The people cast their garments on the donkey and Jesus sat upon him. Many people spread their garments in the path: others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed the way. They that went before, and they that followed, cried:
"Hosanna; Blessed [is] He that comes in the name of the Lord:
Blessed [be] the kingdom of our father David, that comes
in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest!"
Jesus entered Jerusalem, and the temple: and when He had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve [apostles].
The Savior, Jesus Christ’s Resurrection From Death [aka Easter]
3-25-18, * -- Today is the anniversary of the Lord Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem where a week later He would be crucified. But the good news is He arose from death. The significance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is breathtaking. The witness of the apostles and believers is that - without the resurrection - there could be no Christianity. The crucifixion and shed blood of Jesus Christ would be useless without His resurrection. It was His resurrection that explained His death as a sacrifice for sins for all who would repent and trust Him as their Savior. It was the resurrection which vindicated His teaching: He was no liar.
It is the resurrection that gives us hope of a new, eternal life: as Christ arose, so will we. It is the one fact that the apostles and early church constantly held forth as the proof of their message. It is the oldest traceable doctrine of the early Christian liturgy. Even notable anti-Christian scholars admit that the early church held the resurrection as fact, however much those same scholars hope to show that the church was mistaken or it was a hoax as they stole His body away. However, historical records report that Christ was buried, His tomb was sealed [Matthew 27:65-66] and soldiers posted around it. About dawn of the first day of the new week an earthquake shook the tomb. The guards fell senseless [Matthew 28:4]. An angel rolled back the stone.
Women, on their way to the tomb to anoint His body, wondered how they would roll away the stone. Imagine their surprise when they found it rolled back and His body gone! They supposed it had been removed and laid elsewhere. Weeping, one of them asked a gardener if he knew where the body had been taken; she then recognized the "gardener" as Jesus Himself! [John 20:1-16]
The women rushed back to tell the disciples. Peter and John raced to the tomb. All was as the women had said. An angel assured the men Christ had risen. All arguments against Jesus’ resurrection must take into account the eyewitness testimonies. Jesus appeared several times to His disciples, ate food [Luke 24:41-43] with them [passed through walls (John 20:19 )] and to His brother James [1 Cor 15:7]. The Bible lists a number of appearances, including one to over 500 people at once. Paul said, "And then He appeared to me as if to one born late." [1 Corinthians 15:6-8]
The church of Christ was born and its witness changed lives around the world. And the fact that all but the Apostle John died excruciating martyrs deaths because they refused to deny the Messiah’s life, death and resurrection.
The church has long insisted that the Christian life would be impossible without the resurrection, for through it Christ removed the sting of death from all those who believe in Him.
1 Corinthians 15:1-7
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✝️ 7-11-20, The weight of the 'world's sin' ... the infinite blessings and resources of our salvation in Christ are described as providing the power of surpassing greatness, the grace of surpassing richness, the peace which surpasses all understanding. Thank YOU, Lord. John 1:29; Revelation 5:12; Philippians 4:7
✝️ 7-9-20, When the Lord Jesus was on the cross and the people scorned and scoffed; His great love for all ignorant uninformed sinners showed forth. He died for all sinners. Romans 5:8; Luke 23:34 However, after we are aware we're no longer ignorant of Who He was and 'what we do;' THEN we are all responsible if we reject Christ. John 3:17-18
6-29-20, Jesus said, 'Obey Me!' John 14:15; 1 John 2:3, 3:22 Of course we are forgiven when we sincerely pray for forgiveness turning our lives to the Lord Jesus. We must intend to sin no more ... if we do ... quickly repent as we didn't INTEND to. John 8:11 More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/go-and-sin-no-more.html
✝️ 6-12-20, The Lord □Jesus' mom, Mary's cousin Elizabeth's son John the Baptist was brutally killed because of a wicked hateful woman. Her foolish husband, King Herod - although he liked John; had him executed because of a promise - he musta been drunk - to make such a promise to his wife's daughter, Salome who's mom, Herodias wanted John dead. Matthew 14:3-11; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9
✝️ 6-11-20, Regarding forgiveness: the Lord □ Jesus clearly taught that marriage was between a husband & wife. [Matthew 19:5; Mark 7:21] He loves all sinners both the heterosexual & homosexual. He promises forgiveness to everyone who repents coming to Him for salvation. He told the woman caught in adultery: "Go and sin no more.” Matthew 11:28
✝️ 6-9-20, The Lord □ Jesus explained to Nicodemus that he must be 'born again' [John 3.3, 7]. In Utah I've heard some LDS people scoff and ridicule believers in Christ who are 'born again.' Those who scorn are lost; Jesus clearly said to 'marvel not that you must be born again'; without Christ we are lost. John 3:17-18
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 6-3-20, Interesting the different duties of God's arch angels. Michael is a warrior who will defeat Satan and Gabriel was/is God's messenger appearing to: Prophet Daniel 8:15-17, 9:21-24 ... Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, Luke 1:11-18... Mary, Mother of Jesus, Luke 1:26-31... Joseph, Husband of Mary, Matthew 1:20-24, 2-13
✝️ 6-2-20, In appx 530 BC the Lord God of Israel chose the Persian [aka Iran] King Cyrus to protect and help the Jewish exiles in Babylon. Who would come back and rebuild Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem where now - since 688 AD - a Muslim mosque sits. Mark 13:14; Isaiah 45:4-6, 9, 12-13. World Without End. Ephesians 3:20-21
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
✝️ 4-30-20, When the Lord □ Jesus Mother told her son that at the Cana wedding celebration there was no wine - I wonder if the Lord did little miracles around the house so Mary knew of His abilities expecting Him to quickly whip up some good wine. And He did! The Lord's first miracle on earth water into wine. John 2:1-11
✝️ 4-28-20, The Lord □ Jesus, in the book of Matthew, lists what’s called the “Beatitudes.” He lists the items in our lives in His 'Sermon on the Mount' that examine our values, vision & habits to wholehearted obedience to God. We seek His forgiveness & acceptance for eternal life with Him; this is the good news 'Gospel.' John 14:6; Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-28.
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