“Derek and Rebekah go to church, continued…”

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15:58 - public worship tells the story! Last week, full with excitement and celebration and tradition and so much more, …

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Resurrection is the reality of today and the promise of tomorrow

- "10:30 worship service at WFPC, July 11 "Go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples...Matthew …

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Because He Lives… how does the fact of resurrection impact your life?

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” - John 11:25-26 - Max sitting under the new Japanese Maple Traditionally, "Holy Saturday" is kind of a downer. Today is post-crucifixion, pre-resurrection. Rebekah …

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Don’t Shove Jesus Back in the Tomb! (Just Say No to Your pre-Resurrection Life)

And the crowds who - for a moment - came so close to it all drift away from this amazing invitation to become resurrection people. Yet still, curious, they wonder why this empty feeling gnaws away at their souls?

resurrection, insurrection, and a new and living way…

 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence …

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Images of Resurrection – Easter 2016

Easter 2016 turned out to be yet another amazing celebration of resurrection here in Wake Forest! I'm with my grandchildren in Richmond this morning for extended birthday fun, so today's post will simply comprise a collection of images from Wake Forest Presbyterian Church. There is no greater testimony to new life in and through Jesus …

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planting resurrection trees for Easter morning

 "So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17 Blessed Resurrection Morning! Rebekah and I have a tradition over the Easter weekend. We started this back in Pensacola, and we've found it's a beautiful way to deal with the …

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Easter Day, re-creation, and an invitation to Act II

  So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17) I can't think of a better Easter morning image than that of Jerusalem! I can just imagine Jesus, right after the resurrection, hiking up to the top of the Mt. …

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Love Beyond Reason; Promise Beyond Understanding

Today is Good Friday. It's a day when love stepped up beyond reason, set all defenses aside, and allowed hate to nail the best hope history ever saw to a wooden scaffold. However, rather than being ground into obscurity under the heel of fear and brutality, love transformed the crudely assembled cross from a symbol of torture …

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