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You are my place of Quiet Retreat,
I wait for your Word to Renew Me.
Psalm 119:114 (MSG)

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Quiet Retreat updated their cover photo.

You are my place of Quiet Retreat,
I wait for your Word to Renew Me.
Psalm 119:114 (MSG)

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Quiet Retreat is with Stunning Sumit and 3 others.

I am the resurrection, and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
John 11:25

Perhaps the most awesome event in history was... that glorious moment when the Son of God stepped from the tomb and broke the chains of death that held us all bound.

In that instant, majestic and triumphant, the singular act of sacrifice and love on the part of the Son and the Father bore fruit and gave us all the gift of life.

As the Son rose upon that first Easter day, the world was never to be the same again. All things that had been created and were to be created would now live forever through this gift, unconditionally given.

What sweet hope this gives us today, that we can all live again, and live eternally, if we will but submit our will to Him who descended below all things that He might rise above all things.

"How sweet the joy this sentence gives,
I know that my Redeemer lives."
~ Simon Dewey

He Lives by Simon Dewey
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I Went to the Cross

I said to the Lord, “I don’t understand,
I needed Your help – Your loving hand.
My heart was broken, my soul in despair…...
I went to the cross, but You weren’t there.

I was so weary, my hope all but gone,
beginning to wonder why life should go on.
I took all the burdens You said You would bear…
I went to the cross, but You weren’t there.”

Then, in the stillness, I heard the Lord say,
“I’m right by your side, and I’ll never stray.
I’m always faithful, there’s no need to fear,
I’m all you need and I’m always here.

I went to the cross, but I didn’t stay…
I died for your sins, but on the third day,
I arose from the grave, as I said I would do.
I’m not on the cross, I’m forever with you.”

~ Rita S. Beer

He is not here; for He is risen, as He said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

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Easter Bible Reading Plan
Day #8
John 20, Acts 1:9

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that th...e stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) Then the disciples went back to where they were staying.

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”

Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary.”

She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).

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Easter/ Lent Devotional➡️ http://bit.ly/2Gbe3h1

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He Has Risen!

“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man
dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side,
and they were alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he said. ...
"You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene,
who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here.
See the place where they laid him.
But go, tell his disciples…'”
Mark 16:5-7

“And God raised the Lord and will also
raise us up by His power.”
1 Cor. 6:14

“We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death,
in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
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 6:4-5

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Easter Bible Reading Plan
Day #7
John 19:38-42
Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly... because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs. At the place where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. Because it was the Jewish day of Preparation and since the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

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Easter/ Lent Devotional➡️ http://bit.ly/2Gbe3h1

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He was hurt for our wrong-doing.
He was crushed for our sins.
He was punished so we
would have peace.
He was beaten so we ...
would be healed.
Isaiah 53:5 NLV

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Easter Bible Reading
Plan Day #6
John 19:1-37
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his he...ad. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face.

Once more Pilate came out and said to the Jews gathered there, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!”

As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”

But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”

The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”

When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid, and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer. “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”

Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”

From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.”

When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon.

Read more here ➡️http://bit.ly/2FD2duT
Easter/ Lent Devotional➡️ http://bit.ly/2Gbe3h1

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“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 ESV

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Cornerstone of Recovery

The Prayer of St. Francis
Lord make me an instrument of your peace
Where there is hatred let me sow love
Where there is injury, pardon
Where there is doubt, fai...th
Where there is despair, hope
Where there is darkness, light
And where there is sadness, joy
O divine master grant that I may
not so much seek to be consoled as to console
to be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love
For it is in giving that we receive
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned
And it's in dying that we are born to eternal life
Amen

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Quiet Retreat is with Chelsea Martin.

Jesus knew that His mission was now finished, and to fulfill Scripture
He said, "I am thirsty."

A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to His lips.

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When Jesus had tasted it, he said, "It is finished!" Then he bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

John 19:28-30 NLT

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