Jesus Lives! Sin and Death Conquered!

“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Jesus is victorious!

Sin, the sting of death, was paid for. Jesus paid the price of your sins and my sins, death on the cross. He took the sins of the world upon Himself. He took the shame and guilt of the world’s wrong-doing upon His perfection and died a death that you and I deserve. He was buried in a borrowed tomb.

Three days later, God raised Jesus from the dead to walk, teach, eat, and fellowship with His disciples and followers.

Sin and death conquered!

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5 Reasons to Rejoice This Palm Sunday

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
Zechariah 9:9

This pandemic has brought sickness, death, isolation, fear, and anxiety. Jesus came to a troubled people, Israel. They were oppressed, longing for the promised Messiah who would reign over them. He taught them like no other rabbi. He healed the sick, raised the dead, cast out demons, fed multitudes, calmed the sea and wind, and He died for them.

He knew the cross awaited Him as He entered Jerusalem. It was time.

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Worried About Today and Tomorrow?

“You drove 30 minutes away to get food? You couldn’t find eggs? I have plenty; I can share. Do you have toilet paper, enough cleaning supplies, enough food; are you stocked up?”

My daughter and I have never talked about trouble finding eggs and sharing what we have with each other. We’ve never asked each other if she had toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and food. But that was our conversation this afternoon.

Last week’s trips to the grocery store were shocking. This is not the cleanser or toilet paper aisle, this is the pasta, canned food, and staples aisle.

Pandemic. Lockdown mode. Scarcity. Uncertainty. Loss of finances. Loss of health. Loss of life.

Are you worried about tomorrow?

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Where Are You Going? Is Fear Preventing You From God’s Best?

Do you ever wonder where you are going? Have you been driving down the highway and talking on the phone – hands-free of course – and you missed your off-ramp? Go ahead, admit it. I’ve driven past my exit and gone a mile or so before I even noticed!

If we multitask in the fast-paced lifestyle that we live in America – so much so that we get distracted and make some wrong turns – do you suppose that we make some wrong turns in our walks with God?

We get caught up in our busyness and our problems, and sometimes we get so tired of the hustle, that we want to run away from it all.

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