Sunday, April 20, 2014

He is Risen

The earth shouts for joy Jesus is Risen
Our Lord suffered on the cross as a sacrificial lamb for our sins
He is our blood offering
Just like Abraham was willing to sacrifice Issac
on the alter he built for God
Jesus is our sacrificial lamb

Our sins can be forgiven when we call upon His name
Because the price has been paid
When Jesus hung on the cross
and said it is finished
He conquered evil
He conquered death
He conquered fear
He conquered anger

When we call call upon His name in faith
The Holy Spirit comes
Love Joy and Peace replaces
Love Comes with a roaring wind
Love SHOUTs to the creation of the world
I have paid a price for your sins
Because I love you
I am the word
I became flesh
I give you everlasting life
We can live together for an eternity
Because you believe in Me

On one side of the Sand Dollar
A Poinsettia symbolizes Christmas
Turn over the Sand Dollar
The Easter Lily appears
Its God's reminder to us

God's plan has been etched
On a sea creature
Living in the ocean
Rushing up to shore
For you to discover
Discover Faith
Believe in the Risen Son
A Dove of Peace will envelope your soul
Peace that passes understanding
You will know you were bought with a price
God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit
Will live with you forever
Call upon the name of the Lord and you will be Saved

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life.
He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;
and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

Romans  1: 4-5
And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to  be the Son of God when God Powerfully raised him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit.  Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name.

Romans 6: 8-11
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.  For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.  The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.  In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3 :10-12
I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings,
becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.  Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus Christ took hold of me.

I Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection fo Jesus Christ from the dead..

Matthew 27:50-53
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his Spirit.  At That moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.   The earth shook and the rocks split.  The tombs broke open and the bodies of the holy people who had died were raised to life.  They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

Matthew 28: 1-10
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.  There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.  The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, " Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as the said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples; He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you in Galilee.  There you will see him
 Now I have told you.

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.  Suddenly Jesus met them.  Greetings, he said.  They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.  Then Jesus said to them, Do not be afraid.  Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Texas Bluebonnets Blooming Spring 2014

Texas Bluebonnets adorn the hills with a blue carpet of loveliness.  Mothers and dads grabbed their cameras to capture their beautiful child with the background of Texas landscape.  Bikers came to ride the Bluebonnet Trail map provided by the gracious Ennis Garden Club.  They want the world to see how beautiful Texas can be in the spring. Some brought a chair for the perfect picture.  Beige haystacks of grain lay peacefully in the fields of blue.  Roads are busy with cars lining up to see the burst of color. White fences section off Texas farms of horses and cows grazing on delicious wildflowers.  Pops of coral bluebonnets add beauty to the fresh sprouts of green grass.