The Resurrection of Christ

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"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 5who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time." - 1 Peter 1:4-5

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who was imprisoned for fighting against the Nazi regime, wrote in a letter from prison: It is "through the resurrection of Christ that a new and purifying wind can blow through our present world ... If a few people really believed that and acted on it in their daily lives, a great deal would be changed. To live in the light of the resurrection — that is what Easter means."

That wind of resurrection is blowing through our world — can you feel it?

As one who has been raised with Christ, go today to witness the resurrection of your own life.

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CHILDREN OF GOD
by Carr, Powell, Lee and Anderson, 2010

1. Praise to the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ
Our God and our King, to Him we will sing
In His great mercy, He has given us life
Now we can be called the children of God
Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us, He has delivered us

CHORUS
Children of God, sing your song and rejoice
For the love that He has given us all
Children of God, by the blood of His Son
We have been redeemed and we can be called
Children of God, Children of God

2. A mystery is revealed to the universe
The Father above has proven His love
Now we are free from the judgment that we deserve
And so we are called the children of God
Great is the Love that the Father has given us
He has delivered us, He has delivered us. CHORUS

BRIDGE
We are the saints, we are the children
We've been redeemed, we've been forgiven
We are the sons and daughters of our God

CHORUS

Prayer: 
God, after witnessing Christ’s resurrection the disciples went on to live with boldness. Give me that same peace that passes understanding, so that I may not act from fear today. Amen.
Date: 
Apr 12 2018