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Pastor's Post

Friends, this is the refrain resounding from Christians everywhere this morning. When we say these words, do we really know all they convey? Today, let us examine them, and grow in joy! Our focus will be on 4 questions: Exactly Who is risen? Precisely what does “risen” mean, and why is it important that He is? Because He lives….what? What have these Scriptures revealed to us about God Himself? To some, the answer to our first question might seem obvious and not worth examination. But, understanding Who precisely has risen is crucial to the entire event we celebrate today. Because there are no Sundays between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Day, we may tend to jump mentally from the one joyous event to the next one and forget the events that transpired in between. It was a week Jesus had known was on the horizon for His whole life. The events that happened during those 8 days were the fulfillment of why He was sent to earth! Hebrews 12:2 states the heart of the matter: Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. The truth confronting us is that, as we join our voices in celebration with believers all around the world today, we must know that this joyous day came at a tremendous cost. Pastor message pg 1 of 4

 

-Pastor Joe

About Our Pastor

1. Where were you born? I was born in Nassau, Bahamas

 

2. Describe your family. My family is a pet lover (mainly dogs) and the four boys play soccer.

 

3. Were you always a Presbyterian? My father was a Baptist preacher, but later in life chose to be a Presbyterian. 

 

4. What is your fondest childhood memory? I remember my dad teaching me how to swim and ride a motorcycle. 

5. What did/do you do for a living?  My first paying job was picking oranges; it lasted one day. Then I worked for Denny’s restaurant for seven years while I was attending college. Meanwhile, I also tried to sell life insurance and used cars which lasted about four months.

 

6. What do you like to do with your leisure time? Besides being around my family, I enjoy lifting weights, running, riding a motorcycle, playing soccer, traveling, playing guitar and washing fast car movies.

 

7. Is there anything left on your bucket list that you wish to do? I would like to eat sea food in every country. 

 

8. Is there something that most people don’t know about you? I am an open-book.

 

9. What will your tombstone say about you? Well done “HAPPY”, faithful servant.