LHM Lenten Devotion – April 20, 2014 “Time to Spread the Great News”


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By Reverend Wayne Palmer

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“Time to Spread the Great News”

Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lenten devo cover 2014Read Matthew 28:1-20TEXT: Posterity shall serve Him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation (Psalm 22:30).

Today we celebrate the sure, certain and undeniable proof of Jesus’ victory over our enemies-His glorious resurrection from the dead. If there was any doubt that God accepted His bloody sacrifice on the cross, the empty tomb has completely silenced it. All those who stood taunting, mocking and discouraging Him must now shut their mouths and acknowledge that He truly was and is God’s almighty Son.

Two thousand years have gone by and posterity still serves Him. All believers who have received the great message of salvation trust in Him by the Holy Spirit. They give Him glory and pass on the news of His great victory to their own posterity, and to their neighbors, friends and co-workers.

Each Lent and Easter season we remember and pass on what we have learned: the great sacrifice, the humble death, and the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ, which set us free from sin, death and hell. We celebrate the victory He has won for us and the life that is ours, both now and forevermore.

And we know this day of the Lord’s resurrection guarantees our own. With joy, hope and confidence we look forward to that day when He will return to raise us and all believers in Christ to everlasting life. We will live in the new heavens and the new earth in perfect peace, joy and bliss forevermore.
THE PRAYER: Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for seeing that the message of Your death and resurrection came down through the generations to me, that I too may serve You. Bless this generation and each succeeding generation to boldly proclaim that message and tell the world what You have done for each of us. Amen.

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