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Resurrection (Easter)

Ephesians 1:20

"Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,"
KJV

Easter holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In the resurrection of Christ, we learn in Colossians 2:9-15 KJV "9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."  Enjoy all of the content here to learn of our risen Saviour!

Articles

February 27th, 2010

Eastra, the goddess of springGk. pascha, from Heb. pesah). The Passover (which see), and so translated in every passage except in the KJV: "intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people" . In the earlier English versions Easter had been frequently used as the translation of pascha. At the last revision Passover was substituted in all passages but this. The word Easter is of Saxon origin, Eastra, the goddess of spring, in whose honor sacrifices were offered about Passover time each year. By the eighth century Anglo-Saxons had adopted the name to designate the celebration of Christ's resurrection. bibliography: N. M. Denis-Boulet, Christian Calendar (1960). (from New Unger's Bible Dictionary)

EasterThe name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 AD.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a .k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similar "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [were] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre."

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December 9th, 2018
I Shall Be Satisfied

The message on December 9, 2018 was on regarding the thought of "I Shall Be Satisfied".  Wayne going into the Christmas season will soon vacation to his homeland down South but has one more week of giving finals at his day job.  In class, some students have approached him to consider changing careers because statistics is used in the profession of an Actuary, and they make so much more money.  In response, Wayne expresses how much he loves his job and is satisfied teaching because of his love for it.  In fact, many people are chasing wealth and happiness through things but we learn in scripture how vain that is.  Ecclesiastes teaches us that all is vanity under the sun but we are satisfied because of what we believe in the resurrection when we will be changed.  Wayne is quite satisfied knowing that upon death he will wait for the Lord Christ Jesus to call him forth and be changed to have his new body that will be fashioned to continue his calling.  This message was one of celebrating how the Creator pierced the vanity and became flesh when the word dwealt among us and then died for our sins and was raised so that we might recieve the resurrection that the Apostle Paul was explaining in Philippians 3:1-12 KJV.  The scripture reading was in Ecclesiates 1:1-11 KJV

I Shall Be Satisfied
October 14th, 2018
No One Hath Ascended but

The message on October 14, 2018 was a one off message entitled "No One Has Ascended but..." and studied what happens at death.  Wayne looked at the state of the soul and body at death and how it is described in scripture regarding what happens.  There is a lot of tradition that has creeped into modern Christian thinking that comes from pagan belief.  The scriptures clearly state in John 3:13 that "...no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."  This message goes through scripture to paint the truth as to how death is defeate

No One Has Ascendeth but
April 1st, 2018
Passover - Easter 2018

The message on August 1, 2018 was on the Passover and was our Easter lesson for 2018.  Wayne took time to look at the Passover feast because of two main issues.  First it tells the story of how Israel was brought out of bondage from the "type of the world" which was Egypt under the blood of the Passover lamb. We learned that in Exodus 12, this feast was the beginning of the new year for Israel.  This is a great type in picture of a Christian's new life made possible by Christ and His sacrifice.  The fact that PAul still talks about Jesus the Christ which is the same before and after Acts 28.  It is always interesting to see how PAul handles topics that are distinguished in our calling and the things that are in common.  The second thing to point out is the controversy between Easter and Passover.  Easter and Passover are around the same time but sometimes there is a difference.  Should we be observing the Jewish Passover instead of Easter?  For those of us who know their specific calling separate from the nation of Israel know are comfortable in celebrating the resurrection of Christ apart from Passover which is part of Israel's specific calling. Wayne takes us through the history of Gentile Christains celebrating the resurrection alongside Israel and the Passover which we saw in 1 Corinthians 5:8 KJV "Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." So the Passover is the natural time to recogize Christ and His sacrificial work.  Wayne tooks us to Acts 21:21-26 that Paul observed the passover and "25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purifcation, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.  This shows that Paul during Acts was a law abiding Jewish Christian. The scripture reading was from Acts 21:21-24 KJV

Passover - Easter 2018
April 16th, 2017
Easter Message 2017

The lesson on April 16, 2017 was an Easter Message where Wayne looked at Luke 24 and told us about certain others, the rest and one of them regarding the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This passage in Luke tells us of the others involved in the supernatural witness of Jesus Christ resurrection along with disbelief, which was eventually pushed aside.  We gain insight into the momentous effort God gave man the insight into the main event of human history where He changed time and provided a way to bridge the gap between Himself and his fallen creation. Wayne took particular not of verse 25 "Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:"  When Christ was explaining this to them, He emphasized believing all that had been taught unto them.  This is true for us today,  We need to help Christians see what PAul the prisoner was given for Christians today after Acts 28, which is The Mystery found in Ephesians and Colossians.  The scripture reading was from Luke 24:1-12 KJV

Easter Message 2017
December 4th, 2016
The Apocalypse - Part 45

The lesson on December 4, 2016 was part 45 of "The Apocalypse" study.  This is the last lesson in this study.  Wayne reviews what was covered in the previous lesson, where we learned how mans soul perishes with his body upon death.  Scripture tells us that man is like the animals in how they die and return to dust.  This is true without the hope of the Jesus Christ and the resurrection.  We have learned about the first and second resurrection of the tribulation and how these are particular to Israel.  We learn in this lesson of the unique calling we have in this age specifies where we will be after our recurrection, which is different than that of Israel, which is know as His people.  They have a special relationship with New Jerusalem which is the mother of them all (as Paul declared in his first ministry).  The scripture reading was from Revelation 22:16-21 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 45

Blogs

April 15th, 2007

Easter is here! Christ has risen! Everything worthwhile is tied to Christ’s resurrection. Paul said,

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15:14, 19

There are two events in scripture that point to drastic mistakes we can make about Jesus Christ. Both of these mistakes were made by people who were close to Him, who loved Him and were dedicated to Him.

1. FAILING TO RECOGNIZE HIS PRESENCE

April 10th, 2014

It's resurrection time again!

"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Matthew 12:38-40

March 22nd, 2018

The Error of Easter, The Lunacy of Lent and the Fable of Good Friday.

The greatest days for church attendance each year are Christmas and Easter. Now, personally, I like these days because it reminds every person on earth that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and died, was buried and resurrected for our sin. Everyone is reminded of these two truths twice a year. Also like the truths, there are some lies that are perpetrated at the same time.

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The Resurrection of Christ. The Easter holiday is the most celebrated event in all of Christianity.  1 Corinthians 15:12 is where Paul was instructing the church in Corinth that the resurrection was real and Christ lives. Further Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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