NEW LIFE THROUGH DEATH

I know  it’s painful to say goodbye, I know it hurts to never see them again, but if there is faith in your heart you will know that God is taking care of business His way.

We are His children, He is our Father, He created us, He made us, He giveth, He taketh. Holding on to loved ones who are in their final days is not trusting God to take better care of them in death.

Holding on to loved ones means that they will hold on longer because they don’t want to see you grieve and ache for them. Holding on to loved ones means they have to endure more pain. Instead pray that God will take over and look after your loved one and give them new life as Jesus promised He would when He raised Lazarus.

 

 

EASTER JOY – ALLELUIA !!!!!!! – GIVEN TO YOU FREELY

Apostles-Easter-Card-2015-side-11.jpgWe too can enjoy in the new life that Jesus’ Resurrection promises, but there are conditions, we need to stay along the path that is straight and narrow.             “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7 13-15)

A narrow gate is harder to pass through than one that is wide, and only a few people can go through a narrow gate at once. In saying “difficult is the way which leads to eternal life,” Jesus was explaining how hard being a Christian really is.

HOWEVER, it also means that you don’t follow trends and fads and be of the world because the world is broken and can lead to destruction.

GOD NEVER CHANGES, WHAT WAS, IS, FOREVER WILL BE. God knew what He was doing when He created the world, the message hasn’t changed even though the tides change. God never said it would be easy, but He promised it would be worth it!!!  (Matthew 7 13-15)

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PRAYER

Dear Lord,                                                                                                                             Help us to never forget how much You loved the world that You gave us your only Son- Jesus Christ to redeem us. Help us to appreciate the selfless sacrifice Jesus made so that we may have new life. Please make us strong so that we can keep on the narrow path and our names to be written in the book of life and to share in the glory of heaven. AMEN

HISTORICAL PROOF OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

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THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST IS NOT A SYMBOL 

IT’S AS REAL AS THE CROSS 

 SOME HISTORICAL EVIDENCE:-

  1. The tomb in which Jesus was buried was discovered empty by Mary and a group of women on the Sunday following the crucifixion.
  2. Jesus’ disciples saw Jesus on the road to Emmaus and in Galilee and had real experiences with one whom they believed was the risen Christ.
  3. As a result of the preaching of these disciples, which had the resurrection at its centre, the Christian church was established and grew.
  4. Other religious founders’ tombs show the difference. ( see below)

Religion

Founder

State of tomb

 Buddhism

 

Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama,

 

 

occupied

 Islam

 

Muhammad, the prophet

 

 

occupied

 Confucianism

 

Confucius was China’s most famous Philosopher

 

 

occupied

 

Christianity

 

  Jesus Christ    empty

                   WE SHOULD ALL BOW TO THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.                              GOD THE FATHER HAS ELEVATED HIM TO LORD- THE KING OF THE      UNIVERSE.  JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CHOSE TO SACRIFICE     HIS LIFE,  TO DIE FOR OUR SINS AND RISE TO NEW LIFE SO THAT WE CAN    SHARE IN THE GLORY OF HEAVEN. ALLELUIA!!! PRAISE THE LORD

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WHY IS GOOD FRIDAY GOOD?

To answer this, let’s go back to the First Easter

…if Judas hadn’t betrayed Jesus, we wouldn’t have the cross,

… if Jesus hadn’t chosen the cross, He wouldn’t  have died,

…if there had not been death, there wouldn’t have been a resurrection,

…if there isn’t a resurrection then there is no new life,

…if there is no new life then there is no hope .

It is good that Jesus became man.

It is good that Jesus said Yes to the Father.

It is good that Jesus taught us a new way to live.

It is good that Jesus chose the cross.

It is good that through death, Jesus gave us a new life.

It is good that Jesus gave us hope.

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JESUS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB

NEW LIFE THROUGH DEATH, HENCE THE NAME GOOD FRIDAY!

 PRAYER

Lamb of God, through your sacrifice you’ve made us holy.

You have restored us and redeemed us.

You have given us hope and new life.

Forgive us and make us worthy of your sacrifice and

Instil in us a heart full of love for God, Jesus and our fellow man.

AMEN