Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Resurrection Day!


1 Corinthians 15:55-58
 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
-King James Version

 Death swallowed by triumphant Life!
   Who got the last word, oh, Death? 
   Oh, Death, who's afraid of you now?
It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!

With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
-The Message


Happy Easter! I thought I would leave you with these scriptures and one of the books on my shelf copyright 1966: A nice red Methodist Hymnal I picked up at a book sale, open to one of my favorite hymns: Low in the Grave He Lay (or Up From The Grave He Arose). I always feel that this one doesn't show up enough, especially since many fellowships don't sing hymns regularly. I once heard a sermon recording (courtesy of sermonindex.net) of Leonard Ravenhill (author of Why Revival Tarries and other classics) urging the organ player to "really crack the ceiling on the chorus." It included his brilliant rendition of the classic hymn as he belted into the lapel mic. 


O Magnify the Lord with me let us exalt His name together! He is risen Halellujah! 

Jesus rose from the dead, come on get out of your bed! - Keith Green


UP FROM THE GRAVE HE AROSE WITH A MIGHTY TRIUMPH O'ER HIS FOES. HE AROSE A VICTOR FROM THE DARK DOMAIN AND HE LIVES FOREVER WITH HIS SAINTS TO REIGN. HE AROSE! HE AROSE! HALLELUJAH! CHRIST AROSE!
-Robert Lowry 1826-1899


 
Bookend Pics were found at Inspiks.com

   

1 comment:

  1. Up from the grave He arose is one of my favorite hymns. I am enjoying reading your blog. Thank you for sharing. It is very encouraging. Have a blessed day.

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