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Resurrection (Easter)

Ephesians 1:20

"Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,"
KJV

Easter holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In the resurrection of Christ, we learn in Colossians 2:9-15 KJV "9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 

13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."  Enjoy all of the content here to learn of our risen Saviour!

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February 23rd, 2020
The Out-Resurection

Thought Provoking Topics From a Right Division Perspective.  This snippet: the Out-Resurrection.

February 27th, 2010

Eastra, the goddess of springGk. pascha, from Heb. pesah). The Passover (which see), and so translated in every passage except in the KJV: "intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people" . In the earlier English versions Easter had been frequently used as the translation of pascha. At the last revision Passover was substituted in all passages but this. The word Easter is of Saxon origin, Eastra, the goddess of spring, in whose honor sacrifices were offered about Passover time each year. By the eighth century Anglo-Saxons had adopted the name to designate the celebration of Christ's resurrection. bibliography: N. M. Denis-Boulet, Christian Calendar (1960). (from New Unger's Bible Dictionary)

EasterThe name "Easter" originated with the names of an ancient Goddess and God. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 AD.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a .k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similar "Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [were] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos." Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: "eastre."

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April 12th, 2020
Easter 2020

The message on April 12, 2020 was for Easter 2020 and Wayne used the Passover feast to explain how it was one of nine feasts established with Israel to worship God properly if you are a Jew.  We learned in the Genesis study that God created and the Earth was part of that creation that was overthrown and had judgement brought upon it.  This foundation of the world had a before and a from or since with it.  In The Mystery, we learned that it was hidden in God before the foundation and that was the same timeframe Peter described of the Lamb of Christ in 1 Peter 1:18-21 when he wrote "18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,"  God's love was established amongst the Godhead before the foundation of the world and when God refashioned the Earth He established the firmament which positioned the stars the testify of the plan for salvation in Christ.  This Easter message encouraged us to celebrate the love of Christ as the Lamb presented to God without blemish so that through the resurrection of Christ, we will defeat death as we are saved through the operation of God.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 KJV

Easter 2020 Message
February 23rd, 2020
Genesis - Part 44

The lesson on February 23, 2020 was part 44 of the "Genesis" study.  This week Wayne briefly reviewed the lesson from last week when he looked at the days of Noe being important to understand the coming of Jesus Christ, being his personal presence as opposed to his appearing, which is what is associated with our hope in the Mystery.  Wayne then followed with the second Right Division snippet and majored on the Out-Resurrection.  The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 KJV

Genesis - Part 44
December 16th, 2019
Fathers House

The message on December 16, 2018 was entitled "In My Father's House" and it was a one off message by Wayne Stewart before he and his family take a Christmas break in New Zeland for the next two weeks.  In this message, we look at the passage in John at the end of chapter 13 when Simon Peter promises to lay his life down for Jesus... and the Lord warning him in verse 38 "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice."  This gives the context for chapter 14 and the famous verse that most Christians memorize in John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  This is pretty narrow for those who like to claim "there are many ways to get to heaven".  Wayne gives us a better understanding in how Jesus prepared many mansions in His Father's house.  In the Gospel of John, Jesus explains his resurrection takes Him to His Father to prepare a place (New Jerusalem) so when He returns, they will be with Him in that city meanwhile they were given the comforter so they wouldn't be alone.  In parallel, we find from PAul the similar situation exists but it is not with New Jerusalem.  PAul references this in Ephesians 2:20 and 3:17 KJV "22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,"  The scripture reading was from John 14:1-7 KJV

In My Father's House
April 21st, 2019
Easter Genesis Gospel

The message on April 21, 2019 was about Easter and Wayne was able to share the parallel between Genesis and John's Gospel.  Wayne reflects on the special Christian message at Easter particular to the resurrection promise we share in relation to the pain we all have shared with the death of a loved one.  In the promise of eternal life in Christ through the resurrection we can celebrate the gift that God gave us.  As we are in the Genesis study, there is a distinct parallel between Genesis and John's Gospel.  Wayne takes the time to go through the Easter message in John's Gospel and compares it to the passages in Genesis. We also look specifically at the statement Jesus made in the Garden of Gethsemane in His prayer "Thy Will Be Done".  This statement took us to Matthew 6:21 and 26:42.  In this we find that Christ did not shy away from his calling on the cross but endured the attack from demons who wanted him to be killed right there.  Instead, he heldfast his path to be crucified for all of us. The scripture reading was from John 20:1-10 KJV

Easter 2019
December 9th, 2018
I Shall Be Satisfied

The message on December 9, 2018 was on regarding the thought of "I Shall Be Satisfied".  Wayne going into the Christmas season will soon vacation to his homeland down South but has one more week of giving finals at his day job.  In class, some students have approached him to consider changing careers because statistics is used in the profession of an Actuary, and they make so much more money.  In response, Wayne expresses how much he loves his job and is satisfied teaching because of his love for it.  In fact, many people are chasing wealth and happiness through things but we learn in scripture how vain that is.  Ecclesiastes teaches us that all is vanity under the sun but we are satisfied because of what we believe in the resurrection when we will be changed.  Wayne is quite satisfied knowing that upon death he will wait for the Lord Christ Jesus to call him forth and be changed to have his new body that will be fashioned to continue his calling.  This message was one of celebrating how the Creator pierced the vanity and became flesh when the word dwealt among us and then died for our sins and was raised so that we might recieve the resurrection that the Apostle Paul was explaining in Philippians 3:1-12 KJV.  The scripture reading was in Ecclesiates 1:1-11 KJV

I Shall Be Satisfied

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April 10th, 2014

It's resurrection time again!

"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." Matthew 12:38-40

April 15th, 2019

Easter is here! Christ has risen! Everything worthwhile is tied to Christ’s resurrection. Paul said,

“And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain…If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.” 1 Corinthians 15:14, 19

There are two events in scripture that point to drastic mistakes we can make about Jesus Christ. Both of these mistakes were made by people who were close to Him, who loved Him and were dedicated to Him.

1. FAILING TO RECOGNIZE HIS PRESENCE

April 10th, 2020

The Error of Easter, The Lunacy of Lent and the Fable of Good Friday.

The greatest days for church attendance each year are Christmas and Easter. Now, personally, I like these days because it reminds every person on earth that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and died, was buried and resurrected for our sin. Everyone is reminded of these two truths twice a year. Also like the truths, there are some lies that are perpetrated at the same time.

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The Resurrection of Christ. The Easter holiday is the most celebrated event in all of Christianity.  1 Corinthians 15:12 is where Paul was instructing the church in Corinth that the resurrection was real and Christ lives. Further Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:20-23 “But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

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