Friday, April 06, 2012

He is Risen: Celebrating Easter

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Some songs, quotes and other Easter-related things:

"We have no tomb in Christianity because we have no corpse."--Padre Sahib

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"Whoever reads the New Testament seriously, or gives thought to the impact which the apostles made upon their generation, must acknowledge that one outstanding historic event alone spurred that small band of 11 ordinary men to an  amazing task of evangelization in their generation. Defying every
obstacle, loss of home, persecution, even death itself, they evidenced the
supreme relevance in their ministry of the resurrection of Jesus Christ." --Erling C. Olsen
My grandsons, Payton and Josiah, Easter 2011

"...the early Christians... didn’t need faith to believe Christ’s resurrection like I do... They saw him. They ate fish with him. They walked and talked with the man who just a week ago was strung up like a criminal and dead as a doornail. For them it wasn’t blind faith. And that’s why the word spread like wildfire. Hundreds and hundreds of people laid eyes on the one human being since the beginning of time who kicked down Death’s door and made it out alive again."--Andrew Peterson

"All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.
"--Oswald Chambers

--The word "Easter" actually derives from the name of a pagan goddess, which leads many Christians to call it "Resurrection Sunday" instead.

--Americans spend 2 billion dollars on Easter goodies. They consume 7.1 billion pounds of Easter goodies each year.

Payton, Easter 2009

"We are not preaching the Gospel of a dead Christ, but of a living Christ who sits exalted at the Father's right hand, and is living to save all who put their trust in Him...we are not pointing men to a dead Christ; we are preaching a living Christ. He lives exalted at God's right hand, and He 'saves to the uttermost all who come to God by Him.'"--H. A. Ironside

I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live...--Jesus Christ, John 11:25

"Jesus, what a sacrifice to reach had to be a cross of love."

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