Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday and Easter

Happy Easter everyone!

Since this is the Passion Week, I thought I'd do something different. Most weekdays I post on my shared Bible study blog, Seek and Ye Shall Find. Right now we are going through Hebrews and strange enough, today's post has a lot to do with Good Friday and Easter. You can go see the entire post if you like, but I'm just posting the last half of the post. I pray you all have a great Easter. Hope you are blessed with this part of the study...

Hebrews 9:11-28
The Blood of Christ

Next the author speaks of the blood sacrifices that had to be made under the old covenant: goats, calves, bulls, heifer...all sprinkled on the sinners to make them outwardly clean. His main point comes across when he says in 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God. Jesus has removed sin's defilement from the center of our beings, not just outwardly, but inwardly.

Then the author speaks of a will and inheritance. Like a loved one, Jesus made His last will and testament and named us His beneficiaries. He gave us an eternal inheritance because He died for us.

9:26b But now he has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by his sacrifice. 9:27 And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, 9:28 so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, to those who eagerly await him he will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.

Don't you just get goosebumps when you read that last line? His one time sacrifice was enough to bear our sin. We are saved through his blood. AND He is coming again!

May you remember Christ's sacrifice this Good Friday and rejoice in his salvation as we celebrate this passionate weekend. He has risen! Happy Easter...we'll post again on Monday. God Bless!

17 comments:

The Curmudgeon's Rant said...

Happy Easter Mimi!

cube said...

Wanted to drop by & wish you & your family a Happy Easter.

Trinity13 said...

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!!!

jel said...

happy Easter

Nick Zegarac said...

Deeply felt and most greatly appreciated. Echoes my sentiments exactly. Blessed reflections right back at you on this day.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Have a lovely Easter!

Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Glad you're posting again!

M. C. Pearson said...

Happy Easter all! Nick has a great poem on his blah blah blah blog...thanks Dana, I'm glad you all have stuck by me!

Rulan said...

Happy Easter. It's good to see you posting again.

Corry said...

Happy and Blessed Easter to y'all.
I hope you are settled in.

God's Grace.

An Ordinary Christian said...

I am so glad that I wasn't in physical body nailed to that cross!

Saija said...

He is risen indeed ... i love that refrain and the picture you have posted of a Risen Christ - is awesome ...

blessings to you and the fam this Easter!

Fred said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, MC. Have a great weekend.

curious servant said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment a little while ago. Very kind of you.


There was another post I wrote a while back about praying through art. Here is the link to that post:

http://jobstale.blogspot.com/2006_03_01_jobstale_archive.html


Scroll down to March 6th.

john said...

found your spot through a visit at Jel's... great work... do you ever get time to sleep?

God bless you,


John
http://the-way-i-see-it-john.blogspot.com/

Pirate said...

how it pains to love us.

M. C. Pearson said...

To all you old and new friends, thank you...I hope you had a great Easter too!