From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (25): In the resurrection of Christ, we see love, eternal love, the love of Christ.

We've reached the final stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In the resurrection of Christ, we see love, eternal love, the love of God. Matthew 28:1-10 After the Sabbath, as Sunday morning was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 Suddenly there was a violent earthquake; …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (24): At the cross of Christ, we see love, eternal love, the love of Christ.

Welcome to the twentieth-fourth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: At the cross of Christ, we see love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 114 When the people of Israel left Egypt,    when Jacob's descendants left that foreign land,2 Judah became the Lord's holy people,    Israel became his own possession.3 The Red Sea looked …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (23): Living as a new creation – our response to love, eternal love, the love of God

Welcome to the twenty-third stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Living as a new creation - our response to love, eternal love, the love of God Romans 6:3-11 What shall we say, then? Should we continue to live in sin so that God's grace will increase? 2 Certainly not! We have died to …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (22): Let us worship God – our response to love, eternal love, the love of God

Welcome to the twenty-second stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Let us worship God - our response to love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 98 Sing a new song to the Lord;    he has done wonderful things!By his own power and holy strength    he has won the victory.2 The Lord announced his victory;    he made his …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (21): In the story of God’s salvation, we see love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the twenty first stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In the story of God's salvation, we see love, eternal love, the love of God. Zephaniah 3:14-20 14 Sing and shout for joy, people of Israel!    Rejoice with all your heart, Jerusalem!15 The Lord has stopped your punishment;    he has removed all your enemies.The Lord, the king …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (20): On the Lord’s pathway of victory, we see love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the twentieth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: On the Lord's pathway of victory, we see love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 143 Lord, hear my prayer!In your righteousness listen to my plea;    answer me in your faithfulness!2 Don't put me, your servant, on trial;    no one is innocent in …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (19): When the Spirit breathes upon us, we receive love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the nineteenth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: When the Spirit breathes upon us, we receive love, etenal love, the love of God. Ezekiel 37:1-14 I felt the powerful presence of the Lord, and his spirit took me and set me down in a valley where the ground was covered …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (18): May your soul be lifted up by love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the eighteenth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: May your soul be lifted up by love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 42 As a deer longs for a stream of cool water,    so I long for you, O God.2 I thirst for you, the living God.    When can I go …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (17): Through Christ, God looks upon us with love, eternal love, the love of God.

We come to the seventeenth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Through Christ, God looks on us with love, eternal love, the love of God. Ezekiel 36:24-28 24 I will take you from every nation and country and bring you back to your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you and …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (16): In creation and Scripture, we see love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the sixteenth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In creation and Scripture, we see love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 19 How clearly the sky reveals God's glory!    How plainly it shows what he has done!2 Each day announces it to the following day;    each night repeats it to the …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (15): Be wise. Open your heart to love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the fifteenth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Be wise. Open your heart to love, eternal love, the love of God. Proverbs 8:1-6, 19-21 Listen! Wisdom is calling out.    Reason is making herself heard.2 On the hilltops near the road    and at the crossroads she stands.3 At the entrance to the city,    beside the …

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From Good Friday to Easter Friday (14): In the prophet’s words, we hear the Word of love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the fourteenth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In prophet's words, we hear the Word of love, eternal love, the love of God. Isaiah 55 The Lord says, “Come, everyone who is thirsty—    here is water!Come, you that have no money—    buy grain and eat!Come! Buy wine and milk—    it will cost you nothing!2 Why …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (13): In the redemption of Israel, we see love, eternal love, the love of God.

Exodus 14:10-31 10 When the Israelites saw the king and his army marching against them, they were terrified and cried out to the Lord for help. 11 They said to Moses, “Weren't there any graves in Egypt? Did you have to bring us out here in the desert to die? Look what you have done by bringing us out of …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (12): Our hope of eternal glory comes from love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the twelfth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Our hope of eternal glory comes from love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 16 Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;    all the good things I have come from you.” …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (11): In Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, we see love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the eleventh stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, we see love, eternal love, the love of God. Genesis 22:1-18 Some time later God tested Abraham; he called to him, “Abraham!” And Abraham answered, “Yes, here I am!” 2 “Take your son,” God said, …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (10): Be still and know that there is love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the tenth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday; Be still and know that there is love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 46 God is our shelter and strength,    always ready to help in times of trouble.2 So we will not be afraid, even if the earth is shaken    and mountains …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (9): When you see a rainbow, remember there is love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the ninth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: When you see a rainbow, remember there is love, eternal love, the love of God. Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18 The Lord said to Noah, “Go into the boat with your whole family; I have found that you are the only one in all the …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (8): In the end, there will be love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the eighth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In the end, there will be love, eternal love, the love of God. Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good;    his love is eternal.2 Give thanks to the greatest of all gods;    his love is eternal.3 Give thanks to the mightiest …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (7): In the beginning, there is love, eternal love, the love of God.

Genesis 1:1-2:4a In the beginning, when God created the universe, 2 the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water. 3 Then God commanded, “Let there be light”—and light appeared. 4 God was pleased with what he saw. Then he separated the light from …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (6): Out of darkness into light – Love has the victory for ever.

Welcome to the sixth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Out of darkness into light - Love has the victory for ever. John 19:38-42 After this, Joseph, who was from the town of Arimathea, asked Pilate if he could take Jesus' body. (Joseph was a follower of Jesus, but in secret, …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (4): Out of darkness into light: Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Welcome to the fourth stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Out of darkness into light - Create in me a clean heart, O God. 1 Peter 4:1-8 Since Christ suffered physically, you too must strengthen yourselves with the same way of thinking that he had; because whoever suffers physically is no …

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From Good Friday to Easter Friday (3): Out of darkness into light – the “spacious” place of God’s salvation

Welcome to the third stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Out of darkness into light - the "spacious" place of God's salvation. Psalm 31:1-4 I come to you, Lord, for protection;    never let me be defeated.You are a righteous God;    save me, I pray!2 Hear me! Save me now!Be my refuge to protect me;    my defense …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (2): Out of darkness into light – The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.

Welcome to the second stage of our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Out of darkness into light - The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. Lamentations 3:1-9 I am one who knows what it is to be punished by God.2     He drove me deeper and deeper into darkness3     And beat me again and again …

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From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (1): Out of darkness into light – Death is swallowed up in victory.

Throughout this day - between Good Friday and Easter Sunday, I will be posting Bible Readings and notes every half-hour. I invite you to think with me about our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ - crucified for us and risen for us. As we move "Out Of From Darkness Into Light", we will focus our …

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