From the Pastor's Desk . . .


Yes, Jesus Lives


But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive."  Acts 25:19 (KJV)


In scripture, we read of individuals who were actual witnesses to the resurrection.  We have the women who came to the tomb early in the morning and then the two disciples, Peter and John.  Each of them saw the empty tomb and the folded grave clothes.  Yet we read that when others received the news of the resurrection, they were slow to believe.  However, at some point they were converted to the truth of the resurrection, which lead them to give the remainder of their lives telling the world that Jesus is alive.  We, too, have been charged with being a witness for the reality of the living and resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ.

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded your: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."   Matthew 28: 19-20 (KJV)


"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."    Matthew 5:16 (KJV)

While we were not privileged to look inside the empty tomb or to see the folded grave clothes, yet we, too, have a story to tell and we believe by the faith revealed to us through the Word of God and the Holy Spirit that Jesus lives.  Therefore, let us get all excited and tell everybody that Jesus Christ is Lord.  We serve the risen Savior, he's in the world today.  The best evidence of the resurrection is the witness of a changed life dedicated to unto the King of kings and Lord of Lords.  

Say it loud, live it daily, Yes, Jesus lives.

"Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed:  blessed are they that have not see, and yet have believed."  John 20:29 (KJV)




  • Joshua 1:9 (KJV)

    9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest (KJV) 

  • 2 Chronicles 7:12-16 (KJV)

    12) And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice. 13) If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; 14) If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 15) Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. 16) For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.  2 Chronicles 7:12-16 (KJV)

  • Isaiah 40:29-31 (KJV)

    29) He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30) Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31) But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:29-31 (KJV)

  • Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)

    Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.  Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV)

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