From a devotional written by Skip Heitzig and forwarded to me by my cousin, Don Boese:  “If you just have the inerrant Word of Scripture but you don’t have an experience with God yourself, then it’s not personal. If you have your personal experience but it doesn’t match what the scripture says, then it’s not reasonable. Put them both together, it’s powerful. It’s unshakeable.”

Friends,  I trust you have a wonderful time of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord!  What an amazing victory He won for us on the cross!  What an amazing victory He won over the grave!   What an amazing future He has in store for us!  May your celebration be personal, reasonable, and powerful!   Wow!   Pastor Leon  J 

Scripture:   Psalm 49:15  But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.  (NIV)

Observation:   If Jesus did not rise from the dead, then our faith would be useless.  Death is the final result of sin.  Jesus overcame sin in his living and overcame death in his resurrection!  

Application:  The resurrection is the proof that my faith is not in vain!   His resurrection is proof that death is not the end for me.  The Resurrected One lives inside me!   He empowers my living and He will escort me through death into eternity!       

Prayer:   Lord, I am amazed at what you have done for me. But I know what is ahead will even be better!  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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