APRIL 17TH TO APRIL 23RD

Gentlemen,       

Yesterday the world was filled with services celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  As David Jeremiah remarked in his sermon, Easter Sunday is the most attended service on a Sunday, barring none, not even Christmas.

But is that where we leave our celebration of the Resurrection? Or, do we celebrate every day the wonderful news, as Charles Stanley says, that “God has broken the power of sin and death, and all who place faith in Christ will enjoy the Lord’s presence throughout eternity”

1st Peter 1:18-19
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”

Satan loves nothing better than to keep us focused on those “perishable things” and not on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who shed his blood on the cross to pay for our salvation.

Consider this:
Excerpt from an article on the web by McKinley Keener: Why I Celebrate Easter Everyday.

“Easter for me will never be a holiday that comes and goes with Walmart’s seasonal shelves. In fact, it’s something I celebrate year around, whether or not I recognize it as such. Easter is the remembrance of a wonderful sacrifice and the commemoration of a wonderful miracle. It’s something that affects me every day, because everyday I screw up and everyday I am forgiven.”

Our prayer focus:  Let our prayer be one of thanks every day this week.  (Every day period).

In our prayers let us rejoice and thank God for the Life, the Death, and the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Thanks for all of your prayers guys. 

Also please welcome David Diehl, Jim Young and John Ulecka to the Prayer Focus Team.

Paul A.