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Friday / April 10

Connect 20

Death Is Not The End

Scripture

Worship

Death Was Arrested / North Point Worship

Devotional

Easter is not about brightly colored eggs, wearing pastels or enjoying a big meal, although it could include these…Well, not this year!  Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Death seems so cruel, so harsh and so final. That is what the disciples were feeling when they saw their Lord, whom they had left everything to follow, hanging on the cross. They were devastated. Death had crushed them. But if they had gone back in their memories, they would have recalled an important event and statement Jesus had made.  They would have remembered Jesus standing at the tomb of his close friend Lazarus. They would have remembered that Jesus did something completely unexpected: He wept (John 11:35). He knew that death was not part of God's original plan. Humanity was not meant to grow old, to suffer from disease or to die. But because of the sin of Adam and Eve, sin entered the human race and death followed with it. And death spread to all of us. Jesus wept because it broke His heart.  But standing there at Lazarus' tomb, Jesus also delivered these hope-filled words: "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live" (John 11:25). Death is not the end. And the resurrection of Jesus Christ proves it.

Prayer

Father, thank You for the constant grace given.  Help me to live with the constant reminder that You are always faithful, and worthy of all of our praise!

Go...

Death is not the end, but a new journey with our Lord and Savior! Now more than ever, we need to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Today, this week, take every opportunity to be a witness for HIM!

Memory Verse

Romans 5:8

“but God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

CONNECT Bible Study

Weekly (Bible Study Preparation) :

Mark 15:16—16:8


Daily (Bible in a Year):    

Judges 19-21; Acts 2


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Bible in a Year Reading Companion

Call: Ask God to reveal Truth.
Observe: Read today's Truth.
Note: What is God's Truth to them.
Next: What is God's Truth to me.
Explore: Areas of my life that need this Truth.
Commit: Prayer of dedication to apply this Truth.
Tell: Testify this Truth to others.


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