Series: Freedom Message: Freedom The Life by Pastor Jack Moon. In this service it is the 4th of July and the United States celebrates it’s 234th birthday. In what has become called the noble experiment a nation was formed around the idea that we have certain inalienable rights among which is liberty.
As important as political freedom is spiritual freedom is the true need of humanity. It was the driving force that led to our political freedom.
Mother’s Day message Marked By Mom by Jaclyn Mosley.
A very powerful message on how mothers should and can tattoo their children. WHAT!
While speaking mainly to mothers, but yet as influencers we all can learn a great deal from this mother’s day message on how we can and should leave a mark on the lives of those around us.
“Motherhood is one of the highest honors given in this life. One that must be taken seriously and with a complete dependence on God and His word”. –Jaclyn Mosley
More than the fact that I wore a tie, (my wife picked it out) Easter is important to me. It effects every day of my life in real and tangible ways. I know I need to lose the weight from all the dark chocolate that I received. The reality of Easter is seen in so many other areas of my life.
Every once in awhile I get caught up in the fear of the unknown. What will happen to my family, our church or my self because of forces outside and beyond my control? It is like when I was a child and the dark was this huge monster, that was until my older brother would yell, “be quiet or I will come over there and beat you”. As strange as this seems those words were comforting. Why because I knew he was bigger than the darkness. The greatest darkness of all is death. It is the great unknown, yet Jesus speaks through the darkness and says, “be at peace I am bigger than death”. He went into the darkness and defeated it. The unknown is known to Him and He has power over it. This gives me great security. I am safe in the care of one who is bigger than any enemy I will ever face. Thinking back to my older brother, he took great pride that he had exclusive rights to beat me up. But woe to anybody else who tried! Jesus has conquered every enemy that I might face through what he did on Easter weekend and He has no intentions of beating me up.
When we get past the Sunday celebrations Easter is important because it has the power to not only overcome fear but despair.
We have all trusted someone to keep their promise and they failed. For whatever reason, legitimate or not they failed and left us feeling abandoned and disappointed. But Jesus kept His promise. And if He kept His promise to come back from the dead I think he has the power to keep any other promise He has made. So I am confident even in dark times that a new day is coming. For every Good Friday there is a Resurrection Sunday. In the Easter story Mary Magdalene, Peter and the disciples all struggled through Friday and Saturday but they carried Sunday with them for the rest of their lives.
So on Wednesday after Easter, Easter is still real and important and it will be tomorrow as well.