‘The Lesson of the Empty Tomb’

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Scanning the nooze this afternoon, trying to decide what stories I ought to mention on this blog, actually began to nauseate me. Is there any price the Democrats won’t make our country pay, if it gets them back into power? (Hint: I don’t think so. Do you?)

This new piece by Mark Rushdoony on the Chalcedon blog provided me with a valuable course correction.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/the-lesson-of-the-empty-tomb

One quote pretty much says it all: “It is easy to be concerned about the events that swirl around us rather than the larger picture that we serve a victorious lord.”

That’s the point of Easter. That’s the lesson of the empty tomb. Jesus Christ is risen. Jesus Christ is Lord. And nothing sinful men can do can prevent His victory.

We have the honor to serve Him until He establishes His throne upon the earth.

Encore, ‘Jesus Christ is Risen Today’

Yes, I know, Easter was over a week ago. But we want it to work all year, don’t we? And one of the ways it can do that is through hymns. Like this one: Jesus Christ is Risen Today, by the Kings College Choir at Cambridge.

‘An Easter Message’ (2014)

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I probably should have posted this yesterday, but there’s only so many posts you can make on one day, even if it’s Easter Sunday.

An Easter Message

Besides–how long would it have taken, back then, for word to get out that Jesus Christ was risen from the dead? How long before all Jerusalem had heard it? How long before it was heard in Rome?

We need to hear it. Every day. Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.

‘The Resurrection and the New Creation’

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Many of us can’t go, physically, to church on this Easter Sunday 2020. But we still could use a sermon. Let this teaching by Mark Rushdoony, from 2004, serve in that office.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/the-resurrection-and-the-new-creation

It’s a fairly long sermon, so you don’t need a fairly long introduction from me. The point is made simply: “Christ’s resurrection insures our own (1 Corinthians 15: 12-27).” God has promised to make all things new–including us. But neither sin nor death will be found in the new heaven and new earth that He creates.

We won’t be floating around on the clouds, strumming harps. We will walk upon a new earth in our perfected, resurrected bodies, and Christ shall have dominion over all.

For the LORD hath spoken it!

By Request, ‘All Creatures of Our God and King’ (with Prayer)

We have a hymn request today from Susan–All Creatures of Our God and King, sung by the congregation of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California.

To which I add a prayer:

O Lord our God! Bless this Easter, 2020, crippled in the flesh, with a double portion of spiritual wealth: give it extraordinary power to draw souls to Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior: souls to be comforted, souls to be washed, souls to be saved. Let the spirit of this Easter Sunday work all year, O Lord–every day and every night, all year. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Jesus Raises Lazarus (from ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told’)

I like to post this every Easter: the scene from The Greatest Story Ever Told in which Christ raises Lazarus from the dead. (“Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto Him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.” –John 11:39)

Along with the Scriptures themselves, and the testimony of John the Baptist and the apostles, the works that Jesus did bear witness that He is indeed the Son of God, Savior and Messiah, King of kings and Lord of lords.

We believe!

‘Up from the Grave He Arose’

I can’t let Easter go by without posting this–Up from the Grave He Arose, by the Voice of Eden: making a joyful noise unto the Lord.

I posted this, by request, several weeks ago, and that post is already lighting up the board, this Easter morning. But in case you missed that post, here it is again.

‘Mary Magdalene on Easter Morning’ (2015)

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I post this every Easter.

Mary Magdalene, on Easter Morning

It’s the first thing in the morning. Your heart is broken. He saw Him tortured and killed.

Now you’re at the tomb.

And He is not there. The stone’s rolled away, the guards are knocked out, and Jesus isn’t there…

Imagine it.