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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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