Rushville Republican

April 25, 2014

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Plum Creek Christian Church

When we hear about Easter our minds can go in different directions. For children it’s the Easter bunny, but for the Christian it represents the true meaning, Christ shedding His blood for our sins while hanging on a cross.

This special day shows that we have confidence in Jesus. “And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.” I Cor. 15:17-20 (NLT)

We can have a new life and new purpose. “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

We can have forgiveness. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit Who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2

Finally we have hope. “Hope is enjoyment of the future in advance.”

All of these represent what we can have, and even more when we have a personal relationship with Christ. We would love for you to join us the Sunday at PCCC as we continue to learn and grow in God’s word. God Bless!

First Baptist Church

Sometimes I see people that I have met before, but do not recognize them. It is embarrassing and afterwards I often think, “I should have known who that was!”

Mary went through something like that the first time she saw Jesus after He rose from the dead. Though she had known Him up close and personal during His ministry, she did not recognize Him at first after His victory over death! But when He simply spoke her name, something clicked. The very One she was looking for was standing right in front of her, and she had not even known it!

Are you looking for Jesus in your circumstances, but do not see Him? You may not recognize Him, but He is closer than you think. This week at First Baptist, we will be answering the question, “What should I do when I do not see the risen Christ in my life?” Come and join us as we look at principles from God’s word about this important subject.

Faith Baptist Church - Morristown

Dr. Wayne Scott, pastor

Sunday, April 27 - Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Worship at 10:30 a.m., Pitch-in lunch and Vacation Bible School 2014 organizational meeting at noon, with the afternoon worship service at 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30 - Visitation activity with teams leaving the church at 7 p.m.

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