Today's Word for Pastors...

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Today's Preaching Insight...

He Came Back

And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb . . . . As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, . . . he said to them, ‘Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; . . . he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you." (Mark 16:2-7)

For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins . . . that he was raised on the third day . . . that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, . . . . Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, . . . .he appeared also to me . . . .(I Corinthians 15:3-8)

Mark says that, on that first Easter, women went to the tomb to pay their last respects to dead Jesus. To their alarm, the body of Jesus was not there. A "young man, dressed in a white robe" told them, "You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified? Well, he isn't here. He is raised. He is going ahead of you to Galilee."

Here's my Easter question for you: Why Galilee?

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Today's Extra...

The Invitation: The Not-So-Simple Truth About Following Jesus

In The Invitation: The Not-So-Simple Truth About Following Jesus(Revell), Greg Sidders emphasizes the next step after receiving Christ: following Him in obedience. Sidders examines seven discipleship sayings of Jesus. The book could offer helpful ideas for a sermon series on obedience.

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