Today's Good News

APRIL 12 – ROMANS 8:26

4/12        Romans 8:26

26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

VALUED

We are valued by the Lord.  He is praying for us this very moment.  He knows us and knows our problems.  Jesus loves us.  He is Lord. 

APRIL 11 – ACTS 7:55-56

4/11        Acts 7:55-56

55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed steadily into heaven and saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand.  56 And he told them, “Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand!” 

JESUS

Jesus is alive.  He is alive in you and me.  He is with the Father in Heaven in His place of honor at the right hand of the Almighty God.  

APRIL 10 – 1 COR. 15:23

4/10        1 Corinthians 15:23

23 But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back. 

BELONG

We belong to Jesus.  He is coming back.  We will be raised from the dead or from the living to new life in Christ at His return.  When He comes back it will be to get us and exact judgment on the lost.  Jesus is coming soon.  Come Lord Jesus.  

APRIL 9 – JOHN 21:22-23

4/09            John 21:22-23

22 Jesus replied, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? As for you, follow me.”  23 So the rumor spread among the community of believers that this disciple wouldn’t die. But that isn’t what Jesus said at all. He only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?” 

YOU

We are called to follow Jesus.  His word to us, each one of us, “As for you, follow me.  

APRIL 8 – JOHN 14:2-3

4/08            John 14:2-3

2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?   3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 

ROOM

Jesus said He had room for us in Heaven.  Amazing.  He knows when we will be there and where we will be.  Everything is already planned out.  Hallelujah.  Thank you Lord.  

APRIL 7 – MATTHEW 28:5-7

4/07            Matthew 28:5-7

5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.  7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”

FEAR

Fear binds us, freezes us, separates us and a multitude of other negative words.  Fear is simply a negative lifestyle.  Jesus said that we should not be afraid.  We do not fear anything if Christ is head of our life, if the Holy Spirit indwells us and we are the royal children of the living God Almighty.  Do not be afraid.  

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APRIL 6 – LUKE 21:21-31

April 6                 Luke 21:21-31 

We had hoped he was the Messiah who had come to rescue Israel. This all happened three days ago. 22 “Then some women from our group of his followers were at his tomb early this morning, and they came back with an amazing report.  23 They said his body was missing, and they had seen angels who told them Jesus is alive! 24 Some of our men ran out to see, and sure enough, his body was gone, just as the women had said.” 25 Then Jesus said to them, “You foolish people! You find it so hard to believe all that the prophets wrote in the Scriptures. 26 Wasn’t it clearly predicted that the Messiah would have to suffer all these things before entering his glory?” 27 Then Jesus took them through the writings of Moses and all the prophets, explaining from all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 28 By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, 29 but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them.   30 As they sat down to eat, he took the bread and blessed it. Then he broke it and gave it to them. 31 Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared!

SEE

They see Him and understand.  This is the risen Lord and He has come to save His people from their sin. 

APRIL 5 – LUKE 21:13-20

April 5                 Luke 21:13-20 

That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things, Jesus himself suddenly came and began walking with them. 16 But God kept them from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, “What are you discussing so intently as you walk along?” They stopped short, sadness written across their faces. 18 Then one of them, Cleopas, replied, “You must be the only person in Jerusalem who hasn’t heard about all the things that have happened there the last few days.” 19 “What things?” Jesus asked. “The things that happened to Jesus, the man from Nazareth,” they said. “He was a prophet who did powerful miracles, and he was a mighty teacher in the eyes of God and all the people. 20 But our leading priests and other religious leaders handed him over to be condemned to death, and they crucified him. 

APPEARS

Jesus appears to the two men walking to Emmaus. 

APRIL 4 – LUKE 21:1-2

April 4                 Luke 21:1-12

1 But very early on Sunday morning the women went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 They found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 3 So they went in, but they didn’t find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 As they stood there puzzled, two men suddenly appeared to them, clothed in dazzling robes. 5 The women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive?  6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead! Remember what he told you back in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be betrayed into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and that he would rise again on the third day.” 8 Then they remembered that he had said this. 9 So they rushed back from the tomb to tell his eleven disciples—and everyone else—what had happened.  10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and several other women who told the apostles what had happened. 11 But the story sounded like nonsense to the men, so they didn’t believe it. 12However, Peter jumped up and ran to the tomb to look. Stooping, he peered in and saw the empty linen wrappings; then he went home again, wondering what had happened. 

SUNDAY

Sunday has come and Jesus our Lord is alive.  He is seated at the right hand of the Father and ever interceding for us.  Jesus is our Savior.  Praise the Lord that He is.  We are in great need and Jesus meets that need.  

APRIL 3 – MATTHEW 28:1-10

April 3                 Matthew 28:1-10

1 Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.  3 His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.  4 The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.  5 Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. 7 And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.” 8 The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message. 9 And as they went, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they ran to him, grasped his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Don’t be afraid! Go tell my brothers to leave for Galilee, and they will see me there.” 

RESURRECTION

Raised by the power of God.  Jesus is alive.  He is Lord.