It’s Easter 2015! Today, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God!
But what does this event of nearly 2000 years ago have to do with you today?
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Apr · 05
In my post yesterday (
Good Friday, a time to Pause), we explored briefly the suffering and abuse of Jesus, leading up to his death on the cross around 3 pm, when he cried out “It is Finished!”. After the Romans confirmed that Jesus was dead, his body was handed off to Joseph of Arimathea. Joseph was a follower of Jesus, and already had a nearby tomb where they could place Jesus’ body.
Due to the approaching “sundown” Sabbath restrictions on work, they hastily prepared Jesus body for temporary storage, and placed him in the tomb, sealing it with a large rock. Additionally, we read that the Roman military placed guards on the tomb, to protect it from “radicals”.
And yet, even though Jesus’ body was dead, he was not!
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Apr · 04
Click Here: Being a Christian means Getting Personal
July 9, 2013: Being a Christian means Getting Personal
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Jan · 22
Click Here: Take Time to Give Thanks to God for Blessings
November 26, 2011: Take Time to Give Thanks to God for Blessings
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Nov · 21
Choosing the Right Church is Work
June 20, 2009: Choosing the Right Church is Work
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Aug · 25
Your Choice is whether to build Walls or Bridges
July 5, 2008: Your Choice is whether to build Walls or Bridges
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Aug · 19