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Easter Message 2019

Easter Genesis Gospel

The message on April 21, 2019 was about Easter and Wayne was able to share the parallel between Genesis and John's Gospel.  Wayne reflects on the special Christian message at Easter particular to the resurrection promise we share in relation to the pain we all have shared with the death of a loved one.  In the promise of eternal life in Christ through the resurrection we can celebrate the gift that God gave us.  As we are in the Genesis study, there is a distinct parallel between Genesis and John's Gospel.  Wayne takes the time to go through the Easter message in John's Gospel and compares it to the passages in Genesis. We also look specifically at the statement Jesus made in the Garden of Gethsemane in His prayer "Thy Will Be Done".  This statement took us to Matthew 6:21 and 26:42.  In this we find that Christ did not shy away from his calling on the cross but endured the attack from demons who wanted him to be killed right there.  Instead, he heldfast his path to be crucified for all of us. The scripture reading was from John 20:1-10 KJV

"1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home."