Jesus is Alive!.

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Jesus is Alive! The Hope of the Resurrection

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What Is Easter?

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A Time To Buy New Clothes?

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A Time To Paint Easter Eggs?

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A Time To Fill them with treats?

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A Time To Hunt for Eggs?

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A Time For Baskets and Candy?

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A Time For More Stuff… ?

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A Time To Meet the Easter Bunny?

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A Time to Be Scared?

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A Time To Dress Up?

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BREAKFAST AND A VISIT WITH THE BUNNY Saturday, April 7, 2007 9:00 a.m.- 12 twelve Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Drive FEE: $15 per individual The City of Torrance Community Services Department welcomes you to participate in the enjoyment with the Giant Bunny. Ticket expenses are $15 per individual restricted four tickets for each individual, Torrance occupants as it were. The system will incorporate breakfast of eggs, croissant and frankfurters that will be served until 9:30 a.m.; there will be artworks, egg chase and then some. No strollers or infant bearers in fundamental room, please.  Franklin Haynes Marionettes will introduce an uncommon occasion manikin appear. There will be a polaroid depiction with the Bunny and a blessing. All children ten years old and under must be joined by an adult.  SEATING IS LIMITED!

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What Is Easter?

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A Pagan Festival… Easter was initially an agnostic celebration respecting Eostre, a Teutonic (Germanic) goddess of light and spring. At the season of the vernal equinox (the day in the spring when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are of equivalent length), penances were offered in her honor. As right on time as the eighth century, the name was utilized to assign the yearly Christian festival of the revival of Christ. (from Nelson\'s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c)1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers)

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The Easter Bunny Easter Bunny-The rabbit or bunny was the image of richness, new life and the moon in antiquated Egypt. They called the bunny Wenu, an emblem of the ascending of the sun Ra, and of the resurrective forces of Osiris.

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Easter Eggs The Egg was an image of new life and fruitfulness and improved and given as endowments amid the agnostic spring feasts. It was likewise banned amid loaned and after that eaten on Easter.

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Emperor Constantine Does it Again Constantine called the Council of Nicea in 325 AD where it was announced Easter was on Sunday. He called the primary Easter Parade in Rome and told all the general population to wear their best garments to respect this Holy Day.

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What About Jesus?

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Jesus Had Already Warned Them Jesus had forecasted that He would be killed and ascend on the third day "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be conveyed to the central ministers and copyists, and they will sentence Him to death, and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to deride and scourge and execute Him, and on the third day He will be raised up." Matthew 20:18-19

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The Rest of the Story Matthew 27:55-28:10 TLB And numerous ladies who had descended from Galilee with Jesus to tend to him were viewing from a separation. Among them were Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of James and John (the children of Zebedee).

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When night came, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, one of Jesus\' adherents, went to Pilate and requested Jesus\' body. Also, Pilate issued a request to discharge it to him.

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Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a spotless material fabric, and put it in his own particular new shake cut tomb, and rolled an extraordinary stone over the passageway as he cleared out. Both Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting close-by viewing.

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The following day-at the end of the principal day of the Passover functions - the main ministers and Pharisees went to Pilate, and let him know, "Sir, that liar once said, \'Following three days I will return to life once more.\'

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So we ask for a request from you fixing the tomb until the third day, to keep his supporters from coming and taking his body and after that advising everybody he returned to life! On the off chance that that happens, we\'ll more awful off than we were at first."

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"Use your own Temple police," Pilate let them know. "They can watch it securely enough." So they fixed the stone and presented monitors on shield it from interruption.

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Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was unfolding, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to the tomb. All of a sudden there was an awesome seismic tremor; for a blessed messenger of the Lord descended from paradise and moved aside the stone and sat on it. His face shone like lightning and his attire was a splendid white. The gatekeepers shook with trepidation when they saw him, and fell into a dead swoon.

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Then the blessed messenger addressed the ladies. "Don\'t be frightened!" he said. "I know you are searching for Jesus, who was killed, however he isn\'t here! For he has returned to life once more, generally as he said he would. Come in and see where his body was lying. . . . What\'s more, now, go rapidly and tell his teaches that he has become alive once again, and that he is going to Galilee to meet them there. That is my message to them."

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The ladies kept running from the tomb, gravely alarmed, additionally loaded with bliss, and raced to discover the supporters to give them the holy messenger\'s message. Furthermore, as they were running, all of a sudden Jesus was there before them!

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"Good morning!" he said. Furthermore, they tumbled to the ground before him, holding his feet and worshiping him. At that point Jesus said to them, "Don\'t be alarmed! Go advise my siblings to leave on the double for Galilee, to meet me there."

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He is Not Here… He is Risen!

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The Christians Hope 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 But let me know this! Since you accept what we lecture, that Christ became alive once again, why are some of you saying that dead individuals will never return to life again? For if there is no restoration of the dead, then Christ should in any case be dead.

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The Christians Hope And on the off chance that he is still dead, then all our proclaiming is futile and your trust in God is vacant, useless, miserable; and we messengers are all liars since we have said that God raised Christ from the grave, and obviously that isn\'t valid if the dead don\'t return to life once more.

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The Christians Hope If they don\'t, then Christ is still dead, and you are extremely silly to continue trusting God to spare you, and you are still under judgment for your wrongdoings; all things considered, all Christians who have passed on are lost! Also, if being a Christian is of worth to us just now in this life, we are the most hopeless of animals.

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He Was the First of Millions! In any case, the truth of the matter is that Christ did really become alive once again and has turned into the first of millions who will return to life again sometime in the not so distant future.

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Evidence for the Resurrection There is a plenitude of compositions both in the accounts and additionally from antiquarians of the time checking the life of Jesus and the actualities encompassing His introduction to the world, life, demise, and resurrection.

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Some confirmations to take a gander at The stone was moved away The watchmen were gone The tomb was unfilled The grave garments were in the same spot It was Sunday

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The Stone Was Rolled Away

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Who Rolled it away? Jesus? (The Swoon Theory) How could he have been able to he fake His passing ? How could he have been able to He escape the grave garments? How could he have been able to he move a 2 ton stone? How could he have been able to he overwhelm the Roman gatekeepers?

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The Disciples Stole the Body? It is safe to say that this is conceivable? They took out the Roman Guards They Rolled the stone away They broke the Roman seal They deserted the grave garments They all were executed over this lie without abnegating

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The Church began meeting Sundays Even however Saturday had for quite some time been the day of love, the congregation started to meet the main day of the week quickly after the restoration

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Jesus Appears to the Disciples 1 Corinthians 15:3-9 For I conveyed to you starting first significance what I likewise got, that Christ kicked the bucket for our wrongdoings as per the Scriptures, and that He was covered, and that He was raised on the third day as indicated by the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.

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Jesus Appears to more than 500 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, the vast majority of whom stay as of not long ago, however some have nodded off; then He appeared to James, then to every one of the messengers; and lastly, as to one inconvenient conceived, He appeared to me too.

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This Is the Christian\'s Hope 1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who as indicated by His extraordinary leniency has made us be conceived again to a living trust through the revival of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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Do you Have this Hope? to get a legacy which is enduring and undefiled and won\'t blur away, saved in paradise for you, who are secured by the force of God through confidence for a salvation prepared to be uncovered in the last time.

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The Fear of Death brings subjugation Therefore, since the youngsters offer in fragile living creature and blood, He Himself similarly additionally shared of the same, that through death He may render frail him who had the force of death, that is, the demon, and may free the individuals who through trepidation of death were liable to subjection all their lives. Jews 2:14-16

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Jesus is the Resurrection Jesus said to her, "I am the restoration and the life; he who trusts in Me will live regardless of the fact that he kicks the bucket, and everybody who lives and puts stock in Me will never bite the dust. Do you accept this?" John 11:25-26

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You Can Have This Hope Now! Also, the confirmation is this, that God has given us everlasting life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. These things I have

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