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A Word from the Lord with Archbishop Foley Beach

He Is Risen: From Good Friday to Easter!

April 4, 2021

He Is Risen: From Good Friday to Easter!

MESSAGE SUMMARY:  Jesus was the perfect Passover Pascal sacrificial Lamb on Good Friday. The events of Holy Week changed the world with His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. 

Holy Week, this week leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, was a week full of events in Jesus’ earthly life – arriving in Jerusalem on Sunday to the adoration of vast crowds and being hailed as “King”; entering into Jerusalem through the “East Gate”, the gate predicted for the arrival of the Messiah; visiting, teaching and debating in the Temple; celebrating Passover with His disciples, thereby instituting the sacrament for us of the “Holy Communion”; on Friday, being tortured and crucified on the Cross, and taking onto Himself all the sins of the world and becoming the Sacrificial Lamb when He called out “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”; completing the work, at His actual death on the Cross, that He came to earth to accomplish; nothing occurring on earth during His death on the remainder of Friday and Saturday; and arising, alive, from the tomb Sunday to be seen and to converse with His disciples. These seven days, in the life of the God-Man Jesus, changed everything for all the world!

After the events in the life of Jesus during this Holy Week, it was apparent, to His friends and disciples, that Jesus was who He said He was – Jesus was the Messiah sent by God to fulfill God’s New Covenant for those that had faith in Jesus as God’s son and followed Jesus in their lives. This promised Messiah opens a spiritual world of communication directly with God for those of us that follow Jesus.

Not only did Jesus arise from the dead 2000 years ago; but He is, also, alive today and seeking a relationship with us! During Holy Week, Jesus left us a pattern for how to live an abundant Christian life today -- die in ourselves; take up His Cross; and follow Him – as Paul tells us in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.". We cannot be “crucified with Christ” if we live with a life-focus on “me, myself, and I”.

He is risen, but do our lives reflect Jesus’ sacrifice for us; are we “crucified with Christ”?

 

TODAY’S AFFIRMATION: Today, I affirm that because of what God has done for me in His Son, Jesus, I AM FORGIVEN. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9).

Scripture Reference (ESV): Matthew 16:24-25; 1 Peter 4:1-6; John 12:24; Mark 8:34.

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About A Word from the Lord

The vision of A Word from the Lord is to share Biblical teaching using the instruments of radio, print, computer, the Internet, and satellite technology so that people might hear and apply the WORD of GOD and discover the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah.

In today’s world of confusing and conflicting messages from the Church, a major goal of A Word from the Lord can be summarized from Nehemiah when: They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving meaning so that the people could understand what was being read (Nehemiah 8:8,NIV). With all the clutter in today's media venues, A Word from the Lord, seeks to proclaim in simple terms the ancient Faith of the Scriptures. As the Apostle Paul has written for us: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ (Romans 10:17, ESV).

About Archbishop Foley Beach

The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Founded in 2009, the ACNA unites some 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. It is an emerging Province in the global Anglican Communion, and the ACNA has planted nearly 500 churches in the past five years.

Archbishop Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia from its founding in February 2004 until December, 2013. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South (ADOTS) in the ACNA, and in June 2014, he was elected by his fellow bishops to serve as the Archbishop of the ACNA. Additionally, Dr. Beach is president of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF).

Dr. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. Dr. Beach has been married for more than 30 years, and he and his wife have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.

Dr. Beach’s passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible and living Jesus. Dr. Beach’s A Word from the Lord radio ministry can be heard each week on radio stations throughout the United States and on the Internet. A Word from Lord’s Weekly Broadcast is a 25-minute Biblical Teaching ministry, and A Word from the Lord’s One-Minute Messages offer a daily challenge from the Scriptures.

Dr. Beach shares years of Biblical and theological study in addition to more than 40 years of ministry experience as he shepherds the ACNA and ADOTS. Reaching out through the church, the radio, weekly email messages, the Internet, and newspaper columns, in clear and concise ways, he brings out the principles of the Word of God so that listeners may apply them in their lives.

His personal favorite scripture is: Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV).

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