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Sunday, April 24, 2011

He has risen


For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;



And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:


 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:


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Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?


But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:


And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.


 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.


 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:


 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.


 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.


If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.


But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.


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So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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Jesus has risen! I copied this from what we read in church. It's taken from 1st Corinthians 15; King James version. Which is why it's a bit hard to understand; but if you read it over and think about it, it should make sense. 

Oh, and here's the Easter Article I did for an online magazine, Forever


It’s that time of year again. When you walk into Wal-mart, and they have chocolate bunnies and candied eggs on sale. When you look at your neighbor’s yard, and there are cute bunny rabbits and baskets outside. When children are excited about Easter egg hunting. Somehow whenever there is a Christian holiday non-Christians try to take the Christian parts out. Sometimes they don’t mean to, but it happens.

Think about it for a moment. Do you see crosses or Resurrection tombs in people’s yard around Easter? Probably not.

But you know, Easter isn’t about candy and bunnies. Sure, it’s great to have fun-- but try not to get caught up in the world’s ways.

Remind yourself during Easter week that it’s not about you, but about Christ. He died for us, took our punishment, and then rose again. Thank God and praise Him for what he has done for us.

Sorry this post didn't have any pictures, but I've done lots lately. Happy Easter!





2 comments:

  1. Isn't it awesome? I've said this like 20 times already but Easter means so much more to me this year! =D Happy Easter, Kenny!! <3 u!

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  2. Thanks Hans! For being the best commenter ever. *cheeky grin*

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