Sunday, April 12, 2009

Christ is Risen

"Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...."
I Corinthians 15:1-4 (NIV)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

The Maker of the Universe
by F. H. Pitt

The Maker of the Universe
As man for man was made a curse
The claims of law which He had made
Unto the uttermost He paid

His holy fingers made the bough
That grew the thorns that crown His brow
The nails that pierced His hands were mined
In secret places He designed

He made the forest whence there sprung
The tree on which His body hung
He died upon a cross of wood
Yet made the hill on which it stood

The sky that darkened o'er His head
By Him above the earth was spread
The sun that hid from Him its face
By His decree was poised in space

The spear which spilled His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God
The grave in which His form was laid
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made

The throne on which He now appears
Was His from everlasting years
But a new glory crowns His brow
And every knee to Him shall bow

The Maker of the Universe

Bible verse for Good Friday:
"God, after He spoke long ago, to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And Jesus is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of God's nature and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High...." Hebrews 1:1-3 (NASB)