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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,"
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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!

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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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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
August 14th, 2016
The Apocalypse - Part 29

The lesson on August 14, 2016 was part 29 of "The Apocalypse" study.  Wayne reviews what we learned in the previous lesson whereby we received an earthly body from Adam and we will recieve our spiritual body when we are resurrected and that wIll be have the attributes needed for our calling.  Next, the main emphasis of lesson was to identify the way punishment will be given at the Great White Throne judgment.  At that time, there are books and the book of life and judgement comes from the books.

The Apocalypse - Part 29
May 15th, 2016
The Apocalypse - Part 21

The lesson on May 15, 2016 was part 21 of "The Apocalypse" study.  A review of the previous lesson opened up this lesson as usual, but the remaining part of the lesson really looked at the Two Witnesses in Revelation and how they are used to demonstrate God's position on the sins of the world but how He uses their death and resurrection after 3.5 days.  It is also very informative to study how in their intermediate state during their death and resurrection does not include any consciousness.  The intermediate state between death and resurrection does not exist.  We have learned that death is an enemy that causes one to perish but for Christ and His resurrection has given us the gift of life if we choose to receive it.  The scripture reading was from Revelation 11:14-19 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 21
March 27th, 2016
Easter 2016

The message on March 27, 2016 was on Easter and Wayne looked at the ressurection of Christ but took a look at how the Pagan Easter was merged with the Christian celebration of the death and resurrection of Christ.  We learned how in the Old Testament when the Jews had to sacrifice an offering for atonement, they had to bring a creature they owned and kill it themselves.  Today as Christians, we take the sacrifice of Christ for granted because we don't have to perform the sacrifice ourselves.  He did it all to forgive all our sins.  For God so loved the world, so He sent His Son to die for us.  All we have to do is accept the gift of salvation.  What does suffering have to do with it?  Suffering is what Jesus choose to endure for us.  We as Christians choose to suffer in our walk for Him and in doing so, build up rewards so that we may reign with Christ but has nothing to do with our salvation.  The scripture reading was from John 19:1-11 KJV

Easter Message 2016

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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

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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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