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The Lord is Risen the Lord is Risen Indeed - by Michael Phillips
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1 Peter 1:3-5
Apr 11, 2004 am - Two Easter Blessings Today God's People are gathering all over the world to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. This is a good thing, of course, as long as we don't limit the party to one day a year. In the Early Church, every Sunday was Easter because on the first day of the week, very early, our Lord rose from the dead. The Resurrection is not a symbol, a figure of speech, or a pretty thought. It is a fact-it really happened in time and space. If you had entered the tomb at, let's say, four o'clock in the morning, you would have found a dead body, as still and cold as any other corpse. If you came back two hours later, you'd find the same body alive and well and raring to go. That day about a dozen people saw Him alive. In the next few weeks, five hundred more spied Him walking, talking, cooking, eating, and doing other things live men do and dead men don't! The Lord is risen, indeed! The fact of the Resurrection is central to our faith and witness. Take it away or change it into a myth, and we've got nothing-nothing to say and nothing to live for. If the Lord is not risen-Paul says, Our preaching is vain.Let us eat and drink for tomorrow we die. The Apostles proclaimed the ... More >>>

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