Emmanuel Baptist Church Podcast : This Is The Day Jesus Called My Name

Sermons presented at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jefferson City TN by Dr. Sonny Strange

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April 16, 2017                                                                         Easter

 

This Is The Day

Jesus Called My Name

Psalm 118:24

 

Synopsis: I opened my time with you today with the prayer from Psalm 118:21-24, NRSV.  This is the day that theLord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Yes!  Praise the Lord!  And what a day it is.  We have been anticipating its arrival for weeks.  Our excitement has been building throughout Holy Week and now it is here.  This is the day we call Easter.  This is the day the Lord has made.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not our doing.  This is what God has done and has promised to do for all who believe.

      This is the day, Mary would later recall, Jesus called my name (John 20:1-18).  What a wonderful way to remember that first Easter morning.  She went early to the tomb not expecting to hear anything, but what she heard changed her mourning into rejoicing.

      Jesus came out of the grave as the first fruit of the resurrection.  Believers of every generation continue to live in the hope of everlasting life in Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:1-4)

      This is the day Jesus is calling your name.  Can you hear Him?  Are you listening?  It is personal.  Not brash nor angry but rather soft and filled with compassion.  He calls to you so that you will know that he is alive.  He calls to you so that you will know the way of salvation is prepared for you. 

 

Text: Psalm 118:21-24, NRSV; John 20:1-18 CEV; Colossians 3:1-4, CEV

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