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Sunrise   Leave a comment

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Above:  Sunrise from the South Battery, Charleston, South Carolina

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/det1994015831/PP/)

Reproduction Number = LC-D4-34727

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Riding over heav’n’s highway,

Is day’s bright king–the sun.

its light is flung o’er all the earth,

As sunrise greets each one.

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Dawn’s gray mist is rolled away,

And darkness turned to light,

Morn’s bright rays seem brighter still

When foll’wing shades of night.

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Light brings work, and work brings life,

A life like God’s own Son,

Light brings sight, and sight brings joy,

The joy of work well-done.

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Christ arose in dawn’s gray mist

And rolled it all away;

Christ arose and brought the light

That brings our happy day.

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Words of angels at his tomb

Ring clear o’er ev’ry way:

Christ is risen, and has brought

The light–eternal day.

RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT

JULY 26, 1932 COMMON ERA

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The Resurrection of Jesus   3 comments

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Above:  Easter Vigil, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia, March 30, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://plus.google.com/photos/114749828757741527421/albums/5861636071859841105/5861631936239543506?banner=pwa&pid=5861631936239543506&oid=114749828757741527421)

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1 Cor. 15, 12-19

1.  As his death was part of a divine plan so was his resurrection.  “I have power…to take it again.”  “This commandment received I.”  (Jno. 10, 18, also Jno. 2, 19-22 & Matthew 16, 4)  He must master even death–all of man’s enemies.

2.  Its importance can hardly be overestimated.  Paul stakes all on this fact.  It establishes all other Christian doctrine.  Man rejected & crucified him, the Father owns and approves him by raising him.

If he be not raised there follows:

(1)  Vanity of preaching; it “is vain”

(2)  Emptiness of faith–it “is vain”

(3)  Falsehood of testimony–“false witnesses”

(4)  Failure of redemption–“Ye are yet in your sins”

(5)  Collapse of hope–“They also that are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.”

3.  The witnesses to his resurrection are emphatic and had no motive to testify to a delusion or falsehood, but the reverse.  It is what saved them from despair and fired their hearts to endure all things for the sake of their testimony.

Our own proof is the presence of the Holy Spirit in the world.

4.  He lives to intercede for me and to give me and all men victory over sin and the grave.

Because he lives I shall live also, and be with him where his is.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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This is post #300 of this weblog.–KRT

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Jesus   Leave a comment

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

He gave his life, that I might live,

And in return, what can I give?

He gave his all, how could that be?

What did he see in you and me?

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He suffered much on Calvary’s tree,

This Lord of mine, who died for me.

The crown of thorns, the beating cruel,

The angry mob just added fuel.

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For me he trod the road to death,

He bore my sins, endured the curse.

Before him was the criminals death,

And all for me, my heart would burst.

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The grave is empty, the stone is gone.

My heart now sings a different song

Since I accepted this sacrifice

And gave to him my all, my life.

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He gave his life that you might live,

And in return, what can you give?

Give him your heart, your mind, your soul,

Just trust him now, he’ll make you whole.

SALLY TAYLOR