Saturday, March 22, 2008

Christ Resurrection

My life is changing once again! Life is never boring around my house. That is for sure! I have a bit to do to get ready for Easter dinner. We are going to be spending Easter at my son and daughter-in-laws. I was going to have it at my house but something unexpected came up this week so my daughter-in-law took over and moved it to her house. What a blessing that was!

I spent the evening at Bret & Jessica's house last night. We went over the Easter dinner menu. I am responsible for the plates, cups, silverware, napkins, pop, fruit tray and cheesy potatoes.

Our Easter Dinner menu:

Glazed Ham
Grilled pork
Cheesy Potatoes
White salad-Cool whip, Crushed Pineapple and Cream Cheese; mix it all together and it's my mother's White Salad recipe. (I can't wait to eat this mom)
Green Bean Casserole
Corn Casserole
Sweet potato Casserole
Fruit Tray

For Desert
Peach Pie
Peach cobbler
Pecan Pie
And whatever else my son and daughter-in-law come up with

Blessings to you all!


Christ Resurrection

Matt 28:5-6 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

Matt 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Easter is a holiday when most people think of the Easter bunny, decorating eggs, dressing up in your best Sunday outfit and going to church.

Easter should be more than just another holiday to a Christian. It's the Sunday set aside to recognize the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. GOD sent his WORD in the form of a child, being born to Mary the Virgin as God's only Begotten Son. He lived a very short time on earth, having been a carpenter and then God's messenger the last three years or so of his life. He was crucified, nailing all our sins to the cross, covering them with his precious blood. If we believe on him, accept his free gift of salvation, then we too will see him in all his Glory one day!

Jesus was compelled to bear his own cross, to travel to Golgotha, where they placed upon his head a crown of thorns and proclaimed him "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS!". They placed him between two thieves hanging on a cross, drove nails through his hands and feet, later piercing his side to make sure he was dead. They took his garments to draw lots to see who would get them.

Mark 15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? "

He was mocked and given vinegar to drink instead of water.

John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

Mark 15:38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Mark15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.

Mark 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first [day] of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Mark 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?

Mark 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.

Mark 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Alleluia He Has Risen

They came to see His body in the tomb
With spices all prepared.
When they arrived no one was in the room
They were full of despair.

He has risen from the dead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He is living now instead.
Alleluia, Alleluia
He has risen from the dead.

Now they came to see Jesus On the way.
They didn't know He was the same
When He spoke it was early in the day.
Then He called Mary's name.
He has risen form the dead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He is living now instead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He has risen from the dead.

They ran to tell the news,
Jesus is alive to the disciples there.
In joy they told the rest,
Jesus is alive ~
It was alleluia square!

He has risen from the dead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He is living now instead
Alleluia, Alleluia
He has risen from the dead

Poem written by: Lena Ayer Kittrell ©


SJ said...

What an amazing thing God did for us! He is so good!

Jim said...

Lori, this is a wonderful post. They whole last days of Jesus are here in a nutshell with this compilation of scriptures.
Thank you.
Oh yes, I'll have some of the three P's for desert, Peach Pie, Peach cobbler, and Pecan Pie.
If we count the two p's in the Pies, this would be the five P's. Not so good.

Deepak Gopi said...

Happy easter to you and family.

Kathy said...

Happy Easter Lori!

e-Mom said...

Sounds like a delcious meal. :~D (Cheesy potatoes... mmmmm.)

Happy belated Resurrection Day.

Lori said...

Hey all,

Thank you for your comments. Easter was great. Great sermon, singing, food, fellowship. It was GREAT!