Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

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Six days before Jesus’ last Passover, Lazarus, Martha, and Mary enjoyed a dinner with Jesus in Bethany. Imagine Jesus’ thoughts as He sat with Lazarus.

Lazarus, a beloved friend.

Lazarus, the one who became sick and died.

Lazarus, the dead man Jesus called to walk out of the tomb (John 11).

Lazarus, the brother who is celebrating life with the One Who will give life eternal.   Continue reading Are You At the Feet of Jesus?

God Bless America … Let Freedom Reign!

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Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom He has chosen as His heritage! Psalm 33:12

The United States of America was bought with the blood of our colonial soldiers and the protection of God Almighty, and it is preserved by the blood of our American men and women soldiers and the prayers of Christians. Freedom is hard won.

Thank you to our military members, veterans, and their families for the sacrifices that they have made, both apparent and those that are unspoken.

Thank you to our Father in heaven. Oh, LORD, You promised that if Your people who are called by Your name will humble ourselves, pray and seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways, You will hear, forgive, and heal our land. LORD, hear, forgive, and heal our land; return America to You.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17

Let freedom reign!

 

Jesus is Risen!

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Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, He was buried;
He was raised
on the third day, according to the Scriptures …
Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting? 1 Corinthians 15

May the reality of the amazing love of Jesus penetrate your very being as you contemplate the death of Jesus on the cross as He took the sins of the world upon Himself and His victorious resurrection three days later. All for you.

Wishing you great joy and love.

7 Palm Sunday Questions

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

Five days before the Passover, our Messiah rode down the Mount of Olives as He lived His life on earth, the embodiment of the Beatitudes:

  1. Heir of the Kingdom of Heaven
  2. Comforter, Teacher, and Healer
  3. Meek Ruler of the earth
  4. Righteous
  5. Merciful
  6. God Incarnate
  7. The only begotten Son of God
  8. Persecuted for righteousness’ sake

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Come, see where Jesus lay

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“He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6

Now, Christian, change thy note a moment. “Come, see the place where the Lord lay, “with joy and gladness. He does not lie there now. Weep, when ye see the tomb of Christ, but rejoice because it is empty. Thy sin slew him, but his divinity raised him up. Thy guilt hath murdered him, but his righteousness hath restored him. Oh! he hath burst the bonds of death, he hath ungirt the cerements of the tomb, and hath come out more than conqueror, crushing death beneath his feet. Rejoice, O Christian, for he is not there-he is risen. “The Tomb of Jesus,” by C.H. Spurgeon

Come, see where Jesus lay.

Come, see where you were going to anoint his body with spices.

Come, see where the Lamb of God, the perfect sacrifice lay.

Come, see the promise of forgiveness fulfilled.

Come, see, friend of Jesus. He has risen as he said.

Come, see the place where he lay and remember that Jesus paid the price for your sins.

Come, see the place where he lay, and remember that he gave his life, so that you can live with him forever.

Come, see the place where Love made peace with heaven and earth.

Come, see the place where the Victor conquered death.

Come, see the place, and go tell.

Go and tell the others that Jesus is on his way to Galilee where they will see him again. Matthew 28:7

My prayer

Father of Love and Mercy, tear the veil of blindness from those who cannot understand your great act of grace and mercy of giving the world your only begotten Son. Enable them to understand that Jesus paid the price of the world’s sins, death on the cross. Thank you that Jesus rose from the dead and is our great High Priest advocating for his followers. Help us to come to the place where Jesus lay. As we are there, we will weep because it was necessary that he suffered death on the cross. As we are there, we will rejoice that Jesus lives! In our Great Savior and friend’s name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Please share this message and ask the people you share this with to “Come, see the place where Jesus lay, meditate on why he lay in the tomb, and rejoice that Jesus lives!”