Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Easter Special: To the onlooker, many of the so-called Christian holidays seem like an empty ritual.

Sunday, March 31, 2002

Many of the so-called Christian Holidays seem like an empty ritual. To the person who is informed, they seem more significant than life itself.

Which punctuation mark would you choose to describe your response to today? A comma, a period, a question mark, or an exclamation point!

Bill Jacobs, having gone to sea, his wife desires prayer from the congregation for his safety.

Bill Jacobs having gone to sea his wife desires the prayer of the congregation for his safety.

I found this beautiful bracelet that Ive been looking for all my life. It only costs ,500.00. Do you think I can buy it?

He wired back a short but firm reply: No, price is too high.

Ray Almeida

No price is too high.

Turn to 1CO 15:12

GAL 4:16 Have I therefore become your enemy by telling you the truth?

When you get to where you are going or aspiring to get to in your life, where are you really going to be?

Looking for more pleasure will make you happy and your life more meaningful? Solomon said - you will get tired of it; ECC 2:1-11.

Are you going to center your life around your children? Solomon tried that, Ecc 2, and he said thats vanity.

Are you going to look for happiness from money, wealth and prosperity? Solomon tried that, Ecc 5 - thats vanity.

Are you going to look for happiness from building a reputation? Solomon tried that, Ecc 7 - thats vanity.

Are you going to look for happiness in sex and intimate relationships? Solomon tried that, Ecc 7 - thats vanity.

ECC 12:13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is respect and honor God and keep His doctrines, this applies to every person.

ROM 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have confidence.

Without God in your life and understanding the importance of the resurrection of TLJC and resurrection life, life is nothing more than a let down.

JAM 4:13-14 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow, we shall go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit. Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.”

Turn to LUK 24:1

MAT 26:56 “But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.

Turn to JOH 2:19

Turn to JOH 10:17

Greek = apo tou meemlou - “up from the tomb.”

Turn to JOH 19:38 LUK 24:2

The period is turned to a massive question mark.

The stone was rolled away to let the world, deceived by Satan, in. 2CO 11:3; 1TI 4:1; REV 12:9; 13:14; 20:3-10.

The period is no longer a period; it is now a question mark.

MAT 28:5 And the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.”

Some of the temple police who had been guarding the tomb went to the chief priests and told them what had happened. A meeting of all the Jewish leaders was called - and it was decided to bribe the police to say they had all been asleep when Jesus disciples came during the night and stole His body.

We believe it and we got It!

Robert R. McLaughlin All Rights Reserved 2002

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