Friday, April 10, 2009


It is this weekend that we remember and celebrate the foundation for all that we believe and all that we are in Christ. Good Friday is where we remember and celebrate that Jesus Christ went to Calvary and died a definite atonement. That on the cross He died for all that were His from before the foundation of the world. It was not that He died and hoped people would believe, that would have been careless, random and unfitting for a King. Jesus Christ gloriously atoned for every single person that the Father had given Him, and all of those will be saved, not one of them will perish. Praise God we remember and celebrate the definite atonement of the cross.

We also remember and celebrate that the grave could not hold Him. Though He truly died on the cross, He was Sunday morning alive and walked the face of this earth for over forty days, appearing to hundreds if not thousands of people. This true, historical event separates Jesus from all who would seek His seat as King. Every other religious leader died and stayed dead. Not so with Jesus, He rose from the dead defeating death and the grave, and in the process removing the sting of death for all that are His. We who follow Christ know that to live is Christ and to die is gain, and that is due to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

These are the things that we remember and celebrate this weekend. Glorious truths that are just that, true! Praise God and worship well this Lords day.

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pastor tom
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