So, last week was a short one in the office. We had Good Friday off and that was very nice. Kendra's mom came in for a short visit. That was nice as well.
Reality Check went well on Wednesday. The message was UP: AN EASTER TALE. Here is the outline:
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.1 Corinthians 1:18
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in
When Jesus rose UP it CHANGED the world.
But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the
Since Jesus Rose UP From The Grave:
UP comes the promise that your past is FORGIVEN
He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. Colossians 2:14
Up comes the promise that you have a REASON to LIVE
A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. John 10:10
Up comes the promise that there is a place in HEAVEN for you
Don't let this throw you. You trust God, don't you? Trust me. There is plenty of room for you in my Father's home. If that weren't so, would I have told you that I'm on my way to get a room ready for you? And if I'm on my way to get your room ready, I'll come back and get you so you can live where I live. And you already know the road I'm taking." John 14:1-2
Up comes the promise that your life will be DIFFERENT
For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15
A Prayer for a personal relationship with Jesus:
I know I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sins. I believe that Jesus came and died on the cross for me and that he rose again. I want you to be the leader of my life. I want you to forgive my past, show me the reason to live and prepare a place for me in Heaven. I want my life to be different. Help me to put my full trust in you.
In Jesus name Amen.
We didn't see anyone come to Christ that night, which bummed me out a bit. Still, I had a good conversation with one of the non-Christian kids who has been coming. We also had a first time guest whose mother wrote me a very encouraging email about her daughter's visit and how the message had spoken to her.
That night I also got a disturbing set of text messages from a former student. It is sad when Satan has such a hold on someone. My spirit grieved and the carnal Jasper was hurt and angry. I am better now. I pray that the Lord would keep his hand on this student.
Easter was good. We ahd nice services at Parkway. It was such a relaxing weekend. This is Senior Week for us as we have a concert for one of our seniors on Tuesday that all the seniors who can will attend. On Friday night we will have a formal dinner at our house for the Seniors. Then Saturday we have a day trip to Navu, Illinois, just for seniors. It is a Moromonism Informational trip. Then our Graduate Celebration lunch is on Sunday. IT should be a busy time.
God is good.