Category Archives: Resurrection Sunday

Dead or Alive

We are hours from Sunday.
Resurrection Sunday. 
A Sunday we have singled out to be the most celebrated, most acknowledged Sunday in our world. 
I mean stores even close! No buying, no selling. 
I wonder what about JESUS they have bought and sold? 

Ephesians 2. A reading portion for me today. 
I got through verse 1 and stopped to come here to meet with you.

Ephesians 2 (NKJV) 1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,  source 

Resurrection Sunday.

The day we celebrate that Yeshua, the one and only GODMAN. He who was DEAD and in three days was NO LONGER DEAD. 
but rather, Alive again! 

Verse 1 above says that you and I were DEAD in trespasses and sins UNTIL JESUS made us alive. 
Before our rebirth, we were as spiritually dead as Yeshua was physically dead.
The power that raised His GODMAN body to life again is the same power who has quickened us to LIFE. 

Like it or not until Yeshua is raised in us, we are stone-cold dead. 

So, in these hours of waiting for Resurrection Sunday, are you dead or alive

Let me give you a story to read.
I titled it
HIS Story, My Story. I’d be so honored if you would take the time to read it. 
Click HERE. A new page will open to HIS Story, My Story. I hope you will rejoice with me.

Ressurection Cookies

Got Kids at home?
Any age will do, from toddler to just before leaving to build their own nest.

Here’s  the Recipe  (Giving you plenty of time to prepare to give your Loves this experience this Ressurection Sunday.)

READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 36-42 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Now for the Instructions.
So Important!
  • Read the whole recipe before beginning, try to do together Saturday night before Easter Sunday.
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • You need: Mixing bowl, Wooden spoon, Bible, Zipper baggie, Waxed paper, Cookie sheet, Tape.
  • Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
  • Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
  • Read John 19:1-3.
  • Let child smell the vinegar.
  • Put 1 tsp into mixing bowl.
  • Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
  • Read John 19:28-30.
  • Add egg whites to the vinegar.
  • Eggs represent life.
  • Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
  • Read John 10:10-11.
  • Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand.
  • Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl.
  • Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
  • Read Luke 23:27.
  • So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing.
  • Add 1 cup sugar.
  • Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us.
  • He wants us to know and belong to Him.
  • Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.
  • Beat with a mixer on high speed for 11-15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
  • Explain that the color white represents the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
  • Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.
  • Fold in broken nuts.
  • Drop by tsp onto waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.
  • Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
  • Read Matt. 27:65-66.
  • Put cookie sheet in the oven.
  • Close the door and turn the oven OFF.
  • Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door.
  • Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed.
  • Read Matt. 27:65-66.
  • Go to Bed!
  • Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight.
  • Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
  • Read John 16:20 and 22.
  • On Resurrection Morning open the oven and give everyone a cookie!
  • Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
  • The cookies are hollow!
  • On the first Resurrection Day, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
  • Read Matt. 28:1-9.
  • HE HAS RISEN!
  • HALLELUJAH!

And to give credit, Click HERE and you will be directed to the website from whence I copied the foregoing. 

I hope there are families out there who will embrace this and make it a tradition. 
If you use this recipe, I’d love to hear your stories.

Well?

Have you ever wanted to ask Christendom a question?

Me too.

Here’s mine:

How in the name of all that is holy does a rabbit, colored eggs, a basket, and a hunt for those eggs illuminate the heart of a lost soul as to the RESURRECTION from the DEAD! OF THE ONE AND ONLY GODMAN OF ETERNITY, Who alone can save our wretched, lost, hell-deserving souls?

John 14:6  (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  source

Don’t get me wrong Yeshua created rabbits and eggs (and He and I like them); I don’t know about the basket. Although I am without doubt that He is the KING of humor; I see nothing in Scripture that would tell me FATHER is the least bit interested in watering down, fluffing up or that He is the originator of these distractions from the RESURRECTION of His One and Only Son FROM THE DEAD! 

And as I read this to JT he added: if you want to talk about putting all your eggs in a basket, you better put all your eggs in the basket of JESUS CHRIST as Your SAVIOR and LORD. 

We are one week from Good Friday. 

From 1st Corinthians 15

Christ’s Resurrection Guarantees Ours

20 But as it is, Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 

21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man.

22 For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

23 But each in his own order: Christ, the firstfruits; afterward, at his coming, those who belong to Christ.

24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, when he abolishes all rule and all authority and power.

Victorious Resurrection

50 What I am saying, brothers and sisters, is this: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor can corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Listen, I am telling you a mystery: We will not all fall asleep, but we will all be changed,

52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed.

53 For this corruptible body must be clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body must be clothed with immortality.

54 When this corruptible body is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place:

Death has been swallowed up in victory.
55 Where, death, is your victory?
Where, death, is your sting?

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.  source

Additional reading: First Fruits and The Seven Feasts of Israel

An excerpt from the link above:  no I’m not kidding.  “Where Easter is concerned, however, we have confused a pagan ritual with First Fruits. Each spring, the Babylonians saw the genuine first fruits and assumed it would be a fine time to ask their goddess, Ishtar (Easter), for new babies. They worshipped the things in nature which represented fertility, such as the rabbit and the egg. The people wore new costumes, in keeping with the new buds on the trees and shrubbery. Today, we continue the Babylonian rite with our Easter Bunny and our painted eggs and our new outfits for the Easter Parade. An egg hunt, of course, represents the attempt to conceive a baby.”

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