April 21, 2019
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28:5, 6)
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
What a wonderful opportunity we have before us today (and every day) as we remember the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The definitive chapter in the Bible on the importance of the resurrection is 1 Corinthians 15. In that chapter, we find that the apostles were witnesses of the Lord’s resurrection (v. 5), as were over 500 others (v. 6). We also learn that our faith is vain without the resurrection (v. 17). Because of Christ’s resurrection, physical death does not mark the end for those who have received Him as Saviour (v. 22, 23). The grave could not hold the Lord Jesus Christ, for He is “the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). Our Lord offers eternal life to all who will receive Him by faith (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9). Are you 100% certain that your sins are forgiven and that you have eternal life today? Only the work of the Lord Jesus Christ can save you. Will you trust Him today?
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4)
Memory Verse –
This morning – John 11:25
April emphasis: THE “I AM” SAYINGS OF CHRIST
Next week (April 28th) – John 10:9
Birthdays This Week –
Pastor Mike (April 27th)
Evan R. (April 27th)
*We pray that you have a blessed birthday!
Test your Bible knowledge concerning Christ’s resurrection:
- Who made request before Pilate that a watch be set over the tomb of Jesus? (Matthew 27:62-66)
- To whom did Jesus first appear after His resurrection?
- Who won the foot race to the empty tomb between Peter and John? (John 20:2-4)
- How many days was Jesus on earth after His resurrection? (Acts 1:3)
Space Memorabilia for VBS
This year’s Vacation Bible School will be held on June 17-21 and the theme is “The Heavens Declare” from Psalm 19:1-3. If you have any space memorabilia (NASA, Space Shuttle, Apollo, KSC, planets, the moon, etc.) that you could loan for decoration, please see Dawn or Sheri. Also, Sheri has a sign-up sheet for those interested in preparing snacks for the children.