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Easter Fools Day

Sunday’s message was an Easter sermon called Easter Fools Day, taken from Psalm 53:1. Here is a brief outline of the message:

“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”
(Psalm 53:1)

I. We know God exists because of creation
   A. God’s power and glory are clearly seen from what has been made (Rom 1:19-20)
   B. We are foolish to exchange God’s glory for anything else (Rom 1:21-23)

II. We know God loves us because he sent his Son
   A. God sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:9-10)
   B. The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing (1 Cor 1:18)

III. We know God saves us because Jesus rose from the dead
   A. God promised he would send us a Savior (Rom 1:1-2)
   B. Jesus was shown to be God’s Son by his resurrection (Rom 1:3-4)

IV. Who’s the real fool?
   A. If Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, Christians are the real fools (1 Cor 15:14)
   B. How foolish and slow of heart not to believe (Luke 24:25-27)

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Easter, Death and Taxes

Sunday’s Easter message was called Easter, Death and Taxes. Here is a brief outline of the message:

The inevitability of death –
   1) Death began with Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden
      – Genesis 2:15-17, 5:5
   2) We all sin without exception
      – Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23
   3) We all die because we all sin (physical/spiritual/eternal death)
      – Isaiah 59:2; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-2; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

The inevitability of taxes –
   1) God tells you to pay what you owe
      – Matthew 17:27, 22:21; Romans 13:7
   2) When it comes to sin we owe a debt we cannot pay
      – Psalm 49:7-9; Romans 3:20, 6:23; Galatians 2:21
   3) The day of accounting comes for us all
      – John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:11-15

The good news of Easter –
   1) Christ is risen!
      – Matthew 28:1-10
   2) Death is defeated!
      – John 11:25-27; 1 Corinthians 15:54-56
   3) The debt has been paid!
      – Romans 4:4-8, 6:23

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Man of Sorrows – A Good Friday Message

Last night for Good Friday service I shared a message on Jesus as the Man of Sorrows from Isaiah 53:1-6. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus became a man – Christ’s incarnation (verses 1-2)
   – John 1:10; Philippians 2:6-7

II. Jesus became a man of sorrows – Christ’s sufferings (verses 3-4)
   – Matthew 8:20, 26:68; Hebrews 4:15

III. Jesus was pierced for our transgressions – Christ’s sacrifice for our sins (verses 5-6)
   – Matthew 27:46; John 3:16

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B.C. Easter Cartoons by Johnny Hart

Last year I posted my favorite B.C. Easter cartoons by Johnny Hart. Here are the links to all six. Enjoy!

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Straight from the Donkey’s Mouth

What did the donkey think about Palm Sunday? Read Jacob the Donkey’s story here: Straight from the Donkey’s Mouth

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B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 6

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here’s the last one for the week – happy Easter!

B.C. Johnny Hart Star Shadow

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 5

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here’s one on Good Friday.

B.C. Johnny Hart Good Friday

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 4

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here is “Nail a Man.”

B.C. Johnny Hart Nail a Man

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 3

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. This one is a riff on T.G.I.F. (Thank God it’s Friday!)

B.C. Johnny Hart Good Friday TGIF

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 2

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I am sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter.

B.C. Johnny Hart Three in One

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 1

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I will be sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here is one where a man and a woman wash their clothes in the blood-stained river.

B.C. Johnny Hart Washing Clothes Stains in the River

Notice the allusions to Adam and Eve, the tree in the garden, original sin, nakedness and hiding, the Ten Commandments (as symbolized in the rock), and then of course the washing away of sins by the blood of Christ. Absolutely brilliant. “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

Invite Someone to Church for Easter Sunday

Most Americans say they would visit a church if invited by a family member, neighbor or friend. And Easter is a time when people are more open to considering matters of faith. So who will you invite this year?

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