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The Monday After Sunday, April 5, 2015: Vacancy
Hallelujah, He is risen! Yesterday we celebrated the living Jesus with stories of life change during baptisms and Pastor Josh Petersen talked about the magnificence of the empty tomb.
We looked at Luke 24:
“But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes.
5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, ‘Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.'” Read more.
Pastor Josh highlighted a few things:
1.”Jesus said He came to bring life where there was once only death. Our hope is not in a dead Jesus; our hope is an a live Jesus!” -Pastor Josh Petersen
2. “I’m convinced we are not only to pick up our cross and carry it but also to stand up, walk out of the tomb and follow Him.” – Pastor Josh Petersen
For the next seven days:
-as a Church, are we living outside of the tomb? Are we bringing life where there was once only death? Are we bringing life to the darkness?
-if you are still in a dark tomb, say yes to Jesus. Follow Him out. He knows the way.