HOPE IS ALIVE!
We wonder what’s happening to our world, our country, families and ourselves
Life can sometimes feel like a loosing battle
The harder we try the more useless our efforts seem.
We hope things will change, but we must be realistic.
We don’t have to feel this way.
Hope is not a wish for the future.
Hope is a person….and…
He Has Risen
He has defeated death. He has conquered the grave!
By the power of His resurrection we have Hope for the future!
Easter reminds us all that THE TOMB WAS EMPTY!
Hope is ALIVE!
Rejoice in His Victory!
Yes- Jesus Saves!
And only through Him can we receive eternal salvation!
Luk 24:1 And on the first of the sabbaths, while still very early, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
Luk 24:2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb.
Luk 24:3 And going in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Luk 24:4 And as they were much perplexed about it, it happened that, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
Luk 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed their faces down to the earth, they said to them, Why do you seek the living among the dead?
Luk 24:6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,
Luk 24:7 saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again?
Luk 24:8 And they remembered His words
Luk 24:9 and returned from the tomb and told all these things to the Eleven and to the rest.
Luk 24:10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the rest with them, who told these things to the apostles.
Luk 24:11 And their words seemed to them like foolishness, and they did not believe them.
Luk 24:12 And Peter arose and ran to the tomb, and stooping down he saw the linens lying alone. And he went away wondering to himself at what had happened.
Luk 24:13 And behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, it being about sixty stadia from Jerusalem.
Luk 24:14 And they talked to each other of all these things which had happened.
Luk 24:15 And while they talked and reasoned, it happened that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.
Luk 24:16 But their eyes were held so that they could not know Him.
Luk 24:17 And He said to them, What words are these that you have with one another as you walk, and are so sad?
Luk 24:18 And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said to Him, Are you only a stranger in Jerusalem and have not known the things which have occurred there in these days?
Luk 24:19 And He said to them, What things? And they said to Him, The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a man, a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
Luk 24:20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the judgment of death, and have crucified Him.
Luk 24:21 But we had trusted that He was the One who was about to redeem Israel. And besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.
Luk 24:22 Yes, and also some of our women astounded us, having been early at the tomb;
Luk 24:23 and when they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive.
Luk 24:24 And some of those with us went to the tomb and found it even as the women had said. But they did not see Him.
Luk 24:25 And He said to them, O fools and slow of heart to believe all things that the prophets spoke!
Luk 24:26 Was it not necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?
Luk 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
Luk 24:28 And they drew near the village where they were going. And He appeared to be going further.
Luk 24:29 But they constrained Him, saying, Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent. And He went in to stay with them.
Luk 24:30 And it happened as He reclined with them, taking the loaf, He blessed it, and breaking it, He gave to them.
Luk 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew Him. And He became invisible to them.
Luk 24:32 And they said to one another, Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us by the way and while He opened the Scriptures to us?
Luk 24:33 And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem and found assembled the Eleven and those with them.
Luk 24:34 And they said, the Lord has indeed risen, and has appeared to Simon.
Luk 24:35 And in the way they related the things happening, and how He had been known by them in breaking of the loaf.
Luk 24:36 And as they spoke this, Jesus Himself stood in their midst, and said to them, Peace to you!
Luk 24:37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, for they thought they saw a spirit.
Luk 24:38 And He said to them, Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Luk 24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, that I am He! Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see Me have.
Luk 24:40 And when He had spoken this, He showed them His hands and feet.
Luk 24:41 And while they still did not believe for joy, and wondered, He said to them, Have you any food here?
Luk 24:42 And they handed to Him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb.
Luk 24:43 And He took it and ate before them.
Luk 24:44 And He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms about Me.
Luk 24:45 And He opened their mind to understand the Scriptures.
Luk 24:46 And He said to them, So it is written, and so it behoved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
Luk 24:47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be proclaimed in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Luk 24:48 And you are witnesses of these things.
Luk 24:49 And behold, I send the promise of My father on you. But you sit in the city of Jerusalem until you are clothed with power from on high.
Luk 24:50 And He led them out as far as Bethany. And lifting up His hands, He blessed them.
Luk 24:51 And it happened as He blessed them, He withdrew from them and was carried up into Heaven.
Luk 24:52 And worshiping Him, they returned to Jerusalem with great joy.
Luk 24:53 And they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
Let’s all walk each day under the covering and protection of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, with an Enduring Faith.
Through An Enduring Faith and in the hands and through the mouth of a true believer mountains can truly be moved. We need not Fear!
But not by our own strength.
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My friend, Are you confident where you are going to spend eternity when this all ends? There is an end for all of us some day. Some of us maybe today.
There is only one way to know and be assured– Ask our Father in heaven in Jesus Christs’ name in prayer today!
Are You Saved from damnation, the eternal fate of so many? Are you sure? Ask Him. Find out and be assured.
Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
When we ask the Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name, He assures us with His peace and understanding. If for any reason you question your salvation, go to a quiet place, alone, and talk to Jesus. Repent of your sins and commit your life to Him. Then go to a bible believing church and get baptized.
He is faithful! He always listens and always responds!
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