Jul 26 2010

Painting the Resurrection

Here is a fascinating look at a mural of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The video is narrated by the painter, Ron DiCianni. If you can, watch the video in full screen and high definition.

Painting the Resurrection

Apr 12 2009

He is Risen!

When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3They were saying among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4for it was very big. Looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back.

5Entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were amazed. 6He said to them, “Don’t be amazed. You seek Jesus, the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has risen. He is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him! 7But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He goes before you into Galilee. There you will see him, as he said to you.’”

8They went out, and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had come on them. They said nothing to anyone; for they were afraid.   Mark 16:1-8 WEB

Apr 2 2009

Jesus – Our Resurrection

Holy Week and Resurrection Day will soon be here – the most important week and day for every Christian.

Maybe you have celebrated Resurrection Day (Easter) all of your life but have you ever stopped to ask, “what’s so important about the resurrection of Jesus Christ?”

I know, the question may seem a bit silly but, again, have you ever asked yourself that question?

Obviously, the resurrection has nothing to do with chocolate rabbits (I like the marshmallow ones), colored eggs or new Sunday outfits. There’s nothing wrong with those things, but they certainly do not begin to explain the importance of Jesus rising bodily from the grave and exiting, alive, from the tomb.

One essential aspect of Jesus’ resurrection is the promise of the Christian’s resurrection from physical death. The annual Sunrise Service in the cemetery celebrates that promise. Every funeral service where 1 Corinthians 15 and other relevant scriptures are read, points to the wonderful promise that a Christian’s physical death is not the end.

But there’s more.

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