakouts for students and for parents to process and be equipped in caring for themselves and those around in times of tragedy.

Clinton Township Campus

We will be offering a time for our congregation to gather after each service for a time of corporate prayer in the Greatroom. Prayer will be offered at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm. (25000 Hall Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48036)

This Sunday at 3:30 pm as a community we want to gather, pray and mourn together. We are all looking for answers and wondering why tragedy happens but we can find hope and peace in Jesus. 

Orion Campus

We believe that unity at this time is more important than ever. Several churches in the area are partnering together to offer space for students to begin the process of healing.

We will have several grief and trauma specialists on site this Sunday evening at our Orion Campus (4640 S Lapeer Rd Lake Orion, MI 48359) from 5-6:30pm and will have a night of prayer, worship and an opportunity for students to process with each other.

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updated June 23, 2021

It’s been life-giving to be in-person for our weekend services since last July when we reopened. If you haven’t yet, we invite you to join us in person sometime soon.

Reservations and ticketing have been discontinued at all our campuses.

Masks are optional at all services, events, and ministry gatherings for kids, students, and adults. We know that everyone needs to make the right health decisions for themselves and their family, so if you feel comfortable removing your mask, you may. And if you’d like to continue wearing a mask or face covering, you may do that as well. This is a personal choice that only you can decide what is best for yourself when attending in person at Kensington.

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We’re grateful to be together again!