“The Sunday Post” is a column comprised of articles of Faith, poetry and devotions…
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:55-57)
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?” (John 11:25-26)
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3)
“Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:8-11)
“Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25)
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)
Jesus said: “Fear not; I am the first and last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Rev. 1:17-18)
For as much as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. (1 Peter 1:18-23)
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; (Philip. 3:10)
Question 1: How many followers of Jesus were at the tomb that 1st Easter morning awaiting the resurrection of Jesus?
Question 2: In John 18:4-6 Jesus responded to the question of those who came to arrest Him with “whom do you seek?” The men said: Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus said I am he. Notice the word (he) is italicized in the KJV which means it was inserted by the English translators. So when the Lord gave His name He said not “I am he,” but rather “I AM.” – Today’s question is what happened next to the men who came to arrest Jesus?
Scroll to the bottom for the answers…
A third grader by the name of Jeremy was afflicted with Down’s syndrome. He had a great deal of difficulty with instructions from his teacher and frequently did his assignments wrong and was often a distraction in class. The parents were called in and the teacher explained that Jeremy really needed to be in a special school.
The trouble was that it was hours away to such a school and Jeremy loved his teacher and his classmates. Near Easter time the students were each given a brightly colored and empty plastic egg. They were instructed to take them home and bring them back the next day with something in them that reminded them of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and the new life that we are promised.
In turn each child shared their egg and its treasure hidden inside. On little girl had placed a small cross inside her egg and another had found a butterfly cocoon to put in her egg. One of the boys had put a picture of a newly born puppy in his. Lastly Jeremy was called upon to bring his egg up. The teacher held her breath at what he might have done with his assignment. When he clumsily opened his egg it was totally empty.
The teacher was embarrassed for him and she had known all along that he would make a mess of things. In a rather harsh tone she exclaimed to Jeremy that his egg was empty and that it held nothing. How could an empty egg say anything about Easter? Jeremy’s answer was devastating. He told the teacher and the class who were by now snickering in their sleeves; “My egg is empty because on Easter morning the Tomb of Jesus Christ was also empty.”
A few weeks later Jeremy grew very sick and in a short time he passed away. The entire third grade class came to the funeral and placed 19 plastic colored eggs on top of Jeremy’s casket—-all of them empty.
– Author: Ida Mae Kempel
The Cross Was His Own
They borrowed a bed to lay His head When Christ the Lord came down; They borrowed the ass in the mountain pass For him to ride to town; But the crown that He wore and the Cross that He bore Were his own—- The Cross was His own!
He borrowed the bread when the crowd He fed On the grassy mountain side, He borrowed the dish of broken fish With which He satisfied. But the crown that He wore and the Cross that He bore Were his own—- The Cross was His own!
He borrowed the ship in which to sit To teach the multitudes; He borrowed a nest in which to rest—- He had never a home so rude; But the crown that He wore and the Cross that He bore Were His own—- The Cross was His own!
He borrowed a room on His way to the tomb The passover lamb to eat: They borrowed a cave for Him a grave, They borrowed a winding sheet. But the Crown that he wore and the Cross that He bore Were his own—- The Cross was His own. -Unknown
GREAT POEM, BUT IT’S NOT TRUE. THE CROSS WAS NOT HIS BUT YOURS AND MINE.
Examine what is taught in the Holy Scriptures for yourself and see
All have sinned—“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23
Sin must be paid for—“For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life” – Romans 6:23
Jesus Christ paid for our sins—“But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” – Romans 5:8
What we must do—“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” – Romans 10:13
Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. (Acts 16:29-31)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Eph. 2:8-9)
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (1 John 5:10-13)
How we can know we are on our way to Heaven—“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life…” – John 3:36
How To be Sure We are Saved—“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” – John 1:12
Prayer is our most powerful resource and our direct line with Heaven! You can call on the Lord any hour of the day or night no matter where you are. Pray honestly and openly with the Lord in your own words from the heart. Richard Sibbes Once said, “God can pick sense out of a confused prayer!” And The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel according to Thomas Watson. So pray!!!, God is listening, he knows you, He knew you before you were born according to Jeremiah 1:5.
It will change your life, and you will NEVER be the same!
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I Never See The Sunday Post Anymore, Why?
Preacher Brown Morris Sims Jr. age 66, of Fleetwood, NC was saved by Gods grace at the age of 44. Preacher Sims enjoyed teaching and preaching the word of God. He was the primary author and editor for the articles, sermons, short stories and poems for “The Sunday Post” on Smokey Barn News. On Sunday, July 5, 2015, Pastor Sims entered heaven after a long battle with cancer.
He wanted you to know the following…
Things I Enjoyed,
My wife… My kids… Skeet shooting… Dirt Bikes …..Yamaha… Guns and target shooting and plinking… Bass fishing…………………………boats… Dirt Roads… Old Guitars… Making stuff out of wood… Helping folks with anything….car work, yard work, fixing anything… Fishing from the pond bank with worms & a cane pole… Mowing grass… Did I mention, my daddy, who hung the moon, had cancer too… I love my sister and brother… Being in the woods while it is snowing… Love all my nurses and hospice folks… I love dogs… Old cemeteries and neat epitaphs… Love to hear Whip Or Wills… Mocking birds… Bob White Quail, owls, esp. Screech Owls… To see deer and turkeys in the pasture… Good preaching… My pastor Russell Sheets…Liberty Baptist Lansing NC… Most of all I love, Bible study and being in a Bible believing church…
Things I hate,
Hate big cities… Stuck up people… Traffic… Bugs…esp ones that go bsssszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz… Snakes…
Preacher Sims’s favorite verse:
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made ALIVE!