The Messenger

Our Weekly Bulletin

April 3, 2024
Volume XXXXIV –Number 14

I appreciate so much all who were here this past Sunday. We had a great crowd of over 500, and though we did have several visitors, it was also good to see some members who just haven’t been coming as faithfully as they should be. I pray that they will continue to make worship and serving God the number one priority in their lives (Hebrews 10:25; Revelation 2:10).

Before His death on the cross, Jesus wanted to prepare His disciples for what was going to happen. Hesought to comfort and reassure them in John 14. He said, “A little while longer and the world will see Meno more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also” (14:19). He would soon be betrayed byJudas and crucified, but He wanted them to know that would not be the end and He would live again.

Jesus’ resurrection proved beyond any shadow of doubt that He indeed is the Son of God (Romans 1:4).His life after death is the key to everything. It is because He lives, that we live also. His resurrection ensures our resurrection from the dead at the judgement. Paul made this point in 1 Corinthians 15. Some will be raised to the resurrection of life, others to the resurrection of condemnation (John 5:28-29). Paul said, “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4). Those who have done this have gone from death to life (Ephesians 2:1-7).

Don’t you look forward to a home in heaven? Isn’t that our motivation to live as God has commanded us?As we talked about on Sunday, Peter said, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, whoaccording to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of JesusChrist from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reservedin heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed inthe last day (1 Peter 1:3-5).

A home in heaven is not possible without Jesus. If He had not risen from the tomb, there would be nohope. Thankfully for all He is alive and seated at the right hand of God. God be thanked!

God Bless -Todd

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