Simple + Southern Sunday No. 24


He is risen!

 “When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride”
Issac Watts

 “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where he
Matthew 28:6
 “The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely
glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death
and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself
so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring
his infinite beauty”
John Piper
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that
in him we might become the righteousness of God”

2 Corinthians 5: 21

 “Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace”
Helen Lemmel
  “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we
might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds
you have been healed. For you were straying like sheep, but have
now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls
1 Peter 2:24-25
7 “At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!”

-Issac Watts
 “Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ashes.”
Elisabeth Elliot “For if we have been united with him in a death like his,
we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection
like his”
Romans 6:5
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 15:56-57
 “Death has died, love has won!  Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome
He has risen from the dead!”
-Lacey Sturm “Jesus paid it all, All to him I owe
Sin had left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow!”
-Elvina M Hall“…that I may know him and the power of his resurrection,
and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death…”
Philippians‬ ‭3‬:10  “Behold him there! the risen Lamb,
my perfect, spotless righteousness;
the great unchangeable “I AM,”
the King of glory and of grace!”
Charitie Lees Bancroft
 “Your blood has washed away my sin…Jesus, thank You
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied… Jesus, thank You
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table… Jesus, thank You”
-Pat Sczebel

 “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for
us all—how will he not also, along with him,
graciously give us all things? “
Romans 8:32
  “Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed over the grave,
And rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save.
His glories now we sing, who died, and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring, and lives that death may die!”
-Matthew Bridges

 A very special thank you to Katy for all the beautiful photos!

“I was glad when they said to me,
‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’”
Psalm 122:1

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  1. Kay says:

    Thank you, thank you so very much, for these beautiful pictures and words of love and joy. Easter blessings to you and yours . . .

  2. Kim says:

    Hi, Pam. What a beautiful post! I always enjoy reading scripture, and by pairing them with these beautiful houses of worship, you’ve created a quiet feeling of stability and tradition, yet such energy through the victory. Praise Him, Jesus saves! Love the video and music, too. Blessings to you and Butch!

  3. Stephanie says:

    The images and the words made for a very beautiful and touching post. Your post was a beautiful reminder of all that Jesus has done for us…. Oh, how thankful I am for the precious and free gift of salvation! Because of Jesus Christ’s willingness to go to the cross we can have eternal life through faith – what a gift!

    Thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Blessings!

  4. Debby Ray says:

    Beautiful post! I’m visiting from Roses of Inspiration. Such lovely photos of these wonderful churches…especially those old, old ones. Even moreso, the lovely words. Blessings!

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