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St Mary Coptic Orthodox Church In Delaware - Christ’s risen from the dead

Christ’s risen from the dead

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Christ’s risen from the dead. Indeed, He’s risen from the dead. With the death of Christ on the cross, it looked as if Satan was victorious and was able to get rid of Jesus but by His resurrection, we realized that Satan lost and Jesus saved us. Therefore St. James tells us,” My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. The resurrection of Jesus after all the suffering that He went through gives hope to the whole world that in spite of all the pain and suffering that we experience because of the persecution, the economic problems, the natural disasters, the wars, and the internal revolutions, there will be an end to every problem. The sun will rise and its light will conquer the darkness and the cold of the night.

 

We have confidence in the risen Lord, the Son of righteousness, who conquered temporal and eternal deaths. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Rom. 8:18), The resurrection warns us against being attracted to the lusts of this materialistic and carnal world, seeing that Jesus raised people from the dead and even raised Himself with glorified body that is not subject to the laws of this physical world. There is eternal life and we will be wise if we prepare ourselves for it.

 

We have a very important goal which is to “seek the Kingdom of God and all its righteousness.” (Mt. 6:33) “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Cor. 5:1). The resurrection of Jesus gave us confidence in His promise when He said,” I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Mt. 28:19-30)

 

He gives us victory over sin and over Satan. He gives us heavenly principles and with them grace to enable us to apply these principles in our life. Therefore, we live a heavenly life on earth. He gives us forgiveness of our sins when we repent. He taught us the real love. He gave us a new nature through baptism and made each of us a temple of the Holy Spirit and filled us with the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The resurrection corrects the path, St. Peter denied that he knew the Lord Jesus. Jesus showed him love and forgiveness and brought him back to the ministry telling him, “shepherd my sheep” (John 21:16, 17) Most of the disciples escaped at the time of Jesus’ arrest. They went to the upper room at St. Mark’s house and locked the doors very well because they were scared. Jesus appeared to them and gave them peace and they rejoiced greatly.  The two disciples of Emmaus left Jerusalem and went back to their village. Jesus appeared to them in the middle of the road and explained to them from the Scriptures why He had to suffer and die and the rise from the dead.

 

At the time of trouble, we may become weak However, Jesus will never leave us.

 

He loves us and He will help us correct our path. In Jesus’ resurrection, He honored the women who went to His tomb very early Sunday morning without fear.

 

Even though they were searching about the Living Jesus among the dead and taking spices to put on His body, He appeared to them and explained His resurrection. He also sent them to the disciples to give them the good news many returns find you well.

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