The Resurrection of Jesus ... John 20:1-18

13 April, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Warren Cooper
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When Jesus rose from the grave the act proclaimed: Death has been defeated, the grave is now impotent, and life after death, eternal life is absolutely real.

Thank you for understanding and making me feel good about me. Folks who typically don't attend church will do so this week.

Many Christians engage in various traditional Lenten season practices especially during the Holy Week, such as abstaining from meat products and other things that give them pleasure. It's not my truth or your truth, but God's truth and it does exist. If you've failed in your commitment to pray regularly with your spouse, re-start this week.

From the first Easter almost 2000 years ago, Easter is breathtaking news.

Guide to religious Easter services, pages 34-35.

ISRAEL PALESTINIAN RELIGION HOLY WEEK EASTER: Roman Catholic clergy carry palm branches as they circle the aedicule during the Palm Sunday Easter procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on March 29, 2015.

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People often exchange chocolate eggs or paint colourful hardboiled Easter eggs for Easter. This year, send a resurrection card to everyone on your Christmas card list. I used to think, "Oh, how wonderful, Jesus died for us!"

Uniting Church Canberra region presbytery co-chairs Vanessa Crimmins and John Williams said Easter was about finding new life in a grace-filled relationship with God. We can enjoy him now and look forward to walking with him as the first men did in the beginning. It will live on forever, one place or the other. With the human family, everybody from the time of Adam and Eve until the last person born on planet Earth - Yes! There needs to be an empty tomb and a dead body returned to life. Why?

I grew up in a home where this was a regular topic of conversation, especially being ready to die.

There's only one question that remains - have you made that call? In addition, more Christians are being persecuted or killed for their faith today than ever before. She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him". Missionaries tell us that 2.8 billion people have little access to the gospel. Couldn't the violence, the pain, the suffering and the anguish have been left out of the story? Some got the meaning of the resurrection and it changed their lives. So whether you'll celebrate this story this week or not, know that you aren't alone. Why not tell others during the Easter season?

It's easy to find bad news; let's be bearers of the Good News. This is the God whom the gates of death can not confine. So, sadly, what the Telegraph have reported isn't that "A Quarter of Christians Don't Believe In The Resurrection", it's that "A Quarter of Christians Aren't Even Christians At All". It might be your church pastor or a Bible study teacher. For one, it can introduce your child to the concept of death and loss.

When we celebrate Easter, we express the confident assurance that the risen Christ indwells us even as we live in Christ. Prayer seems useless. Trusting God is tough because the obstacles are so big. There is no resurrection apart from Christ, no eternal life.


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