Monday, April 12, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Text from our Easter sermon at church

1 Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it. 2 It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place.

3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. 5 He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. 6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him. 9 For I am the least of all the apostles. In fact, I’m not even worthy to be called an apostle after the way I persecuted God’s church.

10 But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace. 11 So it makes no difference whether I preach or they preach, for we all preach the same message you have already believed.

12 But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead? 13 For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either. 14 And if Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is useless, and your faith is useless. 15 And we apostles would all be lying about God—for we have said that God raised Christ from the grave. But that can’t be true if there is no resurrection of the dead. 16 And if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised. 17 And if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. 18 In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! 19 And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world.

20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.

1 Corinthians 15:1-20

What a great sermon we heard last Sunday. Jesus is alive and He has died for me. Someday I will see those who died believing in Him. I will see my dad and my brother again. Death will not win! An awesome reminder of why I celebrate Easter.

*Egg hunt pictures to come soon.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter eggs

We colored eggs with Peyton and Liam on the night before Easter. They have done it quite a few times so they're old pros. Peyton took her time and did one or two eggs at a time. Liam filled all 5 of his egg cups and did his very quickly....then he kept asking Peyton for her eggs!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Luray Zoo

Peyton was on spring break last week so we tried to find some fun things for her to do. We had snacks at the local bakery, went to the Harrisonburg Children's Museum, and took a trip to the Luray Zoo. It was really hot the day we visited the zoo and the kids complained a lot about the heat. There are a lot of reptiles, snakes, and birds at the zoo. There was a bobcat, a tiger, some ring tailed lemurs, condors, turtles, and a family of Capuchin monkeys that were very fun to watch. I'm not sure we'll travel the distance and spend the money to go again because there are other zoos we have visited that have more to offer, but I think we all had a good time. It was a bit hard to tell with all of the whining about heat (from Liam more than Peyton!)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fool's Day

Happy April 1st! We made "bacon and eggs" out of white chocolate, m-n-m's, tootsie rolls and caramels. The kids caught on right away!