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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


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March 23, 2010 - Go Forward in Christ

By Dorothy Rugg

Soon we will be celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a time when we remember what Christ did for each one of us on the cross. Through Christ’s shed blood, death and resurrection each one of us receives justification when we accept Christ into our hearts. We are justified — just as if we never sinned. Christ’s blood is applied to our lives, and we are free indeed.

Look how Luke 24:1-12 (NIV) describes the Resurrection:

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.”’ Then they remembered his words.

“When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.”

Praise God. What hope we have through these verses. I specifically would like to call your attention to the part where the angels asked, “Why are you seeking the living among the dead?” All too often that is what we still are doing today. We run to things that cause our spirits to die within us. We look everywhere to fill that void we find in our lives, when really that void can only be filled when we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ.

Today is a day when we need to look forward, not backwards. If you have accepted Christ as your Savior, then rejoice in what Christ has done for you. Do you realize that when Christ went to the cross He took all of your sin upon himself and won the victory for you? So don’t look toward the deadness in this life. Don’t go back to the old. In

Christ you are a new creation. We serve a risen, living Savior. Rejoice in God's goodness. Celebrate the victory you have through Christ. Go forward in Christ.

— James and Dorothy Rugg live in Dalton, Pa., and pastor Mill City Assembly of God.



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