Sisters and brothers,
Happy Easter Monday to all! Jesus is risen indeed! We passionately worshipped our risen Lord yesterday and rejoiced that He provided for our forgiveness and conquered death for all who will believe. From Luke 24, we looked at the continuing witnesses to the physical and bodily resurrection of Jesus. We looked at the continuing witness of the empty tomb, the continuing witness of Scripture, the continuing witness of skeptics, and the continuing witness of Jesus’ Church. We saw that if God does not give us exactly what we ask for in prayer, it is only because He something better for us in the future. We see so much hypocrisy and evil among Christians and God’s church today. However, we have a perfect Savior, One who rose from the dead never to die again. We follow Jesus despite all the failures of believers. Yes, we are given something so much better than having temporary blessings on earth and being a part of some worldly kingdom that will one day pass away. We are a part of the eternal Kingdom of Jesus Christ. We have a King who conquered death never to die again and we will reign with Him forever. Christ’s bodily resurrection establishes that He will rule and reign forever!
Our annual East Madison business meeting will be held on Sunday, April 16, 2023, after our morning worship.
Remember to keep praying continually for each other.
Love being your pastor!
Bob Ray, Pastor, East Madison Baptist Church