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Easter

Lo, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it; his appearance was as lightening and his clothes were as white as snow. For fear of him, the guards trembled and became as dead men. 
And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid I know that you seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Why seek the living among the dead? Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful man and be crucified and on the third day rise again.’ Come now and see that place where He lay. (Then they remembered His words.)” 
Go quickly and tell His disciples and Peter that He is risen from the dead, and lo, He goes before you into Galilee. There, you will see Him as He told you.” 
Some went away with fear and trembling and said nothing because they were afraid. Others went away quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples. 
 Prayer:  Father, how grateful we are for Your victory over death and the assurance of eternal life with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
Scripture For Today: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid I know that you seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Why seek the living among the dead?
The women which had come with Him out of Galilee followed and saw where His body was laid. There, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, the Mother of Joses, sat in front of the tomb. 
The others returned and prepared spices and ointments. But on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. 
On the morrow, the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came to Pilate saying, “Sir we remember that the deceiver said while still living, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ Give orders, therefore, to make the tomb secure until the three days, lest the disciples coming, steal Him and say to His people, ‘He was risen from the dead’ the last error would be worse than the first!” 
Pilate said to them, “You have a guard, go and make it as secure as you know how.” 
They went therefore, and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting a guard. 
 Prayer:  Help us, Lord, to realize that Your presence and power can never be limited by any work of man. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
Scripture For Today: Mark 16, Matthew 28, Luke 24  Pilate said to them, “You have a guard, go and make it as secure as you know how.” They went therefore, and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting a guard. 
Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” 
They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!” 
Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?” 
But they cried out all the more saying, “Let Him be crucified!” 
When Pilate saw he could not prevail . . . he took water and washed his hands before the multitude saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this Person. You see to it.” 
And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.” 
Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified. 
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus, twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, mocked Him, spit upon Him, struck Him on the head, and led Him away to be crucified. Then they put a sign over His head: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. In the end the soldiers said: Truly this was the Son of God. 
 Prayer:  Heavenly Father, let these Words bring to our hearts an understanding of the cost of our salvation. May we see the magnitude of Your love for us in His cross. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 
Scripture For Today: Matthew 27 The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!” 
Lo, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it; his appearance was as lightning and his clothes were as white as snow. For fear of him, the guards trembled and became as dead men.
And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid I know that you seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Why seek the living among the dead? Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful man and be crucified and on the third day rise again.’ Come now and see that place where He lay. (Then they remembered His words.)”
“Go quickly and tell His disciples and Peter that He is risen from the dead, and lo, He goes before you into Galilee. There, you will see Him as He told you.”
Some went away with fear and trembling and said nothing because they were afraid. Others went away quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples.
Prayer: Father, how grateful we are for Your victory over death and the assurance of eternal life with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24
“Lo, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it; his appearance was as lightening and his clothes were as white as snow. For fear of him, the guards trembled and became as dead men.
“And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid. I know that you seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Why seek the living among the dead? Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful man and be crucified and on the third day rise again.’ Come now and see that place where He lay. (Then they remembered His words.)”
“Go quickly and tell His disciples and Peter that He is risen from the dead, and lo, He goes before you into Galilee. There, you will see Him as He told you.”
“Some went away with fear and trembling and said nothing because they were afraid. Others went away quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples.”
Prayer: Father, how grateful we are for Your victory over death and the assurance of eternal life with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Mark 16, Matthew 28, Luke 24
Lo, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it; his appearance was as lightening and his clothes were as white as snow. For fear of him, the guards trembled and became as dead men.
And the angel said to the women, “Be not afraid I know that you seek Jesus of Nazareth who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Why seek the living among the dead? Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful man and be crucified and on the third day rise again.’ Come now and see that place where He lay. (Then they remembered His words.)”
“Go quickly and tell His disciples and Peter that He is risen from the dead, and lo, He goes before you into Galilee. There, you will see Him as He told you.”
Some went away with fear and trembling and said nothing because they were afraid. Others went away quickly with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples.
Prayer: Father, how grateful we are for Your victory over death and the assurance of eternal life with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24
Constantine the Great is credited with being the originator of the Easter Parade. It began on the first Easter Sunday following his conversion. On that day, he ordered the members of his court to wear their finest garments to honor and celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
What will we wear for our Easter garments this year? New clothes covering an old nature? Costly garments hiding a deceitful heart? Changing our apparel will not change our attitudes or our actions.
When we walk with the Lord, He will make all things new from the inside out. He is able to change our old nature into one of His making, a deceitful heart into one devoted to loving Him and our stale thoughts into fresh new insights into the way He wants us to live.
When we turn our lives over to the Lord, we will not need to worry about what we wear or where we walk in a parade. We will be covered with His grace, demonstrate His goodness and reflect His greatness wherever we are.
Prayer: Lord, sometimes it is easier to dress the part than to live the part of being a Christian. I ask that You give me the strength to live my life through the power that comes from the Holy Spirit: in Your Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Colossians 3:1-14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

Pilate said to them, “What shall I do with Jesus who is call Christ?”
They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”
Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has he done?”
But they cried out all the more saying, “Let Him be crucified!”
When Pilate saw he could not prevail…he took water and washed his hands before the multitude saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this Person. You see to it.”
And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”
Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus…twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head…mocked Him…spit upon Him…struck Him on the head…and led Him away to be crucified. Then they put a sign over His head: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. In the end the soldiers said: Truly this was the Son of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, let these Words bring to our hearts an understanding of the cost of our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Matthew 27
Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”

Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more saying, “Let Him be crucified!”

When Pilate saw he could not prevail…he took water and washed his hands before the multitude saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this Person. You see to it.”

And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”

Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus…twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head…mocked Him…spit upon Him…struck Him on the head…and led Him away to be crucified. Then they put a sign over His head: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. In the end the soldiers said: Truly this was the Son of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, let these Words bring to our hearts an understanding of the cost of our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Matthew 27 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor. (Read more...)
Pilate said to them, “What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?”

They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”

Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?”

But they cried out all the more saying, “Let Him be crucified!”

When Pilate saw he could not prevail...he took water and washed his hands before the multitude saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it.”

And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”

Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus...and stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him…twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head...mocked Him…spit upon Him...struck Him on the head...and led Him away to be crucified. Then they put a sign over His head: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. In the end the soldiers said: Truly this was the Son of God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, let these Words bring to our hearts an understanding of the cost of our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Matthew 27