Rick’s Reflections- 3/27/2016

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Welcome to our special Resurrection Sunday service. We are blessed to have you worship with us. The Apostle Peter declares “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, 4) and into an   inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade-kept in heaven for you, 5) who 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 1:3-5

Christ is our Forerunner (Heb. 6:20). He has gone to prepare a place for us, and He will come again to receive us unto Himself (John 14:26-3). We shall “reign with him as kings and priests.” That is Christ’s guarantee, and nothing can stop it. Can death? Of course not, for He has already conquered death! Can the devil? No, Christ has vanquished the devil. Can hell? No, no! “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? . . . Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”! (1 Cor. 15:55, 57). The resurrection of Christ announces that He has conquered every enemy. He has risen victorious from the grave. Neither death nor life, neither hell nor anything else, can prevent or delay the coming of His Kingdom in all its glory. He alone is King of kings and Lord of lords. Do you have this living hope?

Because He lives…

Rick