Tuesday, March 15, 2016

There Was No Bunny At Passover

I am not against anyone enjoying a holiday or enjoying buying their child an Easter basket full of goodies or taking their children Easter egg hunting. But I am concerned that a lot of children who celebrate Easter have no unearthly idea why they are celebrating Easter. So many people enjoy this holiday without ever being taught the significance of it. Without Jesus becoming sin for us and dying on the cross we wouldn't have salvation. Without salvation we are condemned to die guilty of our sins. Please, if you know of anyone who unknowingly celebrates Easter, witness to that person. Who knows? He or she may get saved.

I have prepared a short description of the Passover, how it began and why Christians celebrate the Passover. I hope that it will help someone meet Jesus for the first time, believe in him and accept him as their Lord and Savior. What a beautiful time it is when someone gives their heart to God.

Passover was instituted to commemorate the saving of the Hebrew firstborn in Egypt at the time when God, smiting with death the firstborn of the Egyptians, passed over the houses of the Jews who marked their homes with the blood of a lamb. To Christians it sets forth the great fact and consequence of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ in the shedding of his blood so that we can be forgiven of our sins.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16 KJV

References:

Passover Instituted. Exodus 12:14, Exodus 12:17, Exodus 12:24-27, Exodus 12:42
Christ Last Passover. Matthew 26:17-20
Significance to Christians. I Corinthians 5:7-8,

Sunday, March 6, 2016

What Praise!

I sob with joy in your presence. My heart delights in praising you. My comrades in Christ on either side. We fight the good fight. You have armed us to the guilds. You have carried me through the valley. You have set my feet firm on top of the mountain. You have caused peace with mine enemies. I praise you. Only you are worthy of praise. My chin is lifted. Your light shines upon my face. There is peace in remembrance of my lost loved ones. Oh what joy you give. What praise! What praise! you invoke with your power. You are my wonderful father, the great I AM and my heart melts for you. I bask in your love. I praise you.