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loving God, loving people...
...and bringing the two together
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"Airport Rd Church of Christ"
Airport Road Church of Christ in Carson City, NV
Loving God, loving People, and bringing the two together
VOLUME 48 April 4, 2021 NUMBER 14
From Your Minister: Happy Easter! Those words mean so many things to so many different people! As a boy, I remember all the little girls in church with new dresses, pretty hats and shiny patent leather shoes! As Paul writes about baptism, he actually writes about the meaning of Easter… “just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his” (Romans 6:4-5). Jesus’ resurrection brings daily life, renewal, and hope to those who have risen from the grave of baptism! Life is different because Jesus arose---and we did too! Happy Easter!
Quotes for the Week: Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection. - Watchman Nee
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime. - Martin Luther
Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world. - Paul Chappell
Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good; he came into this world to make dead people live. - Lee Strobel
This Week’s Bible Gem: 1 Peter 1:3 According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Family News: Wanetta and the Michael Vaughn family have taken Payton back to Oregon to re-settle after the fires last September. We wish her the best!...Congratulations to James Fisher who has just passed his state and national exams and is a licensed Real Estate agent! Way to go!... Grecia and the boys are traveling with her mother to Monterey Bay. Enjoy!!
Today’s Prayer: Dear Lord, may I realize afresh today what Your death and resurrection mean for me. Forgiveness, freedom, and the ability to walk with You through this fallen world into eternity. May I always find my satisfaction in You and Your willingness to offer Yourself to me. In Jesus' Name, Amen. ~Rachel Olson
It was early; very early before the starlight gave way to sunlight. They trudged along the path, shifting their bundles, prepared to do the work as the stench of rotting flesh would fill their noses and convulse their stomachs. They would become "unclean" by touching a dead body, but they owed him the honor of cleaning and preparing his body.
Then as they gazed at the place where his remains should have been they hear the words "He is risen!" Those words changed their lives, changed the world. The story is so important that all four Gospels tell it, albeit from different vantage points.
During the Easter season it is appropriate to focus on He is Risen for that gives humankind the promise that it too can live with God forever.
What is overlooked is what the people who hear He is Risen! did with that news.
Once the words were said, or the followers encountered the risen Jesus, they ran to tell others. Read the story in Matthew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20.
As you read you'll notice words like: great Joy, disbelief, frightened, fear, trembled, amazed, wept. Emotions that cross the spectrum of human expression describe the realization that Jesus lives. And they run to tell others.
In "church" there is talk about "sharing the Gospel", almost as an academic exercise. Yet, it wasn't an analytical exercise for those who first faced a risen Jesus, and maybe it shouldn't be for us.
The example is very clear. He is Risen! And we need to run and tell others.
~ by Bill Brant, former president of Herald of Truth
Prayer Time: May the celebration of resurrected life bring new hope to our being. ~prayerscapes Please keep praying for the loved ones of Jon and Allison VanGrimbergen- Ken Jarman and Barbara Hoy as they face health issues. We are thankful that Bob Sewell’s nephew, Bryan Hufalar, who is hospitalized in Nashville with COVID.is improving. Please pray for our sister, Elaine Kirk, who fell injuring her meniscus and is undergoing therapy. We continue to pray for Becky Lindsey, Ralph and Sally’s daughter in law and Erin and Tom’s sister in law, in Victorville, CA. Let’s keep in prayer for Glenn, Gary Crowder’s brother who continues to go through procedures on his foot. Please be praying for: Aulika and Mickey, the family of Dean Bryce, June Cantwell, Gary Duncan, Betty Fo, Betty Gray, Daryl and Valerie Griffin- our missionaries and the people of Venezuela, George Harper, Marjorie Hendersen, Payton Henderson, Ralph Lindsey, Stan and Millie McGarry, Mike and Judith McKay, Grecia Ramirez, Jim Renfree, Anna Rigsby, Al and Susan Sheehan and Jon and Allison VanGrimbergen. Joshua 10:14 There had never been such a day before, and there has never been another since, when the Lord stopped the sun and moon—all because of the prayer of one man. But the Lord was fighting for Israel.