He Is Risen

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Gospel LK 24:1-12

At daybreak on the first day of the week
the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus
took the spices they had prepared
and went to the tomb.
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb;
but when they entered,
they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

While they were puzzling over this, behold,
two men in dazzling garments appeared to them.
They were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground.
They said to them,
“Why do you seek the living one among the dead?
He is not here, but he has been raised.
Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee,
that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners
and be crucified, and rise on the third day.”
And they remembered his words.
Then they returned from the tomb
and announced all these things to the eleven
and to all the others.
The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James;
the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles,
but their story seemed like nonsense
and they did not believe them.
But Peter got up and ran to the tomb,
bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone;
then he went home amazed at what had happened.

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82 Responses to He Is Risen

  1. Jeff P. says:

    May the Love and Peace and Joy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rest upon each and every soul this Blessed Resurrection Sunday. Love the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father with All that you Are and Have. God bless us all, let the windows of Heaven rain your Love upon the earth and Heal those who are hurting, save those who are perishing, and Bless those that Love and Follow You. Amen.
    Happy Easter all, and Menagerie, Thank you and may the Lord Bless and keep you and yours always.

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  2. VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says:

    One task a Roman soldier knew well was to ensure someone who was supposed to die would also remain very much dead.

    But God had other ideas…

    A couple of excerpts from 1st Corinthians 15:

    17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

    20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

    54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

    “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
    55 “O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?”

    56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    A blessed Easter to all!

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  3. Sue Fowler says:

    We who are the church, the body of Christ, celebrate the empty tomb. At any time Jesus could called down angels to rescue Him. He did not. And for the likes of us.
    May we bring glory to our Saviour and Intercessor in our thoughts, words and actions. In His name we pray. Amen.

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  4. “People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.”
    Malcolm Muggeridge
    https://www.azquotes.com/quote/504629

    Joyful Easter to you all!
    Sensitive to the knowledge that we live in a pluralistic society, and that there are undoubtedly many different worldviews within the Treehouse itself, I nevertheless thought of both when I awoke this Easter morning. Easter and Thanksgiving are the holidays most meaningful to me, and I suspect it’s because there is at least one common thread between the two–and also one of the greatest casualties of liberalism–gratitude.

    A second casualty might be “Truth.” Many people of varying worldviews today speak of “the truth setting you free”…often without knowing or understanding the absent first portion of the “quote” and why that might be, that is, Truth with a capital “T”. For those of the Baby Boom generation, an even more well-known quote might be, “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” This morning I was listening to a podcast by one of the smartest people (and best speakers) I know of, Ravi Zacharias. He was speaking of a friend of his and one of the smartest people he ever knew, the late Malcolm Muggeridge, former British journalism giant, atheist, communist, and liberal. The talk, even though “taped” years ago seemed very relevant to today’s America, especially as it pertained to “Truth” and “justice”–two of today’s buzzwords, as in “my truth; your truth,” and “social justice.”

    I have included both the expanded Muggeridge quote from the podcast, as well as the link, below. (I decided to read more about Mr. Muggeridge, and found many of his quotes, even from 50 years ago, unbelievably prescient, including the one, and the link above.)

    But, as I have thought about Easter, Ravi Zacharias, Malcolm Muggeridge, Truth–and all that is happening in America today, I realized that all I could possibly hope for in this current situation (Russia “investigation”…which, as I have written in this blog before, I believe was designed to coverup actions extending back to Benghazi forward) is…the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. In fact, using the Muggeridge quote as a springboard, I am not as interested in “justice” as I am in knowing the truth. (afterall, Justice is the Lord’s…as is, thankfully, Mercy–the Message of Easter.)

    I want the truth. I think I can handle the truth.

    I am thankful to know the Truth this Easter.
    He is risen!
    A Joyful Easter to you all.

    (quotes and links follow)
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) was a British born journalist popular in the nineteen hundreds. Initially attracted by Communism, Muggeridge and his wife lived in Moscow in the 1930’s where he acted as a correspondent for the Manchester Guardian. Increasingly, Muggeridge recognized the failings of Communism and Stalin’s regime, but his writings exposing the widespread famine in the Soviet Union were censored by his editors and refuted by other journalists and publications (most notably, the New York Times). Below is an excerpt from Chronicles of Wasted Time, a collection of Muggeridge’s publications. In it, Muggeridge rebukes immoral policies enacted under the “false face” of justice and provides a chilling example of the cynicism that can exist in government.

    “…truth is very beautiful; more so, as I consider, than justice — today’s pursuit — which easily puts on a false face. In the nearly seven decades I have lived through, the world has overflowed with bloodshed and explosions whose dust has never had time to settle before others have erupted; all in purportedly just causes. The quest for justice continues, and the weapons and hatred pile up; but truth was an early casualty. The lies on behalf of which our wars have been fought and our peace treaties concludes! The lies of revolution and of counter-revolution! The lies of advertising, of news, of salesmanship, of politics! The lies of the priest in his pulpit, the professor at his podium, the journalist at his typewriter! The lie stuck like a fish-bone in the throat of the microphone, the hand-held lies of the prowling cameraman! Ignazio Silone told me once how, when he was a member of the old Comintern, some stratagem was under discussion, and the delegate, a newcomer who had never attended before, made the extraordinary observation that if such and such statement were to be put out, it wouldn’t be true. There was a moment of dazed silence, and then everyone began to laugh. They laughed and laughed until tears ran down their cheeks and the Kremlin walls seemed to shake. The same laughter echoes in every council chamber and cabinet room, wherever two or more are gathered together to exercise authority. It is truth that has died, not God.”

    Malcolm Muggeridge, Chronicles of Wasted Time, (Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2006), 19-20.

    Ravi Zacharias podcast, “Just Thinking” on Malcolm Muggeridge and Truth in today’s society
    [audio src="https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=632111634#episodeGuid=https%3A%2F%2Fs3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com%2Frzimmedia.rzim.org%2FLMPT%2FLMP20190420.mp3" /]

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  7. dogsmaw says:

    From Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday (The Jesus Film)

    May the Lord Bless and Keep You in Your Daily Walk…He Is Risen!!!

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  8. plane of the ecliptic says:

    “You are out of your mind Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane” I am not insane most excellent Festus”, Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable.”

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