He Is Risen
Luke 24:3-5 “But when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed
like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with
their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for
the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told
you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 'The Son of Man must be delivered
into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised
again.' " Then they remembered his words.”
As we gather for worship this morning, remember
that Jesus is NOT dead in a tomb. He IS alive and His power IS available to you
today. God’s plan for his son was perfectly orchestrated and carried out,
including the trials, temptations, hurt and victories that Jesus experienced.
Our lives are no different, God chose you to live at this time according to His
plan. Do you trust Him with those plans today? Have you been living according
to your plans instead of His? Surrender to Him today and allow Him to use you. Pray for a teachable,
humble spirit and for God to increase your capacity to trust Him and give you the courage to lay your plans aside so that you can
experience all that He has for you. Also, continue to pray for Barefoot weekend and all those
that will receive the shoes we collect.