Greetings in the wonderful name of our precious Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, Who is rich in mercy and desires to save all who come to Him! We are very excited to send you our personal greetings at this time of the year whereby the Church celebrates the passion, death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ!
1Co 15:1-7 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles.
We pray that you will definitely see Him in the coming days! We praise God for what He is doing here! Good Friday here was especially good as we were able to baptize 12 into the kingdom of God! We are SO very thrilled that 12 more have come to know Him and see Him in our discipleship program and have decided to follow Jesus for the rest of the days of their lives unto the end! Some come from a Hindu background while others from a Muslim, so we ask you to pray for them in their new steps of faith as they grow in the grip of His marvelous grace!
We continuously give God all the honour and praise for what He is doing and sincerely thank all those who have helped us come to this place and time. As we look forward to what all God has for us leading into Pentecost and the days of the Spirit ahead, we thank you for being a special part of what we do in your continued and faithful support in prayers, gifts, and thoughts. We are just a part of the Body of Christ as each joint must supply to see the edifying of the whole and we are greatly encouraged by your sacrifices of love poured out unto the Lord.
1Co 15:50-58 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY.” “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING? O HADES, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
God Bless each and every one of you! May you come to experience what Paul experienced in the following verses:
Php 3:7-14 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Celebrate, Jesus, Celebrate! He is Risen! Come on and celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord!
Sincerely on behalf of all of us at Lord Jesus Ministry,
Carlton & Heather Rixon
Founders & Directors of Lord Jesus Ministry