Easter Ponderings

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“Easter Collage” 2014 DS

In the middle of Easter week and all of its sunshine colours, bunnies, flowers, egg hunts and spring rain, I remember that we as believers suffer like him and also have abundant life because of Jesus’ resurrection.  He is alive and will come again to renew heaven and earth.  We have a good future and each person is invited to share it.

New International Version Isaiah 53:5                                                                                
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Romans 4:25
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.

1 Corinthians 15:3
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

Hebrews 5:8
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered

Hebrews 9:28
so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:25
For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Deuteronomy 11:2
Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the LORD your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm;

Psalm 30:2
LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

 

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