The Word of Christ Church

The Word Of Christ Church


Grave Clothes

Resurrection Commemoration Sunday! 

Jesus said "I am the Resurrection and the Life."

Sunday or the first day of the week Jesus rose from the dead! Jesus said He would raise Himself from death to life. The word also says the Spirit raised Jesus from death. And it says the Father raised up Jesus. And in yet another place it states God raised up Jesus. So we see the Trinity was involved in raising up the body of Jesus as it lay tightly wrapped in grave clothes in that cold lifeless tomb. His body as was predicted in the Old Testament 'did not experience decay.' He was raised in three (Trinity) days as Jesus said publicly as a prediction 'Just as Jonah was three days and nights in the belly ('tomb’) of the whale so will the Son of Man be three days and nights in the heart of the earth. ' 

He made several appearances in His attenuated body. On one occasion He appeared to over 500 believers said Paul and some of those were still alive at that time. When Thomas realized the Lord was alive in a glorified body he exclaimed the "God of me and the Lord of me!"Gk. This wording excludes swearing or just using God's name from surprise and shock. He was calling Jesus his God or Theos!!! 

We will celebrate as we are to do each day His Resurrection this Sunday or the Lords day as John called it. As Paul said, 'don't forsake the assembling of yourselves (in church each Sunday) as you see the day coming.'
'Let us -as Paul said- lay aside offerings and tithes on the first day of the week’ knowing as he said he that 'gives bountifully will receive bountifully and he that gives sparingly shall reap sparingly.'

May all be blessed in the 'name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.' He will be 'with us until the end of the age. '

By Dr. Howard Davis