Celebrate Christ’s empty tomb


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Charles Warner | The Union Times The tomb Jesus Christ was buried in has been empty since Resurrection Morning on that first Easter Sunday more than 2,000 years ago. The same cannot be said of the graves/tombs of the founders of the world’s other major religions such as Buddha, Lao-Tze, and Mohammad who have been in their final resting places since the day they were interred and will remain there forever. Only Christ’s tomb is empty and it is empty because, unlike the founders of the world’s other religions, He rose from the dead, resurrected by His own power in triumph over death, hell, and the grave. More importantly, Christ not only rose from the dead, He then ascended into Heaven following His resurrection where He remains to this day, sitting at the right hand of God His Father, serving as the only path to eternal salvation for the human race. Furthermore, unlike the founders of the world’s other religions whose participation in the lives of the generations that have followed since their deaths is limited to the words they said in their lifetimes, Christ continues to be a living presence, ministering to those who will accept Him as savior, not only through the words He spoke long ago, but also through the Holy Spirit He sends to His children. Yes, Christ’s tomb is empty and He lives forever and continues to actively change lives and save souls, bestowing the gift of eternal life on all those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. That’s what Easter is all about and why it is celebrated. Happy Easter.


Saturday, April 15

9 a.m.-noon: Bethany AME Church Family Development Center will host a free CPR Training Class for adults and children ages 8 and up. This training is not for school or work requirements.

Easter Sunday, April 16

6 a.m.: St. Paul, McBeth, and Corinth Baptist churches will hold a Joint Sunrise Service at St. Paul Baptist Church.

The Rev. Freddie Wicker will deliver the message. He is the pastor of McBeth Baptist Church.

All the churches choirs will also participate in the service.

Rev. AL Brackett, Pastor.

8 a.m.: Bethany AME Church will hold Resurrection Worship and Fellowship Repast.

Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

9:30 a.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, Buffalo, will have its Worship Service. There will be no Sunday School.

Rev. Elijah Ray, Pastor.

11 a.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the cantata “Journey to the Cross” during the worship service.

The public is invited to attend.

Rev. David Bauknight is pastor and Thomas E. Bishop is organist /choirmaster.

Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21

5:30 p.m.: The 2017 Pacolet River Baptist Congress of Christian Leadership Institute will convene with the Rev. and Mrs. JA Calhoun and the Corinth Baptist Church, 302 North Herndon Street, Union.

Repasts will be served Monday-Friday from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and worship will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. The repasts will be provided the following nights by the following churches:

• Monday — Mark Hill

• Tuesday — Mt. Calvary

• Wednesday — Mt. Olive

• Thursday — First Unity

• Friday — New Salem Zion

The 2017 Christian Leadership Institute is accredited by the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. The courses available during the week are Accredited Courses, Children’s Division, Youth Division, Church Ministries, Young Adult Division, and Minister’s Division.

On Wednesdy evening, our State President of the SBCCE, the Rev. Dr. Toney C. Parks, will speak to the delegation. On Friday evening, President/Dean Rev. JA Calhoun will also address the delegation.

Saturday, April 22

Various Times: Union area residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 South Pinckney Street, Union, on Saturday, April 22.

The screenings offered by Life Line can check for:

• The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health.

• HDL and LDL Cholesterol levels

• Diabetes risk

• Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis

• Kidney and thyroid function, and more

Screenings are affordable, convenient and accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Free parking is also available.

Packages start at $149, but consultants will help create a package right for the person’s age and risk factors.

Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.

10 a.m..: McBeth Baptist Church Sunday School will host a Chinese Auction.

Ticket drop from 10-11:50 a.m. A variety of items for display. Tickets are $5.

Hot dogs for sale.

11 a.m.: Bethany AME Church will hold a Fish Fry.

Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

4 p.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church Pastoral Ministry will host a “Rainbow Tea” at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Center.

Sunday, April 23

10:30 a.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church will have its Youth Day during the morning worship service.

The speaker will be Minster Bryan Good, from Wyatt Chapel Baptist Church. Minister Good is a Ministry Assistant at the Phillipi Baptist Church.

Pastor Stephens and Red Hill Baptist Church Family invites the public to come and share in this service.

We are thanking you in advance for your assistance with this matter.

Rev. Jeffrey Stephens, Pastor

Sis. Robin Rodgers, Secretary

2 p.m.: Paradise AME Church Simply Blessed Gospel Choir will celebrate its 6th choir anniversary.

Rev. Patricia Glenn, Pastor

2 p.m.: New Emanuel Chapel cordially invites you to join us as we honor our Pastor Dr. James L . Mason and First Lady Marilyn Mason for 13 years of Leadership, Faithfulness and their heart.

Dedicated Leaders Giving Their All for Christ, Holding Nothing Back.

The guest speaker for this occasion will be Rev . Orlando Allen and the New Horizon Church Family. So if you are unable to attend pray for them, encourage them, and support them.

Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor

Sunday, April 30

10 a.m.: Mitchell Chapell Christian Church will celebrte its pastors’ anniversary.

The speaker will be Pastor Spells of Lewis Chapel Church in Spartanburg.

Rev. Tony and LaQuita Griffin, Pastors.

10 a.m.: Corinth Baptist Church will observe National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer during morning worship in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month to promote child and family well-being.

The public is invited to attend.

Angela T. Robinson, Coordinator.

Rev. J.A. Calhoun, Pastor.

2 p.m.: We, the youth of McBeth Baptist Church invite you to come worship and fellowship with us on our one day Youth Revival. Our theme is “Jesus Is the Answer.” Minister Brian Goode of Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church will deliver the message. We are praying for lives to be changed. The public is invited, Rev. Freddie L. Wicker, Jr., Pastor.

Sunday, May 7

2:30 p.m.: The Red Hill Baptist Church will have its pastor, Rev. Geoffrey Stephens’ 6th Anniversary..

The speaker will be the Rev. James Mason. Rev. Mason is pastor of the New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church, Union.

Pastor Stephens and the Red Hill Baptist Church Family invites the public to come and share in this very special service. Please come and help honor this dedicated and devoted man of God, the best pastor in Union County.

Rev. Geoffrey Stephens, Pastor.

Sis. Robin Rodgers, Secretary.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The tomb Jesus Christ was buried in has been empty since Resurrection Morning on that first Easter Sunday more than 2,000 years ago. The same cannot be said of the graves/tombs of the founders of the world’s other major religions such as Buddha, Lao-Tze, and Mohammad who have been in their final resting places since the day they were interred and will remain there forever. Only Christ’s tomb is empty and it is empty because, unlike the founders of the world’s other religions, He rose from the dead, resurrected by His own power in triumph over death, hell, and the grave. More importantly, Christ not only rose from the dead, He then ascended into Heaven following His resurrection where He remains to this day, sitting at the right hand of God His Father, serving as the only path to eternal salvation for the human race. Furthermore, unlike the founders of the world’s other religions whose participation in the lives of the generations that have followed since their deaths is limited to the words they said in their lifetimes, Christ continues to be a living presence, ministering to those who will accept Him as savior, not only through the words He spoke long ago, but also through the Holy Spirit He sends to His children. Yes, Christ’s tomb is empty and He lives forever and continues to actively change lives and save souls, bestowing the gift of eternal life on all those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. That’s what Easter is all about and why it is celebrated. Happy Easter.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_IMG_0706-1.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The tomb Jesus Christ was buried in has been empty since Resurrection Morning on that first Easter Sunday more than 2,000 years ago. The same cannot be said of the graves/tombs of the founders of the world’s other major religions such as Buddha, Lao-Tze, and Mohammad who have been in their final resting places since the day they were interred and will remain there forever. Only Christ’s tomb is empty and it is empty because, unlike the founders of the world’s other religions, He rose from the dead, resurrected by His own power in triumph over death, hell, and the grave. More importantly, Christ not only rose from the dead, He then ascended into Heaven following His resurrection where He remains to this day, sitting at the right hand of God His Father, serving as the only path to eternal salvation for the human race. Furthermore, unlike the founders of the world’s other religions whose participation in the lives of the generations that have followed since their deaths is limited to the words they said in their lifetimes, Christ continues to be a living presence, ministering to those who will accept Him as savior, not only through the words He spoke long ago, but also through the Holy Spirit He sends to His children. Yes, Christ’s tomb is empty and He lives forever and continues to actively change lives and save souls, bestowing the gift of eternal life on all those who accept Him as their Lord and Savior. That’s what Easter is all about and why it is celebrated. Happy Easter.
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