Philippians 2:12–16

Jesus Christ is beautiful in the

 redemption he purchased.

 

Bulletin for: 
Sunday, April 3, 2016
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Last week I shared testimonies from Stone Hill congregants describing what Jesus’ resurrection means to them. I continue this week with more of these short testimonies. Read and be blessed!

Jesus’ resurrection means that something dark and evil has been overcome in a miraculous way. Because of the resurrection, I have been given the best gift of love ever known. I am in awe of this loving Father and at peace, thanking Him, for life eternal. (Tammy Dawkins)

As a legal historian, I am fascinated by the way Paul speaks of the Resurrection of our Lord in terms of a legal judgment. The Resurrection was the ultimate Supreme Court decision, overruling the decrees of worldly authorities, reversing their sentence of death, and transferring their jurisdiction to a new sovereign—”the Son of God in power” (Rom. 1:4). (Kellen Funk)

Jesus died for all our sins? God is just, so how do I reconcile one sacrifice for so many crimes? Because the crime of just one condemned so many. “Why am I then condemned? I did not sin first!” “Because,” Jesus whispered, “you certainly would have!” He is right. (John Owen)

It’s real. It’s true. It’s really true.  God accepted the sacrifice He himself provided. Jesus is alive.  My sin-stained self is now clean and can enter God’s presence. Jesus has taken my shame, and given me honor.  His death has given me life, a life that will never end. (Mary Castria)

Jesus’ resurrection means even though my body is aging and one day I will die, yet I live and will always live! Jesus is who He said He was, He is God and the one person I can always trust in! (Lisa Jeffrey)

Because Jesus rose again, I know the God I believe in is as real as the gray squirrels I see out the window and the trees that give summer shade to our house. Jesus went through death and “came out the other side” victorious. (Chris Baldwin)

If a man can predict his own death and resurrection, and then pull it off, I will just go with whatever that man says.  Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”.  These claims are worth investigating by reading the eyewitness accounts. (Curt Richmond)