Monday, April 2, 2018

He is Risen as He Said


Our Easter service at church was saturated with the presence of the Lord, as we sang and worshipped God.  Various ones from the congregation came forward and knelt at the altar as others came along side to pray with them. 

Today we celebrate Resurrection Sunday.  History reveals that Jesus is alive.  John 11:25 Jesus was speaking to Martha when he said:  “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”
Matthew 28:1-6 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.  The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.  He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
The fact was Jesus had risen from the dead and left the tomb.  The angels merely rolled away the stone for the benefit of the women so they could look inside.  The angels instructed the women to “Go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;”
Luke 24:11 But the disciples did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
The disciples were hiding and in fear and did not believe the women.  They had forgotten that Jesus had been telling them that he would die and rise again, and that he must go away but he would return.  Their ears were dull and they did not understand his message to them.
Jesus met with them and explained many things about his sacrifice and showed proof that he was truly alive.
As we prepared to take communion, Pastor asked if anyone in the congregation needed healing to raise their hand.  Several hands were raised.  Pastor asked those near by to lay hands on them and pray for their healing.
One of our senior ladies gave her testimony of Gods healing power.  We then shared communion and were dismissed to enjoy a time of fellowship.


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