Sunday’S Comin’

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What is it about a Sunday that solidifies Resurrection Sunday (also known as Easter)?

And why is it so important that Sunday is comin’?

There is an extremely important significance about this particular day in history where Jesus, the Messiah, spoken about for centuries prior, finally arrives on earth, fulfills His God ordained task then returns to heaven where He is right now and forever sitting on the right hand of God almighty praying for us!

I love it! What a faithful and excellent Savior that we have in Him, not to mention a faithful and excellent Prayer Partner. For Him to have the right hand seat next to the highest majestic authority is enough to recognize THIS Sunday. Jesus has fulfilled the very promise first given way back in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. The promise God made of reconciling a lost world to Himself and sealing that deal by promising with Himself ... God sends His Son to bring this promise in full fruition. Thank you Jesus!

So what’s so special about THIS Sunday and THIS holiday? The holiday where TV commercials are marketing chocolate eggs with caramel oozing out of the middle, grocery aisles are bombarded with bright colorful candy, fashionistas who are power shopping for the perfect outfit (compete with shoes) and large to life bunnies hosting large to life egg hunts. All these things are nice for a very short time, but will fade.

What is so special about THIS Sunday are these words…

Jesus says, “After three days I will rise again.” And He did. THANK YOU JESUS!

He was crucified, dead and buried ... but He victoriously rose up and ascended to heaven.

A real to life human example of the Son of God and Son of man… leading the way of what followers in Christ will soon participate in.

His crucifixion is filled with pain, brutality, despair, betrayal and anguish. But this story does not end at the cross. Jesus was faithful to His word and His promise to mankind

And is faithful to His own who have received Him as Lord and Savior.

The definition of Resurrection Sunday and our response to it, is rejoicing in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and recognizing what each of these events can teach us about the character of God.

So in honor of Resurrection Sunday, celebrating Jesus, the Savior of the world, I share a famous sermon that has graced many pulpits around the world for many, many years.

Historically, its origins are found among African Americans with this sermon often being preached in black churches in the south.

It’s Friday

Jesus is praying

Peter’s a sleeping

Judas is betraying

But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday

Pilate’s struggling

The council is conspiring

The crowd is vilifying

They don’t even know

That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday

The disciples are running

Like sheep without a shepherd

Mary’s crying

Peter is denying

But they don’t know

That Sunday’s a comin’

It’s Friday

The Romans beat my Jesus

They robe Him in scarlet

They crown him with thorns

But they don’t know

That Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday

See Jesus walking to Calvary

His blood dripping

His body stumbling

And His Spirit’s burdened

But you see, it’s; only Friday

Sunday’s comin

It’s Friday

The world’s winning

People are sinning

And evil’s grinning

It’s Friday

The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands

To the cross

They nailed my Savior’s feet

To the cross

And then they raise Him up

Next to criminals

It’s Friday

But let me tell you something

Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday

The disciplines are questioning

What has happened to their King?

And the Pharisees are celebrating

That their scheming

Have been achieved

But they don’t know

It’s only Friday

Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday

He’s hanging on the cross

Feeling forsaken by his Father

Left alone and dying

Can nobody save Him?

Ooooh

It’s Friday

But Sunday’s comin’

It’s Friday

The earth trembles

The sky grows dark

My King yields His Spirit

It’s Friday

Hope is lost

Death has won

Sin has conquered

And satan’s just a laughin’

It’s Friday

Jesus is buried

A soldier stands guard

And a rock is rolled into place

But it’s Friday

It is only Friday

Sunday is a comin’!

QUESTIONS

1.  Have you realized yet that Sunday is comin’?  Or are you still living in Friday?

If you are, would you turn from lookin’ at Friday and fix your eyes on Sunday focusing on the risen Savior and King.

2.  What differences do you see in the world celebrating Easter and Christians celebrating Resurrection Sunday?

3.  Would you recognize Jesus as your Savior and follow Him as Lord?

PRAYER

Dear Lord,

How amazing you are to send your Son to seal the deal of my soul being reconciled to You. 

May I serve you faithfully throughout my life. 

Holy Spirit, show, guide and lead me in all ways to be faithful to You as you have been faithful to me

MORE STUDY:

Matthew, Chapters 26-28; Mark, Chapters 14-16; Luke, Chapters 22-24; John, Capters 18-21

If you have questions or would like help attaining an intimate relationship with Christ, then feel free to contact me: www.simonelake.com; www.simonelake.blogspot.com; www.deeprootsinchrist.org

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