Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter -Part 2 Here's the Joy!

     Surely you didn't think I would leave Jesus on the cross all weekend!  The most wonderful truth we get to celebrate on Easter is that Jesus did not stay dead.  He is ALIVE!  He rose from the dead to prove that He has victory over death.  Our God raised His Son to life again, and He has the power to raise us from death to life as well. 

     If you are burdened over your sin today, God wants you to lay that burden down.  Just leave it at the cross.   Christ died to bring you forgiveness and freedom, and He rose to give you hope and new life!  If you ask God to take away your sin and you believe that Jesus' death is enough to cover it all, then you are redeemed, set free!  So don't walk around defeated today.  Live with the confidence that you are a child of the King!

           "If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart
           that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."  (Romans 10:9)

            "...because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the
            dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself."
           (II Corintians 4:14)

           "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great
            mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the
            resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead..."  (I Peter 1:3)
           "And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living
           in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your 
           mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you."  (Romans 8:11)

       I cannot end without singing another song today.  I pray that you will all experience the joy and hope of Christ's resurrection this weekiend.  HE'S ALIVE!

(The end of this song is the best part.  Wait for it!)

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