“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept” (1 Corinthians 15:20).
When the women, very early on that morning after the Sabbath rest, came to the sepulcher where they had seen Joseph and Nicodemus bury their Lord Jesus, they were greeted by angels with an amazing announcement. “Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said” (Matthew 28:5-6).
He humbled himself and was fully obedient to God, even when that caused his death—death on a cross. PHILIPPIANS 2:8
When human hands fastened the divine hands to a cross with spikes, it wasn’t the soldiers who held the hands of Jesus steady. It was God who held them steady. Those same hands that formed the oceans and built the mountains. Those same hands that designed the dawn and crafted each cloud. Those same hands that blueprinted one incredible plan for you and me.
Take a stroll out to the hill. Out to Calvary. Out to the cross where, with holy blood, the hand that placed you on the planet wrote the promise, “God would give up his only Son before he’d give up on you.”
Six Hours One Friday
“We worked hard all night … and we caught nothing.” LUKE 5:5
Do you have any worn, wet, empty nets? Do you know the feeling of a sleepless, fishless night? Of course you do. For what have you been casting? Solvency? “My debt is an anvil around my neck …”
Faith? “I want to believe, but …”
Healing? “I’ve been sick so long …”
A happy marriage? “No matter what I do …”
I’ve worked hard all night and caught nothing.
You’ve felt what Peter felt. You’ve sat where Peter sat. And now Jesus is asking you to go fishing. He knows your nets are empty. He knows your heart is weary. He knows you’d like nothing more than to turn your back on the mess and call it a life.
But he urges, “It’s not too late to try again.”
See if Peter’s reply won’t help you formulate your own. “You say to put the nets in the water, so I will” (Luke 5:5).
from NEXT DOOR SAVIOR
On My Father’s Side by Barn Again Gang
This came around just in time for Easter…..keep it moving so that many may enjoy it!
This is really gorgeous, turn the volume up………………………
Good Friday is a day of sorrow. It is the day Jesus the Son of God sacrificed His life for us….Jesus Christ is our Lamb. There are no words I am able to write that can express what we feel this solemn day. The song Watch The Lamb tells the story in reverent beauty.
Watch The Lamb is performed by Ray Boltz.
Please watch it to the very end.
The radio ad for an upcoming seminar sounded intriguing. The announcer said, “You can beat death—for good! Attend my seminar and I’ll show you how.” I wondered for a few moments what the speaker would claim could beat death and what his suggestions might be. Perhaps something about diet or exercise or freezing our bodies? After listening a little longer, though, I realized he had said, “You can beat debt—for good.”
The most wonderful news is that we can beat death because Jesus paid our debt! (1 Cor. 15:55-57). Our debt of sin meant separation from God, but Jesus willingly gave up His life and was crucified on a cross to pay what we owed. As Mary Magdalene and another Mary went to the tomb on the third day to anoint His body, an angel told them: “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said” (Matt. 28:6). With great joy they ran to bring His disciples the word. On their way, Jesus met them and said, “Rejoice!” (v.9). Jesus had risen, and His followers had reason for rejoicing.
Jesus has removed the sting of death (1 Cor. 15:55). Now we too have victory by believing in the Son of God’s death and resurrection for us. Through Jesus’ perfect work, we can beat death—for good! by Anne Cetas
Dear Lord, thank You for sacrificing Your life for our
sins so that we might live. We’re thankful that because
You died and rose again, we can have assurance that
one day we’ll be with You in a place of no more death.
We owed a debt we couldn’t pay; Jesus paid a debt He didn’t owe.
March 30, 2013
This weekend brings us to the time of pondering and celebrating the two most important events in the course of human history – the death and resurrection of Christ.
Today’s video shows some favorite archaeological discoveries that help to solidify the historical context behind these events.
WATCH Video at the links below: