Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Tuesday

Jesus Lives! The Vict’ry’s Won – Lutheran Service Book #490
Romans 8:11, 35-39; 2 Corinthians 5:15; Philippians 1:20-21

Jesus lives! The vict’ry’s won!
Death no longer can appall me;
Jesus, lives! Death’s reign is done!
From the grave will Christ recall me.
Brighter scenes will then commence;
This shall be my confidence.

Besides deliverance from spiritual death, Christ’s resurrection establishes our own resurrection and a share in eternal glory. Fulfillment awaits us in the future. Recall God’s promises (John 11:25; 14:19) In Him we have new hope now! (see 1 Peter 1:3-4)

Almighty God, through the resurrection of Your Son You have secured peace for our troubled consciences. Grant us this peace evermore that trusting in the merit of Your Son we may come at last to the perfect peace of heaven; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one god, now and forever.[1]

[1] Lutheran Service Book, Collect for Easter Tuesday © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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