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Suggested Devotional Reading for Thursday, April 24:
John 20:19-23 (click to read online)
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By The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Sunday, April 20, 2014 · Easter Sunday
Text: Matthew 28:1-10
The women come to the tomb on Easter morning not knowing that Jesus has already been raised. The tomb is left exactly as it was when they had seen it the night before (Matthew 27:61). The difference is that Jesus is no longer there. The world after the resurrection looks the same as it did before he rose. But everything in fact is different. The guards watch over an empty tomb. The women come to where Jesus no longer is. The angel’s actions are after the resurrection has taken place. The angel’s message is that they are to see two critical things, the empty tomb and the risen Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:6, 7, 10). Fear has been banished forever (Matthew 28:5, 10). This message from the first Easter is for all of us today
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April 2, 2014
Solomon’s reign begins like a golden age. He has peace on every side. He asks the Lord to give him “an understanding mind” (I Kings 3:9) so he will be able to govern the people effectively. God is pleased with his request, and in addition, gives him riches and honor. In a famous example of his wisdom, he settles a dispute between two women each claiming to be the mother of a baby. Solomon undertakes the great task of his life, building a temple for the Lord. The fame of his wisdom spreads throughout the earth.
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