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A Feast Unlike Any Other

You can’t imagine life without him. Seeing your dad scoop up your younger sister in his arms and smother her with kisses while she giggles with delight and pretends that she wants to get out of his clutches brings a smile to everyone’s face. Maybe it’s playing catch in the backyard or burrowing into his […]

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Attaining the Resurrection of the Dead

Christ’s resurrection was a momentous event. It means that Christians have a savior who is alive today. Islam follows the teachings of a dead prophet, Judaism speaks of the future coming of a Messiah, but Christians worship a living, ever-present savior, who continues his work of salvation for us and in us. Christ’s resurrection also […]

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Begotten a King

Psalm 2 may be divided into two parts. In verses 1-6 the psalmist assumes the viewpoint of an observer, and speaks in the third person of the things which he has witnessed. The heathen raged, the people imagined a vain thing, the kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers took counsel together, against […]

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A Witness-y Pistle to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: As I write this letter to you we have just celebrated Easter Sunday. What we were celebrating was the fact that Christ rose from the dead on that glorious morning. But you know, nobody saw Him come out of that tomb! That’s right; just nobody saw Him arise from the grave. And still […]

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Death (2)

The next question given to this writer concerning death was the following: Does our son go to heaven imme­diately when we die, and if so, when such a death occurs, as mentioned in the last question of the last article, are we taken from heaven and put back on earth? The death referred to was […]

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Now is Christ Risen

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.” I Cor. 15: 19-20 We are the Church of Christ. The Church has ever confessed that Jesus arose. The meaning of Easter […]

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The Beauty of Easter

Who could have furnished this season With blossoms from colored gardens of beauty. Along with the sun splendoring through the patchwork of blue On the distant mountains stretching for its warmth.   What mighty hand has swept abroad The lightning crashing through the night, As the commanding rain descends over all Its thrashing pellets sprinkle […]

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Tis Resurrection Day!

Let us rejoice, oh Christian! Let us be glad, and say, “Our Savior has arisen. ‘Tis Resurrection Day!”   He won the glorious victory O’er death and o’er the grave. He died, and rose triumphant, Our guilty souls to save.   This precious Lamb who knew no sin Was make sin for His own. Obedient […]

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Behold!

Behold! Behold the cross of Golgotha, empty on its barren hill. Behold the weeping people, their Hope is dead in all that wasteland. Behold the mocking soldiers, quiet now in the emptiness of victory. Behold the women at the well, the men at their labors, the children at play. Behold them; they crucified our Lord. […]

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Not Here – But Risen

 “And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.” Luke 24:5-6. Many things appeared very confused that morning of the resurrection of Christ from the grave. The story of the guards was […]

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The Answer

John 11:25-26 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die…” “The Answer” … “The Answer” … “The Answer”. The sign kept flashing its message to the passerby. We wound […]

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Easter Meditation

Of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ the apostle Peter speaks in his Pentecostal sermon which is recorded in Acts 2, in verse 32: “This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.” I will not say anything in this Easter message about the context in which these words appear. Space forbids […]

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The Second Resurrection

What comfort doth the “resurrection of the body” afford thee? That not only my soul after this life shall be immediately taken up to Christ its head; but also, that this my body, being raised by the power of Christ, shall be reunited with my soul, and made like unto the glorious body of Christ. […]

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The Resurrection and the Life (2)

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life:  he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.  Believest thou this?” Believest thou this? “I am the resurrection and the life.”  To know Me is to know the Father.  […]

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The Resurrection and the Life (1)

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25a. “I am the resurrection and the life.” These familiar but marvelous words of Jesus express the theme of this entire beautiful eleventh chapter of John, the record of the miraculous raising of Lazarus from the dead. You well know the setting. The […]

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Not Here But Risen

April 6, 1958. On this date, with special commemoration, the children of God will observe a most significant phase of the perfect work of Him, “Who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” (Rom. 4:17) “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of […]

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Risen Indeed

In this season of the year when we again approach the day upon which we take special note of the resurrection of our Lord, it is mete that we take note especially of the signs which accompanied His resurrection. Did you know that the world cannot see those signs, and even if they could see […]

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The Lord Has Risen Indeed!

O blessed truth! Glorious victory! Once again, the joy of our Lord’s resurrection permeates our thoughts in this blessed Easter season. True, there was Gethsemane and the anguishing suffering of our Lord. There was the cross and the torrents of hell upon the Son of God. Yea, Christ was even buried. A dark picture, you […]

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Easter – A Great Christian Holiday

Of all the religious holidays that we celebrate throughout the year, Easter stands out as the most impressive. It is with good reason that we spend the Lenten season in preparation for it and continue to recall it in the Sundays following. Easter remains untarnished by the tinsel and frivolous gaiety that threatens to ruin […]

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Preview of a Happy Easter

Young people, did you know that it is almost Easter? Yes, that’s what I’m asking. That’s a stupid question, you say. Of course we know it’s almost Easter. Don’t we see the signs of it all around us? Does not almost every store window show something we should buy because Easter is coming? We see […]

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Resurrection Morn

See how the stone is rolled away, He in the grave no more doth lay, All hail Him now the King of Kings, Earth is attuned, all nature sings.   Glad skies and golden rays adorn To greet this happy Easter morn, Death conquered all, He died, now lives, Salvation to His own He gives. […]

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March – Creation Awakes

When the apostle Paul preached the true God to the idol worshipping Romans of old, he stood upon a prominence known as Mars Hill, named after the Roman god of war, from which our current month also derives its name. To the Romans, Mars was more than a mere fighter; they regarded him as a […]

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The Empty Tomb

’Twas early on a Sabbath morn, The women Christ’s grave would adorn When much to their surprise A vision they could not surmise, An empty tomb!   “Fear not,” the angel to them said, “Seek not the living among the dead.” With great fear in each heart, They from that place did ere depart, The […]

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I Corinthians 14:20 – 15:34

LESSON 45 Not Confusion But Order I Cor. 14:20-40   The remainder of this chapter deals with the dignity and decorum of the Divine Service. Speaking with tongues (vss. 20-28) prophets (vss. 29-33) women (vss. 34-35) these all have their place. Let them take their place so that the Service may be what it ought […]

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The Resurrection of God’s Son

All the Scriptures witness with one accord of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, the wonder of God. Sometimes even when we least expect it, the Word of God points us to the infinite significance of this wonder. That is the case in the first chapter of the epistle to the Romans, vss. 3 and 4 […]

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