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Verse of the Day

1 Corinthians 15:20-22

“But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
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We invite you to join us this Easter Sunday as we celebrate
the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Services begin at 11:00 a.m.

 
 
 
 
 

Our Pastor's message  Easter Sunday
"Message from the Tomb"

Matthew 28:5-6

 

                                           From the Pastor's keyboard:

 

 

What Easter is All About

Little Philip, born with Down's syndrome, attended a third-grade Sunday School class with several eight-year-old boys and girls. Typical of that age, the children did not readily accept Philip with his differences, according to an article in Leadership magazine. But because of a creative teacher, they began to care about Philip and accept him as part of the group, though not fully. The Sunday before Easter the teacher brought Leggs pantyhose containers, the kind that look like large eggs. Each of the nine boys and girls received one, and were told to go outside on that lovely spring day, find some symbol for new life, and put it in the egg-like container. Back in the classroom, they would share their new-life symbols, opening the containers one by one in surprise fashion. After running about the church property in wild confusion, the students returned to the classroom and placed the containers on the table. Surrounded by the children, the teacher began to open them one by one. After each one, whether flower, butterfly, or leaf, the class would ooh and ahh. Then one was opened, revealing nothing inside. The children exclaimed, "That's stupid. That's not fair. Somebody didn't do their assignment." Philip spoke up, "That's mine." "Philip, you don't ever do things right!" one student responded. "There's nothing there!" I did so do it," Philip insisted. "I did do it. It's empty because the tomb was empty!" Silence followed. From then on Philip became a full member of the class.  A few months later, when Philip passed away, as everyone passed by the casket, his classmates all placed, not a flower, but an empty easter eggs on the casket.

 

 

 

 

Begin your day with Prayer and  sing along with
Casting Crowns: "Glorious Day"  Living he loved me

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Grace Baptist Church
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Joplin, Missouri 64804
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Jody Parnell's family
Melissa Brumfield & family

Jessica Cullen& family

Linda Martin Stone
Lola Hess
Janis Gouge

The Men of Grace
Brad Wieneke
Baby Carson
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Growing with
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Amy Parnell
Chuck VanVolkinburg
Shirley Holly
Pastor Fred
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DJ VanVolkinburg

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Steve Ousley
Dorothy VanVolkinburg


 

 

 

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