Checking the facts!

Easter comes a little earlier this year, March 27, and so has “spring/summer” in Arizona! While much of our nation is still in “freeze mode,” we are enjoying near 90 degree temps that are blowing all the records away.  The warm temps have “fooled” the trees and shrubs, so they were green and budding by mid-February.

Like the rest of our nation, we are also experiencing some other “records,” the most tumultuous and negative pre-presidential campaign ever. Of course, some of the fault can be placed on the always availability of media and, especially, social media.  With some of the political rhetoric that is being proclaimed as fact, we are called upon to do some “fact checking.”  Again, there are some web sites that provide that service.  I have discovered, however, you even have to fact check the fact checkers!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

The apostle Paul, disputing some wrong facts in 1 Corinthians 15, said, “…and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation is without foundation, and so is your faith.”  Paul’s declaration was to set straight some who were questioning the resurrection of Christ and thus the potential resurrection of believers.  Paul’s “facts” were affirmed by the experiences of others as well as his own and then recorded for us to check as needed.

Let’s do some “fact checking”:

FACT ONE: Jesus Christ was crucified!  (See Luke 23:33)

FACT TWO: Jesus Christ died!  (See Luke 23:46)

FACT THREE: Jesus Christ was buried in a tomb!  (Matthew 27: 59, 60)

FACT FOUR: Jesus Christ did rise again!  (Matthew 28:6; 1 Corinthians 15:4-8))

NOTE: The source of these facts? The Word of God

My Easter-faith, my resurrection hope, are built upon those solid facts; facts that have withstood the test of time and the test of men, 1000’s of years and 1000’s of challenges. I know (and I know I know) that He lives and He lives in me.  I am not fooled by what others might say or declare.  He lives!  That is a fact, personally experienced and recorded in my heart for all time.

I know how I am voting! I have the facts!  No doubt about it, Jesus Christ lives!  Don’t be fooled, check the facts, and settle it in your heart.

Pastor Bob

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