The Sovereign Love of God


T he S eason from E aster to P entecost

Third Sunday of Easter April 18 - 24, 2021


On Easter Sunday we celebrate the bodily resurrection of Jesus. The same lowly Nazarene – he who was betrayed by his own disciple, who suffered under Pilate’s cruel gaze, who was crucified on a Roman cross, and who was buried in a borrowed tomb – the same Lord rose triumphantly on the third day. Jesus has risen from death to life through the power of God. “Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!”

THIS WEEK’S THEME Jesus Appears to His Disciples, Luke 24.36b-48

In their midst and through many signs, our Lord proved to his disciples that he, in fact, had risen from the dead. Jesus confirmed through his own teaching of the Scriptures concerning himself that all that was written of him as Messiah in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms had to be fulfilled. Thus, it was written that the Messiah must suffer, rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins would be preached to all peoples, beginning at Jerusalem. The apostles, as eyewitnesses of his death and resurrection, would be entrusted to complete this commission to make disciples among all the nations.

Daily Devotional Guide

Preparing Our Hearts

Invocation: Our Prayer of Acclamation Eternal God our Father, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the surety and truth of your Word. In your Scriptures you have testified about the coming of

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