That Tomb is Still Empty – The Gospel Doesn’t Get Cuter Than This! (Levi & Lia Mullen)

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Easter is over, but in case you were wondering . . .

That tomb is still empty,

and Jesus still lives.

And that’s the only hope for you and me and this crazy world that we live in.

Young Levi & Lia Mullen retell the good news of the Gospel — the Easter story — and it’s never been cuter.

I’ve never actually thought of the Gospel as cute until I heard Levi and Lia share it.

They’re irresistible as they share the powerful truth of the Gospel. [Read more…]

Christ’s Resurrection Power In You – Praise Picture & Poem

Praise Picture: The same power that raised Christ from the dead is inside of you. - Romans 8:11 via www.jeanwilund.com

Take Me, Break Me
(a prayer)

by Steve Laube

 

Take my eyes Lord.
Strike me blind.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may see with Your eyes.

 

Take my hands Lord.
Crush every bone.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may touch with Your tenderness.

 

Take my ears Lord.
Deafen me.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may hear with Your sensitivity.

 

Take my feet Lord.
Amputate without hesitation.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I may walk only on Your path.

 

Take my tongue Lord.
Sever it.

* * *

Then heal me Lord
That I speak only with Your words.

 

Take my life Lord.
End it
Please.

* * *

Then resurrect me Lord
That I may have life only in You.

 

Hear my prayer.

 

(Steve Laube)

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24 Hours Before: Christ’s 24 Hours Before Changed Everything Forever

24 Hours Before. Christ's "24 Hours Before" changed everything forever. None of us know when our 24 Hours Before will be, but Christ did.

On this beautiful Good Friday, I’m thrilled to bring you the continuation of my friend Traci Burn’s reflections.

She’s walked a painful path but has found the Lord faithful every step of the way.

Even 24 hours before. [Read more…]

The Passion of Christ For You Forever (by Kari Jobe) Monday Music

Click to view video of song "Forever" by Kari Jobe. Get a glimpse into the passion Christ has for you.It’s Passion Week. 

Christ’s passion for us displayed for the world to see. 

I can’t imagine how it would feel if we understood how great His love for us truly is.

Kari Jobe gives us a glimpse into the depth and breadth of Christ’s passion through her song Forever.

Let’s not miss Passion week.

Let’s not miss its power and meaning.

Forever Christ is glorified.

Forever Christ is lifted high.

Forever He is alive!

Sing hallelujah! [Read more…]

Easter Sunday – Arise, My Love! Christ is Risen and The Stone is Rolled Away! (Featuring “Arise My Love” by Newsong and “Thy Word” by Michael W Smith)

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While the disciples mourned, 

God moved.

While the world slept, 

God moved.

One day.

Two days.

Three days.

Reality sunk in. 

Jesus was gone.

The earth shook.

The stone rolled away.

The Truth was revealed.

Jesus was gone.

He had risen from the grave.

He’s alive!

Sin, death, and all the powers of darkness could not hold the King.

Arise, My Love! [Read more…]

Easter Saturday ~ The Aftermath of the Crucifixion: What the Torn Veil Means to Us (Featuring “The Call” by Michael W Smith)

Easter Saturday ~ The Aftermath of the Crucifixion: What the Torn Veil Means to Us (Featuring "The Call" by Michael W. Smith)

Click to View: Easter Saturday ~ The Aftermath of the Crucifixion: What the Torn Veil Means to Us (Featuring “The Call” by Michael W. Smith)

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My mother told me that I’d never really understand the New Testament until I understood the Old Testament.

My mother was right. 

It turns out that the Levitical laws are exciting to study after all. 

Understanding these laws turns our simple curious wonder over the veil in the Temple being torn from top to bottom as Christ died on the cross into flat-out, jaw-dropping shock and amazement.

But, of course, before we get into this, we need our mood music — our soundtrack to Jesus’ life. 

As I’ve done all week, I’ve chosen a song from Michael W. Smith’s “Freedom” album. Today’s song is “The Call.” 

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