This Sunday, let’s all gather to remember that Jesus rose from the dead.
The Resurrection of Jesus was literal, physical, and bodily just as He said. This was not a spiritual resurrection of faith but a real resurrection of fact.
The miracle of the resurrection meant that Jesus died a real death but the body did not see decay. On the first day of the week when the women returned to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus, the women discovered that the body of Jesus needed no anointing for He had risen without corruption.
Because Jesus rose – death, the devil, and sin are defeated. The resurrection is the victory that gives believers the same victory in Christ.
The resurrection wrought transformation in the lives of the early believers who saw Jesus alive. We too have the same blessing, though having not seen with our eyes, we know, believe, and love Him.
Wiersbe related, “R. W. Dale was preparing an Easter sermon when the truth of Christ’s physical resurrection burst in upon him with compelling power. ‘Christ is alive!’ he said aloud; ‘He is alive – alive!’ He began to walk about the room saying to himself, ‘Christ is living! Christ is living!’ Not only that following Easter Sunday, but for months afterward he exulted in the theme of the resurrected Christ. He even began the practice of having a resurrection hymn sung each Sunday morning just to remind the people that they were worshiping a living Christ.”
I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!
I Believe in the Hope of Eternal Life
I Believe in the Lord who Makes all Things
New (Rev. 21:5)
You have to believe
“You have to believe in happiness,
Or happiness never comes.
I know that a bird chirps none the less
When all that he finds is crumbs.
You have to believe the buds will blow,
Believe in the grass in the days of snow.
Ah, that’s the reason a bird can sing,
On his darkest day he believes in Spring.
You have to believe in happiness—
It isn’t an outward thing.
The Spring never makes the song, I guess,
As much as the song the Spring.
Aye, many a heart could find content
If it saw the joy on the road it went,
The joy ahead when it had to grieve,
For the joy is there -- but you have to
-- Douglas Malloch (1877–1938)
In this month of Thanksgiving, let me be thankful to God for all the volunteer work for
the Lord that goes in to a month like this. To think of your labors of love in these many
activities gives me great joy.
Phil. 1:4. Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
How can we pray for those who will go through Judgement House this week? Here is an acrostic provided by NAMB.
The acrostic HEART will help one remember what to pray.
Pray for receptive HEARTS
(see Luke 8:5,12).
Pray for their spiritual EYES to be open
(see Matt. 13:15; 2 Cor. 4:3-4).
Pray for God’s ATTITUDE toward sin
(see John 16:8).
Pray the person to be RELEASED to
(see 2 Cor.10:3-4; 2 Tim. 2:25-26).
Pray for a TRANSFORMING life
(see Rom. 12:1-2).
I look forward to Sunday with the story of the conversion of Paul.
See you then!