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Passover – Part Two. The gospel of unbelief is perpetuated by the news media on two holidays in the Christian faith – Christmas and Easter. Articles often come out explaining away those events in scripture, or offering up alternative explanation of certain events that happened. The bashing of Christianity is a product of sin. “ We’ve seen the enemy, and it is us!” We don’t want God in our lives unless it’s something that we want to do. The obedience we find in Christ is to the will of the Father is an example of how we should deny ourselves. The seven sayings of Jesus on the cross is an interesting study. The first saying is found in Luke 23:34 (KJV) “Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” The second was spoken to the Malefactor in Luke 23:43 (KJV) “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.” The third was in Luke 23:46 (KJV) “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.” The most important aspect of Easter is to celebrate His death, burial, and resurrection. The idea of submission is demonstrated in Luke 22:42 (KJV) “Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” Submission is supposed to be present in marriage. But Christian submission is not necessarily an agreement but the yielding towards His will instead of your own. God’s will is always there for you to follow and is one to follow willingly. Submission is the thought of surrendering your way to His way. It’s easy to do what He wants when we are in agreement but when God says something that is in conflict with our will do we surrender to him? A mature believer is one that submits to the will of God. Like Jesus who said in John 6:38-40 (KJV) “For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” The lesson on April 16, 2006 covers part two on the Passover and celebrates the wisdom of God in the life of Christ, and his role as our mediator who loves us. audio_oval mp3_logo_old2 Click here to listen now. You may also want to listen to the other lessons celebrating the resurrection here.

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