Sunday, March 27, 2016

Baptism - Easter 2016

43 years later.... I was baptized this morning, something I had done as an infant (so I'm told) decades ago. Which is OK. But I really didn't even begin to know Christ or really know about Him, or experience Him in my life until much later.

I'm so humbled and thankful to serve on the worship team and with the body of Christ at Christ Community Church -- I felt held by God and very loved this morning as I shared my story. I was one of 15 baptisms today and there were some amazing stories of God's love and faithfulness - He is truly the God of 2nd chances. To have His only Son defeat death on my behalf and walk out of that tomb wholly alive is something beyond amazing to me. 25 years of ministry really came together today for me in ways I hadn't seen before. God is truly good. If He can use someone like me, He can surely use someone like you. ‪#‎Grace‬ 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter 2016

"...And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith." (1 Corinthians 15:14)

We know and are certain that He was crucified and died; the blood and water poured out from His side when they pierced it, and they didn't have to break His legs before they took Him down from the cross. The temple curtain was torn in two from top-to-bottom, so that we can enter into the presence to the Holy of Holies.

We know and are certain that He is Risen, because the tomb was empty.  He was seen alive in bodily form by the women first, then the disciples, then to more than 500 others, and finally to Saul of Tarsus on the road to Damascus.

The work is finished - it is now the end of the beginning.  He did all of this for you and me, so that we may share in His abundant life.   He Is Risen!