He's Alive!

Yesterday was Good Friday, the day we honor and remember Jesus, who gave His life for our sins. He was beaten beyond recognition and then crucified on the cross. He gave His life as our sacrifice so that we can have eternal life in Heaven.

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus
He came to love, to heal and forgive.
He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Jesus lives.

The grave could not hold Him. He had power over death and rose again on the third day. We celebrate Easter, the day of new life, the day of resurrection, the day of eternal hope!
Jesus is risen!
Jesus is alive!

Dolly Parton sings, “He’s Alive”. Listen and be blessed.
Happy Easter!

Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you."

So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.

And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him.

Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me."

Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened.

When they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, "Tell them, 'His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we slept.' And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will appease him and make you secure."

So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them.

When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
Matt. 28:1-20 NKJV


Jesus Paid Your Debt

Because of Adam’s sin, every one of us suffers the consequence of being separated from God. The God who created us in His own divine image with a capacity to know Him in a personal intimate way; to have a relationship with Him and to have fellowship with Him. God has loved us from the very beginning.

Adam and Eve were given free will and power of choice. When they chose to be disobedient to God, sin entered into their lives and that sin was passed down to all of us. Because God cannot look on sin, the relationship and connection between man and God was broken.

For hundreds of years, God required man to sacrifice a spotless lamb for the atonement of his sins, but these offerings were only temporary. God’s love provided His own Lamb as a permanent, perfect, final sacrifice for all sin, for all men, for all of time.

God’s love was revealed in it's greatest magnitude when Jesus, God’s son who was without sin, became our sacrifice by giving His life on the cross. He suffered beatings and more painful agony than we can ever imagine when He was crucified. But by becoming the Lamb of God and shedding His blood for our sins, He paid our debt and made it possible for us to connect with our creator and to have forgiveness of our sins.

The cross bridged the gap between God and man that was caused by sin. Jesus was and is the only one who connects us with the living God! He did not stay in the grave, but arose again on Resurrection morning and continues to be alive today!

I pray that you know this truth and celebrate Easter with the hope and joy of knowing that Jesus paid your debt so that you may have forgiveness for your sins.