Monday Connection 4.13.2020

It’s a Magnificent Monday… not weather wise, but as a follower of our Resurrected Savior I’m having a great-holdover,  never a hang-over.  As a Pastor preparing sermons for Resurrection Sunday is not too bad.  Why you ask?  Because that sermon has already been prepared.  The Old Testament prophecies (Isaiah) which are many, the accounts of the Gospel writers, The Book of Acts is loaded.  All the sermons of the Apostles are based on the resurrection theme.  The Epistles and the final Book of Revelation are written built on the foundation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That sermon on the Resurrection has already been written!  My privilege is now to repeat it… profusely tell this story over again. 

May I ask you a question though please?  Reading the Gospel of Mark’s (chapter 16) account of that resurrection morning, he noted that the women who discovered the empty tomb, found the great stone had already been removed, and the angel sitting there told them, ‘”…go tell the disciples [Jesus’] and Peter that he [Jesus] is going before you to Galilee.  There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.’ Mark 16:7.8

I ask us, WHY? Why did these precious women, friends of Jesus, stay silent about the greatest sight ever seen by human eyes?  Or, to ask you or me, “Why do we stay silent most of the year-long about the greatest news in the full history of mankind?  HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED!  

The story has already been written.  Simply retell it.  Note Acts 4:33  “And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  I’m feeling full of great grace this Magnificent Monday.  You are as well I trust. 

Received this weekend:

From Joe O… “Thank you heavenly Father for your forgiveness.  Thank you for your love.  Thank you Father for the gift of sacrifice that has been made for us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior – Our KING, Your Son!”

From friends in South Dakota… “So on Friday we started a new tradition! Instead of an Easter egg hunt the kids went on a rock hunt. This may sound boring but it’s actually pretty neat!  So the baskets represent our hearts and the rocks represent our sins. Sin is heavy and ways us down with guilt and we are lugging it around in our heart. Then when we got home the girls put a red towel over the baskets to represent our sin being covered by the blood of Jesus and it stayed like that till the girls woke up and found the hidden baskets ( it’s my childhood tradition to hide the baskets) and when the removed the red cloth the rocks (sin) had been replaced with sweet treats and neat toys (God’s love, mercy, forgiveness, blessings)”  – Amy G.

From Terry B…  she loves Louis Armstrong (don’t we all?)  ‘It’s a Wonderful World” 
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World (Original Spoken Intro Version)…”What a Wonderful World” [1970 Spoken Introduction Version] along with Oliver Nelson’s Orchestra is a song writt…
Join us for a pleasant conference call visit and prayer time tonight.  Tell us all about the blessing of your Easter Weekend.  How different or the same was it?  Call in at 7:00 pm please!

  • Dial 857-444-6500 at 7:00 pm
  • Enter the ID Code: 845-101-528 when prompted
  • You are in with us!

Please reply to this email with your testimony and prayer request.  

How are you?  

Tomorrow’s CONNECTIONS will be dedicated to ‘laughter,’ yes laughter.  

Please send all church offerings to: CLC, PO Box 91, Colchester, CT 06415. Thank you.

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It’s a Magnificent Monday… not weather wise, but as a follower of our Resurrected Savior I’m having a great-holdover,  never a hang-over.  As a Pastor preparing sermons for Resurrection Sunday is not too bad.  Why you ask?  Because that sermon has already been prepared.  The Old Testament prophecies (Isaiah) which are many, the accounts of the Gospel writers, The Book of Acts is loaded.  All the sermons of the Apostles are based on the resurrection theme.  The Epistles and the final Book of Revelation are written built on the foundation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That sermon on the Resurrection has already been written!  My privilege is now to repeat it… profusely tell this story over again. 

May I ask you a question though please?  Reading the Gospel of Mark’s (chapter 16) account of that resurrection morning, he noted that the women who discovered the empty tomb, found the great stone had already been removed, and the angel sitting there told them, ‘”…go tell the disciples [Jesus’] and Peter that he [Jesus] is going before you to Galilee.  There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.’ Mark 16:7.8

I ask us, WHY? Why did these precious women, friends of Jesus, stay silent about the greatest sight ever seen by human eyes?  Or, to ask you or me, “Why do we stay silent most of the year-long about the greatest news in the full history of mankind?  HE IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEED!  

The story has already been written.  Simply retell it.  Note Acts 4:33  “And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.  I’m feeling full of great grace this Magnificent Monday.  You are as well I trust. 

Received this weekend:

From Joe O… “Thank you heavenly Father for your forgiveness.  Thank you for your love.  Thank you Father for the gift of sacrifice that has been made for us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior – Our KING, Your Son!”

From friends in South Dakota… “So on Friday we started a new tradition! Instead of an Easter egg hunt the kids went on a rock hunt. This may sound boring but it’s actually pretty neat!  So the baskets represent our hearts and the rocks represent our sins. Sin is heavy and ways us down with guilt and we are lugging it around in our heart. Then when we got home the girls put a red towel over the baskets to represent our sin being covered by the blood of Jesus and it stayed like that till the girls woke up and found the hidden baskets ( it’s my childhood tradition to hide the baskets) and when the removed the red cloth the rocks (sin) had been replaced with sweet treats and neat toys (God’s love, mercy, forgiveness, blessings)”  – Amy G.

From Terry B…  she loves Louis Armstrong (don’t we all?)  ‘It’s a Wonderful World” 
Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World (Original Spoken Intro Version)…”What a Wonderful World” [1970 Spoken Introduction Version] along with Oliver Nelson’s Orchestra is a song writt…
Join us for a pleasant conference call visit and prayer time tonight.  Tell us all about the blessing of your Easter Weekend.  How different or the same was it?  Call in at 7:00 pm please!

  • Dial 857-444-6500 at 7:00 pm
  • Enter the ID Code: 845-101-528 when prompted
  • You are in with us!

Please reply to this email with your testimony and prayer request.  

How are you?  

Tomorrow’s CONNECTIONS will be dedicated to ‘laughter,’ yes laughter.  

Please send all church offerings to: CLC, PO Box 91, Colchester, CT 06415. Thank you.

Pastor Mike Brubaker, DMin