Saturday, April 15, 2006

Resurrection Sunday

Luke 24

He Is Risen

1 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them,[a] came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly[b] perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
8 And they remembered His words. 9 Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying[c] by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.

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I hope you will go to the Spurgeon Archive Webpage and read this amazing sermon by Charles S. Spurgeon preached on April 8, 1855.

At the end of the sermon he is gives three doctrines that are taught relating to the empty tomb.
Here is the second one:

"A second doctrine here taught well may charm thee, if the Holy Spirit apply it with power. Behold his empty tomb, O true believer: it is a sign of thine acquittal, and thy full discharge. If Jesus had not paid the debt, he ne'er had risen from the grave. He would have lain there till this moment if he had not cancelled the entire debt, by satisfying eternal vengeance. O beloved, is not that an overwhelming thought?"

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And here is one of my favorite Resurrection hymns found at The Cyber Hymnal

Low in the Grave He Lay
by Robert Lowry

Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,He arose a Victor from the dark domain,And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.He arose! He arose!Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior;Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,He arose a Victor from the dark domain,And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.He arose! He arose!Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Death cannot keep its Prey, Jesus my Savior;He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,He arose a Victor from the dark domain,And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.He arose! He arose!Hallelujah! Christ arose!


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My prayer for you is that you celebrate the risen Lord every day of your life.

Love Janet.

4 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

Easter Blessings!

Have a lovely, blessed day!

Love,
Donna

Jessie said...

He is Risen Indeed!

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

natalie said...

He is risen indeed!
I love that hymn.

Dana said...

Posted that hymn myself.
And ditto that prayer...SO GLAD we can celebrate the risen Lord every day, every Sabbath, and not have to wait for a once-a-year *appointed* Sunday.
Dana in GA
PS Enjoyed your Easter lily post,too.