The Cross of Jesus

The decorations for Easter/Resurrection Sunday were being taken down in our beautiful church when I decided to quickly take a picture.  It was a memorable and touching service that started with a photo on the large screen showing the two pastors bearing this large (bare) wooden cross upon their shoulders on Good Friday.  A small group walked with them along the street of the block where the church is located.  What a difference in program from last year 2016.  Besides the traditional brass ensemble and hand bell choir, we sang many of my favorite hymns- Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Because He Lives, Lord I Lift Your Name on High, (with hand motions by the congregation led by the song leader), and He Lives, the old-time hymn I used to sing in the Baptist church I attended as a teenager.  Most importantly, the pastor preached a powerful message on the Risen Christ based on Mt. 28:1-10.  Christ defeated sin and death at the cross for us.

CHRIST IS RISEN; HE IS RISEN INDEED!  

HE IS OUR BLESSED HOPE AND COMING KING!  HALLELUJAH!

Read about the inspiring story behind ‘He Lives’ by the preacher/composer! http://nickel-notes.blogspot.com/2012/03/hymn-history-he-lives.html

Easter 2016:  https://heulu.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/what-i-missed-most…on-easter-sunday/

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About Shofar/Liz

I have a Christian blogsite-'God's Enduring Love' at https://heulu.wordpress.com with 'Words of Encouragement from the Bible and Liz's Journal'. Also, an art blogsite-'Art with Aloha' at http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com 'A Journal About Art and Life. I use acrylic and oil paints, graphite pencils and pen and ink.

Posted on April 18, 2017, in God Moments, Hearing From God And His Word and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Can you imagine how heavy the actual wooden cross that Jesus had to bear over a rough distance of about 5 city blocks long, then called the Via Dolorosa (Latin- Way of Suffering) in Old Jerusalem before he was crucified? It must have been at least a 100 to 150 pounds to bear his weight. Jesus truly suffered and died for our sins!

    Please also see https://drgoldsite.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/why-did-jesus-come-and-why-is-he-coming-again-part-i/

    ~Drgold

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