Saturday, March 22, 2008

Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life 永生的源頭

Happy Easter!

Whatever you are depressed by, the ultimate hope is found in Jesus Christ, the one who rose from the dead to never die again.

Don't put your hope in things that will not last. Put your hope in eternal things, that will last beyond the grave. Put your hope in Jesus and the eternal life he purchased with his death for sinners like you.

On March 23, Pastor Joel preached on "永生的源頭 The Source of Eternal Life" from John 11:17-27 and Acts 2:22-24.

This link also has Ken and Lillian Huang's 黃德建 & 黃力蓮 Testimonies.

1 comment:

Jim Gray said...

At church, someone asked a question about the where the name "Easter" comes from.
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This article is from Webster's dictionary in the DVD of the Encyclopedia Britannica 2005 edition.

Latin Pascha , Greek Pascha principal festivalof the Christian church that celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion. The earliest recorded observance of an Easter celebration comes from the 2nd century, though the commemoration of Jesus' Resurrection probably occurred earlier.

The English word Easter, which parallels the German word Ostern, is of uncertain origin. One view, expounded by the Venerable Bede in the 8th century, was that it derived from Eostre, or Eostrae, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility. This view presumes—asdoes the view associating the origin of Christmas on December 25 with pagan celebrations of the winter equinox—that Christians appropriated pagan names and holidays for their highest festivals. Given the determination with which Christians combated all forms of paganism, this appears a rather dubious presumption. There is now widespread consensus that the word derives from the Christian designation of Easter week as in albis, a Latin phrase that was understood as the plural of alba (“dawn”) and became eostarum in Old High German, the precursor of the modern German and English term. The Latin and Greek pascha (“Passover”) provides the root for Pâcques, the French word for Easter.