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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sabbath Keeping

 ~ evening falls ~
"For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth:
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!

"Christianity begins where religion ends...with the resurrection." ~ Herbert Booth Smith ~

"Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, 
not in books alone, 
but in every leaf in springtime." 
~ Martin Luther ~

"The cross is the victory, the resurrection is the triumph...The resurrection is the public display of the victory, the triumph of the crucified one." ~ Eric Sauer ~

"Easter says you can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there." ~ Clarence W. Hall ~

"Be thou comforted, little dog, 
Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail." 
~ Martin Luther ~

 "Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection."
~ Arthur Sfchopenhauer ~

If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, 
one also does away with the Cross, 
for both stand and fall together, and one would
 then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel.
~ Hans Urs von Balthasar ~

"Jesus took my place on the cross to give me a place in heaven." ~ every person ~

"...death was not Jesus' penalty; it was His destiny. It was not His lot in life; it was His mission. It was not His unavoidable fate; it was His purpose statement for coming to earth that first Christmas: 'Born to die.'" ~ Bill Crowder ~

"Men point to the sad incidents of human life on earth, and they ask, "Where is the love of God?" God points to that Cross as the unreserved manifestation of love so inconceivably infinite as to answer every challenge and silence all doubt for ever. And that Cross is not merely the public proof of what God has accomplished; it is the earnest of all that He has promised." ~ Sir Robert Anderson ~

"Our old history begins with the cross; 
our new history begins with the resurrection."
~ Watchman Nee ~

"The biggest fact about Joseph's tomb was that it wasn't a tomb at all - it was a room for a transient. Jesus just stopped there...on His way back to glory." ~ Herbert Booth Smith ~

"I am the resurrection and the life. 
He who believes in Me, 
though he may die, he shall live. 
And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  
Do you believe this?
~ Jesus Christ, John 11:25, 26 ~

Prayer Keeping ~ Leslie ~ Becky ~ Rick ~Misha ~ J ~ Linda ~ Ryan ~ Roy ~ Tonya ~ Dave ~ me ~
to God be the Glory,


  1. Happy Easter, dear one! God bless you and Dave.

  2. Happy Easter Sandra and Dave!

  3. Wishing you both a very Blessed Easter.

  4. He IS Risen - and the world was, is and ever will be changed. bless y'all

  5. Anonymous10:00 AM EDT

    Happy Ester to you both...
    What a lovely post, dear Sandra. I love your collection of quotes and scripture...

    Sending you hugs and blessings,

  6. I love every single one of these! Thanks for the way you bless me every time I visit! Happy Easter ~ Blessed resurrection! ~ Katie

  7. He has risen! Happy Easter Sandra!


  8. He is Alive!
    He is Alive, indeed!
    You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart!
    Joyous Easter Blessings to you both!

  9. Yes I believe! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful quotes.

  10. The Herbert Booth Smith quotes are my favorites ( apart from scripture), for if He had not risen there would be no basis for our faith, praise Him!

  11. Hello Sandra and Dave:
    We are delighted to have discovered your blog through your coming to ours, and we do hope that you have enjoyed a happy and peaceful weekend.

    It is, we feel, reassuring to see that the Christian message of Easter is not overlooked.

  12. Beautiful verses and quotes! Blessings!

  13. Belated Happy Easter to you and yours. Didn't get my blog rounds completed yesterday.

    Hope you'll swing by for a visit, today is post #400 over on The Bridge, and tomorrow the contest starts.

  14. Sandra- your blessings are many. I am thankful your husband continues to improve. You are blessed to have him with you - and he is so fortunate to have you to care for him--


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