The Empty Tomb

Praise God for the empty tomb. Yes, friends, it’s the empty tomb and the risen Christ that sets Christianity apart from all the other religions of the world. Other religions and cults can look to a grave as the final resting place of their founder and teacher, but Christianity looks to an empty tomb, and to a risen Savior who is seated at the right hand of the Father. Our founder and head is alive; He is the eternal God, the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords! Hallelujah!!

Praise God! Isn’t it great to be a Christian and to know that you have eternal life! John could say “These things have I written unto you that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have everlasting life and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”   John 5:10

Yes, The scripture says, “If that same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwell in you, He shall quicken your mortal bodies.”

Yes, the promise is eternal life to those who believe on and receive Jesus Christ as Savior. “But to as many as receive Him, gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”

I trust that you have received Christ as Savior. If not, why not today?

 

                                                                                           Pastor  Killingbeck

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The Empty Tomb

Praise God for the empty tomb! Yes, friends, it’s the empty tomb and the risen Christ that sets Christianity apart from all the other religions of the world. Other religions and cults can look to a grave as the final resting place of their founder, but Christianity looks to an empty tomb, and to a risen Savior who is seated at the right hand of the Father. Our founder and head is alive; He is the eternal God, the everlasting Father, the Prince Of Peace, the King Of Kings, the Lords Of Lords! Hallelujah!

Praise God! Isn’t it great to be a Christian and to know that you have Eternal Life! John could say “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of Son Of God; that ye may know that ye have everlasting life  and that ye may believe on the Son Of God.” I John 5:10

Yes, Christ is alive and we who believe Him will be raised up at the sound of the trump of God. The scripture says, “If that same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwell in you, He shall quicken your mortal bodies.”

Yes, the promise is Eternal Life to those who believe on and receive Jesus Christ as Savior. “But to as many receive Him, gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”

I trust that you have received Christ as Savior. If not, why not today?

 

                                                                                   Pastor Killingbeck

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The Triumphal Entry

“Hosanna, Hosanna, Glory to God in the Highest,” the crowd shouted as Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on that Palm Sunday long ago. The excitement of the crowd was infectious as they cried and laid their palm branches along the way.

My, how sentiments can change in such a short time as one week later we find that the same crowd, cried, “Crucify Him!! Crucify Him!!” It seems like when it was popular thing to do they praised him, yet when the leaders turned against Him, the crowd followed the leaders.

You know, usually the crowd is wrong when it comes to spiritual things; however, for many people, the easy way is to go with the crowd. You know, there are those who would say today, “We don’t need Christ or the shed blood. We can change our world alone by social programs and humanistic endeavors. We don’t need Christ.” Even many who know Him have turned to the carnal crowd to follow their way and reject Jesus Christ.

However, Jesus has not changed, He is the Savior of the world and the only hope of mankind. Our rejoicing is eternal, because we have committed our total being to Him. Praise God for the precious blood that stained the old rugged cross and blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us. Hallelujah, CHRIST IS ALIVE.

 

                                                                                         Pastor Killingbeck

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A True Valentine

Valentine’s Day is a time when we think of love and romance. We go to the store and chose a romantic card and maybe a box of chocolates for the one we love. We may leave the chocolates behind if our loved one has a weight problem! Ha. However, we want to show our love toward him/her by some meaningful gift or card.

God, our heavenly father, has shown HIS great love for us by sending His Son into the world to be our Savior and Lord. The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

The love that God had for us is the greatest love that has ever been manifested. To think God so loved you that He was willing to give His Son an atonement for your sin.

Friend, God loves you! He has a gift for you this Valentine’s Day; that is the gift of eternal life through His Son.

I John 5:12 says, “He that hath the Son hath life and he that hath not the Son hath not life.” Have you availed yourself of this gift? Have you received Christ as your Savior and Lord? If not you can do it right now. Just bow your head, confess your sin and ask Christ to come into your heart. He will hear you and save you.

Make this a Valentine’s Day to be remembered.

                                                                                            Pastor Killingbeck

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Thanks A Bunch

A year that begins with fervent prayer will a year of continued blessing.

Yes, the old year has passed. Never will this year be relived; it is gone forever! All the hurts, fears, disappointments, along with the joys and victories are relegated to the annals of history, we begin anew!

The intrigues, and the unknown of a new year lay before us! What will it bring?

The psychics will be busy laying the future for the unbeliever. Many hearts will be filled with fear of what of what might happen. Others will have a “come what may” attitude that masks the fear of the unknown.

However, for the child of God, we know who holds the future and that He holds us in the hollow of His hand. Therefore, we look to 2012 with great faith and anticipation. God will take care of us!

A new year, with new beginnings- what excitement as God leads His church to victory and blessing. Look heavenward, it may be the year of Christ’s return.

                                                                   Pastor Killingbeck

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The Gift

“For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

I like those words “unto you”, they personalize the story of Christmas. I firmly believe that if I had been the only living soul upon this earth, the Lord Jesus would have come to take upon Himself the form of man in order that He might die for me, and to provide life for a sinner such as I.

Jesus’ main purpose in coming to this earth was to provide atonement for sin by His death upon the cross of Calvary.

The true meaning of Christmas is not the festivities nor the music, nor Santa Claus, nor the exchange of gifts, it is the celebration of God’s gift of love to the world, the Saviour Jesus Christ our Lord.

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

I trust each of us have received the Saviour, God’s gift of love into our hearts. Only when we have received Jesus into our hearts will we know the true meaning of Christmas.

If you do not have Christ in your heart, what better time could you have than this Christmas Season to ask Him to be your Saviour. Won’t you do it today? Why not come to Jesus right now.

I trust that each of you will have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

                                                                                 Pastor Killingbeck

The first woman to “carry” the Gospel was Mary.

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The Promise of the Crucified One

The thief that hung by Jesus’ side said, “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” Our Lord’s compassionate reply was, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:42-43).

Who was this man who could make such a promise to a thief that had wronged society and was no paying for his crime? Well, there are those who would say He was nothing more than a man, just some religious zealot who stirred up the people. Others would say He was a great teacher, a tremendous example for all mankind. Others would say He was a great prophet sent from God to bring revelation and to show us how to live.

It is true that Jesus was a great example, teacher and prophet. However, He was more than that; He was God manifest in the flesh. Jesus Christ was God who became flesh in order that He might die for the sins of mankind. This is why He could speak with authority and promise a criminal who believe that he would, that very day, be with Him in paradise.

On the cross, Jesus paid the price of our sins by shedding His own precious blood. The Bible says, “Whosoever believeth in Him, hath everlasting life” (John 3:36).

Now the important question is: Have you believed in the Lord Jesus Christ as you Saviour? Have you asked Him to come into your heart?

Easter Sunday would be a great day to commit your life to Christ.

Pastor Ron Killingbeck

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