Saturday morning came and with it the confusion of what had happened the day before.
Could Jesus really be dead? Was it a lie? How could he be who he said he was and allow what had just happened? His followers were faced with the reality of trying to reconcile what they believed about Jesus with what had just happened to him. A week that had started with a triumphal entry had crescendoed with his execution amidst two criminals.
Would they walk away from their faith because their expectations had been shattered or would they cling to the promises that Jesus had given them? Saturday woke them with the reality of their nightmare. They had to face the tragic pain of the reality of Jesus’s death. Saturday forced them to put action to their faith absent the one in whom they had placed their faith in. Some would walk away, for those who waited...Sunday was coming. Sunday brought hope, Saturday paved the way for that hope to come and shatter the darkness of death. Saturday was life halting, but Sunday was a comin’! #easter#resurrection#resurrectionsunday#goodfriday#nothingiswasted#griefsupport#bereavedparents#purposeforthepain#childloss#infantloss#miscarriage#hope#grief#faith#love#heaven
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In My Father’s house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way.”
JOHN 14:2-4 AMP
He will come back again! - #promises#salvation#resurrection#3coreinnerwellness
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My Saturday morning - reading, vanilla candles, coffee, flowers, prep prime rib roast for celebrating our savior's resurrection. #trulyblessed 🙏🏼🥰 ☕🌷 Have a fantabulous weekend my beautiful spirits! ❤
We have Victory in Christ!! He died for us. He overcame the power of death and sin for us. He told us about Love and Showed us love. Celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ! That Resurrection power works in our life today. Luke 24:6-7 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ .
Lots of love from the Lv31 sisters #easter#resurrection#resurrectionsunday#easterweekend#bankholiday
(The Guard at the Tomb)
62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” 65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard. Matthew 27:62-66 (NIV)
Easter Celebration: "Easter is a time of celebration for many people around the world. Do you appreciate the sentiment of this celebration? Have you taken the time to explore why it is considered a holiday for many? What where your findings?
A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans:
Brothers and sisters: Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.
For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection. We know that our old self was crucified with him, so that our sinful body might be done away with, that we might no longer be in slavery to sin. For a dead person has been absolved from sin. If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more; death no longer has power over him. As to his death, he died to sin once and for all; as to his life, he lives for God. Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus. - Romans 6:3-11
Today we celebrate the space between the space. The day between the death and the resurrection. The Liminal Space. Liminal space usually doesn’t feel too good. It’s an unknown. You’re out of control. You’re not sure what is going to happen or where God will be taking you next. You can only hang to the promises and hope for the best. You can take the Liminal space as a gift. A time to learn more about yourself. Shift the focus inward. What is God trying to show you in the space between the space? Liminal space can be absolutely terrifying, but it can also be a beautiful outpouring of God’s love and peace in our lives during the transition. So today, we celebrate the Liminal Spaces in our lives. He’s in the waiting. #easter#liminalspace#easterweekend#resurrection#space#time#love#richardrohr
It's another holiday! Yay!! Easter. Okay, hold on, just incase you're sort of floating and don't really quite get what the whole "hype" is all about, we got you covered; five details to help keep you in the know:
What is Easter?
While delicious looking chocolate bunnies and eggs might be giving you the wink at your every turn, Easter holds a whole lot more significance.
Easter, the oldest Christian holiday is regarded as the basis on which Christanity is founded because through fulfillment of the prophesy; death and ressurection of Jesus the son of God, the gift of eternal life was given to mankind. Easter holds a prominent spot in the Christian calender.
When is Easter;
Easter is a yearly celebration which takes place after Lent - a 40-day solemn religious observance by particularly those within the Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox traditions in preparation of the death and resurrection of Jesus Chris, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends six weeks on Holy Saturday before Easter Sunday
The period which sees Christians fasting, abstaining from meat, fish, eggs and fats in general till Easter Sunday, including wearing ashes on Ash Wednesday. Easter Sunday marks the end of the Holy Week.
Why we celebrate Easter:
Christians all over the world celebrate the significant Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter. Christ rose on the third day after his Crucifixion on Good Friday, confirming his identity as the son of God. Without the ressurrection, redemption, reconcilation and salvation wouldn't have come to be.
Origin of the name Easter:
The word Easter derives from the pagan source - Eeostre or Eastre – Anglo saxon goddess of spring and fertility.
Easter and associations:
Eggs; Eggs seen to be a symbol of life have grown to become a joyous part of the celebration as it symbolizes fertility - new life and rebirth; the resurrection of Christ from the grave after crucification... Image; Calabasas Courier Online
Well, it's been a busy week and I am grateful for the weekend! 😥 I'm working this weekend, plus pushing out orders for my products. 😎 Thanks to Mr. Tony at the YMCA for my biggest order for the week! 😙
I am having a "One Day Sale" in honor of the Easter/Resurrection Holiday! 🤗 Buy 4 scented body oils, get 1 free! Thanks loves! 💙💚💛💜
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You are invited to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at The ROCK! Pastor Green will be sharing his last installment in our "JESUS" series, "The Proof Is In My Hands". When Jesus was risen from the dead, no one recognized Him and when God raises you up no one is going to recognize you. The past is gone away and behold all things are new, Come and be our guest! Resurrection starts at a 11AM at the ROCK. #TheProofisInMyHands#RESURRECTION#ROCKCENTERCHURCH#THEROCK#MGM
Don’t forget Family Fun Day starts at Noon TODAY!
ROCK Center Church 838 Old George Washington HWY, Suite 106, Chesapeake, VA 23323 (We are located in the rear of Washington Shoppes)
He made the ultimate sacrifice for us. He stepped in and took the punishment for our mistakes.
How can we repay this love? We can live for Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and our strength.
Romans 14:8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Deuteronomy 10:20 Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.
Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Let’s live for Him and honor Him with our bodies (1 Corinthians 6:20)! God Bless!
These are the biblical truths that make me think about Jesus during the weekend of His death AND resurrection. .
I don’t want you to think of anything but this; so forget the turkey, forget the wine and forget the egg hunt. .
The son of God died to give you life; WOW. .
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The grief of gruesome Golgotha and Good Friday is gone, for the grave has been defeated and grace has been given!
The Hope of Heaven has risen in Him!
Easter weekend is here, with the happiness of freedom and the new life of spring.
When I was a teenager, I didn’t like Easter. Every year it was the same thing on replay: Easter eggs, boring sermons, and prolonged time at an Aunts house that I never saw. Lol.
But thankfully, I’ve grown up and found the places I belong.
I’m so lucky and blessed to be able to attend @theradiantcity for church every week. And I’m beyond stoked to hear @lee_cummings preach an Easter sermon! He’s intelligent, creative, and led by the Spirit. No matter how much time elapses, his messages stay fresh and relevant.
If you don’t have a church home, or you’ve been “shopping around,” look no further! @theradiantcity is unlike any church you’ve been to before.
There’s so much talent in this place, but there’s even more Spirit. There’s so much intelligence and creativity, but even more love and devotion. There’s so much cultural relevance, but even more kingdom significance.
Seriously, I can’t say enough good about @theradiantcity. Come join me at 6:00pm tonight (Saturday 4/20), or 8:30am, 10:30am, or 12:30pm (Sunday 4/21).
Don’t worry about your clothes or money or feeling out of place. @theradiantcity is like a giant family, and there’s plenty of weirdos like me, and cool kids like @coryasbury and @calebculver.
No matter what your life looks like, what you’ve been through, or what you’re doing, there’s a place for you here.
Give it a try. If you don’t like it, I’ll give you $100 of Bitcoin! Haha.
Okay, I’m done. 😂 I hope you’re doing well! Enjoy this beautiful weekend with your loved ones. I’ll be looking for all of your happy photos. Save me an Easter egg. 😄