Sunday, March 23, 2008


Due to a senior moment, I left the bulletin with the notes from the first sermon (sunrise service) at church. However, the second sermon was just as good; the first is forthcoming and will be inserted once I have opportunity to get the bulletin back. Update: The bulletin got recycled when my choir folder was reorganized. Sorry. (scowls)

Second sermon: readings - Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-4, and Matthew 28:1-10. However, the text actually came from Revelation 5:9-13.
This is the feast of victory of our God! It gives incalculable joy and blessing. Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain. whose blood set us free to be people of God! Indeed the Lamb was slain - instead of us; God expects perfection. Even being born human places us in the realm of sin, but not even our death would pay for our sins. That is why Christ died - for us. Let us live as the people of God, for so we are.

Do we hoard Christ's attributes to ourselves - power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, blessing, and glory? They belong to Him alone, but He gives them to us in His supper. We are each a new creation; therefore we praise God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. And He will reign forever and ever! Amen.
To all who wished me a blessed Easter and/or included me in their prayers (MK, WayneDawg, and Tammi) and to everyone else - have a blessed Eastertide!

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