Resurrection Weekend

Hello everyone and happy Good Friday!

As we ponder God’s great sacrifice, here is an excerpt and a few videos so fitting for this Resurrection weekend!

Crucifixion and Resurrection

“O Lord,

I marvel that Thou shouldst become incarnate, be crucified, dead, and buried.

The sepulchre calls forth my adoring wonder, for it is empty and Thou art risen;

the four-fold gospel attests it,

the living witnesses prove it,

my heart’s experience knows it.

Give me to die with Thee that I may rise to new life,

for I wish to be as dead and buried to sin, to selfishness, to the world;

that I might not hear the voice of the charmer,

and might be delivered from his lusts.

I Lord, there is so much ill about me – crucify it,

much flesh within me – mortify it.

Purge me from selfishness, the fear of man, the love of approbation,

the shame of being thought old-fashioned, the desire to be cultivated or modern.

Let me reckon my old life dead because of crucifixion,

and never feed it as a living thing.

Grant me to stand with my dying Saviour, to be content to be rejected,

to be willing to take up unpopular truths,

and hold fast despised teachings until death.

Help me to be resolute and Christ-contained.

Never let me wander from the path of obedience to Thy will.

Strengthen me for the battles ahead.

Give me courage for all the trials, and grace for all the joys.

Help me to be a holy, happy person, free from every wrong desire,

from everything contrary to Thy mind.

Grant me more and more of Thy resurrection life:

may it rule me, may I walk in its power,

and be strengthened through its influence.”

~The Valley of Vision, leather-bound copy, pages 172-173~

He is risen; He has risen indeed!!!

 

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2 thoughts on “Resurrection Weekend

  1. Amen!
    Thank you so much sharing that wonderful prayer from the Valley of Vision and all the inspiring video’s. They were a great reminder that we serve THE RISEN SAVIOR! Our life is hid with Christ and every spiritual blessing we have ever received–and by God’s super-abounding grace will continue to receive–comes to us *in* Christ.

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

    ~Ephesians 1:3~

    Jesus has taken the sting out of death for us, and made it the gateway to eternity in His presence.

    “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”

    ~John 5:24~

    “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.
    Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.”

    ~Romans 8:33-34~

    Jesus “was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” See Romans 4:25.

    Oh, let us rejoice in our RISEN LORD and live every moment of every day in light of His Life, Death, and Resurrection!

    And let us share this good news with everyone we possibly can.

    “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”
    ~Isaiah 52:7~

    “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

    ~Mark 16:15~

    “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
    Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

    ~Matthew 28:18-20~

    • Yes indeed brother!!! AMEN!!!
      Thanks for sharing all those wonderful scriptures this morning…what blessed promises from the Lord as we ponder His goodness and mercy this resurrection weekend!

      We have so much to be thankful for, don’t we!? šŸ™‚

      “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.”

      Ephesians 1:2ā€­-ā€¬6

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