Saturday, April 29, 2017


 And all things,
whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew 21:22 

Because you prayed –
God touched our weary bodies with His power
And gave us strength for many a trying hour
In which we might have faltered, had not you,
Our intercessors faithful been, and true.

Because you prayed –
God touched our lips with coals from altar fire,
Gave Spirit-fullness, and did so inspire
That, when we spoke, sin-blinded souls did see;
Sins chains were broken;
Captives were made free.

Because you prayed –
The dwellers in the dark have found the Light;
The glad good-news has banished heathen night;
The message of the Cross, so long delayed,
Has brought them life at last –
Because you prayed.

Charles B. Bowser

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Sunday, April 16, 2017


 Jesus Is Crucified
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall,
and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 
And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head,
and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him,
and mocked him, saying,
Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him,
and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 
And after that they had mocked him,
they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him,
and led him away to crucify him.
Matthew 27:27-31

Jesus Is Buried
When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea,
 named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 
He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.
Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
And when Joseph had taken the body,
 he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
And laid it in his own new tomb,
which he had hewn out in the rock:
and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre,
and departed.
And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary,
sitting over against the sepulchre.
Matthew 27:57-61 
The Guard at the Tomb
Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation,
the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 
Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said,
while he was yet alive,
After three days I will rise again. 
Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure
until the third day, lest his disciples come by night,
and steal him away, and say unto the people,
He is risen from the dead:
so the last error shall be worse than the first. 
Pilate said unto them,
Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.
So they went, and made the sepulchre sure,
sealing the stone, and setting a watch.
Matthew 27:62-66 

In the end of the sabbath,
as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week,
came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. 
And, behold, there was a great earthquake:
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
and came and rolled back the stone from the door,
and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did shake,
and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
 Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee;
 there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
Matthew 28:1-7

 The grave could not hold Him.  He is alive today!