Major Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus
In yesterday's sermon on Matthew 28:1-15, pastor Alex walks through the story of the resurrection. The women go to the tomb and find Jesus alive from the dead, just as he said! Afterwards, the chief priests bribe the Roman guards to lie and say Jesus's body was stolen. In these verses, we learn the truth of Jesus's resurrection that we can see in Scripture; we also recognize some of the lies we hear to try and denounce Jesus. But praise God for his truth: Jesus is alive today!
"Have you here anything to eat?" Jesus asks of His disciples on Resurrection Sunday, late in the evening of that glorious first day. Such an unexpected question! Did He need food? Or rather, how were they in need of beholding His glorified body ingesting a simple piece of broiled fish? How are we in need of the revelation that comes from pondering the extent of His question? Stephanie invites us to cozy up to the eleven disciples who "disbelieved with joy" when they first saw their risen Lord on that glorious evening, shut in as they were behind closed doors. He walked through walls of stone and doors of solid wood. He ate fish, and later even cooked some for them! Fully God and fully Man, and never more than in this moment of intimate self-disclosure. So scoot on in, there is a seat for you by the fire. This series is an invitation to immerse yourself in the various ways God communicates to us, and us to Him. So pay attention, He is here and willing to whisper in your ear. A word of caution: don't come to Scripture with the agenda of finding yourself there. Right now we are going to take Scripture in. Like breathing, like eating, like smelling a flower. Don't come to Scripture with the agenda of finding yourself there. Come with the firm intention of discovering God instead. And then Scripture will never disappoint. God promises to be found in the places where He dwells – His Word especially. And in the process, you will undoubtedly find yourself as you find Him. So as we enter the hallowed pages of Scripture together, through a humble doorway and a very simple story, ask yourself: what is this telling me about Jesus? The perfect gift for everyone - apparel, drinkware, stickers and more for all the women, men and kids in your life! https://www.gospelspice.com/merch Support us!
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The Gift of Faith is given to us by God, when it feels as though you're in a pit. Join Robin Kirby-Gatto and learn about how the Gift of Faith pulls you up out of your pit, sparking great faith! ***** Welcome to Celebrating God's Grace, A Women World Leader's Podcast, I'm your host Robin Kirby-Gatto. Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate God's grace, in our lives, in our ministry, and around the world. Today's title: The Gift of Faith The work of God's Holy Spirit in our lives shows up in different ways. One of those ways is through the gift of faith, for our time of need. “To another [wonder-working] faith by the same [Holy] Spirit,” 1 Corinthians 12:9 AMPC There are times in life where you might become discouraged and disappointed. Knowing Ephesians 3:20 well, you're certain God can do exceedingly, abundantly, above all you can think or imagine, it's just that you need to experience the operation of His power inside of you to believe. In those moments, God provides the gift of faith through the Holy Spirit, to lift you up out of the pit. The Greek word for faith is pístis pronounced pis'-tis meaning, “persuasion, credence, conviction, reliance upon Christ for salvation, assurance, belief, believe, and fidelity.” [i] To better understand the Greek word for faith, let's look at the primary Greek word from which it comes, which is peíthō pronounced pi'-tho and means, “to convince, rely, agree, assure, believe, have confidence, MAKE FRIEND, obey, persuade, trust, and yield.” [ii] Years ago, when I taught on faith with the different gates of Jerusalem, from the book of Nehemiah, God showed me that faith equals commitment, as well as friendship. You cannot have faith without friendship, and you cannot have commitment without faith. Whoever or whatever you're committed to, reveals who or what you've made your friend. You rely on your closest friends, because of the confidence that has blossomed in the trusting relationship. For example, a husband and wife show their commitment publicly with their marriage vows. Marriages that survive and thrive are those based on Christ Jesus, as well as love and friendship with one another. Likewise, as we mature in our relationship with God, we build a deeper friendship. Jesus told the disciples in John 15:15, no longer did He call them servants but friends. Moreover, that He told His secrets to His friends. Sonship and friendship are the two pillars of our faith, which I write about extensively in my book, Rev 22:2. Our individual faith will never deepen, if we don't understand that we're a child and friend of God. Jesus acknowledges in John 15:14 that those who do what He commands, are His friends. Our faith and commitment to God is based on a personal relationship we have with Him, not on someone else's relationship with God. This is why the primary Greek word from which faith comes, means “make friend.” Holy Spirit comes according to the need, as revealed in the last teaching I did, podcast number 429 “Celebrating God's Grace the Gift of Prophecy.” Jesus taught in the parable after the Lord's prayer in Luke 11 on the bread, showing that God supplies the power of Holy Spirit according to the need. If we, as parents, provide for our children's needs, how much more will God provide us the grace required through His Holy Spirit for what we need. The gift of faith is given to us in times of difficulty and is different than our individual faith. Our individual faith is our commitment to Christ Jesus, as a Christian. This can be seen in Paul's writing to the church of Ephesus. 8 For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christ's salvation) THROUGH [YOUR] FAITH. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God; 9 Not because of works [not the fulfillment of the Law's demands], lest any man should boast. [It is not the result of what anyone can possibly do, so no one can pride himself in it or take glory to himself.] Ephesians 2:8-9 AMPC When we come into salvation through Jesus Christ, God's grace works through OUR FAITH. Our salvation isn't based on our own works, but entirely on the grace of God, at work with our faith, the manifestation of what we believe. The difference between our personal faith and the gift of faith, is that the gift of faith IS GOD'S FAITH on top of our faith. Imagine obtaining a mortgage on a house and putting down a 20% down payment. You don't own the house, but have a commitment to buy the house, and arrange for monthly payments. The down payment can be likened to our individual faith. However, the gift of faith would be that you've paid the down payment and discovered you don't have the money to pay the mortgage off. In that circumstance, the Mortgage Company comes in and immediately pays the other 80%. The mortgage company paying the rest is analogous to God's faith operating by grace through the gift of faith. It gets us out of a rock and a hard place. I call these rock-and-hard place times “the pit.” These are times of complete darkness, where you feel the only one near you is Jesus Christ alone. You find yourself in a crisis, uncertain as to how you're going to get out or when that might be. Or maybe it is a wayward child for whom you're believing the fullness of salvation and God's deliverance. These pit moments are faith opportunities, which will require more than your faith. It will require the gift of faith! I couldn't help but see the Greek word for faith spelled P.I.S.T.I.S. As I looked at the word and took the first “s” out of it, I saw the two words ‘PIT IS.” The pit is the place of GOD'S FAITH! Even more, I couldn't help but think of car pistons when looking at the Greek word for faith and seeing it as an example of the gift of faith at work inside of us. Taking the first and last “s” out of pistons you have “PIT ON.” The pit is the switch that flips God's faith on in your life. An internal combustion engine of a car generates its power through compressed air that mixes with fuel, contained in individual cylinders. For example, a four-cylinder engine looks like four individual pits. Within each pit/cylinder is a piston. These pistons look like a platform of sort and are pushed down by the mixture of air and fuel coming into the cylinder. It's almost like a suction cup, when the pistons are pushed down. The pistons being pushed down rotate the crankshaft, basically moving the engine parts. Within the cylinder is a spark plug at the top of the pit, where once the air and fuel mixture come in, while the piston is lowering, pulling it in, ignites it with fire! Isn't that powerful? This is a great description of the gift of faith. It is the platform for God to spark our faith with His faith! To get us moving out of our pit, into the place of His promise! I went through an unexpected divorce in 1997 and found myself a single mother of two boys, ages one and six. I'd always gone to church, ensuring my sons had the heritage of being brought up in church. I was in the first semester of graduate school for social work and a week before midterm exams when this occurred. Initially, I pressed into God and tried to look for solace and answers. Within about six months of the divorce, the social worker in me kicked in, and I went to two divorce recovery programs. One was Sunday mornings at the Baptist church, and another on Tuesday evenings at the Catholic Church. Upon attending, I made friends with two women. As I got to know them, we began to fellowship at each other's house. One night visiting, they had a bottle of wine and asked me if I wanted some, to which I replied yes. I then began medicating my pain with alcohol, which led to me becoming a somewhat functioning alcoholic by late 1999. I still attended church, worked, took care of my sons, all the while loathing my addiction to alcohol. Little by little my tolerance built up, to where I was drinking about 12 beers a day, at least 4 days a week. My sheets would get bleached from where the alcohol came out of my body. I finally gave up on anything but white sheets, because inexpensive or designer sheets, no matter how incredible they seemed, would get bleached like a body outline of a crime scene. I married Rich Gatto, in December 2001. He knew that I had some issues, but wasn't around me as much, since he lived in Connecticut and I in Alabama. He commuted the first year of our marriage from Connecticut to Alabama, seeing me one to two times a month. I was in a deep dark pit that I couldn't get myself out of. Around the time of our marriage, God spoke to my heart, and said Robin, you're going to be set free. He brought John 8:32 to my heart, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” God gave me the gift of faith and had me speak that I wasn't an alcoholic. He gave me scriptures to proclaim, Jeremiah 29:11-13, 1 Corinthians 2:16; and 2 Corinthians 5:21. Although, I hadn't been set free immediately, it begin to stir me up with great faith, in God's Word. Then on Resurrection Sunday 2002, Rich and I went to church, when something unexpectedly happened. During the offertory song something special happened, the choir sung Nicole C. Mullin's “My Redeemer Lives.” I had the album and been to her concert, and above all songs, this was my favorite. My heart began pounding fast. Freaking out, uncertain as to what was occurring, I looked down at my heart, while everyone was sitting. The pastor was going around the pews shaking hands, and I was silently pleading for him to hurry and pass me, because I didn't know what was going on, and I felt like my heart would explode. As soon as the pastor passed, I heard this voice say “Robin, stand up!” Immediately I stood up, and it seemed as though this amber colored light came from the ceiling on me, I lifted my hands, and my entire body began to shake! I was perplexed and in rapture, clueless as to what was happening. Rich, watching this occurrence, stood beside me with his hand on my back. My legs were weak, but it felt as though I was being pulled up. Then suddenly, the power of God hit me, and chains fell off, where the powers of darkness were completely broken! I was set free! I was no longer an alcoholic! Do you see this, women? The gift of faith in my pit of bondage was the spark needed to lift me up out of the darkness, to know the truth and be set free! Where is it that you need the gift of faith? What pit have you been in? [i] Strong's Concordance Greek word # 4102 “faith” [ii] Strong's Concordance Greek word # 3982 “make friend”
Easter is an exciting Sunday for the Christian. But what happens after the joy and celebration of Resurrection Sunday is over? Do we go back to the normal slog of life? Or can we keep reminding ourselves of the most prolific event in human history? Join Pastor Ken as he walks us through "Life After Easter."
Despondent? Depressed? Unmotivated? You may have what we call a bad case of the "meh's." Resurrection Sunday is the assurance that in the midst of our apathy towards life that Jesus will raise us, come to us, and surprise us.
The power of the Holy Spirit was poured out in the time of Acts 2. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have been given the gift of prophecy. Prophecy edifies the body of Christ. Where is it that you need edification? Learn how the Holy Spirit gives us edification through prophecy. ***** Welcome to Celebrating God's Grace, A Women World Leader's Podcast, I'm your host Robin Kirby-Gatto. Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate God's grace, in our lives, in our ministry, and around the world. Today's message is titled: The Gift of Prophecy The apostle Paul, writer of most of the New Testament, urged the church to edify one another in the grace of God revealed in the gift of prophecy. 1 Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; and earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts), especially that you may prophesy (interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching). 2 For one who speaks in an [unknown] tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands or catches his meaning, because in the [Holy] Spirit he utters secret truths and hidden things [not obvious to the understanding]. 3 But [on the other hand], the one who prophesies [who interprets the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching] speaks to men for their upbuilding and constructive spiritual progress and encouragement and consolation. 4 He who speaks in a [strange] tongue edifies and improves himself, but he who prophesies [interpreting the divine will and purpose and teaching with inspiration] edifies and improves the church and promotes growth [in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, and happiness]. 5 Now I wish that you might all speak in [unknown] tongues, but more especially [I want you] to prophesy (to be inspired to preach and interpret the divine will and purpose). He who prophesies [who is inspired to preach and teach] is greater (more useful and more important) than he who speaks in [unknown] tongues, unless he should interpret [what he says], so that the church may be edified and receive good [from it]. 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 AMPC I will never forget the first time I experienced the beautiful gift of prophecy at a women's prayer meeting. I had known the Lord and attended church since I was a little girl, but it wasn't until 2003, in my mid-thirties that I witnessed an elderly woman prophesying over another sister-in-Christ. To me, it started out as a day of excitement and anticipation. I was hungry and thirsty for more of God and didn't know what to expect at a prayer meeting, other than there would be a short teaching, which would then lead into a prayer. Up to this point for a year-and-a-half, I had been reading the word of God hours a day and praying earnestly after each reading. God had to redeem the time in my life, as the power of Holy Spirit came on me Resurrection Sunday 2002, setting me free of alcoholism. My joy was full and made complete, as I experienced the washing of God's Word, and the bounty of Living Waters in my belly. It was then that I wanted to pour the abundant Life I possessed upon others but didn't know how. I couldn't put words to it, or never knew what “it” was that I was looking for. The teaching at the meeting had ended, and the women began to pray. About ten minutes into prayer, I witnessed the gift of prophecy. My heart leapt with joy, as prayer and prophecy continued throughout. At the end of the meeting, I spontaneously erupted “WHAT WAS THAT?” The women explained that it was the gift of prophecy. Caught in the afterglow of such powerful prayer and prophecy, I then blurted, “I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT ALL OF MY LIFE!” I didn't know that this was the “it” I was looking for as a Christian. I'd known the Word of Truth for years, but somehow my eyes were covered from seeing 1 Corinthians 12 and 14 with the gifts of Holy Spirit. I desired prophecy all my life as a Christian, how could I not. All through high school I was a football cheerleader. It made my heart content, running up and down the field cheering the football players on, to win the game. I love edifying others, and to me, prophecy is cheerleading the saints. The Greek word for gift is pneumatikós pronounced pnyoo-mat-ik-os meaning, “ethereal, supernatural, and spiritual.” [i] Ethereal means that which is beyond the clouds and is heavenly. The gifts of God came to mankind on Pentecost at the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2, prophesied in Joel 2. 28 “And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. 29 Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit.” Joel 2:28-29 AMPC The Holy Spirit, Who is at the Throne of God as seven torches of Fire, does not speak His own message, but only what the Father says. (See Revelation 4:5; John 16:13) Thus, this gift of prophecy is God's grace by the Holy Spirit at operation inside of us, to speak edification according to the need. Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray in Luke 11, saying “give us this day our daily bread.” (See Luke 11:3) Immediately after the Lord's prayer, Jesus depicts what the bread represents. He describes a man who had need of bread, since he had visitors over at his house. He then goes to a friend's house to ask for bread at midnight and knocks on his door. The friend tells him to leave because it was late, and his children were sleeping. That didn't stop the guy from knocking on the door, and finally the friend got up and gave him as much as he “needed.” Jesus then goes on to explain that we are to keep asking, seeking, and knocking, and the Father will open the door to give us the gift of the Holy Spirit. (See Luke 11:5-13) There are times in your life when you need a personal cheerleader, you need to be edified. Moreover, there are times that you will come across others who need to be edified. In such times, the Lord God supplies us with grace to ask, seek, and knock on the door and the gift of the Holy Spirit will be poured out to bring forth the edification needed in prophecy. Prophecy in Greek is prophēteía pronounced prof-ay-ti'-ah meaning, “prophecy, prediction, and prophesying.” [ii] Prediction comes from the Latin word praedicere meaning “make known beforehand.” The Latin word for prediction is spelled P.R.A.E.D.I.C.E.R.E. As I saw the Latin word for prediction, I couldn't help but see PRAED as PRAYED, and icere as I C (see). In John 16:13 Jesus states that the Holy Spirit will show us things to come. He will show us what to pray. Through prayer, we will feel a lifting in our heart, being filled with joy and excitement that God is up to something. By faith as we open our mouth and pray forth, we shall prophesy! This is the power of God's grace in His beautiful gift of prophecy. The gift of prophecy edifies. The word edify in Greek is oikodomḗ pronounced oy-kod-om-ay' meaning, “architecture, confirmation, building, edify, and edification.” [iii] Thus, edification builds people up, confirming what God has placed within them, defeating the powers of darkness that would assail them with lies. A great analogy of this beautiful gift and what takes place in the invisible realm is in Song of Solomon 6. 12 “Before I was aware [of what was happening], my desire [to roam about] had brought me into the area of the princes of my people [the king's retinue]. 13 [I began to flee, but they called to me] Return, return, O Shulammite; return, return, that we may look upon you! [I replied] What is there for you to see in the [poor little] Shulammite? [And they answered] As upon a dance before two armies or a dance of Mahanaim.” Song of Solomon 6:12-13 AMPC The Shulammite is hungry to know the King, who is the Good Shepherd. She's so caught up in knowing Him that she doesn't realize the power that has come through her, in their love. As the daughters of Jerusalem go after her to behold her beauty, the Shulammite asks them “what is there to look at.” Their response is that when we see you, we see the dance of Mahanaim, which means THE DANCE OF TWO ARMIES. In other words, the love relationship you have with the King, has given you the authority of two armies. That is the power of prayer and the gift of prophecy. One can send a thousand to flight, but two can send ten thousand to flight. This gift of prophecy encourages you and others, bringing a fresh anointing of the Lord's hope and future. (See Jeremiah 29:11-13) Where is it that you or someone you know needs hope? Seek God and desire to prophesy! [i] Strong J. (1890) Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Abingdon Press. Strong's Concordance Greek word # 4152 “gift” [ii] Strong J. (1890) Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Abingdon Press. Strong's Concordance Greek word # 4394 “prophecy” [iii] Strong J. (1890) Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, Abingdon Press. Strong's Concordance Greek word # 3619 “edify”
Bible Study: (1:52) Acts 4:1-12 Peter understands the prophecy from Psalm 188 Jn 21:1-14 Jesus' fraternal care for John Letters (23:11) - Father discussing the meaning of Ex 4:23 & Moses' circumcision (27:30) - Triduum Question (30:14) - Listener laughed at a FSS promo (31:12) - Can I take notes during the homily? (32:04) - Listener is upset that Fr. Simon used the term 'woke' Word of the Day: Touch (36:48) Callers (39:13) - How would you look in a resurrected body or how would you look when you get to heaven, are you young again? (42:18) - Commentary about what you saw at the Holy Sepulchre and at the very base is 'Adam's Skull' What do you think? (44:36) - About the synoptic Gospels, did they get the writings from the people who where there? (48:05) - Why does the Catholic Church use the term Easter instead of Resurrection Sunday?
We just celebrated Resurrection Sunday and the Lord said it was Restoration Sunday! In this episode of Spirit Connection, I keep you up to date on what God is doing in this season—details about Him releasing His good purposes and plans for your life! The post Restoration Is Here [Episode 280] first appeared on Doug Addison.
It's Thursday, April 13th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark 38 new Bible translations completed in 2022 The United Bible Societies report 57 translations of the Bible or parts of it were completed in 2022. It's a record for new translations in a year. This includes 14 new complete Bible translations, five New Testament translations, and 38 translations of parts of the Bible. These efforts make Scripture available to 100 million people for the first time. Still, an estimated 200 million people covering nearly 4,000 languages do not have Scripture in their language. The United Bible Societies hopes to finish 1,200 more Bible translations in the next 15 years. Psalm 22:27 says, “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” European atheists and agnostics increase Atheists and agnostics continue to increase in western Europe. A new report found that 40% of people in Spain said they have no religion last year. That's up from 27% in 2018. Even among Spaniards who identify as religious, over 60% said they do not practice their faith. Also, a new poll from France suggests over half of the population do not believe in God. In 2011, 56% of people in the country said they believe in God. In both countries, the youngest generation of adults were the most likely to reject God. Psalm 10:4 says, “The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.” Attacks on U.S. churches on the rise On Monday, the Family Research Council released a report on church attacks in the U.S. this year. The report noted, “Criminal acts against churches have been steadily on the rise for the past several years, and the first quarter of 2023 has continued the upward trend. The first three months of 2023 saw approximately three times the number of acts of hostility perpetrated against churches in the same timeframe last year.” The report documents 69 acts of hostility against churches this year. This includes 53 acts of vandalism, 10 arson-related attacks, three gun-related incidents, and three bomb threats. Churches in North Carolina experienced the most attacks followed by Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Biden ended COVID-19 emergency On Monday, President Joe Biden signed bipartisan legislation to officially end the COVID-19 national emergency. The emergency declaration has been in effect for three years. A separate public health emergency will expire next month. The emergency declarations gave the government sweeping powers over economic, health, and welfare systems. These powers are now phasing out. With the end of the health emergency next month, Title 42 will be terminated. It had allowed for tougher immigration restrictions at the U.S. border with Mexico. Surgical abortions dropped dramatically after Dobbs decision A report from the pro-abortion group Society of Family Planning found that abortions dropped noticeably last year. This came after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022. On average, 5,000 fewer babies were murdered in the womb each month between July and December of last year. The 13 states with abortion bans in place at the time saw an average of over 7,000 fewer abortions each month. Although abortions overall decreased last year, abortions through virtual clinic telehealth providers increased by 137%. Anniversary of Handel's Messiah And finally, today marks the anniversary of the first performance of the Messiah, the famous music composed by George Frideric Handel. The monumental work for orchestra, choir, and soloists debuted in Dublin, Ireland in 1742. The lyrics of the piece were drawn entirely from the Bible. Handel wrote the music in just 24 days. Many associate the Messiah with Christmas since the first part of the work shares the story of Christ's birth. However, the piece goes on to tell of Christ's death and resurrection and the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. Listen to this excerpt from Handel's Messiah from Grace Cathedral, taken from Job 19:25, as His resurrection and deity are both underscored. FEMALE SINGER: “I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the Earth.” It is no surprise then that the work debuted following Resurrection Sunday. Handel's manuscript of the Messiah ends with the letters S.D.G. They stand for Soli Deo Gloria which is Latin for “to God alone be the glory.” 1 Timothy 1:7 says, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, April 13th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
It's Wednesday, April 12th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Malaysia state bans Muslims from attending Christian events Malaysia's state of Selangor issued an anti-Christian ruling last month. It bans Muslims from visiting non-Muslim places of worship, including churches. Selangor is the most populous state in the Southeast Asian country which has a Muslim majority. The ban comes after Malaysia's Sports Minister announced an event for people to learn about Christianity. An Open Doors spokesman said, “It is alarming to see the rise in incidents like this, giving more and more control to the Islamic authority and restricting the rights of the minorities.” Malaysia is ranked 43rd on the Open Doors' World Watch List of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian. Iran and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties with one another Iran and Saudi Arabia restored diplomatic ties last Thursday with one another. The two countries have long been rivals, and for seven years they have not had diplomatic ties. The Iranian and Saudi foreign ministers came to the agreement, brokered by China, during a meeting in Beijing. This represents China's increased influence among Gulf Arab states as the U.S. presence in the region diminishes. Int'l Monetary Fund expects global economy to grow by 3% On Tuesday, the International Monetary Fund said it expects the global economy to grow around 3% annually over the next five years. It's the weakest growth forecast since 1990. The IMF's latest report predicts 90% of advanced economies will stop expanding this year. This comes as countries in North America and Europe raise interest rates to combat inflation. Meanwhile, about half of global growth is expected to come from economies in Asia like China and India. Idaho and Indiana crack down on kids' gender confusion More U.S. states are cracking down on gender confusion. Last week, Idaho and Indiana enacted laws to protect children from puberty blockers and so-called “sex-change” surgeries. Ten other states have passed similar legislation. Even more states have banned males, pretending to be females, from competing in female sports. In response, the Biden administration is trying to protect gender confusion. Last week, the U.S. Department of Education proposed expanding Title IX protections to include “gender identity.” This would effectively keep publicly-funded schools from banning transgender athletes. Romans 1:28 says, “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.” 2 pro-abort vandals charged in Florida At the end of last month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a federal grand jury charged two more people for attacking pro-life pregnancy centers in Florida. A total of four people have now been indicted for pro-abortion vandalism in the state. If convicted, they could face years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. However, the four indictments are small in comparison with the dozens of pro-abortion attacks carried out on pregnancy centers over the last year. 150 Catholic priests in Baltimore abused 600 kids Last Wednesday, Maryland's Attorney General Anthony Brown released a 463-page report on child sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Archdiocese is the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. The report accuses 150 Catholic priests and other individuals from the Archdiocese of abusing over 600 children during the span of 80 years. More workers taking parental leave The Wall Street Journal reports the number of workers taking parental leave is up 13.5% from 2021. Nearly 500,000 working parents took leave in January, the most since 1994. One driving factor is an increase in the number of births in the past two years. Another factor is an increase in the availability of paid parental leave. Last March, 25% of workers had access to parental leave, up from 19% in 2019. Seven states now require employers to offer paid leave, up from four in 2018. 66% of Americans believe Jesus rose from dead And finally, Lifeway Research released a study last Wednesday ahead of Resurrection Sunday. The survey found 66% of U.S. adults believe the Biblical accounts of the physical resurrection of Jesus are completely accurate. Twenty-three percent disagree, and 11% aren't sure. However, Lifeway reports many Americans have conflicting views on the Bible and see little connection between the resurrection of Christ and their daily lives. The Apostle John wrote in Revelation 1:4-6, “Grace to you… from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings on earth . . . who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Wednesday, April 12th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
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It's the Monday after Easter weekend and I wasn't planning on recording a podcast today but I shared something with my family yesterday when we gathered to celebrate Resurrection Sunday together and woke up this morning feeling like I wanted to pass it on…Maybe because it's the day after…You know the feeling I”m talking about…like the day after Christmas or any big event when you wake up after days or weeks of preparation and anticipation. And I always experience a little of that after Easter except it's like a holy hangover hahaAnd I always have the thought after any focused celebration that this should be our normal. This is why I talk about living intentionally all the time because it can be… we just have to be intentional about living the life we are called to live and not the one that is fighting for our attention.Seasonal Journal: https://amzn.to/3lBeg6ihttps://www.instagram.com/susanbethmorris/https://www.pinterest.com/sheissusanbeth/https://wavve.link/susanbethIntro & Outro Music Credit:Music: https://www.purple-planet.com - License Free Background Music Credit: Alexander Bluhttps://www.facebook.com/AlexanderBluMusic/
'Easter Origins, Pagan Traditions, Rabbits laying Chicken Eggs, The Exodus & Black People' – 'The African History Network Show' with Michael Imhotep 4-9-23, 9pm EST Easter is a moveable Christian Holiday. It is celebrated on the 1st Sunday following the 1st full moon following the Vernal Equinox. The Vernal (Spring) Equinox marks the first day of Spring which usually comes March 20th or 21st. When Easter is celebrated is based upon Astronomy. This was one of the results of the Council of Nicea in 325 AD (Ecumenical Council). You can look up Easter in an Encyclopedia or Dictionary and it will tell you when it is celebrated. - Michael Imhotep #Easter #Eostre #Ostara #Ishtar #HappyEaster REGISTER NOW: Next Class Sat. 4-8-23, 2pm EST ‘Ancient Kemet, Moors, Understanding The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade' 12 Wk Online Course. https://theafricanhistorynetwork.com
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Message | Jesus' followers were taught by Him for years. He repeatedly told them that He would die but would be resurrected. However, they didn't believe Him. When He resurrected, they were in shock and disbelief. Jesus chastised them because of their disbelief. Because of their disbelief, He had to spend 40 days with them post-resurrection proving to them that He was truly alive. Before we judge them, what about us? How many times has God told us about our calling, but we didn't believe Him? On this Resurrection Sunday let's examine disbelief, so that we can believe God about our calling. Faith Leaders | A ministry training and mentorship program designed to help you develop your unique form and style of ministry that God has placed in your heart, so that the people whom you are called to lead can experience the desired transformation that God has for them. Enoll | http://faithLeaders.io Partner with Me | https://amosjohnsonjr.com/partner Join my Online Community | https://amosjohnsonjr.com/join
After Christ's crucifixion, His disciples hid in fear, disappointment, and confusion-until Jesus appeared speaking peace, establishing their purpose, and promising the power they would need to fulfill their mission. In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, Alistair Begg explores the significance of Jesus' message for the church, the world, and each of us. The Gospel, he reminds us, demands a decision- we can either do our best to bear our own burdens, or we can trust Jesus as King, Lord, and Savior.
After Christ's crucifixion, His disciples hid in fear, disappointment, and confusion—until Jesus appeared speaking peace, establishing their purpose, and promising the power they would need to fulfill their mission. In this Resurrection Sunday sermon, Alistair Begg explores the significance of Jesus' message for the church, the world, and each of us. The Gospel, he reminds us, demands a decision: we can either do our best to bear our own burdens, or we can trust Jesus as King, Lord, and Savior. Bible passages: John 20:19-23
Resurrection Sunday • April 9, 2023----- “Sound & Season” is written and produced by Jeffrey HeineMusic is “Always Remember” by Bytheway-MayMusicbed SyncID MB0a10QUO2AEDRRR ----- “Sound & Season” is a devotional ministry of Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama. To find out more about our church, visit rccbirmingham.org.
Jesus endured the brutal, inhumane torture and humiliation of the cross because He saw something beyond the cross. He had a joy in sight that we must learn to see and grab a hold of too. God's answer to the suffering, adversity and hardships of this world is found in the joy Jesus saw and the power He has given. Pick up your cross.
This week, we are diving into eternity's heart. Easter stirs so much within our hearts every year. In It Is Finished, Pastor Jeremy Johnson talks about what it means to finish. What did it mean for Jesus? What does it mean for us today? Let's catapult into this message of hope for today and tomorrow. God is in the business of finishing the work He begins in us. Jesus came to do something mighty in each of our lives. He longs for us to walk in full freedom. Jesus paid for it on the cross. How do we walk out this freedom in every area of our lives? What do we do when hope feels cut off? Jesus came to make sure every debt in our life has been paid in full. We still battle with a mindset of lack, loss, and brokenness. God doesn't want us stuck in these cycles. Jesus' love drove Him to the cross for you. He paid with His life for you to be free in every area of your life. God does not want you to live your life in bondage to mindsets, emotions, and circumstances. He paid the price of His life to redeem you to freedom. How can you use the power of the cross to enter into true freedom this Resurrection Sunday? Tune in, and tap into your new resurrection life!
Pastor JD explains both how and why the fulfillment of prior prophetic events points to the ultimate fulfillment of the final prophetic event, then celebrates Communion at the conclusion. The post Bible Prophecy Update (Resurrection Sunday) – April 9th, 2023 appeared first on Calvary Chapel Kaneohe.
For the last 1600 years Christians around the world remember the last days of Jesus' life during Holy Week. Today is Resurrection Sunday. Seth and David talk about Easter Sunday and why it's good news that Jesus was raised from the dead.
“He is risen! He is risen indeed!” The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." - Matthew 28:5-6 On Easter Sunday, all sorrow of holy week is turned to joy and praise. Holy Week reveals contrasts: The crucifixion and the resurrection, death and life, sin and salvation, sorrow and hope. Pause for a few moments and breathe in this holy exchange…. Breath in salvation/Exhale sin Breathe in freedom/Exhale bondage Breathe in hope/Exhale sorrow Breathe in faith/Exhale doubt Breathe in LIFE --------------- Thank you for joining us on this Holy Week journey. We hope your spirit has been encouraged and filled with renewed hope. If you have enjoyed our podcast, please subscribe and rate us. And if you know someone who would benefit from listening, please share it with a friend.
It's Good Friday, April 7th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. By Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com) Indonesia closes church before Resurrection Sunday Indonesian officials have closed the Purwakarta Simalungun Protestant Christian Church building in Cigelam Village because it did not have a building permit, reports International Christian Concern. The Regent, Anne Mustika, decided to close the church to avoid conflict in the Muslim-majority country. A pastor asked if the church could still hold their Resurrection Sunday service at their original church building. So far, no response. Will Biden cede American sovereignty to the W.H.O.? Appearing on Daystar TV with Table Talk Host Joni Lamb, former Republican Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann warned Christian viewers about the possible loss of American sovereignty. BACHMANN: “The Biden administration wanted to yield and give over full United States authority over health care decisions over issuing a pandemic to the World Health Organization. “So, if we thought it was bad enough that Dr. [Anthony] Fauci was telling us what we had to do, or the Centers for Disease Control, mandating vaccines, mandating lockdowns, mandating mask wearing, restricting the right to travel, closing businesses, closing churches -- all of that came from emergency powers. “Today, we are still under emergency powers. President Biden said he would give up his emergency power in May. Well, that's interesting. Why May? “It's because this coming May, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Biden administration seeks to change the rules of the International Health Regulations at the World Health Organization so that we can give full sovereignty over health care to the World Health Organization.” In response, Republican Senators Kevin Cramer of North Dakota and Jim Risch of Idaho introduced a resolution on March 6th to ensure that President Joe Biden does not cede U.S. sovereignty to entities like the World Health Organization by ratifying global pandemic agreements without Senate approval. Senator Cramer said, “Any binding agreement with the World Health Organization should require Senate ratification as a treaty. The World Health Organization has proven itself incapable of holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for its role in the COVID-19 pandemic. Relinquishing U.S. sovereignty to an international entity like this would dilute American excellence.” (Read the resolution wording.) Joining Senators Cramer and Risch are Republican Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Ted Cruz of Texas, Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Mike Braun of Indiana, Steve Daines of Montana, Roger Marshall of Kansas, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, John Thune of South Dakota, Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, and Joni Ernst of Iowa. To encourage your Senator to support this resolution that urges President Biden not to cede American sovereignty to the World Health Organization, call 202-224-3121. That's 202-224-3121. Send me an email at Adam@TheWorldview.com to let me know you made your calls. Contaminated Pfizer COVID jabs killed 2 children, injured 1,200 A new study reveals that a large “mega-batch” of Pfizer gene-based COVID injectable product “targeted at children” has killed two ten-year-old boys and injured at least 1,264 youngsters, reports LifeSiteNews.com. A March 31st report by Sasha Latypova — a former pharmaceutical executive turned researcher — highlighted a study performed by Medicinal Genomics that discovered and documented DNA contamination in Pfizer “mega-batch” number FL8095, which was marketed to children between the ages of 5 and 11. Right Side Broadcasting Network suspended Another day and another attack on conservative voices in America. It is the Google-YouTube conglomerate that again is being accused of using its online power to "eradicate the web of conservative voices" after its decision to suspend Right Side Broadcasting Network. The conservative network was accused of "pushing content on the stolen elections, fraud in the 2020 elections, and [an absence] of opposing voices," reports WorldNetDaily.com. It's a frequent claim from leftists who want to suppress concerns about America's elections. But the facts remain that a Media Research Center poll after the 2020 presidential election revealed that Joe Biden almost undoubtedly would have lost key swing states – and the election, had social and legacy media not interfered in the election by suppressing damaging, but accurate, reporting about the Biden family's international business schemes. Proverbs 29:27 says, “An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous.” Further, there was the undue influence on election results from the $413 million that Mark Zuckerberg handed out through foundations to local election officials, who often used the windfall to recruit voters from Democrat districts. Almost certainly without those factors, which came from outside America's election process, the U.S. would be in the middle of President Trump's second term now. Amateur gold digger finds huge nugget worth $160,000 in Australia And finally, an Australian gold digger turned up a stone weighing 10 pounds, more than half of which is gold, and one of the largest finds in recent times, reports the Good News Network. It's value? A whopping $160,000! Darren Kamp, who runs the recreational prospecting business called Lucky Strike Gold, says he's never seen a rock like it before in his 43 years of looking for gold. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Good Friday, April 7th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Why do we call it Good Friday? Because Jesus is the greatest good God could have given to mankind. Luke 23:32-38 "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." know not what they do - these people did not understand that this very event was for them.forgive - comes from the same word as grace. It's basically grace in action.present tense - what if every time someone mocked Jesus, He said these words. What a message of hope. Good Friday makes Resurrection Sunday possible. Friday is still goodFriday is good because I once hid in the garden, and He came lookingIt's so good because I was the crazy one building a boat for a world without rain, then He sent the floodFriday is good because I was fatherless and nationless, and God said look upFriday is so good because I was infertile couldn't have a baby, then I gave birth to a nationFriday gives me hope because I was once cast in a dry well to die, but God had already sent a caravan to pick me upIt is miraculous because I was a prostitute that committed high treason to help God's people, and found out that my past doesn't predetermine my futureIt is good because I was thrown in the pit, but God already decided I wasn't the lions next mealFriday is good because God met me in self-exile, then used me to set His people freeIt is so good because I once murdered a man to have his wife, and God didn't allow my worst day to be the final wordIt is really good because I once sat in a desert abandoned but not alone, I knew my God was with meIt is good because I was a timid girl from an exiled people, and God decided to make me a queenFriday is good because even though I stared in the face of trouble day after day, I could still rejoice in the God of my salvationFriday is good because “He himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains… He was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds” (Isaiah 53:4a-5).Friday is good…and is still good, because you can't have resurrection Sunday without Good Friday. Connect with SLU:InstagramRegister for SLULearn more about The LIFT TourLearn more about YPS Connect with our Hosts:Brent's InstagramBrent's TwitterJeff's InstagramJeff's Twitter
This episode is brought to you by the Always Endure 9th Annual Slawburger Chase 5K/10K. Register here: https://www.alwaysendure.com/upcomingevents Ben is joined by Travis and Will for a Friday ReFresh/Helping. Healing. Humor. mashup. The guys share their Easter plans and what they are thinking about headed into Resurrection Sunday. Ben and Will will spend Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Lads to Leaders before heading home to be at Highland Park for Easter. Travis will come to the Shoals on Friday before heading back to Riverside for Easter. The guys take turns sharing what is on their hearts and minds headed in the amazing weekend of celebration. Links mentioned in this episode: Get our free ebook "28 Days of Focused Living" here: https://www.benandtravis.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/benandtravis For extra content and material you can use for your family or ministry go to https://www.patreon.com/benandtravis Represent the show: https://www.benandtravis.com/store The Friday ReFresh: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-friday-refresh/id1611969995 Good Old Fashioned Dislike Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-old-fashioned-dislike/id1643163790 Team Ben and Travis for St. Jude: https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/Heroes/SJMMW?team_id=290221&pg=team&fr_id=144988©_link_share This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
Welcome to the Go + Tell Gals Podcast! This season on the podcast, we want to join in on conversations you're already having. In this week's episode, we are centering around Holy Week, and what we can learn from the Women of the Resurrection. Jess is inviting us to take advantage of this season and our proximity to Jesus to lean in as we lead up to Resurrection Sunday. Throughout the Gospels, we see the women of the resurrection feeling, communing, resting and testifying to what Jesus has done. As women on mission, we have access to the same encouragement and blessings that they did then, in Jesus' name. Make time to feel this week. Make time to commune with others this week. Make time to rest in the name of Jesus this week. Make time to testify, to go and tell. Because this is who you were made to be. Let's go! He is mighty in you. Don't miss: What would it take to make a lasting change in your life? Order a copy of Reset by licensed counselor Debra Fileta to break free from unhealthy cycles that lead to burnout. Dig in deeper in the Go + Tell Gals Community! We talk about topics shared on the podcast, we share about our products and exclusive discounts, and really - we just connect women on mission with one another. Join here!
This weekend, we are celebrating Resurrection Sunday, also known as Easter. In this episode of Spirit Connection, I share what God told me about this season. He is moving with breakthrough anointing, healing, angels, new hope and joy! The post Prophetic Word: New Strength and Joy [Episode 279] first appeared on Doug Addison.
Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, if you prefer, is upon us. It’s all about the resurrection of Christ from the dead. But, as you know, there's no resurrection without a crucifixion. Jesus had to lay down His life before He could take it up again. And that’s what we’re talking about in this episode as we […]
This week, Trey examines the importance of Holy Week and why Resurrection Sunday is the ultimate display of sacrifice, faith, and love. He also reminisces on a recent trip he took to Israel, with his wife and the indescribable feeling of exploring the streets that characters from the Bible have walked. Later, Trey expresses his enthusiasm for the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National, this upcoming weekend. Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This episode was recorded prior to the events of Monday, March 27, 2023.We've made it to Holy Week! You don't want to miss this conversation that Raechel and Amanda have with author and friend, Korie Robertson. Having wrapped up our time in Chronicles, the three discuss the highs, lows, and intimate moments with Jesus we encounter in this week's scriptures. Join us as we walk the final days leading to Resurrection Sunday when we will celebrate the good news of Jesus conquering death and securing our eternal life with Him. Read with Us: This episode corresponds to Week 7 of the She Reads Truth Lent 2023 reading plan found on the She Reads Truth app and SheReadsTruth.com. Shop the Lent 2023 collection at ShopSheReadsTruth.com. Show notes can be found at shereadstruth.com/podcast/lent-2023-week-7-with-korie-roberston
In this episode Costi Hinn finishes the Easter series by taking you on a journey through Holy Week featuring Russ Ramsey's narrative that synthesizes all of the Gospel accounts into one seamless storyline. You will understand the details of what took place on Palm Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday, and Resurrection Sunday.
If Christ didn't rise from the dead Christianity is a lie. The entire religion is based on the fact that Christ rose and if He didn't we are, as Paul says, the most to be pitied. Shanda takes you through the resurrection myths often touted by historians and others who say that although the disciples truly believed Christ rose there are natural explanations for what really happened that third day. How can Christians celebrate Resurrection Sunday with confidence that Christ has indeed risen? You can, and Shanda explains why. Find Shanda www.shandafulbright.com Instagram & Facebook: @shandafulbright Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Free Resources: https://shandafulbright.com/links YouTube: http://bit.ly/ShandaYT2021 Store: www.Shandafulbright.com/shop Patreon: @ShandaFulbright
Josh and Christi Straub want to help Christian parents introduce their young children to the story of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection in age-appropriate ways. Exposing kids to the gruesome fact of Christ's execution is challenging, yet the Straubs believe parents are too quick to fast-forward to the joy of Resurrection Sunday. Receive the book "10 Days of the Easter Story" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive: https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2023-03-31-2?refcd=1633105Get more episode resources: http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/inviting-your-child-into-the-easter-story/#featured-resource-ctaIf you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback: https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey/
Starting on Palm Sunday, we will be releasing a short podcast every day leading up to Resurrection Sunday. Join us DAILY for eight days as we explore the final days of Jesus' life and how both his suffering and resurrection is good news.
Today is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of the 40-day period in the church calendar known as Lent, a time of preparation leading up to Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.