April 23, 2011

Very early in the morning ... Death was swallowed up in Victory!

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On the first day of the week, very early in the morning,
the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were wondering about this,
suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them.
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground,
but the men said to them,
“Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen!"

Death is swallowed up in victory!

Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you,
which you received and on which you have taken your stand.
By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.
Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:
that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...

And He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves,
but for Him Who died and rose again on their behalf.

Luke 24:1-6
1 Corinthians 16:54
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
2 Corinthians 5:14-15

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7 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

Thank you for starting my Easter morning the way it should be...proclaiming the good news...death is swallowed up in victory! The photo gave me the chills, the words stirred my heart! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Heather said...

Amen! Hallelujah! And Happy Easter, Susan! May your day be *filled* with blessings and delights as you celebrate our risen & victorious King!!

O Schrock said...

Hallelujah!!!

iheartfaces user said...

Hallelujah!! He is risen! Thank you Jesus!! Have a blessed day!

Irene said...

He is risen! He is risen indeed!!

Kristin said...

This is beautiful - I can truly feel the spirit and inspiration . . . thank you!

Kristin

andrea said...

Just getting caught-up on my blogs...Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Gorgeous photo!