Daily Easter Devotion Monday, April 21

Monday, April 21, 2014 – Psalm 97; Exodus 12:14-27; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and Mark 16:1-8

Mark 16:1-8 – 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. 6But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.

Jesus Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Thanks and praise be to God for this gift given through His Son’s dying and rising.

Jesus Christ is risen! So what? What difference does Jesus’ death and resurrection make in your daily life? What difference should it make?

Psalm 97 – 1The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice;
let the many coastlands be glad! …

6The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
and all the peoples behold his glory. …

11Light dawns for the righteous,
and joy for the upright in heart.
12Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,
and give thanks to his holy name!

Here is the affirmation of faith we shared at our Easter sunrise service. It comes to us from our reading from 1 Corinthians 15 and Revelations 22:15.

This is the Good News we have received, in which we stand and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, that he appeared to Cephas and then to the twelve. Then he appeared to many faithful witnesses.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end; He is our Lord and our God.  Amen.

Throughout this day after Easter, may we reflect on the importance of Jesus’ resurrection on our life as a whole but maybe more importantly on how we live our life each and every day.

O God, thanks for the gift of Your Son rising from the dead and appearing first to the women, then to the apostles and many other faithful witnesses. May I dedicate my life this day to living resurrected life, life lived for You and for others. Amen.

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