Faith Baptist Church of State College, Pennsylvania

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September 11, 2001, is not a day that we will quickly forget. Nineteen terrorists fired the first shot in this current war using ammunition of human-filled planes against targets filled with innocent human beings. May we never forget!  On March 20, 2002, President Bush launched the present phase in this war by ordering the beginning of the campaign to liberate Iraq and, thus, eliminate the terrorist-fostering regime of Saddam Hussein. The following day, the Centre Daily Times ran this headline—“U.S. STRIKES IRAQ.”

On a crisp spring morn in the year 33 A.D., a singular event took place in human history. This event was of such profound importance that its enemies, led by Satan himself, deliberately ran the misleading headline the next day in the Jerusalem Times—“BODY TAKEN BY DISCIPLES.” (Mt. 28:13)   But God’s headline on the same day of that singular event was heralded, “CHRIST IS RISEN JUST AS HE SAID!” (Mt. 28:6)

Other headlines in God’s Word regarding that event are these:

“JESUS IS GOD, SO SAYS RESURRECTION”
“Who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead…” (Romans 1:4).
“RESURRECTION BECAUSE OF JUSTIFICATION”
“He who was delivered up because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.” (Romans 4:15)
“NEW LIFE IN RISEN CHRIST”
“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism in to death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)
“RESURRECTED CHRIST GIVES ETERNAL LIFE”
“I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die…” (John 11:25, 26)
“LIVING FOR THE RISEN CHRIST”
“For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” (II Cor. 5:14, 15)

Christ has come, was crucified, and is risen from the dead. God’s headlines not only declare this to be so but also help us to understand the significance of that singular event almost two millennia ago. Let’s read all about it, dear brethren, for we must never forget!  May you and yours enjoy a blessed Easter season remembering and rejoicing in the One who is not there, for He has risen “just as He said!”

In Christ,
Pastor Drew

 

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