We had a great Sunrise Service out at the Vaughn homestead. It was a beautiful breakfast and service and time of fellowship for Sunday morning worship, as well. For those of you who weren’t there, you were greatly missed! We love seeing your smiling faces!
My friend, Alece, is a blogger based out of Nashville, Tennessee, and she posted this picture that I thought fit perfectly with what Chet spoke about Sunday. I always enjoy what she writes, and you should definitely check her out here.
The Scriptures that Chet used for his message are 1 Peter 1:3-9 and Mark 16:1-8, and they’re included below in the NIV version.
“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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, 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. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:3-9
“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, ‘Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?’
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.
‘Don’t be alarmed,’ he said. ‘You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’
Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.” Mark 16:1-8
One thing I wanted to mention that Chet made note of is that when Jesus appeared to the disciples in the upper room, all the doors were locked and somehow he still was able to get into the room. Jesus didn’t have to have the stone rolled away for him to rise and leave the tomb. The stone was rolled away to invite us in, to get a glimpse and to rejoice that He is risen!
Do you have any thoughts to add?
Announcements for 3/31:
A baby shower will be held at Shreves’ Pumpkin Patch to honor Melissa Curd on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and it will be a come-and-go shower. For directions, you can see me, Julie, at church or inquire on here.
Be blessed, Journey!