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The Resurrection of Our Lord | April 2019
The Lord is risen indeed!
Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Luke 24: 5-6
The central and unshakeable truth of the Bible is that Jesus has risen from the dead! Conquering death and the grave, our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead on the third day and as a result the kingdom of heaven is open to all believers.
The Apostle Paul wrote, “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
Believing in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead is much more than accepting a fact. It means being confident that God is for you, that he has closed ranks with you, that he is transforming your life, and that he will save you for eternal joy.
May your confession of the risen Jesus Christ reassure you of God’s love and grace each day of your earthly life.
Almighty God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life: We humbly beseech thee, that as by thy special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
The Rt. Rev. Julian M. Dobbs