Sunday, April 4, 2010

Victory is Won. He is Risen!

"Death is swallowed up in victory!
Oh death, where is your victory?  Oh death, where is your sting?
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law;
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
1 Corinthians 15:54-57

On the cross, Jesus took on the sins of the entire world (Isaiah 53:5-6) in order to pay the ransom for us.  His sacrifice is why I can come before God, and he sees me instead of my sin.  But the resurrection is how we have VICTORY over sin.  Without the resurrection, sin triumphs.  Without the resurrection, we are slaves to sin and bound by its effects.  But because Jesus rose from the dead, conquering death and sin, we can be ALIVE with him.


JESUS HAS OVERCOME
AND THE GRAVE IS OVERCOMED
VICTORY IS WON
HE IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagle's wings
Before my God, fall on my knees
And rise, I will rise

I Will Rise by Chris Tomlin



There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave he rose again
And as He stands in victory
SIN'S CURSE HAS LOST ITS GRIP ON ME
For I am his and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ


In Christ Alone performed by Avalon

5 comments:

  1. {Found you on Lady Bloggers!} What a wonderful post. It makes me so happy to see Easter posts like these that focus on the real meaning, not just bunnies & chocolates {although those are fun!} What a blessing to serve a Risen Lord!

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  2. I have a little something for you on my blog! =D

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  3. Amanda-- thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah-- you're so sweet! Thank you!

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  4. Love your post, and those are two amazing songs! Welcome to Southern Mommas!

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  5. I love the Avalon song! Thank you so much for posting it!

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