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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Sunday, April 16, 2017

 Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord 

 Today it is the day that we should set our " minds on the things that are above, not on things that are on Earth" as is written on Colossians 3.1-4. The reasons are many and one of them is "When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory." (Colossians 3.1-4)

At Golgotha, known as the place of the Skull, after Jesus was crucified on a cross by the Romans, Pilate the law under that time. At ninth hour in the afternoon darkness followed during a full moon and "behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the Earth quaked, and the rocks split. (Matthew 27:51)

In John's Gospel, John records events leading up to the Resurrection. The Resurrection is the "final proof that Jesus is who He claims to be - the Son of God."

 John 20.1-18 20 Now on the first day of the Week Mary Magdelene went to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. 2 Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other Disciple, whom Jesus love, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him". 3 Peter there went out and the other Disciple, and were going to the Tomb. 4 So they both ran together, and the other disciple outran Peter and came to the tomb first. 5 and he, stooping down and looking in, saw then linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; and he saw the linen cloths lying there 7 and the handkerchief that had been around, His head, not lying with the linen cloths, but folded together in a place by itself. 8 Then the other Disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also, and he saw and believed. 9 For as yet they did not know the Scripture, that He must rise again from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went away again 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.