Toward the dawn, Mary Madalene and the other ladies were on their way to Jesus tomb. They wished to finish embalming His body for proper burial according to their customs. There was a great earthquake, and an Angel came from Heaven and rolled back the stone of the tomb. The Angel told them, “Jesus is not here, He is risen”! The tomb was empty, and our Lord had indeed risen from the dead, just as He said he would (Luke 18:33). Christ’s resurrection proves that: He is the Son of God, His doctrine is the truth, that God the Father accepted His sacrifice for the redemption of the world, and that all believers in Christ will rise to eternal life. He is the firstborn from among the dead (Colossians 1:18). Before emerging victorious from the tomb, Jesus descended into Hell. Not for further suffering, but to proclaim His victory (1 Peter 3:18-19). Then on that glorious morning, He came forth from the tomb, proving for all eternity that he was the ruler over death and had defeated it as promised by His Word. Often we don’t emphasize enough the glory of the resurrection as we should. It is another crown of glory earned by our Lord, and the assurance of our resurrection. May the joy of Easter remain in our hearts always, for He is risen! He is risen indeed !! Alleluia!!!
Lent is a 40 day Christian festival that begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter (Sundays are not counted). To begin this holy season, on Ash Wednesday some churches invite their members to come forward and receive the imposition of ashes. The Pastor applies ashes in the shape of a cross on the forehead […]
Pastor Jacobsen is doing live Bible Study Devotions on Facebook weekday mornings at 9am. They will also be available for viewing afterwards at any time there or also on our YouTube site. We have a new Facebook page – Trinity and Concordia Lutheran Church. Check it out for Pastor Jacobsen’s live weekday Bible Studies and […]
On February 27, we observe The Transfiguration of Our Lord. The Scriptures tell us that Jesus, along with Peter, James, and John went up on a high mountain. There Jesus’ clothes became a spectacular dazzling white, and His face shown like the Sun. Moses and Elijah were also there in glory talking with Jesus. This […]