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Pastor Bill's Reflections

Bill Young

“And the angel answered the women…. ‘Jesus is not here: for He is risen, as He said.” Matthew 28:5-6

“O Death, where is your sting?” —1 Corinthians 15:55

The radio ad for an upcoming seminar sounded intriguing. The announcer said, “You can beat death—for good! Attend my seminar and I’ll show you how.” I wondered for a few moments what the speaker would claim could beat death and what his suggestions might be. Perhaps something about diet or exercise or freezing our bodies? After listening a little longer, though, I realized he had said, “You can beat debt—for good.”

The most wonderful news is that we can beat death because Jesus paid our debt! (1 Cor. 15:55-57). Our debt of sin meant separation from God, but Jesus willingly gave up His life and was crucified on a cross to pay what we owed. As Mary Magdalene and another Mary went to the tomb on the third day to anoint His body, an angel told them: “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said” (Matt. 28:6). With great joy they ran to bring His disciples the word. On their way, Jesus met them and said, “Rejoice!” (v.9). Jesus had risen, and His followers had reason for rejoicing.

Jesus has removed the sting of death (1 Cor. 15:55). Now we too have victory by believing in the Son of God’s death and resurrection for us. Through Jesus’ perfect work, we can beat death—for good! That is the good news as we continue to travel the journey of Lent into Holy Week, Maundy Thursday, and remembering the crucifixion on Good Friday. We realize, in remembering, that Jesus paid the ultimate price for us and then was resurrected to new life that we too might have new life; eternal life.

My hope is that as we move toward the great celebration of Easter we might personally feel in our heart what God has done for us all. Don’t miss out on the journey. It is worth the trip.

We owed a debt we couldn’t pay; Jesus paid a debt He didn’t owe.

Hope and Peace to you all!



SUNDAY SCHEDULE

  • Adult Class - 8:45 AM
  • Worship - 10 AM (Nursery available for infant and toddlers)
  • Sunday School 10 AM
    4 Years - 2nd Grade (Participate in worship through childrens talk, then dismiss to classrooms)
  • Fellowship Time after Worship
  • Youth Choir Practice 11:15 AM

APRIL EVENTS

  • Sunday, April 13
    Palm Sunday Worship
    10 AM
  • Thursday, April 17
    Maundy Thursday Service
    7:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, April 20
    North Topsail Beach
    Access #4
    6:00 AM
  • Sunday, April 20
    Easter Sunday Worship Services
    9 and 11 AM



WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR CHILD CONFIRMED?

Contact Pastor Bill
910-327-0166
Confirmation will be this spring


OUR SERMONS


March 16, 2014 - "Taking Resue for Granted"
Pastor Bill Young's sermon, based in Romans 5:1-11, implores us to understand and accept the wonderful gift of God's grace through the saving sacrifice of Christ.

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