Last issue we focused on the need for a savior, showing Jesus Christ as that savior. While we mourn the suffering Jesus went through to atone for our sins to make us right with God, we may rejoice in his resurrection.
Paul said, “For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins” 1 Corinthians 15:16-17. Instead we can we rejoice in that “He Has Risen!”
The study this month is meditative in style, which seems appropriate in this time of social distancing due to COVID-19.
We want to offer our gratitude and our prayers to all those who are putting their lives at risk to serve others during this tragic pandemic. Those prayers are offered not only to those on the front lines, such as the doctors and nurses, but their support personnel, such as the cleaning crews and those doing the clerical work. Then there are the first responders who directly help those in need. We cannot forget to also pray for those who are working along the supply chain for food, from the growers, harvesters, distributors, truck drivers, those who stock the shelves and check us out. The same can be said to those providing the medical supplies so badly needed.
Most of us are not on the front lines, but we must do our part in keeping the social distance; order only what you need, not want, online so the warehouse and delivery systems may be free to provide the necessary items. Be kind to your neighbors and help where you can. As you walk through the neighborhood more often or maybe for the first time, smile and wave to one another. You may not be able to stop and talk to one another, but a wave and a smile may go a long way to lift someone’s spirit, especially to those who are alone in their household.
May the Lord have mercy on us all.
When some of Jesus' women disciples came to anoint Jesus' body early on Sunday morning, they were told by angels: ... more
As we approach the season in which we remember the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the following Scriptures of this Bible study guide is offered as meditation guides for your reflection. ...more
Excerpt from Psalm 37:27-40 Tree of Life Version....more
During our days (likely to become weeks and months) of “social distancing” of the 2020 pandemic, more time has been freed up for thinking than I usually have. Not all of my “thinking” is set down in writing, but I thought I would share these thoughts with you who might be interested....more
Are these the “end times?” Are we living in the last days? The “end of the age” actually began when Jesus entered this world as an infant and carried out his mission of paying for the sins of the world. He talked about all of the events that would be taking place until he returned;...more
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.'”
Volume 19 Issue 04
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