Happy Resurrection Day! Jesus is alive! Amen.
We’re continuing to ‘meet’ online during this time of confinement. Let’s continue to lift one another up in prayer and by encouraging eachother with phone calls and messages on the socials. We continue to pray for our nation, that God will heal our land (2Chron.7:14) and that many will seek the Living God at this time. And we continue to pray for our Prime Minister, as well as the Government and our wonderful Queen.
Following our look at Jesus’ death last Wednesday in Jesus our Passover, below is my message looking at Jesus’ burial and resurrection. May the Lord bless us as we contemplate afresh the magnitude of Jesus’s resurrection! Andy.
Jesus’ death and resurrection changes everything! He died as the sacrificial Lamb of God to pay the sin of the whole world, and He rose again from the dead by the mighty power of God, defeating death, as the First Fruits of all those who, trusting in Him for salvation, will follow.
This is a beautiful song from Adrian Snell’s wonderful work The Passion, declaring Jesus is alive!
Jesus’ resurrection changed everything! For those who loved Him and followed Him, it brought hope and transformation to their shattered dreams. It brought renewal, restoration and revolution! It changed the world then, and it changes the world now. And when we have the revelation of Jesus’s resurrection, it will change our lives too!
Shepherds in Bible times didn’t use sheep dogs or 4×4 vehicles! They actually led their sheep to green pastures. The Risen Lord Jesus is our Good Shepherd, our Great Shepherd, and has always led His people! John 10:11
Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection, three separate events all fore-shadowed in their Biblical roots, but together forming one composite event, the greatest single event in history.
This is an article by David Soakell of Christian Friends of Israel.
When was Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) crucified and resurrected? Did He really die on Good Friday and come back to life on Easter Sunday?
These are questions I’ve pondered on for many years. Now before we go any further, I need to stress that for the majority of Christians, Easter Sunday (or Resurrection Sunday) is the day Christians celebrate, for genuine reasons, the resurrection of Jesus the Christ (Yeshua the Messiah) from the dead. The majority of Christians also spend time on the Good Friday time to ponder on and contemplate, often in silence, what the sacrifice of Jesus means to them. This, along with Easter Sunday, is a Holy Day for most Christians, and therefore it is not my desire or purpose to dishonour any Believer in the Lord Jesus who use Good Friday to reflect on the death of Jesus, and Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection. Read the rest of this entry »
As we approach the Easter season, let us think about what it was like for Jesus. His friend Lazarus had died and the question of going to a village that was close to Jerusalem filled the disciples with fear. “Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews tried to stone you, and yet you are going back there?” (John 11:8). But Jesus would not be deterred, so Thomas, thinking of Lazarus having died, responds with, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” (11:16). They were thinking of themselves as usual. When Jesus told them, at the Passover meal, that he was going to be betrayed by one of them, they were really upset by it but not enough prevent them from arguing together about which of them was going to be the greatest. Even in the garden as Jesus faced the looming cross and bearing the sin of the world what were his disciples doing? Sleeping! They weren`t really the support He needed. Read the rest of this entry »