I watched the National Geographic tv-movie “Killing Jesus.” The acting was excellent and the show had 3.7 million viewers. I was concerned that the movie would stop at the crucifixion. If Christ was not raised from the dead then we are lost. Fortunately, the movie did not stop at the His sacrificial death.
The women who came to anoint His Body saw the stone rolled away. They walked into the cave only to find the bloodstained shroud in which he had been wrapped. At first there was questioning in their eyes, but then one-by-one a slight smile appeared on their faces until you could see the joy rising up inside of them.
The Author of Life could not be held by death. In deed, “death” itself has received a death sentence. Christ has conquered both sin and death and He is alive forevermore! The bruised heel of Jesus has crushed the serpent’s head and disarmed the enemy.
At this Easter time, we want you to know that we are grateful for you. Thank you for being part of the festivals and for all your prayers. This summer we hope to reach 100,000 people. We really need you to stand with us. Join with us in praying for God’s Holy Spirit to move upon all those attending. Pray that every person coming through the gates will realize that Christ is alive and so they can know Him as their Lord and Savior.
Have a blessed Easter and we will see you this summer! Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed!
Serving the Resurrected One,
Pastor Harry L. Thomas, Jr.
With a New Year ahead, I am reminded of the burdens, challenges, successes, victories, and the unknown that we all look to face as we stand at the beginning of a New Year.
As a believer in the Lord Jesus, I am filled with hope, and happiness that does not come from things temporal, tied to this life, but those that are eternal. It is the Agape Love of our Lord that fills my heart as a child of the Father. As followers of Christ we should reflect HIs goodness and love to our fellow man, our neighbors. Taking the light and love that is in us, through the Holy Spirit, and pouring that love into those around us whether that be our families, friends, co-workers, or simply a stranger passing by. It is a kind word, a helping hand, holding the door, taking time to listen, serving those in need, and being a blessing as we are blessed.
Galatians 5:22,23 states : "The Holy Spirit produces a different kind of fruit: unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindheartedness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. You won’t find any law opposed to fruit like this.”
As the NEW YEAR! begins, be encouraged that you have a God who loves you, who has freed you by His Spirit, from the demands of the this world. Allow Christ to truly live in you and to be a reflection of His Love to others in any situation as you walk in His Spirit each day.
Have a happy and blessed New Year!
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