Lord’s Day, April 21, 2019

Numbers 1:1-54; Psalms 144:1-145:21; Mark 11:27-12:17

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Matthew 28:6

What a glorious day! Not because it is spring and new life bursts all around us, but because of what God accomplished on this day for the whole world. The sad, bleak day of Friday had passed. The jeering voices had fallen silent. His triumphant cry, “It is finished!” (John 19:30) had echoed to silence. And in the stillness, His body rested in a tomb, until suddenly, on this Lord’s Day, “Death could not keep his prey”. This great historical event stands as a fact in spite of a skeptical world. This is God’s vindication of His only Son, His evident triumph of life over death, and the assurance of our eternal hope. Hallelujah! Christ arose! —Jim Comte

Death cannot keep his prey—Jesus my Saviour!
He tore the bars away—Jesus my Lord. —Robert Lowry