This Easter morning consider the words of an Easter hymn written by Martin Luther “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” written in 1524.
Happy Easter! We wanted to share the Resurrection narrative from John 20:1-29 to encourage you to reflect on Christ’s victory over sin and death today.
The event that Christians around the world commemorate today – the crucifixion of Jesus Christ – would be meaningless if it were not for Sunday. The tomb would still be sealed. Death would still hold its grip over us. We would not have forgiveness of sin. The Apostle Paul knew what was at stake when […]
For those of you who have not been following the dialogue Chris Redford and I have been having, this is the 2nd part of a series of answers Chris, an atheist, gave to questions about his beliefs. He chose to answer as he would have answered when he was a youth attending an Assembly of God […]
Some miscellany for the weekend… World Magazine: A Palin skeptic takes a second look by D.C. Innes – I think he’s pigeonholing her too much in regards to the Couric interview, the money quote is at the end. Pundit & Pundette: The last virtuous man in Hollywood? If you get canned make sure it’s for […]
Michael Patton at Reclaiming the Mind’s Parchment and Pen Blog shared the evidence of the resurrection in a couple of posts. I wanted to share the outline, but encourage you to go read the posts in detail. First he gives internal evidence – which he defines as “evidence coming from within the primary witness documents, […]
I am sitting in the upper room, numb with pain, alone in shock The day of hell that You endured, has left you buried behind a Rock. Today is Saturday: the Sabbath Rest, And yet I find no peace in this. Oh Jesus you’re dead, buried and gone, And in this upper room I mourn. […]
Happy Easter! From the Gospel of Matthew: Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone […]
1. Last week over 1,000 Anglican leaders met in Jerusalem to discuss the future of the Anglican Communion. They specifically addressed decisions made (in particular) by the Episcopal Church (U.S.A.) and the Anglican Church of Canada that have abandoned scripture. Their response can be read in this document. HT: Matt Proctor 2. Is this an […]
The message Shane preached at Grace Evangelical Free Church’s Easter service and public launch. Sharing about the promises that we have in Easter’s emptiness.. the promise of the empty cross and empty tomb. http://www.archive.org/download/ShaneVanderHartEaster_sEmptiness/eastersemptiness080323.mp3Podcast: Download | Embed